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BBC Bias & Macron

January 18, 2019

By Paul Homewood

 

At the risk of sounding like Tony Blackburn (!), here are some requests from readers:

 

BBC

I have been asked to update where we are with the proposed complaint to OFCOM, concerning the BBC’s bias over climate change.

I have been told that it is still being put together, and hopefully will be ready to submit in the not too distant future.

 

Macron

Just over a year ago, Macron promised to spend up to $70m extra on climate research, specifically to employ US scientists, who did not feel loved by Donald Trump.

I have not heard anything more about it since then.

Has anybody heard anything?

 

BBC Petition

And last but definitely not least, there is a Petition to the UK Govt, calling for a public inquiry into BBC bias.

 

To sign it, click on the link below:

 https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/234797

14 Comments
  1. The Man at the Back permalink
    January 18, 2019 12:41 pm

    “To sign it, click on the link below:”

    Done

  2. tim leeney permalink
    January 18, 2019 12:51 pm

    Likewise, and emailed my MP to advise.

  3. Andrew permalink
    January 18, 2019 12:51 pm

    I think this reply was for the last petition mentioned:

    The Government has responded to the petition you signed – “Public inquiry into the bias in the BBC”.
    Government responded:
    The BBC has a duty to deliver impartial, accurate news coverage and content under its Charter. Perceived editorial bias at the BBC is a matter for Ofcom as the independent regulator, not government.
    Impartiality is a key part of the BBC’s mission set out in the BBC Charter. The BBC’s mission is ‘to act in the public interest, serving all audiences through the provision of impartial, high quality and distinctive output and services which inform, educate and entertain’.One of the BBC’s public purposes is to ensure that news and current affairs content is impartial, provided to the highest editorial standards, and offers a range and depth of analysis and content not available elsewhere.
    It is for the BBC Board, not government, to set editorial standards and ensure the quality and impartiality of all BBC’s content. BBC Editorial Guidelines sets out that impartiality lies at the heart of the BBC’s commitment to audiences. The BBC Director-General is the editor-in-chief with final responsibility for BBC editorial matters of the BBC.
    The BBC is independent of government and regulated by Ofcom. It is for Ofcom to hold the BBC to account on a range of areas, including perceived BBC bias. The BBC must comply with the Ofcom Broadcasting Code which contains rules for broadcasters on due impartiality and due accuracy and undue prominence of views and opinions. Ofcom sets the BBC operating licence which contains conditions it considers necessary for requiring the BBC to meet its mission and public purposes.
    Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport.
    Click this link to view the response online:
    https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/234797?reveal_response=yes
    The Petitions Committee will take a look at this petition and its response. They can press the government for action and gather evidence. If this petition reaches 100,000 signatures, the Committee will consider it for a debate.
    The Committee is made up of 11 MPs, from political parties in government and in opposition. It is entirely independent of the Government. Find out more about the Committee: https://petition.parliament.uk/help#petitions-committee
    Thanks,
    The Petitions team

    • Derek Buxton permalink
      January 18, 2019 4:01 pm

      Yes, I read that rather stupid excuse to wriggle out of it. As OFCOM was imposed by Government, then when there is a problem ignored by OFCOM the government should sort out OFCOM, it is their responsability!

  4. January 18, 2019 12:55 pm

    Macron’s first 18 scientists in exile were named in an article published a year ago
    https://www.sciencesetavenir.fr/pr-alessandra-giannini_1
    I haven’t heard anything about them since

  5. Jack Broughton permalink
    January 18, 2019 1:02 pm

    As an extra question for anyone with up to date info:
    What is the latest in the Mickey Mouse cases (sorry Michael Mann)?

  6. Kelvin Vaughan permalink
    January 18, 2019 1:58 pm

    The BBC News at lunchtime was giving reasons for the shortage of pills. One reason they gave was Brexit. They then had an expert on who said there was no evidence that Brexit was havinf any effect. So why did the BBC mention Brexit in the first place?

  7. Lezz permalink
    January 18, 2019 3:50 pm

    It would be nice if someone were to produce a set top box which filtered out BBC programmes. That would may life a lot easier for those of us who no longer wish to pay for the burgeoning Liberal bias, propoganda and downright lies being spouted by the BBC.

  8. Bitter@twisted permalink
    January 18, 2019 5:33 pm

    Signed

  9. January 18, 2019 6:08 pm

    Hello Paul.
    There is a report from Civitas called ‘The Brussels Broadcasting Corporation’ that I am sure you will be interested in. Although focused on the pro-EU bias of the BBC you will recognise many aspects of the BBC behaviour when dealing with the subject of global warming.

    The report is here and can be downloaded as a pdf:

    https://bit.ly/2HjW9wO

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