Nationalists raise thousands for anti-BBC billboard campaign
Group says it aims to expose BBC "distortion" but Beeb says it will not "pay deference to one particular political viewpoint or another"
A GROUP of Scottish nationalists have just about raised enough money to pay for giant billboard across Scotland accusing the BBC of "distortion".
Inform Scotland has raised £7,000 of an £8,500 target to pay for adverts on 10 poster sites which it claims will draw "everyone's attention to the ways in which they are being lied to".
The BBC rejected any suggestion that their coverage was partial.
Andrew Learmonth: Why Jon Stewart's departure from the Daily Show highlights Scotland's desperate need for satire
Journalist Andrew Learmonth argues that the coverage around Jon Stewart's departure from the satirical US politics show highlights Scotland's need to introduce more humour.
THE amount of column inches given over to Jon Stewart leaving the Daily Show shows you that his resignation was felt keenly in this part of world. Which is odd, because his show is American and about American politics. Maybe the coverage given over to his resignation is purely because journalists and media types like him. Or maybe it was felt so keenly because we don't have anyone like him.
In a Carbuncle: Aberdeen award damages a great city - not that the organisers care
Aberdeen has been named Scotland's most dismal city after winning Urban Realm's Carbuncle Award (click here to read more). Journalist Andrew Learmonth argues that the 'patronising and self important' award misses Aberdeen's finer points, but will leave it with a negative legacy to fight nonetheless.