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'...The Scottish referendum in 2014 opened most folks eyes up here.
I recommend 'How the BBC stole the referendum'....'

Is that the same way that Trump insists that the Democrats stole the election in the US? Whose eyes were opened - people who wanted to see a conspiracy? Don't you think that Trump's supporters actually think they have been defrauded? Have they been?
Again, you need detail don't you? What did the BBC say that was wrong. What exactly was reported, when, where, who.

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  • Balgay.HillBalgay.Hill Posts: 266
    Not worth replying with a single instance to. You don't watch the BBC up here, so you can't watch it. The propaganda is daily, and it is relentless. Outright lies, and distortion by omission.
    I don't really want to get into politics on here, so i'll leave it at that.
  • steveTusteveTu Posts: 1,481
    Isn't that the issue though? I bet the Trump supporters say the same. They take a 'source' (in this case Trump) and believe that source over others. When challenged, even via the courts, they then accuse the courts of being corrupt. But is that not just propaganda that they want to believe? The supports want to believe Trump, they want to believe his propaganda. They will not accept other sources.
    When it happens next - and you see miss reporting - get the time etc (the detail) and post it here. I'm sure I'd be able to find a feed on the net to see what you're quoting.

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  • Balgay.HillBalgay.Hill Posts: 266
    So you are a Trump believer?
  • steveTusteveTu Posts: 1,481
    I find 'belief' a scary thing. On one hand it's the force that helps man advance, and on the other it holds man back. I try not to 'believe' anything that I can't reasonably substantiate. I hold views that I hope are open to change as the evidence does.


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  • steveTusteveTu Posts: 1,481
    Still don't see that as detail of a specific incidence of false reporting. You say:
    'The Scottish referendum in 2014 opened most folks eyes up here. There is too much to give a single item. It is daily, and it is relentless...'
    So it should be quite simple to give exact, specific examples.


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  • Balgay.HillBalgay.Hill Posts: 266
    Just one example from the referendum of Nick Robinson lying.


  • Balgay.HillBalgay.Hill Posts: 266
    A longer watch for you.


  • steveTusteveTu Posts: 1,481
    Bear with me. I need to see what the issue was with what the 'financial people' said compared to Alex - as that first video doesn't adress that. I think Nick's question was (paraphrased) '...why should the people believe you over what financial people say...' - so without knowing what was said, it's hard to assess whether Alex then did answer that question or whether Alex just answered questions from a 'straw man' as in:
    'A straw man (sometimes written as strawman) is a form of argument and an informal fallacy of having the impression of refuting an argument, whereas the proper idea of argument under discussion was not addressed or properly refuted. One who engages in this fallacy is said to be "attacking a straw man"..'


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  • steveTusteveTu Posts: 1,481
    I'm not sure what Nick was asking about - but maybe this?:
    ...If so, I think he was right to ask the question as if RBS had no benefit in re-domiciling, then why do it and the full implications of that had to be understood. If that isn't what led up to the question Balgay, can you let me know what was?


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