‘In the public interest’, one dead baby, two more babies allegedly treated like ‘lab rats’, a killing and an understaffed prison: ‘The News where you live’

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John Robertson
‘In the public interest’, one dead baby, two more babies allegedly treated like ‘lab rats’, a killing and an understaffed prison: ‘The News where you live’

Lab rats! On BBC Reporting Scotland yesterday at 1.30 First: ‘A ten-month-old baby has died after choking on food at a nursery in Edinburgh.’ BBC Guidelines: ‘We operate in the public interest – reporting stories of significance to our audiences and holding power to account.’ https://www.bbc.com/editorialguidelines/guidelines/editorial-standards#thepublicinterest The full report offered no further information of any kind that could be in the public interest. This was, once more mere morbid titillation of a base tabloid form. Reporting Scotland could not even find a…

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John Robertson
‘In the public interest’, one dead baby, two more babies allegedly treated like ‘lab rats’, a killing and an understaffed prison: ‘The News where you live’