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BBC responds to Rangers FC withdrawal

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By Ishbel Macleod, PR and social media consultant

October 18, 2011 | 1 min read

The BBC has issued a response, following the news that Rangers FC is withdrawing its co-operation with the media company.

A spokesperson for the BBC said: "Rangers FC has made a number of assertions in relation to our journalistic standards, including a claim of underlying bias against the club. We completely refute this allegation in the strongest terms.

"All of our reporting of matters pertinent to the running of Rangers FC reflects the high standard expected of the BBC, an organisation that places an absolute value on the accuracy and impartiality of its journalism.

"The club has also made specific criticisms of a documentary scheduled for transmission at 7.00PM on BBC One Scotland on Thursday (20 October). We have assured them that rigorous editorial standards will be applied and nothing will be broadcast that is not both accurate and in the public interest."

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