It’s pretty darn unusual for the BBC website to cover the death of a local Church of England vicar; in fact, pretty much their only interest in Christianity and our established religion these days is in gay bishops. When I was in BBC local radio, it was only when a local bishop popped his clogs that we reached for our microphones.

Unless, that is, he’s a revered green camapigner. Such, apparently, was the Reverend Hereward Cooke, a vicar in the Norwich area, who cycled the 150 miles to Copenhagen to attend the UN summit in December, and there, tragically, died in his sleep. I’ve nothing against Mr Cooke, I am sure he was a god-fearing chap, though it is a pity that he thought ‘climate change’ so important.

But to the BBC, of course, he’s a saint. Any mention of ‘green’ and ‘climate change’ – no matter how inconsequential – is front page news.

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  1. Asuka Langley Soryu says:

    I am sure he was a god-fearing chap…

    Maybe, maybe not. It isn’t a criterion of being an Anglican vicar. Besides, he had a more important religion to devote his life to: The First Church of Environmentology. 


  2. Asuka Langley Soryu says:

    By the way, I think your link is broked.


  3. Will says:

    Of course the BBC must be biased in favour of the Warmists – you see, according to Humphrys there is no cost to following the Warmists prescription

    if the sceptics are wrong, then it’s our children and grandchildren ad infinitum who will pay the price. That’s the clincher for me.
    And if it’s the believers who are wrong and billions of people do not actually starve or drown as the planet heats up to boiling point – well, we may pass on to our children a world that is less dependent on a dwindling supply of fossil fuels and less wasteful. That can’t be too bad, can it?



    • Asuka Langley Soryu says:

      The boiling point? The boiling point of what? Water? Holy shit, these people are crazy.


    • Marky says:

      It will be “our children and grandchildren ad infinitum who will pay the price.” with the heroic BBC doing their part.


  4. On the linked BBC report was written:

    A separate service was held at St Peter Mancroft church in Norwich for those unable to travel to Blakeney.


    I think that weather conditions were not amenable for travel to Blakeney.


  5. Jack Bauer says:

    I suppose the Warm Mongers have blamed the trendy bicycling vicar’s death on Global Warming.

    And why not. They blame everything else.


    • deegee says:

      Global Warming alarmism killed him. If it wasn’t for his attempt for lower his carbon footprint he would have taken a plane like every one else at Copenhagen and survived!


      Or not. He was seventy years old.


      • Jack Bauer says:

        You’ve convinced me!

        One shouldn’t laugh… he he he he.

        On yer Bike, Hereward


  6. DG says:

    A very quick search produces the following selection of the BBC coverage of other priests that have died. Can’t see any of them spoke of green issues etc. But still, lets not allow facts to get in the way.








    I came to this site to get look for some genuine opinions on the bias of the BBC. What did i find? A selection of nuts seemingly from the Daily Mail website comments section who just want to back up their moans with the Daily Mails usual method of proving something – assumptions, half truths, selective use of facts and ignorance. Bravo.

    If anyone can point me in the direction of a genuine BBC/Bias website or blog, please advise



  7. Jack Bauer says:

    I do hope he’s having a real GREEN funeral.

    That is: leaving his body on the Cathedral steps to be eaten by wild animals, birds, cats and dogs and other small furry rodents.


  8. John Anderson says:

    John Horne Tooke

    Thanks for ripping apart DG’s list of links.  Sweet.


  9. DG says:

    Whilst i welcome criticism of the BBC, surely it needs to be put into perspective rather than coming accross as more obsessed than the BBC is about global warming?! I accept some of the above were more controversial than others, but that was a quick search – there will be more on BOTH sides.
    If a fairly oldish person (eg. a priest) was cycling to the world cup for example in Germany a few years ago, he would more than likely get coverage – its a little bit different. If he died a week or two afterwards, that funeral would then be covered. Perspective