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By Paul Homewood

Too left wing by BBC standards! Crikey!

From The Times:

The BBC’s climate editor has been labelled a “campaigner” by colleagues after he was found in breach of editorial rules for the second time in less than six months.

Justin Rowlatt, the BBC’s first climate editor, was spoken to by executives after he reported misleading claims about extreme weather in a Panorama documentary last November.
An investigation by the BBC executive complaints unit (ECU) found that the programme wrongly stated that weather-related deaths were increasing and that Madagascar was on the brink of the world’s first climate-induced famine.
“The Justin Rowlatt stuff is grim. These are not ‘mistakes’; he’s a campaigner,” one BBC source said. Another person said, despite the ruling against Rowlatt, campaign-like reporting had become more permissible at the BBC amid the climate emergency (sic).

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Unfortunately the rest is behind a paywall, but you get the drift.

It is a fact that the BBC Environmental Department has to all intents and purposes gone rogue in recent years. It believes that it is immune from normal BBC editorial standards. It appears that others in the BBC are getting fed up with their self-righteousness.



May 13, 2022