Contrast that with the report on the ‘main’ BBC 6 o clock news, who reported that the two-year inquiry, by Lord Archer of Sandwell, criticised successive UK governments for refusing to admit any fault or hold an investigation, forcing this public inquiry to rely on private donors, unlike the Scottish Government, who initiated their own inquiry.
Wouldn’t you have thought that BBC Scotland would have welcomed the fact that our Scottish Government are in fact gathering evidence from the UK Government (as Nicola Sturgeon pointed out on GMS earlier in the day).
Was this fact reported on Reporting Scotland TV at 6.30?
Not a mention- no quote from Nicola – just the most negative, shameful piece of reporting I have witnessed for some time.
It’s time we exposed this bias at the heart of our own BBC Scotland, who seem to be cheerleading the Unionist cause now on a daily basis.
Am I Wrong to Feel sorry For the Journalists at BBC Scotland?
Tonight on “Reporting Scotland” the Beeb were at there Unionist best…..the subject was the report on the inquiry into the blood infections passed on to haemophiliacs. They attempted to make the case that the SNP’s promised inquiry hasn’t started and can’t possibly achieve anything that hasn’t already been achieved by Lord Archer’s report…..in short the Scottish report will be a waste of time and money. The BBC’s slant was conveyed via a haemophiliac and a lawyer. What was missing was
- The Health Secretary putting the Scottish Government’s case.
- Lord Archer stating (as he had done earlier in the day during a radio interview) that there was much information still to come from
Scotland, and that had played a lead role in the science. Scotland
Mind you if they had let Nicola put her case then the BEEB would have failed in their efforts to rubbish the SNP.
Imagine being a journalist at BBC Scotland, wanting to be professional and turn out balanced professional journalism, and then being expected to turn out drivel like this. I suspect you wouldn’t be a happy bunny. Or am I being naive, are there no journalists in this organisation worthy of the label well balanced & professional?.