The BBC is by far and away the worst offender

When it comes to cutting and pasting press releases from the Environment Agency to use as ‘news’ pieces, the BBC is in a class of its own.

Katabasis, the blogger who contributed to the exposure of the Met Office winter 2010 forecast scandal, has undertaken a labour of love to uncover the extent of ‘churnalism’ exhibited by our lavishly funded public service broadcaster and its legion of highly trained churnalists journalists when it comes to environment and climate change stories.

Reading the whole piece on the Katabasis blog is absolutely recommended!

4 Responses to “The BBC is by far and away the worst offender”


  1. 1 Katabasis 23/11/2011 at 8:28 am

    Thanks for the post AM!

  2. 2 StrongUnitedKingdom 23/11/2011 at 8:39 am

    Just read your website. Excellent work Katabasis. Organisations with hidden agendas using lazy Churno’s to spread propaganda. Good to have the detail behind this process.

  3. 3 Edward. 23/11/2011 at 2:30 pm

    Then there’s Louise Gray and Goofrey Lame.

    But Monbiot is altogether a more dangerous shark, at least he has a brain, though I am loath to so concede.

  4. 4 Katabasis 24/11/2011 at 7:10 pm

    Thanks StrongUK

    I’m hoping as I go through more organisations’ press releases I should build up a very detailed and usefully comparative picture indeed.

    Edward – as the data is now sitting in text form on my hard drive I think I will come back to it at some point at start looking at individual journalists’ (such as Louise Gray)’s contributions to all this….


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