The Bigger The Lie – Media Bias in the Scottish Independence Referendum

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  In January this year a study by a Scottish academic caused a sensation when it revealed anti-independence bias existed in early evening news programmes broadcast in Scotland.
 
The study by Professor John Robertson resulted in BBC Scotland management appearing in front of a Holyrood Committee to explain the findings.

  In January this year a study by a Scottish academic caused a sensation when it revealed anti-independence bias existed in early evening news programmes broadcast in Scotland.
 
The study by Professor John Robertson resulted in BBC Scotland management appearing in front of a Holyrood Committee to explain the findings.

The BBC denied any wrongdoing.

In this short video, Professor Robertson elaborates on some of the findings in his study.  The video gives some examples of how the BBC uses well established techniques in order to present independence in a less favourable light than staying in the Union.

In January this year, BBC Scotland was found guilty of having broken editorial guidelines on accuracy over one of the key issues of the independence debate – membership of the European Union.  Despite being found to have misrepresented the views of a foreign official, the broadcaster has yet to apologise or issue any correction.

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