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When In A Hole, Stop Digging!

February 26, 2021

By Paul Homewood


 You will no doubt recall this video from the BBC last week!





Needless to say I filed a complaint, and have just received their first fobbing off response:





Clearly young Donal has great trouble in reading!


Naturally I have fired back with my second complaint!

  1. grammarschoolman permalink
    February 26, 2021 10:32 am

    Young Donal also doesn’t know how to use apostrophes, which sums up how far the BBC has fallen in recent years.

  2. February 26, 2021 10:55 am

    I read their reply and wonder how they ever passed what used to be called GCE O level

    • February 26, 2021 11:09 am

      City and Guilds Hod Carrying ( Assist 3rd Grade)

      • Peter Lucey permalink
        February 26, 2021 2:21 pm

        That at least would be of practical use.

  3. February 26, 2021 11:08 am

    Paul and other fellow miscreants. I hope like myself you have challenged the stock fob off line “Please note the BBC is not responsible for the content on external websites”. They also have tried “The BBC is not responsible for the opinions of people outside of the BBC organization”.

    Both of these statements are invalid and unacceptable because the BBC DOES clearly pick and chose what it publishes and I now include a statement about that in any complaint to prevent it being used. It is a pathetic and disingenuous response when they are clearly only promoting any opinion supporting the science free paradigm of AGM. Never do we see the BBC publish either alternative views OR rebuttals of claims, it is 100% only one way.

    I have also challenged them for posting opeds items under science and the environment which are not scientific in nature but opinions and as such have no scientific validity whatsoever.

    • bobn permalink
      February 26, 2021 12:48 pm

      You correctly identify that the BBC does not allow a diversity of opinions. Since it is a current fashion that we must ‘promote diversity’, I think its essential the anti-diversity BBC are given compulsory diversity training 😉

      • glen ferrier permalink
        February 26, 2021 10:30 pm

        Make them all watch Fox News 4 hours per day for two months; That would give them some diversification and might even reduce their salary expense.

  4. February 26, 2021 11:11 am

    How they have ther temerity to use the word “impartial” beggars belief!

  5. Coeur de Lion permalink
    February 26, 2021 11:15 am

    The famous and entirely devastating 162 page Complaint of April 2006 describes BBC complaints procedure as “…..brushed off … with ignorance, superficial sophistry and disdain”. (chapter 10). ‘An exercise in futility’. Nothing has changed

  6. February 26, 2021 11:35 am

    I have finished reading book one of Joachim Hagopian’s work Pedophilia & Empire, & am currently reading book two, of which the subtitle is: The United Kingdom – The World’s Pedophilia Epicenter.
    This book documents thoroughly how the BBC has been degenerated into a vast lie factory & center of child abuse.
    The books can be read free online via
    John Doran.

  7. February 26, 2021 11:39 am

    The direct link seems to be blocked. I got through by searching for Robert David Steele pedoempire. Hope that helps.

    • Duker permalink
      February 26, 2021 7:26 pm

      You must be joking.

  8. Ben Vorlich permalink
    February 26, 2021 11:57 am

    This was his reply to me. Should we complain that responses to complaints on serious topics are just cut and pasted with a name change, perhaps mail merges from a database (more likely as less effort is required)

    Reference CAS-6560488-V3F3P0

    Dear Redacted,

    Thank you for contacting us in relation to the BBC News website article titled ‘Climate Change: How much did it cost US economy in 2020?’ and for sharing your thoughts with us.

    I have reviewed the report for you. As stated in the headline, the main question asked in this report was how much did climate disasters cost the US economy in 2020.

    This information was taken by figures released by NOAA which explained:

    “2020 sets the new annual record of 22 events – shattering the previous annual record of 16 events that occurred in 2011 and 2017. 2020 is the sixth consecutive year (2015-2020) in which 10 or more billion-dollar weather and climate disaster events have impacted the United States. Over the last 41 years (1980-2020), the years with 10 or more separate billion-dollar disaster events include 1998, 2008, 2011-2012, and 2015-2020.”

