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Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Afraid of The Truth? BBC Slammed For Airing Skeptic Side of Climate Issue

The proponents of Global Warming are trying to cut off debate or give time to those who have evidence that their theories are wrong. The Hill is reporting an independent review panel has criticized the British Broadcasting Corp. (BBC) for booking climate change skeptics on its programs, saying the network is giving them too much attention.
The report released Sunday by the BBC Trust [the governing body of the BBC] found that the United Kingdom’s state-owned network tended toward an “over-rigid application of editorial guidelines on impartiality,” resulting in “undue attention to marginal opinion.”

The study’s authors said human-caused climate change undoubtedly exists, and BBC’s efforts to give skeptics equal time does not adequately convey that fact.

BBC journalists in recent years have attended training sessions on how to cover science impartially, the Washington Post reported. The sessions emphasized the need to judge how much attention should be given to those who disagree, without presenting a false balance.

The BBC Trust’s report added that journalists should not completely exclude skeptics, but should convey their views appropriately.

The report follows a similar one from Parliament in April that criticized BBC for not ensuring its programs and presenters “reflect the actual state of climate science in its output.”
In related news, June numbers for climate change have been released. It has now been17 years and 10 months since the Earth has seen any global warming. In fact, more and more scientists are predicting a period of global cooling---but SHHHH! Don't tell the BBC they will get in trouble.

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