Panorama tonight looks at how Glasgow has cut violent crime. BBC 1 news had a piece on it but Reporting Scotland did not.
I haven’t got the archives to prove this but I feel sure that when these stories were featured in documentary programmes later that night, Reporting Scotland was more than keen to encourage its viewers to catch it:
- Deaths in Scottish care homes
- PPI shortages in Scottish care homes
- Investigations into infections in Scottish hospitals
- The export of young calves to Spain
Readers will, I’m sure, remember others.
Whether this is conscious editorial practice or unconscious habit, the effect is propaganda.