BBC bias in the Scottish Independence Campaign
The amount of bias shown in BBC and media reporting on the subject of the Scottish Independence Campaign in favour of the union is unfair and detrimental to the democratic process. The BBC are renaging on their own charter by reporting on the debate in such a heavily biased manner. We would like evenly balanced debates with equal times given to both the union AND the nationalist sides. We would also like there to be more consistency, balance and fairness in the way questions are posed and adequate time given for answers, without constant interruptions.
This e-petition has been rejected with the following reason given:
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