Complaints to BBC regarding pigeon poo reporting

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Clearly recovered from previous visits to the other Pointless show, I made these two related complaints this morning. I’ll let you see the response to my, no doubt, ‘pedantry’.

Reporting Scotland – 6.30pm

Transmission date

21/01/2019

Complaint category

Factual error or inaccuracy

Contacted us before

No

Complaint title

Hospital deaths 2

Complaint description

In a report on deaths at the QEU Hospital, Jackie Bird said: ‘[T]he deaths of two patients from a rare fungal infection.’ This is inaccurate. We knew from the BBC website the same day: ‘The health board said one of the patients was elderly and had died from ‘an unrelated cause’. The factors contributing to the death of the other patient are being investigated.’ https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-glasgow-west-46953707 So in neither case did the patient die ‘from’ a rare fungal infection. One clearly died from ‘an unrelated cause’ and the other’s death was still being investigated.

 

Reporting Scotland – 6.30pm

Transmission date

22/01/2019  

Complaint category

Factual error or inaccuracy

Contacted us before

No

Complaint title

Hospital deaths

Complaint description

With regard to deaths at the QEU Hospital in Glasgow, Lisa Summers said: ‘It became clear that two patients had died as a result of this particular infection.’ This is patently untrue. In one case, the patient absolutely did not die as ‘a result of’ the infection’ but because of ‘an unrelated cause’. In the other case it was as, Lisa put it later ‘contributory’. The infection was found in the blood stream of the second patient but clearly this death was also not ‘as a result of’ the infection. We know the actual facts from the BBC website: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-glasgow-west-46953707

 

Draw the expression on my face?

 

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3 thoughts on “Complaints to BBC regarding pigeon poo reporting

  1. Donald McGregor January 24, 2019 / 1:12 pm

    I’m agog at the Herald front page today that notes that ‘scandal grows’ and seems to now be targeting Jeane Freeman for having the audacity to refuse to buckle and say that ‘of course this scandalous tragedy is my fault and the fault of the SMP Government’
    Instead, she has the temerity to quote statistics!

    Why on earth personal tragedies like this are swallowed whole and regurgitated for political troughers continues to outrage me.

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  2. zander January 24, 2019 / 9:31 pm

    a case of a doo doo doo da , i would get the police but they seem to be trying to get someone else in the doo da at the moment

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