Skip to comments.BBC Refusing Airtime to Deniers of Climate Change, Striving for Gender Balance
Posted on 07/07/2014 8:01:54 PM PDT by Up Yours Marxists
BBC report: Impartiality in science coverage does not simply lie in reflecting a wide range of views, but depends on the varying degree of prominence (due weight) such views should be given.
LONDON, July 7 (UPI) --In an internal report released today by the BBC trust addressing the broadcaster's impartiality in science reporting and the gender balance of its contributors and presenters, the BBC has officially taken the position that it will be giving climate change deniers less airtime in an effort to provide more accurate reporting that better reflects the weighted view of the scientific community. When they set out to review the accuracy and impartiality of BBC coverage in 2010, the trust said:
"Scientific developments have the capacity to directly affect us all significantly. Debates relating to everything from climate change to medical advances to DNA technology feature prominently in our public discourse. And ethical, policy and funding questions associated with science arouse strong emotions. As a consequence they often strike at the core of sensitive editorial issues. So it is vital that the BBC's audience enjoys science coverage of the very highest standards."
The commissioned report, which also focused on ensuring BBC science reporting was relying on a wide range of external information sources, found that due to an "over-rigid application of Editorial Guidelines . . . which fails to take into account . . . the non-contentious nature of some stories" science coverage on the BBC, in an effort to be impartial, was giving disproportionate airtime to climate change deniers who represent a small minority of scientific opinion for the sake of false balance debates, which may make for more entertaining television but can ultimately mislead public opinion on important matters.
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Losing the argument? Just move the goal posts.
Another pedophile outed at the BBC, so they have no credibility. Child molesters incorporated
That’s what you get from government-sponsored TV. The views of the politicians and their pseudoscience wizards.
Well, you have to admit that this same tactic worked well for the Catholic Church and Galileo.
Since when is anything unbiased and balanced in the UK?
Galileo, Newton, Einstein — thay all questioned the scientific consensus of the day! And we’re told that one must never do so... Of course science has NOTHING to do with raising questions /sarc
And let's not forget that they had to tamper with their observed results in order to make it conform to their assumptions, an act that would invalidate any "experimental results," had there be real scientists involved, rather than political hacks.
Yes it did... that's one smart organization...'science by majority vote'. Elites know best... Brilliant.
BBC sponsored stake burnings coming soon?