WingsGate – Reporting Scotland omits involvement of Scottish Labour councillor – Bias by omission
Indyref2 commisisoned an analysis of the evening edition of Reporting Scotland broadcast on Thursday August 2nd.
The programme contained a report on the so-called WingsGate episode that saw two pro-Independence bloggers targeted by the BBC which resulted in their Youtube accounts being shut down.
… The first thing we noted was the placement of this story on Reporting Scotland. Seventh place for a story that, according to most observers, has led to a serious erosion of trust in the BBC within the pro-independence community.
This placement is illogical and jarring. In terms of breaking stories this was major. A BBC Scotland official earlier that day had confirmed the involvement of a Scottish Labour politician in the episode that led to the targeting of two pro-independence bloggers.