Why we need to get to the Balanced Debate rally on May 18th

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By a Newsnet reporter
 
The following clips are indicative of the kind of one sided debate and discussions we are being presented with by BBC Scotland.
 
The tone is overwhelmingly anti-SNP as guests are given free rein to lambast the SNP, Alex Salmond and supporters of independence.

By a Newsnet reporter
 
The following clips are indicative of the kind of one sided debate and discussions we are being presented with by BBC Scotland.
 
The tone is overwhelmingly anti-SNP as guests are given free rein to lambast the SNP, Alex Salmond and supporters of independence.

The comments relating to online debate dismisses claims that pro-Union online commentators are as guilty of posting offensive messages as their pro-independence counterparts.  At no point does anyone put the case on behalf of those being vilified.

In some cases the constitutional leanings of the contributor is not made clear and the licence payer is left with the impression that most are objective analysts.

The only way to fight this manipulation of the news agenda is to come to Glasgow on Saturday May 18th and join the march for balanced broadcasting.  We understand guest speakers at the rally will include the head of the NUJ in Scotland Mr Paul Holleran as well as speakers from the Reid Foundation, Labour for Independence and Mr Tommy Sheridan – other speakers to be confirmed.

BBC Scotland discussion featuring two Scottish journalists – Allan Cochrane and Andrew Nicoll

Guests on the Shereen Nanjiani Show discuss Susan Calman’s claims of online abuse

Gordon Brewer accuses pro-independence campaigners of attacking Susan Calman

 

For more information on the Balanced Debate Rally go to BARD2014.com.  If you can’t get down to Glasgow on May 18th then visit the site and make a donation.