Second complaint to BBC Scotland on poor quality coverage of hate crime
My follow-up complaint today:
CAS-5133614-9673ZG Complaint follow-up
My follow-up comments, limited by the system word limit which you do not have to meet but I do, in italics
Firstly, you are concerned that the report mentioned only disability hate crime and did not mention other hate crimes. That is because the report, as I say above, was about self-protection training offered to victims of disability hate crime. Your proposed references to other forms of hate crime and their rates in Scotland were not relevant to the story.
The report ‘was about’ what you chose it to be. It did not have to be that. Why again did you choose not to report on other much more common forms of hate crime such as race-based which is in decline?