After today’s highly politicised, one sided broadcasting by the BBC now might be the time to consider legal action against the BBC, individual journalists, Tony Hall and the BBC Trust for a blatant breach of its charter obligations…obligations enshrined in law.
The IPCC released its summary of the Fifth Assessment Report on climate change.
The BBC released a torrent of ‘on message’ propaganda on behalf of the IPCC in what could be one of the most shameless abuses of power and betrayal of its ethos that the BBC has so far indulged itself in.
This wasn’t reporting, there was no debate, there was no critical analysis, just blanket coverage and acceptance of everything the IPCC said. We had scientist after scientist brought in to push the same line…the BBC presenters were there merely to keep the flow going without pause and to applaud when necessary.
During the day I know of only two sceptics who were brought in…one was Andrew Montford, aka Bishop HIll who was given a couple of minutes on Sheila Fogarty’s show and then Professor Bob Carter on 5Live Drive (17:45)….but just listen to the tone of the presenter in contrast to the obsequious, deferential treatment pro-AGW scientists or advocates received.
Carter was told that he possessed a ‘dangerous state of mind’ ….and asked ‘Don’t you worry about the future’.
From that you can see that the presenter was not there to listen and weigh up information, he had already made up his own mind…the world is in danger….and sceptics are ‘deniers’.
Consider a scenario…one where Roger Harrabin admits he is a convinced socialist and member of the Labour Party. He admits he has tried for years to convince people that Labour policies are the only viable course available for the country.
Imagine he succeeds in persuading the BBC to agree that he is correct and that he can set up an organisation that runs seminars designed to persuade fellow journalists that Labour policies are credible and that not only should they shape their programmes to reflect those policies in a positive light but that they should deny other political parties any airtime to debate their policies.
You don’t have to imagine that…because that is precisley how the BBC has proceeded to ‘report’ on climate change.
And Roger Harrabin has been at the centre of that ‘fix’.
If it had been a political party which had been ‘adopted’ by Harrabin and its policies openly and relentlessly promoted by the BBC you might imagine the outcry.
And yet the very same abuse of the BBC’s dominant position in broadcasting and on the web has gone almost unnoticed, at least by the people who have the power to do something about it.
But of course many of them also have vested interests in promoting climate change.
Which is why the only recourse is legal action against the BBC for breaching its legal obligations.
Perhaps the GWPF would step up and take the BBC on?