Even as I typed this, the BBC edited their fantastic scoop by adding in some helpful graphics and a lot of 'opinion', because of that, the images below no longer resemble the story as it now exists. Not that the BBC doesn't often punt out stories crammed with misinformation only to quietly change it later into something more representative of reality once the bullshit version has sunk in.
That isn't the point though, bear in mind the headline above...
How many times in the article is Ben quoted saying he'd like Scotland to remain part of the UK?
How many times in the article is Ben quoted saying he'd like the UK to remain in the EU?
I haven't even included side quotes taken out of context or the usual daft piffle BBC articles are padded out with.
So, do we think the headline suits the story? Or is the BBC trying to jam that elephant's foot in to a glass slipper?
|I can't resist a mixed metaphor.|
Note: You might have tried to click on the images above only to get a blur of squiggles, we're* still running Windows XP here so have no easy access to a snipping tool, plus, the story runs on for a bit making it impossible to 'PrintScreen'. Unfortunately I can't provide you with a link to the original because its been 'over-written' by the new one.
How ever, as you can probably gather from my skills with MS Paint, the notion that I've somehow 'shopped' the images above to remove information or imagery that would exonerate the BBC from its usual bias and disinformation around the independence debate - I think its probably safe to rule it out.
* Not the editorial 'we', its just me sitting here at work... On a break of course... Honest...