I would like a campaign on media bias due to the misrepresentation of the Scottish Government.
The BBC and all the Newspapers are reporting lies about the Scottish Government.
They are also, not reporting serious fraud and expence fiddling in the Labour party. They are trying to guarantee that Scotland will not be allowed a vote on independence. The BBC allowed the Scottish Government to be abused on a radio programme, where Baroness Deech said that the little pretendy Parliament can run off and be independent as we English are fed up supporting the benefit scroungers in Scotland.
If you wish I could send you countless documents and also a recorded copy of the programme in question.
To save time I would suggest that you visit a news site called newsnetscotland you will find everything you nedd there. I urge you to look at this as it is a serious breach of the Scottish human rights, who have been contacted.
I think it is serious as it could happen in any country in the UK.
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The BBC is grossly unfair to the scottish government. It shows a total biased slant towards the minority labour party. The BBC should be hauled over the coals for it.
The selection of 'news' items by the BBC is quite idiosyncratic and does not reflect the serious matters happening in Scotland. Their constant reporting of the Sheridan case as the headline item in their main evening bulletin on TV is a case in point (excuse the pun).
Broadcasting needs to become a devolved matter. Eliminate any reason why the BBC would have for not reporting the news in Scotland in a fair and mature manner.
Good topic. There are countless examples of poor journalism in Scotland within the BBC. It's a shame, democracy in a country like this is run by the media. With the mainstream newspapers allowed to favour a political party one would have hoped the BBC could be a balance.
N Conway commented
The news being reported by the BBC does not represent what really is happening in the UK it is London biased reports from the likes of News 24 do not tell the viewer that the vast majority of the news items reported are about England only there is no mention of the policys in each of the different countries that make up the UK. The news reporting in Scotland is just as bad, the Glasgow based BBC is focused on central Scotland and when dealing with with politics they are pro Labour never mind the SNP not getting a fair hearing which is blatant neither do the Lib Dems or the Conservatives .
rod macfarlane commented
Another example of How the BBC in Scotland play it, is seen in Brian Taylors Blether with Brian political blog. read what he says, then compare and contrast with the video of First Ministers Question time on Democracy Live. You will get the picture!!!
Brians Interepetation of the event is mildly dismissive of Alex Salmond,while making Ian Grays performance more able than it was. In no way does he mention that Alex Salmond completely turned the tables on Gray as per normal!
Considering that this sort of misrepresentation goes on Day and Daily from the BBC, I am only surprised it has taken so long for some people to twig!
Tony Dickson commented
It has been very obvious to me recently that the BBC have commenced a campaign to ensure that Labour wins the next Holyrood election in May. I hope that most people see through their bias reporting. I am becoming increasingly appalled that mine and all other U.K residents' TV licence fees are being utilised in such an obvious politically driven manner.
I'd just like to echo most of the comments previously made on this thread. The blatant lying, misrepresentation, lying-by-omission that goes on in the Scottish MSM in general and BBC Scotland in particular has turned this mild-mannered, political lightweight's stomach. Please let this state of affairs come to an end - we are not to wee, poor, stupid to achieve this !
Alasdair Bremner commented
Just curious as to how many votes are required for 38 Degrees to run with this as an idea? Save the forests has 50 votes or am i missing something?
Like many others I have read the article on http://newsnetscotland.com/speakers/884-bbc-scotland-devils-advocate-or-just-plain-devil#comments and have had my media concerns confirmed. Scots are being sold short. BBC a culprit, perhaps 38 degrees can publicise this more widely.
Tom Hastings commented
Harry this forum is for the discussion of the campaign to raise a petition regarding biased BBC reporting. I know you are angry about Cameron's cavalier approach to Scotland as am I and others but this really is not the right place to discuss it. Please go to http://newsnetscotland.com where there is a discussion about this already happening.
Harry Shanks commented
Fact is the Speaker has discretion to allow a supplementary where he considers it approrpiate. If you don't ASK you don't GET! Even asking for a supplementary would have been preferable to yesterday's slap in the face.
Even I could have anticipated that Cameron's response would be along those lines, he has responded in the same vein before, as has Goldie. All the more reason for the question to be framed in such a way as to cause maximum embarassment.
Angus Robertson is not a novice MP and he ought not to be handing it to Cameron on a plate every time he asks a question - which I am afraid is precisely what he IS doing and I have commented on this on other websites before.
Perhaps he needs to take some advice from Alex Salmond as to how to anticipate the likely response to your proposed question, adapt your question accordingly and thus gain maximum effect.
Why do STV not rise to this and offer a fairer alternative to the BBC. It would be a good chance to attract many viewers from the BBC.
Robert Louis commented
The problem with the BBC in Scotland specifically is that it is state funded. With that state funding comes responsibilities to ensure fair, unbiased reporting.
I notice they often have the same stories and in the same order.
Are they completely separate organisations?
Robert Louis commented
STV, is based in pacific Quay, same as BBC. The two buildings are just a hop skip and jump apart.
where is the STV Scotland news based?
rod macfarlane commented
Harry, these are very obvious and correct questions. Unfortunately,no supplementary question allowed,the SNP have to go into a ballot in Westminster just to as ask One Question!
Re Harry Shanks "did Angus Roberstson not have the opportunity to reply or ask a supplementary?"
Unfortunately at PMQs the PM can answer the question any way he/she wishes. Or in this case, not answer.
Gordon Brown used this technique often. John Mason (Ex SNP MP) once asked GB about Glasgow City Council leader Stephen Purcell and the PMs (or his staff) discussions with him. In response, the SNP got a damn good thrashing!
Harry Shanks commented
Re: Cameron's comments yesterday which I have seen reported but did not actually see on TV - did Angus Roberstson not have the opportunity to reply or ask a supplementary?
The obvious supplementary would have been " Is the Prime Minister saying that the contribution that Scottish taxpayers make to the UK Armed Forces and their equipment would in some way be "confiscated" if Scotland were to vote to be Independent?"
Any Independence negotiations would have to include a share-out of the Armed Services jobs and equipment pro-rata. Cameron and Goldie are simply LYING to say that there would be no defence jobs or no military planes to fly in Scotland post-independence.
This is the type of comment which MUST begin to be challenged much more robustly by the SNP because, let's face it, the other Parties are more interested in Shutting Up for England than in Speaking Up for Scotland