Her article is in pdf format and is downloadable from this page at the SPUC website. It looks particularly at:
- Allegations made, particularly the use of unreferenced figures and case studies
- The use of slanted language and interview tactics
- The omission of information
- The use of negative stereotypes
The BBC's response to an initial complaint was:
The BBC programme complaints unit concluded its response to SPUC by finding that “the programme supported its claims with properly researched and journalistically sound examples” and could “find no grounds for upholding your complaint against this programme.”There is a good example to illustrate Robin Aitken's claim that the BBC knows it can slough off complaints because it is difficult to give evidence of bias and they know that normally no hard evidence will be forthcoming.
But what happens when there is hard evidence in the form of a 30 page dossier investigating a programme? What was the BBC's response to Fiorella's evidence?
Errr. No response.