BBC Bias By Selection

"This morning on BBC Scotland’s wee insert into BBC Breakfast we heard that ‘Business confidence in Scotland has taken a BATTERING (heavy emphasis)’ based on a Bank of Scotland Business Barometer survey. We also heard that ‘there was a 17-point fall during the first half of July’ (a two-week trend?) and that confidence was the lowest in Scotland.

Somewhat confusingly the same Bank of Scotland Business Barometer at the end of June had report confidence 17% higher in Scotland and higher here than elsewhere in the UK!

As far as I can remember, BBC Scotland had ignored the above good news at the time and did not use it to contextualise or to make today’s report more reliably informative. They did not, of course, report much if any, of these many other good news stories on the Scottish economy."