THE REVOLTING MS FOX

Fiona Fox, Ray Snoddy’s interviewee on Newswatch, who is clearly a pivotal figure in setting the parameters of BBC science coverage generally and climate change in particular, has precisely the credentials the BBC looks for in its “experts” (an area of responsibility, incidentally, that Sue Inglish manages). Her degree was in meejah studies at the Polytechnic of Central London (just down the road from Broadcasting House in Portland Place). Then she cut her teeth in the Revolutionary Communist Party; moved on to the press office of that quintissential qango, the EOC, and then joined CAFOD, a Roman Catholic Charity that has sold its soul to climate change fanaticism. From there she took up her present role as a science “expert” and now works cosily with Ceri Thomas, the editor of Today. This is all beyond parody. (h/tip Barry Wood)

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20 Responses to THE REVOLTING MS FOX

  1. Martin says:

    Can’t wait ot fly on the first aircraft designed by one of these so called “scientists”

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  2. Jack Bauer says:

    It’s all one giant, happy, leftist BBC circle-jerk of corruption.

    Come on in kids. The water’s lovely!  

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  3. hippiepooter says:

    In that RCP link I couldn’t find anything that links Fiona Fox to them, but this does, and this extremely interesting piece does (it states she was an apologist for genocide in Rwanda), and this does.

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    • hippiepooter says:

      Her colleagues at ‘Sense about Science’ are worth looking at as well:-

       

      Tracey Brown, Managing Director: According to ‘Spin Profiles’ an associate of the LM Group, comprised of people involved with the RCP and the defunct ‘Living Marxism’.

       

      Ellen Raphael, Director:  LM Group

       

      The interesting thing about ‘Sense for Science’ is that their pro-GM, which does seem an anomaly with being being pro-MMGW as well.

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  4. DP111 says:

     From there she took up her present role as a science “expert” and now works cosily with Ceri Thomas, the editor of Today. This is all beyond parody. (h/tip Barry Wood)
     
    Its the same everywhere.

    From EU Referendum, I got to know that the current chair of CAA (civil aviation authority) has no knowledge of airplanes or aviation. apart from traveling by air.  From what I can gather SHE has no backgound in hard science such Physics or engineering . In fact I doubt if she has an A-level in Physics.

    What we are seeing is the consequence of dumbing down in education and the politics. Because of this, people are appointed to high level positions, in jobs they have no experience or even a modicum of working knowledge. All they have are qualifications that one needs to succeed in present day UK – the right gender, ethnicity or religion.

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    • John Horne Tooke says:

      What seems to be happening here is that “journalists” and “media people” are using science for their own ends. Harrabin seemed to have lead the way when he founded the Cambridge Media and Environment Programme to “help” the media on reporting scientific issues. They mould the “debate” to meet their particular biases. Harrabin and his friends have no background in science so they bring political terminologhy into the “debate” by using words such as “consensus” If you are favoured by Harrabin you get your message across on the BBC if not you are marginalised and mocked by Harrabins sidekick Black.

      Fiona Foxs outfit (and her sister Clares) are no different – what they are doing is using access to the media as a political tool and a cash cow for themselves.

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      • John Anderson says:

        I dream of the days when all these fauz pressure groups did not exist – and all the leaches had to go work for a living.

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  5. Dazed-and-Confused says:

    This is fast becoming beyond parody with the BBC. I’ll vote for any major political party (Including U.K.I.P. that will openly give assurances that the BBC are disbanded in their current format, and left to make their own way in the world, just like everybody else.

    They’re a disgrace to Britain outside Socialist circles, and a disgrace to the democratic process, however laughable that may be in the current climate.

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  6. John Horne Tooke says:

    More about Fox here

    http://spinprofiles.org/index.php/Fiona_Fox

    It makes you wonder if the BBC actually check the qualifications of the people they bring in as “independant experts”.

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    • hippiepooter says:

      I’m sure its nothing they would bat an eyelid at.

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      • John Horne Tooke says:

        Sorry hippiepooter – You covered everything in your previous blog – must have missed that

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    • John Anderson says:

      That’s amazing !

      Maybe Ray Snoddy at Newswatch should be told – and asked to do a further interview with someone less brazen.  Because right now Ray looks like a total mug,  naive.  Paid by us to be a watchdog – he looks toothless on this one.

