It’s not just the BBC

Another national broadcaster also willfully ignores the evidence, as we learn from Jennifer Marohasy.  This time it is ABC in Australia which is exhibiting unadulterated bias to further an agenda in its reporting on the devastating floods in Queensland.

But let’s remind ourselves anyway of the information and viewpoints about climate change the BBC refuses to give air time to…

It seems wherever you go in this world the mainstream media is determined to set aside impartial reporting of the facts and promotion of debate between two opposing views, and instead they appoint themselves judges of the truth and decide what we, the public, should be allowed to see and hear.

This state of affairs increases the value and importance of blogs in the developing information war.  Without dedicated bloggers around the world providing counter arguments with the oxygen of awareness; and revealing the vested interests of those whose opinions are broadcast and published as fact by a supportive media machine, how else will the public have any idea of the other side of any story?

9 Responses to “It’s not just the BBC”

  1. 1 Chris 20/01/2011 at 12:48 pm

    Yesterday on BBC Radio Scotland the morning moan-in was about petrol prices in rural areas, quite topical as the rumours of a plan to subsidise prices in rural areas seems to have been cancelled.

    And the studio guest ?

    Some muppet from WWF. WTF ? Why not a representative or road hauliers, or farmers, or rural associations ?

    Anyhow what was most interesting was that the audience were not buying the AGW message at all. This guy came out with the usual upper middle class bullsh|te about how people should just move to be closer to work, or even that people should just change jobs to reduce their travel.

    The problem is that a lot of people, especially those living on the islands of Scotland, don’t have those upper middle class options of simply moving house or getting another job. There are few jobs and they are concentrated in the few towns. Pay is low and housing in those towns is expensive, so people live in the sticks.

    But still why was he there ?

    Oh yes, its the BBC. I forgot.

  2. 2 Autonomous Mind 20/01/2011 at 12:54 pm

    I think the only shock here Chris is that it was the WWF and not the BBC’s favourite enviro group, Greenpeace, who were asked for their comments.

  3. 3 Chris 20/01/2011 at 2:44 pm

    Not sure our friends in Greenwar would be invited, they have been a little busy ruining other people’s holidays and therefore are not at all popular at the moment.

  4. 4 Chris 20/01/2011 at 2:46 pm

    PS I forgot to add – not to mention delaying air ambulances at the same time.

    “Airport managing director Kevin Brown said one of the key concerns for staff had been to ensure the departure of an air ambulance.

    He said the flight, bound for Inverness, had been held up by the protesters, but not for a “significant” length of time.

    A Plane Stupid spokesperson said the group left voluntarily on public safety grounds after being informed of the needs of the paediatric team on board.

    A Scottish Ambulance Service spokesperson confirmed: “We received an urgent request for a paediatric team in a fixed wing aircraft to travel from Aberdeen to Inverness to attend to an ill baby. The flight was able to depart Aberdeen airport after a slight delay.”

  5. 5 Jonathan Stuart-Brown 20/01/2011 at 4:12 pm

    Things will not change – short of a miraculous Damascus Road religious revival or God forbid Tunisian Revolution – unless the media centres are once again spread out around The UK and not centralised in West London. Little hinges control the biggest doors. More centres, more places of access, just more osmosis with the real UK public in each locality, makes it much harder for small lobby groups to influence Government policy and Media Thinking out of all proportion to their numbers.

    Political lobbying of MPs to get media infrastructure (BBC, ITV and film studios) spread out in every UK region is vital. The BBC licence fee should be spent in each region in proportion to revenue raised there. Not 85% in West London. ITV must only keep its franchaise for each region if the company with every regional franchaise stops its West London only policy of programme commissioning and production (other than Corrie and Emmerdale).

    More media centre entry points gives views expressed by well read bloggers (Dr Richard A E North, Autonomous Mind) a chance to get mass awareness and balance up the battleplace of ideas on public policy.

  6. 6 Jonathan Stuart-Brown 20/01/2011 at 10:16 pm

    Sheer bliss…please watch and see how at least one BBC comedy team expose the global warming myth and heavy handed tactics of its zealous supporters

    When will they ban 1984 and Animal Farm ?

  7. 7 Chris 20/01/2011 at 10:30 pm

    Of course next week’s Horizon is going to tell us about Science being ‘Under Attack’. You can guess who by ?

    I remember when Horizon used to be about real science. You know, the stuff that was exciting, interesting, cutting edge, well researched and so on. That was in the days when Panorama was a hard hitting investigative news program though.

    if it wasn’t for Junior wanting CBBC and the Mrs and Eastenders I would tell them to shove their licence fee.

  8. 8 Michele 20/01/2011 at 11:02 pm

    I just thought you might like to know of a very unusual slip on Australian TV re Global Warming!

    Living in Brisbane my family and I were evacuated because of the flooding so of course we were glued to the TV to try to find out if our home had been inundated – so to coin a phrase we were ‘channel hopping’.

    Switching to Channel 9 we caught an interview with a weather ‘expert’ explaining the La Nina phenomena which is thought to have caused the very heavy rain creating the floods. It was, he said, all due to the warmer waters off the west coast of South America – and over the last decade the water had been warming considerably – due (of course) to Global Warming. Ho Hum

    So we turned to Channel 7 where – strangely – they too were interviewing a climatologist about the cause of the weather patterns leading to floods. He helpfully explained that the La Nina effect was caused by the temperature of the waters off the coast of Southern America and over the last three years the temperature of the water had been dropping – that is getting cooler which had ‘precipitated the inclement weather leading to our present situation’

    The difference in reporting may have slipped past us normally, but it was the proximity of the two reports which captured all our attention. As another evacuee said – “They haven’t got a bl**dy clue!”

  9. 9 Neal Asher 21/01/2011 at 10:03 am

    Getting rid of the TV licence is the first step. We need to be rid of the propaganda arm of the liberal left pricks running all three main political parties.

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