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Scottish football is falling into the same traps with Stewart. Like Hartson and Sutton, someone is winding him up and telling him what to say and when to say it. And the BBC are providing the platform. 

 

After his ban every time-served sevcoholic was out in his defence. A picture or two of him at a celtic event and he's now the saviour of Scottish football. Pitiful stuff. 

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I also complained to the BBC, here is the generic response in full. To my knowledge Stewart made no apology himself. 

 

Thanks for contacting us regarding Michael Stewart’s comments on Sportsound on 3 February. Please accept our apologies for the delay in replying.

As set out in the BBC’s complaints process, if others complain about the same issue, for efficiency our response to everyone may be the same. We’re sorry not to reply individually, but we hope this response addresses the points raised.

On Sportsound on 4 February the programme carried the following apology and acknowledgement that the previous evening’s programme did not meet our editorial values and standards:

“We apologise to James Traynor for the discussion on Sportsound last night. It was not fair and balanced and he did not have the opportunity to respond.

“On this occasion we did not adhere to our editorial values and standards and we have reminded those concerned of their responsibility to follow our guidelines while working for the BBC.”

BBC Sport Scotland has also released the following statement:

“Following Sportsound on Monday February 3rd we have clearly explained the BBC editorial guidelines around fairness and accuracy to Michael Stewart. We expect our pundits to be forthright, but fair. Michael agrees with this. On that basis Michael is now available for selection for Sportscene and Sportsound.”

We trust this addresses your concerns, and thank you again for taking the time to get in touch.

 

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On 26/02/2020 at 16:12, Bill said:

So, if anyone is unhappy with the BBC, are you still watching it and paying its licence fee?

Problem is that they get a free reign at reporting about Rangers as they see fit. Apparently their word is taken for granted by BBC London et al and reproduced, not to mention unknowing reporters from outside Scotland / Britain who view anything the BBC puts out as top notch quality. When it is in fact little more than demonization, defamation and straight blackmail on many things Rangers. This can not be tolerated and thus needs to be taken to task at any opportunity.

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1 hour ago, der Berliner said:

Problem is that they get a free reign at reporting about Rangers as they see fit. Apparently their word is taken for granted by BBC London et al and reproduced, not to mention unknowing reporters from outside Scotland / Britain who view anything the BBC puts out as top notch quality. When it is in fact little more than demonization, defamation and straight blackmail on many things Rangers. This can not be tolerated and thus needs to be taken to task at any opportunity.

Yes but it's clear no one is actually taking them to task in any way at all. Not once have they changed direction or in any way reduced their attacks of our club. I wish it were otherwise but that's the truth of it. Nothing the club or supporters have said or done has had the slightest impact on the BBC.

 

I'm all for informing others of the BBC's bias but if you pay the licence fee you're supporting them to do what they do.

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