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      • Mailman says:

        You know that will never happen because the BBC is only interested in one side of the debate…and unfortunately the truth isnt on that side of the Mann Made Global Warming ™ debate!

        Mailman

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  7. Barry Wood says:

    An article about the Rwandan genocide that Fiona Fox wrote for Living Marxism magazine came under blistering criticism from the Guardian’s
    Chris McGreal.
    He noted that Fox’s article entitled “Massacring the Truth” in Rwanda bent over backwards to downplay the genocidal aspects and to say that both sides were responsible for human rights abuses in a tribal conflict.
    McGreall wrote “The genocide deniers are as diverse as their motives. Elements of the Roman Catholic church have a vested interest in underplaying the political organisation and extent of the slaughter. The more the killings are portrayed as chaotic, spontaneous and committed by both sides, the less responsibility the church has to take for the role of its archbishop, who was a de facto member of the Hutu government, and those bishops and priests who encouraged mass murder. There are still bishops in Rwanda who refuse to call the slaughter by its true name.

    ….Those who want an end to the pursuit of Slobodan Milosevic and his cohorts to stand trial in the Hague have an interest in discrediting both international tribunals. Therefore they must pretend there was no genocide in Rwanda even if it means yet again denying the suffering of Africans.”
    Guardian. March 20, 2000.
     It might be worth noting that Fiona Fox was a press officer for CAFOD when she wrote the article.  Readers with long memories will recall that Living Marxism magazine was a key denier of stories of Serbian atrocities.

    Which leaves an interesting question for the Science Council. Would they employ a former member of a far-right group
    who had a history of holocaust denial, in such a senior media position?

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  8. Guest Who says:

    They couldn’t resist, could they?

    The daft Newswatch is already a joke with its time slot, but in trying to show ‘balance’ the BBC seem to feel getting the avuncular Mr. Snoddy to pose mild ‘Don’t you think..?’ critiques, to which a grumpy bozo in a blazer gets wheeled out at crack of dawn to say ”No, we looked at it and it’s fine’.

    All to an audience of…how many?

    Yet by sneaking out this rigged effort they seem to have pushed things a smidge too far, and into the limelight.

    Well done that man!

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    • John Anderson says:

      I agree.  Newswatch is mostly a fraud.  There seems to be damn-all research,  just a load of pat answers and flannel.  The BBC is NOT being held to account.

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  9. deegee says:

    Two BBC pet biases, Climate Change and Barak Obama are tied together in the story of Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Cathy Zoi and a huge conflict of interests. More Global Warming Profiteering by Obama Energy Official

    Don’t seem to read anything about it on the BBC despite their interest in Environmental Issues and the POTS.

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  10. Natsman says:

    Is there no-one or no organisation who/which is totally impartial without an axe to grind any more?  It seems every organisation is riddled with fraudulent, incompetent, money grabbing, ignorant and self-important “grandees” who have an agenda, and who only promote ideas that fit into their own ideologies, whether or not they achieve anything useful.  The resulting mega-expensive, pointless  fall-out of their erroneous and stupid proclamations and directives reverberates around the world, and every single thing they touch falls apart and/or costs the earth – and it’s OUR money they are running away with, and it’s OUR freedoms which are inevitably compromised. Is there NOTHING we can do to wrest back control of our own lives from these self-indulging fools?  WHY do we have to put up with it, and for how long?

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    • John Horne Tooke says:

      The reason for the present state of affairs is Parliament. New Labour were unable to govern, Tony Blair was a front man with no idea how to run a pub never mind a country. So they let unelected quangos run the show. Just like the unelected commissars of the USSR they were (and are) allowed to dictate how people lived. 
       
      The only way to break the hold of these unelected marxists is to restore democracy. If our representatives actually served the people through a democratic parliament, these quangos could not survive. 
       
      The elections now, have nothing to do with people wanting to represent their fellow countrymen, the EU runs Britain and they know it. This election is for who will get voted into a club where there is a lot of money to be had. EU and quangos will “govern” MPs don’t have to do anything. Could you imaging 20 years ago questions in the House about dustbin collections? All parliament is now is a glorified and expensive borough council. 
       
      Just look at some of Camerons A-List, young girls just out of university standing for parliament – if MPs were there to represent the people’s interests would they actually pick people who are still wet behind the ears? I don’t think so.

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