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(not satire – it’s the BBC!)


The BBC has admitted that a report by its political editor Nick Robinson on Alex Salmond during the Scottish independence referendum campaign “was inaccurate” and “incorrect” but claimed they “found no grounds for believing the inaccuracy to have been intentional”.

Robinson – who is a former President of the Conservative Party youth section  – openly 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:

Intentional or not – there was a time when a clear case of factual inaccuracies by a senior BBC reporter like this would have been a sacking matter at the corporation.

No longer it seems.


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