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BBC Told to Cut Back and Not Give ‘Undue Attention’ to Climate Skeptic Perspective
The Blaze ^ | July 7 2014 | Liz Klimas

Posted on 07/07/2014 8:37:56 AM PDT by PoloSec

A recent report criticized a major U.K. broadcasting company for providing too much of the perspective against man-made global warming in its news coverage.

BBC Trust, which is the governing body of the BBC, released a report Thursday that evaluated the news company’s coverage of science impartiality.

“… ‘over-rigid’ (as Professor Steve Jones described it) application of the Editorial Guidelines on impartiality in relation to science coverage, which fails to take into account what he regards as the ‘non-contentious’ nature of some stories and the need to avoid giving ‘undue attention to marginal opinion’. Professor Jones cites … the existence of man-made climate change as [an] example of this point,” the report stated of the conclusions made by Jones, who conducted the review.

This is not to say that critical opinions should be excluded from coverage of certain scientific topics, but the BBC Trust stated that coverage should not only “reflect the weight of scientific agreement but it should also reflect the existence of critical views appropriately.”

“Judging the weight of scientific agreement correctly will mean that the BBC avoids the ‘false balance’ between fact and opinion identified by Professor Jones,” the report stated.

At the same time of this report coming out, the U.K.’s Independent reported that a BBC radio station was criticized for

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1 posted on 07/07/2014 8:37:56 AM PDT by PoloSec
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To: PoloSec

These Climate Change Proponents must have a huge financial stake in Green Energy as they try to cut off debate at avery turn. Anybody that thinks it isn’t all about the money is smoking some of that stuff sold in Colorado.


2 posted on 07/07/2014 8:41:55 AM PDT by Old Retired Army Guy
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To: PoloSec

Settled science!

A thought crime to think about it!


3 posted on 07/07/2014 8:42:41 AM PDT by DUMBGRUNT
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To: PoloSec

There is a huge gathering planned in (I think) Las Vegas, for scientists who believe the Climate issues are the biggest fraud ever.


4 posted on 07/07/2014 8:44:16 AM PDT by The Final Harvest (True the Vote: " MY AMERICA, ... I'm terrified it's slipping away.")
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To: PoloSec

The BBC and others are getting run over by the facts, and I’ve got to say that I’m enjoying it.

“The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s most accurate, up-to-date temperature data confirm the United States has been cooling for at least the past decade.”

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3176869/posts


5 posted on 07/07/2014 8:54:02 AM PDT by Balding_Eagle (I am a proud citizen of an idea called America.)
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To: PoloSec
Can't mention refutation of climate change. Can't mention Pakistani crimes. It makes you wonder what is or has been on the BBC's forbidden list.

Churchill was largely excluded from the BBC before WW II. If the truth of what he had to say about Hitler had been broadcast, could the war have been either prevented or prepared for? How many died in that war because of the BBC's pre-war policy? And what horrors will occur because of the BBC's malignant neglect of the truth.

6 posted on 07/07/2014 9:13:36 AM PDT by KarlInOhio (The IRS: either criminally irresponsible in backup procedures or criminally responsible of coverup.)
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To: PoloSec

Not really a big surprise


7 posted on 07/07/2014 9:15:57 AM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: CyberAnt

probably get very little press


8 posted on 07/07/2014 9:17:04 AM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: PoloSec
avoids the ‘false balance’ between fact and opinion ...

Where, by definition, "fact" equals whatever Warmists say, and "opinion" equals actual data such as cooling for the last decade, warmest year readjusted to 1936, etc, etc...

July 1936 reinstated as warmest month

9 posted on 07/07/2014 9:23:25 AM PDT by C210N (When people fear government there is tyranny; when government fears people there is liberty)
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To: KarlInOhio

1.5 billion muslims can’t be wrong ....


10 posted on 07/07/2014 9:31:22 AM PDT by TexasGator
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To: PoloSec

Not good news for Jeremy Clarkson on Top Gear


11 posted on 07/07/2014 9:44:10 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: PoloSec

“Shut Up!”, they explained.


12 posted on 07/07/2014 10:09:15 AM PDT by wbill
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To: GeronL

“probably get very little press”

I’m not so sure about that.

The other day - while checking out C-SPAN, I discovered a meeting by people against gun control. It was very informative, and I learned a lot.

Andrew Branca, “The Laws of Self Defense”. He said, “If liberals didn’t lie, they wouldn’t have anything to say.”

Larry Pratt, Ex Dir of Gun Owners of America.

John Lott, “More guns, Less Crime” .. Crime Prevention Research Center (founder and president).

And, Nick Adams, who wrote “American Boomarang”. He was on FOX the other day .. and I can tell I need to read this book.

I had never heard of these people before .. but now I can get Nick’s book, and glean from the teachings of the others.


13 posted on 07/07/2014 11:19:16 PM PDT by The Final Harvest (True the Vote: " MY AMERICA, ... I'm terrified it's slipping away.")
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