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.