Reporting Scotland – Still manipulating the news
I lost faith in the BBC several years ago. I suddenly realised it didn’t report news, but rather framed events and provided a subjective commentary to those events.
In my book ‘London calling – How the BBC stole the Referendum’ I pinpoint the date of my epiphany as the day Megrahi was released.
The BBC had behaved appallingly throughout its coverage of the Megrahi release. It had allowed and promoted claims that were demonstrably false. The coverage marked the moment the corporation moved from a respected news organisation into an institutionally corrupt anti-SNP entity.
In Scotland this institutionalised corruption would lead to an appallingly one sided coverage of Scottish politics that tainted the independence referendum.
Author : GA Ponsonby
Source : http://indyref2.scot
Original Publication Date : Jul 06, 2016
Article Link : http://indyref2.scot/reporting-scotland-still-manipulating-the-news
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