Tuesday, 6 August 2013

THE BBC IS LOOSING ITS LONG HELD REPUTATION FOR IMPARTIALITY



Misrepresentation

The media in Scotland in particular the BBC in Glasgow is regularly misrepresenting the Yes campaign who are fighting for Scottish independence. Broadcasters in particular the BBC are bound by a rule of impartiality and the BBC in Scotland is blatantly failing this regarding its coverage of the Scottish Independence Referendum debate.

Institutional arrogance and Political Manipulation

The BBC Management in Scotland are sailing perilously close to new levels of institutional arrogance and political manipulation and in creating the impression of operating beyond the control of the Trustees. In so doing the Trustees are failing in their duty in particular to maintain the highest editorial standards of impartiality, accuracy and fairness in the delivery of factual information on the developing issues in the referendum dialogue on Scottish Independence.

BBC Trustees failing in their duty

In what is meant to be a free and democratic society this should be stopped and action taken to rectify this situation before people vote NO based on incorrect, biased and incomplete information.

Further information can be found on…
Newsnet Scotland:  How the BBC manipulated the debate over oil
Newsnet Scotland: Occupied and Occupier – The Media in Scotland
Yes Scotland misrepresentation

Many Scots are worried about the mainstream media’s handling of coverage of the Scottish Independence Referendum and ask that The Scottish Government approach the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) and request that the subordinate Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) deploy immediately an election monitoring mission to cover the Referendum including the debate across radio, television and print media.

Bias by BBC Scotland

The SNP government and the Yes Scotland campaign have been subjected to continuous misrepresentation, by BBC Scotland and across all print MSM.

Eire and Luxembourg deliberately quoted out of context

Bias is clear, by omission & commission, to such an extent that the Foreign Ministers of Eire and Luxembourg have both been forced to clarify comments on Scottish Independence which were, it seems, deliberately reported out of context.

Free and Fair Decision based on impartial information

If you feel that yours and others decision regarding this referendum should be based on free and impartial information then you should sign this petition…