Reporting Scotland forced to issue on-air apology after broadcasting fake news
Reporting Scotland has been forced into broadcasting an on-air apology after claims relating to the SNP made on the programme turned out to be false.
On Monday night’s programme, viewers heard presenter Jackie Bird say former First Minister Alex Salmond had been investigated after complaints were passed to police by the SNP.
… However the claim that the SNP had passed complaints to the police was false. The complaints had in fact been passed to Police Scotland by the Scottish Government’s civil service and not the SNP.