The BBC was once supposedly a fine, respected news organisation, a public body that attempted to maintain the highest standards of impartiality, balance and accuracy. All that, even the pretence of all that, has gone out of the window in these days of relativity when one man’s terrorist is the BBC’s freedom fighter and the insidious corrupting effect of political correctness, which is anything but, being more about lies and cover up than truth in order not to hurt the feelings of the guilty.
That once fine body is now putrifying and rotten, corrupted by the very people charged with protecting the BBC’s privileged and elevated status, a status only given to it on the condition it maintained those standards of impartiality, balance and accuracy. Vast sums of money going into the pockest of the BBC’s new ‘elite’, moral arrogance and superiority, the sneering at those who don’t subscribe to the BBC’s views (and why should it have any?), the belief that they are the chosen ones ordained to lead the unthinking, unwashed masses out of the ignorance they dwell in, all have led to the corrupting of the BBC and its basic principles of producing news that people could rely upon as true.
If ever there was a time when a review of the BBC was needed it is now as the BBC sinks ever faster into self-reverence and hubris to protect the privileges of the gilded eilite who milk the BBC and its licence funds filling their own pockets whilst also exploiting the BBC’s reputation and facilities to peddle their own propaganda about politics, war and climate.
A prime example would be the BBC’s climate change reporting, now as corrupt and untrustworthy as anything produced by the state-run news organisations of the Soviet Union. We know that Roger Harrabin was in receipt of money from the climate change propaganda unit, the Tyndall Centre, which admitted the funds were to help create pro-climate change news and block news that was unhelpful to the cause….
Email 2496 explains why the Tyndall Centre funded the Harrabin/Smith seminars – the Real World seminars of the Cambridge Media and Environment Programme
Did anyone hear Stott vs. Houghton on Today, radio 4 this morning? Woeful stuff really. This is one reason why Tyndall is sponsoring the Cambridge Media/Environment Programme to starve this type of reporting at source
Those seminars, signed off by Lord Hall, were highly successful in steering the BBC’s reporting along the road to becoming nothing more than a vehicle for disseminating climate change propaganda.
The BBC’s Harrabin worked in cahoots with a climate activist, Joe Smith, in order to pervert the BBC’s narrative and Harrabin admits his wish is to do the same world-wide…
“The seminars have been publicly credited with catalysing significant changes in the tone and content of BBC outputs across platforms and with leading directly to specific and major innovations in programming,” – Dr Joe Smith
“It has had a major impact on the willingness of the BBC to raise these issues for discussion. Joe Smith and I are now wondering whether we can help other journalists to perform a similar role in countries round the world” – Roger Harrabin
With such obvious evidence of blatant corruption can we expect the politicians running the BBC Charter review to hold the BBC to account and for things to change? Hmmm…unlikely as the government sees the BBC as a useful tool in its own climate change campaign….funding Harrabin to produce yet more propaganda…..
Roger Harrabin | Changing Climate | 8pm
@BBCRadio4. Roger is currently supporting OU-led project Stories of Change: http://www.open.edu/openlearn/nature-environment/the-environment/creative-climate/stories-change/about-stories-change?ONSCM=scm015&MEDIA=scm015ncomgen_tw143 …
‘An enterprising newsdesk might enquire how much the BBC spends on politically correct courses and who runs them. As for Cardinal Harrabin — for that would have been his rank in Galileo’s day — times are good. He has landed a sideline with the Open University, doing a series of climate-change interviews. We are paying. The £1.5 million project is being funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council, a quango run by scientists and ‘parented’ by Sajid Javid’s Business Department. Sajid will be proud to see his budget being used in this important way.’
So much for the BBC’s claims of independence…not from government, nor from lobby groups.
The events of the last week should provide yet more compelling evidence that illustrate the BBC’s complete failure to maintain even a semblance of integrity and honour.
Consider the reaction of the BBC Trust to Quentin Lett’s ‘What is the point of?’ programme about the Met. Office…
A Radio 4 programme that claimed that the Met Office had exaggerated the threat posed by global warming as part of its “political lobbying” has been found guilty of serious breaches of the BBC’s editorial guidelines.
The BBC Trust said that What’s the Point of the Met Office?, broadcast on August 5 and hosted by the journalist Quentin Letts, had “failed to make clear that the Met Office’s underlying views on climate change science were supported by the majority of scientists”.
Much of the complaining was orchestrated by the BBC’s very own Roger Harrabin…and yet he is not censured at all…Quentin Letts tells us that…
‘All hell broke out. Cataracts and hurricanoes! The Met Office itself was unfazed but the eco-lobby, stirred by BBC environment analyst Roger Harrabin, went nuts.’
‘BBC journalists are meant to be impartial, but climate change hack Roger Harrabin is whipping up criticism online among Greens of a programme made by his own employer. Radio 4’s What’s The Point Of . . . ?, looked at alleged politicisation of the Met Office.
The show was made by the Mail’s Quentin Letts. ‘From what I can gather, Comrade Harrabin has blown his top,’ Letts says. ‘All the hot gas he is producing may rupture the ozone layer.’’
Given that, as the Telegraph says, ‘The What’s the Point of…? strand is a light-hearted, provocative show that takes on British institutions, asking what purpose they serve.’, what did the BBC expect…and have all the other such programmes about other institutions also been deemed to have broken broadcasting rules? No of course not.
And remember this is the BBC that dumped the Met. Office.
It seems that the Trust has itself been guilty of breaking a few rules here and has selected one programme to censure at the behest of the climate change lobbyists led by the BBC’s very own Harrabin who as I say seems to have escaped any opprobrium himself despite his clearly one sided approach to reporting climate change.
Then consider this morning’s ‘A point of view’ by anti-war and climate campaigner Sarah Dunant…one of those media luvvies who think their opinion is more valuable than those held by the rest of us because she is famous to a greater or lesser degree…ala Cumberbatch.
A more one sided and provocative rant in its half truths and distortions we could not expect to hear on RT or Press TV…and yet it’s on the ‘respected’ BBC. Will the BBC Trust be investigating? No of course not…Dunant is fully onboard the BBC narrative being anti the Iraq war, pro climate change and full of excuses for Muslim terrorists…Muslims naturally being the victims of the West’s policies and in this programme Dunant manages to link all of them together….the Iraq war, terrorism and eco disaster. Bingo.
It is one of the most outrageous pieces of conspiracy theory driven tripe you’ll ever come across and yet this is in effect the BBC’s own narrative on these issues. Listen and weep.
Time for the BBC to be put to bed and Lord Hall to be dragged either into court for breaching the legal requirement to produce impartial news or in front of a committee of MPs who aren’t afraid of the BBC’s power and reach.
Interesting to note just how important the Greens think the BBC is to the cause claiming the Met. Office, a main contributor to the IPCC, used the resources and authority of the BBC to provide credibility and backing for its narrative….and disaster, all that influence and power is gone.