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Fracking In N Yorks Gets Go Ahead

May 24, 2016

By Paul Homewood  




Fracking got the go yesterday from North Yorkshire County Council, on which more later.

But you really must watch this gem from Look North, the BBC regional news programme, last night. Energy expert, Professor Ian Fells is interviewed at 5 minutes in.

Watch the po-faced interviewer get her cumuppance!


I bet they don’t invite him back on any time soon!

  1. NeilC permalink
    May 24, 2016 10:10 am

    I had to switch off Radio 4 Today programme this morning. I have never heard such bias reporting in all my life. Of course it was by that activist Horrorbin.

    Contoversial – no it isn’t; Pollution – no, it is well regulated so there will not be any; House price falls – funny how Sandbanks near Bournemouth has the highest house prices in the UK even with Wytch Farm on it’s doorstep.

    To say the least the BBC is a total and utter propaganda broadcaster. They really do need to remove the first B in their acronym and replace it with a P, as they do not represent this fine country one iota.

    • Tim Hammond permalink
      May 24, 2016 10:20 am

      TO be sort of fair to the BBC, I don’t think they consciously spread propaganda in much of their output (they do sometimes). The problem is that much of the BBC equates protest with being right.

      It simply never crosses the minds of much of the BBC that say Greenpeace might not actually have truth and facts on its side, and that a business might actually care about polluting groundwater.

      It sees the world in the simplistic black and white of Corbyn and Livingstone.

      • May 25, 2016 5:15 am

        au contraire I’m afraid….

        Propagandising is the default setting – take a look at 28gate – it will I suspect have you modifying your view of the honesty and motivation of the state broadcaster.

  2. David Richardson permalink
    May 24, 2016 10:20 am

    Yes the last thing you need is an expert, they tend to tell the truth. We can’t have that now can we.

    Horrobin told us on the Radio 2 news earlier that people don’t want fracking, they would much rather have subsidised wind and solar farms. Oh he forgot mention the subsidies and higher energy bills – strange that.

  3. May 24, 2016 10:23 am

    That video is not available outside of the UK
    but I found this Youtube video

    he recent recent uproar about ethane emissions from shale gas production is overblown

    • AndyG55 permalink
      May 24, 2016 10:45 am

      ok chaam.. now you have just ruined my comment below. !! 😦

    • AndyG55 permalink
      May 24, 2016 10:48 am

      Tell you what though, Chaam… they really look like the pillars of society, don’t they..

      On another forum, I mentioned the word DEVOLUTION.

    • May 24, 2016 11:19 am

      No that is not really relevant , it;s just a protesters propaganda’s not the same as the BBC presenter getting caught out

  4. AndyG55 permalink
    May 24, 2016 10:44 am

    From movies I’ve seen.. most people in NY spent most of their time fracking ..

    or am I thinking of another word. ?

  5. AndyG55 permalink
    May 24, 2016 10:46 am

    oopsy.. I read N Yorks… as New York.

    I blame the Jacobs Creek Shiraz. !

  6. Ben Vorlich permalink
    May 24, 2016 11:23 am

    Did the BBC mention the close proximity of Flamingo Land Theme park to this site? Kirby Misperton is less than half a mile from Flamingo Land. Apparently everyone teleports to Flamingo Land creating zero pollution and noise.

  7. May 24, 2016 11:23 am

    The BBC totally fails to get the economic argument, UK fracking won’t change the price of gas, but it is a wealth creating activity, something the country needs to pay for its vast public sector, which includes the BBC.

    Fracking should be covered by the business department of the BBC, not by the political activists at environment.

  8. May 24, 2016 1:01 pm

    Meanwhile on this side of the Atlantic, ExxonMobil shareholders will vote tomorrow on a climate change proposition. Here is what they are considering, and the notions promoted by warming activists.

  9. CheshireRed permalink
    May 24, 2016 1:18 pm

    When the eco-green fruit-loops were pushing so-called ‘renewables’ they cited an energy mix as being ‘essential’. Along comes another source and lo! – they don’t like this one. Funny how only their ‘approved’ energy sources are allowed into the sacred energy mix.

  10. May 24, 2016 3:42 pm

    Thanks for the link to “Look North”, it was great to see Ian Fells dealing with a foolish reporter: I’ve not seen him in years.

  11. May 25, 2016 5:22 am

    The BBC link is dead – Paul – if you want any BBC content edited / copied over to youtube (for posterity / educational purposes) – drop me an email.

    BBC regional programming has been used to push out dodgy propaganda for ages – they like it because its been historically few people who have the capability to capture the poop’n scoot 24 hour availability content….

    • May 25, 2016 9:32 am

      Yes, the Look North stuff automatically expires after 24 hours unfortunately

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