Saturday, 11 February 2017

O, wad some Power the giftie gie us/To see oursels as others see us!


In other bias-related news, a survey for The Herald shows that 36% of Scots think the BBC is biased against independence. 

I can't say that comes as particularly surprising news, but the other figures - 23% disagreeing and 41% neither agreeing or disagreeing - are still striking.

Less than a quarter of Scots were prepared to give the BBC the thumbs-up in this survey. 

That's not good for the BBC, is it?

2 comments:

  1. Ah, but, a poll of the BBC by the BBC shows clearly that the BBC need not care what anyone except the BBC thinks.

    They are unique this way.

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  2. Complaints From Both Sides. I remember plenty of people (including David Vance and others at B-BBC) who were sure the BBC was pushing for Scottish independence. That never made sense to me just because it would mean the BBC deliberately wanting to lose a captive audience and the accompanying license fee cash at a time when they were crying about nasty Tory budget cuts and all that.

    I never saw any Scotland BBC stuff, so can't say what was going on there. I do remember from what I did see Alex Salmond getting lots of easy rides and only Andrew Neil ever giving a serious challenge to the SNP's economic fantasies. Enough air time was also given to some of the loonier ScotsNats, and I did get the impression from the BBC that Scots were leaning towards FREEDOM, when in fact the majority were not.

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