BBC reporter caught red-handed manipulating video in Scottish indy campaign

I just had to reblog this. Trust the BBC’s political editor, Nick Robinson, to edit Alex Salmond’s response to his question to give the impression that Salmond hadn’t “answered his question”.

This morning, Robinson tweeted the following:
Nick Robinson @bbcnickrobinson · 12h
To all tweeting about me saying that @AlexSalmond did not answer me : He DID answer re RBS but did NOT re why trust him not company bosses

Wriggle, wriggle, squirm, wriggle. We don’t trust you, Nick.

Pride's Purge

(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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