BBC let Emma Thompson get away with ‘inaccurate’ climate change claims, watchdog finds
Report from the Telegraph:
The BBC must not let on-air guests bamboozle viewers with inaccurate statistics, its watchdog has warned, as it finds Emma Thompson was allowed to spout climate change inaccuracies without challenge.
The BBC Trust found the Oscar-winning actress was permitted to make “inaccurate statements” about temperature rises during a Newsnight appearance, without being properly interrogated.
A report into the BBC’s impartiality found presenters and journalists must do more to challenge statistics and statements by celebrities, politicians and spokesmen who appear on its shows.
The Trust report deals mainly with govt statistics, but it is interesting that it specifically criticises the treatment of Thompson’s claim.
Perhaps they should now go one step further and question why the BBC even allows luvvies like Emma to appear on screen and discuss climate issues.
After all, this is the same BBC that effectively banned Lord Lawson.