BBC Scotland website gets it right once more after Jackie bird deliberately gets it wrong, as usual.


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According to the BBC website:

‘Scottish ministers are considering action against employers for docking the wages of staff who could not make it to work because of the bad weather.  The public was advised not to travel during the worst of the snow last week. Scottish Transport Minister Humza Yousaf said he had been contacted by people who were facing disciplinary action or potential docking of wages. He told the BBC that was not acceptable, and he would look at the legal position.

It’s clear from the above whose side the Scottish Government is on and it was clear to most of us whose side the First Minister was on when after questioning why so many HGVs were on the roads despite a red warning she said:

‘I do think we have to be very clear in the message we’re sending to companies who deliver goods with HGVs, and this is not a criticism of drivers because driver safety is one of the important issues here.’

Yet Reporting Scotland’s veteran presenter said:

‘There was criticism today from the First Minister for some HGV drivers who ignored the red weather warning to stay off the roads.’

This enabled BBC Scotland’s political wing, the Labour Party, to attack the First Minister.

This is the kind of effective wordplay typical of experienced propagandists who cause damage but then can pretend that their critics are over-reacting to a trivial matter of the casual choice of language. The devil is in the detail.


12 thoughts on “BBC Scotland website gets it right once more after Jackie bird deliberately gets it wrong, as usual.

  1. trispw March 5, 2018 / 6:34 pm

    Thank heavens I don’t contribute in any way to her wages.

    Still she must be coming up for retirement. I can’t remember BBC Scotland without her.

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      • trispw March 6, 2018 / 8:34 am

        Isn’t she one of the ones who was doing it freelance, through a company (although she never works for anyone else) and legally reducing her tax bill?

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  2. Ludo Thierry March 5, 2018 / 7:55 pm

    I’m sufficiently ancient to remember (Baroness) Helen Liddle on STV news – and El Gordo Broon on ‘What’s Your Problem?’ – Nothing – Absolutely NOTHING the ‘Scottish’ broadcast media gets up to can surprise one after exposure to those two experiences!!

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    • Alasdair Macdonald. March 5, 2018 / 11:52 pm

      I can remember when Helen Liddell first appeared on the BBC and there was outrage from many of the viewers and listeners that someone with such a ‘common’ accent should be allowed on air! She was actually taken off air for a while, probably to get a bool put in her mooth and she re-emerges as Helen Lid-DELL.

      She was a victim, too, for a while.

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  3. Scott March 5, 2018 / 8:27 pm

    Sarah Smith,Gordon Brewer and the Bird get away with saying anything,complaint in about Bird and Brewer about Drivers but will just get the usual crap reply just a mistake I would like to think some SNP member would take this up at FMQs then again the PO would slap them down.
    PS How is your health these days John?

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  4. Brian Powell March 6, 2018 / 1:40 pm

    Poor Scotland, if it’s not careful it will end up in the hands of the parties with those experienced propagandists, and you can’t eat propaganda.


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