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Poll: is the BBC biased against Scotland?

This poll is about 5 years old
 

​An activist group has divided opinion by crowdfunding to place billboards accusing the BBC of anti-Scottish bias. What do you think?

Is the BBC biased against Scotland?

Yes
464
No
114

An activists’ crowdfunding campaign has raised more than £8000 to place a series of billboards across the country “exposing” what it says is BBC bias against Scotland.

Inform Scotland, a nationalist group, says the corporation misreports what happens in the country as a means of blocking the independence movement.

The anti-BBC campaign springs from events during the 2014 indyref, which saw demonstrations outside the BBC HQ in Glasgow, which demanded the sacking of journalists.

The BBC itself has stringently denied it is biased, and many in the independence movement have distanced themselves from the Inform Scotland stunt, saying it harms the cause.

However, among some nationalist circles the idea has gained favour, especially on social media where an active community vigorously attacks what it calls the MSM - the mainstream media.

That’s why we’re asking: what do you think? Is the BBC biased against Scotland?

Vote now and get the debate going by leaving a comment!

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Malcolm J Hall
about 5 years ago
What they do is very subtle so most don't recognise the numerous things that is fed to us.
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Fiona MacLeod
about 5 years ago
Unquestionably biased..
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Dave
about 5 years ago
If they claim they arent biased...then are they going to dismiss the quantitative data collected by professor Robertson? Q.Why are there more academics trying to influence the public on the BBC who are pro Union than there are academics who are able to voice the benefits of an Independent Scotland?
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Kate Shillibeer
about 5 years ago
I absolutely know that the BBC are biased and misrepresent our country and it's people. They are a disgrace.
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Jean
almost 5 years ago
The recently made documentary 'London Calling' will leave you in no doubt about the monumental bias of the BBC against Scotland on every level. It's high time Scotland had its own public broadcaster like other countries. Everything we see and hear on the BBC is controlled by London and manipulated by Westminster.
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Steve
over 3 years ago
The BBC sports programme recently of Scotland v England at Rugby, was a perfect example of bias. The commentary and panel, consisted of an English presenter, 2 ex English players, 1 ex Irish and 1 ex Scottish player. This was at Murrayfield too! During the game, the commentator mentioned the word 'we' numerous times, referring to England. There was a reference to English footballers being world class, and then it was all about England having an off day. Should be renamed the English Broadcasting Corporation
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Henry McMillan
about 5 years ago
Accountability is a 'tick box' exercise for the BBC. Try making a complaint!!!
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R Hawksby
over 3 years ago
Over the last 4 years I have never watched BBC news in Scotland because it does not report what is actually happening in Scotland and has nothing positive to say about Scotland.
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Graeme Purves
about 5 years ago
The reason the BBC is unable to remedy the problem is that it refuses to acknowledge that anything is amiss.
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Josef
about 5 years ago
Watch Russia Today, it is completely impartial.
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Freddy Williamson
about 5 years ago
Why is the BBC not exposing Westminster's lies about Rangers taxes?
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RM
about 2 years ago
No More Bias? and their not hiding it? Cancel your TV Licence save your money.