Climategate: The BBC is still pretending not to notice
Damian Thompson – Telegraph.co.uk November 28, 2009
Here’s a blog entry by Robin Horbury from Biased BBC. Most believers in AGW (who I accept include the majority of scientists in this field) acknowledge the significance of the Climategate scandal, breaking as it has on the eve of the Copenhagen summit. But the BBC is holding firm, providing far less than the bare minimum of coverage that licence payers have a right to expect. As Horbury puts it:
So far, the BBC has done virtually nothing about Climategate and, if anything, has cranked up its AGW reporting to fever pitch. This is what Richard Black says on his blog this morning:
As far as I’ve been able to ascertain, climate politics elsewhere remains unimpressed by allegations that the CRU documents undermine the very basis of the forthcoming negotiations; but it’s a question that I will be asking when the Copenhagen talks open.
I don’t where he’s been doing his “ascertaining” (he could try, for simple starters, here, here or here) but such a response … illustrates just how seriously wrong the BBC is on this issue. I will await with interest to hear just how hard he pursues the question he intends to put. But don’t hold your breath. He’ll probably be as tough and persevering as Evan Davis was when he “interviewed” Bob Geldof this morning on Today (that is, he listened admiringly to every word of nonsense he uttered).
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