I had been planning writing my own critique of Nick Robinson & the BBC’s reporting but looks like I don’t need to.
Suffice to say, this issue has prompted me to actually send a complaint to the BBC rather than just shouting at the TV.
(not satire – it’s the BBC!)
Even a hardened old cynic like me is a little bit shocked by this.
The BBC’s Political Editor Nick Robinson edited out an answer by Alex Salmond and told viewers the Scottish First Minister didn’t answer his question:
But Mr Salmond did answer the question. Compare Robinson’s version with this unedited footage of what really happened:
There was a time when a clear case of factual manipulation by a BBC reporter like this would have been a sacking matter at the corporation.
No longer it seems.
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