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THE BIGGER THE LIE - Media Bias in the Scottish Independence Referendum

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  • uploaded: Aug 16, 2014
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An exclusive look into mainstream media bias and the techniques they use to influence the independence debate. 'The Bigger The Lie focuses on the significant research of Professor John Robertson into media bias during the Scottish Independence Referendum. The film covers Professor Robertsons meticulous approach to the research and the subsequent suppression by the mainstream media of his findings. Overall, the findings did uncover some general evidence of bias and particularly repetition of 'bad news'. The techniques used such as sequencing of stories, reliance on sources such as the Treasury, OBR and IFS, demonisation of First Minister Alex Salmond and use of 'experts' were all more telling. This film might just change the way you look at the BBCs coverage of Scotlands most important political event. Professor Robertson promotes the idea of greater political transparency of those offering media opinion on the debate. As the filmmaker of this work I have never been very political in the past. I am a former Labour and SNP voter who will be deciding on Yes because I believe this is a great opportunity to achieve a more equal, wealthier and, above all, democratic Scottish Robertson's Research: Robertson's Facebook page: on 06/08/14 HD1920x1080p Running Time



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