It must be a real red letter day for Richard Black and Roger Harrabin as they both enjoyed appearances by the on Radio 4’s Today programme this morning. The only question is, why are they still there? Well we know why, because the BBC is a zealous advocate of the theory of man made global warming and both Black and Harrabin sing from that hymnal.
No one who has followed the media’s partial and distorted climate change agenda will have forgotten Harrabin’s craven climb down and willingness to edit a story that was inconvenient to the global warming orthodoxy, under pressure from campaigner Jo Abbess. But then, what else would one expect from a man with a lucrative sideline in speaking and conference chairing at warmist events? A man who rather than being open to counter arguments on the subject takes every opportunity to play them down and subtly work to discredit them.
Not only do Harrabin and Black fail to faithfully report counter arguments and explain them, they actively strive to prevent those arguments reaching the ears of the public that funds their employer and pays their day job salaries – a point well made below by Telegraph columnist James Delingpole:
As if such bias by omission isn’t bad enough, meterologist Piers Corbyn of Weather Action adds another damning indictment of Harrabin in his most recent newsletter. Speaking to an audience at a meeting to discuss the BBC’s Weather (Test) Project, Corbyn revealed:
It is the most clear abuse of power yet. The public service broadcaster has a duty to report impartially, not to engage in propaganda. But Harrabin (and Black) cross that line continually to push their chosen ideology and exclude anything than contradicts the belief system of their cohorts. Corbyn’s forecast was newsworthy and of public interest. But Harrabin ensured it never reached the audience, instead focusing on the inaccurate and skewed forecasting of the Met Office which continues to stagger people with its uselessness.
The BBC in its state of partiality still refuses to rectify this abuse of power. The public remain ill informed. The public continues to fund biased and substandard ‘journalism’.