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The BBC and the Shield of [t]Ruth

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“Not since Iraq,” Paul Mason posted to Facebook, “have I seen BBC News working at propaganda strength like this.” Mason, Channel 4 News’ economics editor and Labour Party activist, wrote this indictment of his former employer in response to the state broadcaster’s coverage of the 2014 Scottish independence referendum days before the vote, at a time when thousands of Scottish people were protesting outside the BBC’s Glasgow headquarters. “Angry nationalists,” as the Independent’s Chris Green described them, were protesting what they perceived to be the corporation’s lies and biased reporting in favour of the union.

During the independence referendum campaign of 2012-14 the BBC was objectively biased on the side of maintaining the union

Angry nationalists and disgruntled former political editors are one thing, BBC insiders are quite another. When it comes to ascertaining the position of the BBC on the question of Scottish independence we have the evidence of its current editors. On 14 April 2012 Newnet Scotland published a video of a BBC internal conference – held on 3 April – at which its Scottish political editor, Brian Taylor, and his London counterpart, Andrew Neil, are filmed advising their journalist colleagues on how best to cover Alex Salmond and the independence campaign.

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iScot Magazine August 2018 issue is a colourful 124 page glossy magazine, choc full of the best crack from Scotland. Voted July 2018 as the best of the best World Cup of Magazines by Pocketmags readers. #MonTheIScot