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Mainstream Media Distortion

BBC Get Their Facts Wrong - But No Apology

"If the BBC run a fact check on a BBC interview with a leading politician, and find that only the interviewer got his facts wrong, you'd expect the article to say something like - "This means that Mr Neil was not strictly correct in the claims he made in his questioning, and the BBC would like to extend our apologies to Ms Sturgeon and to viewers for this inadvertent error".  As they haven't done that, and as they've essentially just ignored the blatant contradiction between statements made in the fact check and claims made by Mr Neil in his questions, what conclusions are we entitled to draw?"
http://scotgoespop.blogspot.com

Third Day Of BBC Scotland's NHS Scotland Offensive

"As BBC UK moves on from a single day of reporting a serious crisis in NHS England, affecting thousands, BBC Scotland hammers viewers for a third day with unreliable tabloid material based on naked political scheming and exploiting patient trauma."

BBC's Andrew Neil Materially Misled His Audience

"A reminder of one of the most clear, but by no means the only, example of BBC Bias against the SNP published today in the Ofcom report: Sunday Politics, BBC One, 30 April 2017, 11:24. This programme included an interview with the Scottish National Party (“SNP”) former Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond in which the presenter, Andrew Neil, asked about the SNP’s record on education. In one of his questions (“Why, after a decade of SNP rule, do one in five Scots pupils leave primary school functionally illiterate?”), Andrew Neil appeared to quote data from an official statistical source to criticise literacy levels among Scottish primary school leavers in 2017. The interview took place during the election period for the 2017 Scottish local elections. In November 2017 the BBC’s Executive Complaints Unit upheld a complaint about this interview and a complainant subsequently referred their complaint to Ofcom.

Following an investigation, Ofcom concluded that Mr Neil’s question had been a significant misrepresentation."
https://talkingupscotlandtwo.com

Scottish Daily Express Lied

"Despite the headlines from Scotland’s MSM (Express in April 2019 above) the truth is somewhat different when you consider the evidence. Indeed, the Express headline is a barefaced lie. From the IFS yesterday...School spending per pupil is highest in Scotland, lowest in Northern Ireland. Total school spending per pupil was about £6,600 in Scotland in 2018–19. This is £600 higher than spending per pupil in England (£6,000), with spending per pupil in Wales £200 lower at £5,800. Spending per pupil was lowest in Northern Ireland, at £5,500 per pupil."
https://talkingupscotlandtwo.com