BBC Complaints: The link you need!

Wednesday, 19 August 2009


Michael Crick tonight reported on the difficult decisions facing Alex Salmond's SNP government over what to do with dying Lockerbie bomber al Megrahi. The first minister himself was the 'talking head' for the SNP, and balance was provided by Richard Baker for the main opposition, Labour. Also 'talking' was the 'head' of Tavish Scott, leader of the Scottish Liberal Democrats and for the Scottish Conservatives there

So the first and second largest parties in Scotland got a say, and so did the fourth largest. As for the third largest, the Conservatives, not a word was heard. Why not? Was there no way for Crick to criticise them, so why bother? The inclusion of the Lib Dems's Tavish Scott but the exclusion of the personable Annabel Goldie (Conservative leader) or of Bill Aitken (Conservative justice spokesman) defies logic - except the logic of bias.

****************"He knows each chord, its various tone,
****************Each spring, its various bias:
****************Then at the balance let's be mute,
****************We never can adjust it
*********************(((Robert Burns)

Sorry, I'm not prepared to let him off so lightly!

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