Herald leaves out the wee word ‘big’ to mislead with headline: ‘Scottish businesses facing multi-million-pound rates bill’

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John Robertson
Herald leaves out the wee word ‘big’ to mislead with headline: ‘Scottish businesses facing multi-million-pound rates bill’

Bias by omission is a well-know strategy and the Herald article yesterday on business rates repeats the trick throughout to suggest that all Scottish businesses will be suffering when, as they only mention in the 21st of 21 comments, that 100 000 smaller businesses will pay no business rates at all! So, we see repeated mention of ‘shops’ and ‘offices’ when the comment is only relevant to larger businesses. Further, the headline suggests ‘multi-million rates bill’ yet is only able…

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John Robertson
Herald leaves out the wee word ‘big’ to mislead with headline: ‘Scottish businesses facing multi-million-pound rates bill’