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BBC impartiality

The BBC's flagship Today programme featured an environmentalist presenter, John Humphrys, interviewing an environmentalist, Tony Juniper and an activist environmental scientist, Mike Hulme.

Nobody to put the sceptic point of view.



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Totally, utterly unacceptable.
The interviews were preceded by
1. Roger Harrabin noting the IPCC "error" of Himalaya glaciers
(anyone who had not followed events over the last few days on blogs would object to the idea that Pachauri should resign over a single error)
2. The science correspondent Tom Feilden's alarmist coverage of acidification of the oceans:

Jan 26, 2010 at 2:44 PM | Unregistered CommenterQ

Yes, Q is right. The BBC is abysmal. Harrabin actually said that what The Team did with regard to manipulating the peer-review process was what scientists do all the time, so get over it. He also said that sceptics were a tiny minority.

I think Harrabin is a large part of the problem, as it seems the BBC take what he says as 'gospel'. If there are so few sceptics, then it can't really be impartial to keep them out. His bias is excruciating.

The piece with Juniper and Hulme was a joke. Juniper is with Friends of the Earth, and Hulme is part of the Climategate team at CRU. He absolutely refused to be pressed on his view on Pachauri's position.

Again, on the ocean acidification piece, it was completely one-sided, just the alarmist view.

Jan 26, 2010 at 3:06 PM | Unregistered CommenterScientistForTruth

It's not only the fact that the BBC consistently fail to present an alternative point of view on these matters that gets on my nerves. They also insult my intelligence. These people in their statist, superannuated delusion, really seem to think I fall for this nonsense and think that I am getting the alternative point of view.

The other side of the coin remains elusive; my contempt for the 'liberal' BBC mindset remains as strong as ever.

Jan 26, 2010 at 3:10 PM | Unregistered CommenterAndy

I am wondering if Wadard works for the BBC?

And Wadard, if you think I am condescending because I take exception to you trying to treat us like fools, please get use to it.

And for your information, my name appears on 11 RFCs if you have any idea what those are, which you should, given your claimed knowledge of networking.

Otherwise, kindly state your position and back it with facts and not rhetoric. And if you are expressing opinion, kindly identify it as such and not "Settled Science" or other BS. You have your right to your opinions and the right to express them, which the Bishop has kindly and rightfully extended to you on this blog. That is more than some of your Fanboi buddies do in other blogs.

Jan 26, 2010 at 3:28 PM | Unregistered CommenterDon Pablo de la Sierra

Don Pablo: The more vociferous people like Wadard become, the more one suspects they have their snouts in the global warming taxpayer-funded trough. When the global warming scam ends, it will be the end of their cozy world.

Jan 26, 2010 at 5:03 PM | Unregistered CommenterPhillip Bratby

Phillip Bratby

I agree with you, but being an old man, probably old enough to be Wadard's grandfather, I do so enjoy snapping at them :)

Jan 26, 2010 at 5:32 PM | Unregistered CommenterDon Pablo de la Sierra

Welcome to the typical fare of American media.

Jan 26, 2010 at 6:29 PM | Unregistered Commenterhunter

Rather more like the British Times-on-line

Jan 26, 2010 at 7:29 PM | Unregistered CommenterDon Pablo de la Sierra

Agree - another outragously partisan BBC report. But I did note that Mike Hulme referred to the "leaked" e-mails rather than "hacked".

Jan 26, 2010 at 8:49 PM | Unregistered CommenterCorvinus

Ye wodn't th'k he's on a sink'g ship, wodya? Gov, it mus't be a leak!

Jan 26, 2010 at 10:47 PM | Unregistered CommenterDon Pablo de la Sierra

I used to be a bbc news junkie, but then i saw their 'hit piece' on 9/11 & the now overwhelming evidence it was a staged 'false flag' operation & I just stopped watching & find my own news online.
It really bugs me though, that our money is used to broadcast lies which keep many people uninformed & the now frequent & obedient silence on so many issues.
As individuals working in news, they must know that they are engaged in corporate propaganda. Everyone else does.
So good that people are taking back control from the censors & setting the agenda.
The internet is a government & corporate nightmare & they don't like it.
Respect & thanks to the people, on sites like this, who care about the truth & have the courage to speak it.
Really inspires me!

Jan 27, 2010 at 1:42 AM | Unregistered Commentermake.luv.fuk.war

The internet is just about the only place you can find an alternative view. My government (Australia)has now set its heart on censoring the internet. They explain this is to filter porn AMONG OTHER THINGS!
No guessing re 'other things'. The AGW scam may already have been busted but what about the next one?

I wonder how Google will react to a Western country determined to censor the internet. Well, considering Google's support for AGW even to the point of censorship I'd say they'll be right behind our government.

Jan 27, 2010 at 7:46 AM | Unregistered Commenterjulie

Is this a sign of some back-peddaling by Harrabin ?:

Jan 28, 2010 at 4:50 PM | Unregistered CommenterNemesis

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