    (Please note, the BBC is not responsible for content on external websites.)

    We acknowledge the weight of scientific consensus around climate change and this underpins all of our reporting of the subject. The scientific community has reached a significant consensus on man-made global warming. We therefore reflect that with due weight when reporting on the science involved.

    This does not mean, however, that we should never interview someone who opposes this consensus, especially if they are influential in the political debate about how to tackle climate change. There are times when it is editorially appropriate to hear from a dissenting voice.

    There’s no obligation to include an alternative viewpoint within each and every individual article. Rather, we achieve due impartiality on the political angles – when required – over a reasonable period of time. The merit of doing so is decided by the editor with the specific context in mind on each occasion.

    Finally, we would like to assure you that we value your feedback on the matter. All complaints are sent to senior management each morning and we’ve included your points in our overnight reports. These reports are among the most widely read sources of feedback in the BBC and ensure that your complaint has been seen quickly, by the right people. This helps inform their decisions about current and future reporting.

    Thank you once again for getting in touch.

    Kind regards,

    Donal Rainey

    BBC Complaints Team

    • Cheshire Red permalink
      February 26, 2021 2:28 pm

      The very fact they use the term ‘climate disasters’ is in my view a clear statement of their intent. Most normal people would call weather-related incidents exactly that; weather.
      But they need to shoehorn ‘climate’ and ‘disaster’ into the headlines and articles, to push the narrative.

    • Phoenix44 permalink
      February 27, 2021 8:41 am

      Interesting that the continue to conflate the science with the political but there’s a small crack there too in terms of “the political debate about how to tackle climate change”.

      What’s completely unscientific is the assumption that because the science is “settled” every claim made by the science is correct. That is simply false and stupid. Further reporting observations is not “science”.

      I think concerted complaints to the BBC along 3 lines is the way forward:
      1. Science is not politics
      2. Settled science does not mean every aspect is true and every new claim automatically true.
      3. Observations such as number of disasters are not part of the settled science.

  9. February 26, 2021 1:05 pm

    The BBC actually use the licence fee money to sponsor external news organisations, they actually pay the organisations to find and produce “stories”, even includes “research”. Then the award winning journalists at the BBC just parrot the rubbish that is produced

  10. Dr Ken Pollock permalink
    February 26, 2021 3:09 pm

    Please note the BBC has four environmental reporters: Justin Rowlatt, Matt McGrath, Roger Harrabin and David Shukman, but they don’t possess a single science degree among the lot of them. What do you expect them to produce?

  11. February 26, 2021 4:29 pm

    Let little Donal read this

    Click to access Goklany-EmpiricalTrends.pdf

    Which shows clearly from respected (?) sources that all that is being claimed as the side effects of CAGW is nonsense.

  12. Curious George permalink
    February 26, 2021 4:39 pm

    The end is nigh when you begin to believe your own propaganda.

  13. Phil O'Sophical permalink
    February 26, 2021 4:54 pm

    “Rainey.” Seriously? They are having laugh.

  14. February 26, 2021 5:25 pm

    Paul Have you received a reply to the second complaint about Whitehaven Collery. I haven’t except to say they are very busy and will try and get back to me in 20 days.

    • February 26, 2021 6:47 pm

      No, usually on second complaints, they actually take it seriously, so I suspect Harrabin will have to waste time on it now!

  15. Mack permalink
    February 26, 2021 6:13 pm

    O/T I see Guido Fawkes and his followers are giving the greenies a good kicking on his blog over at over ‘record’ polar bear numbers. Worth a look. Reminds me of that wonderful quote from a while back, “When Al Gore was born there were only 5,000 polar bears in existence. Now, because of global warming, there’s only 30,000 left!” Ho ho.

  16. El Toro permalink
    February 26, 2021 7:51 pm

    Another off-topic: over at grid-watch, I see that our Saudi Arabia of wind is supplying 11% of demand, whereas ‘our friends in Europe’ are selling us 15% !

    • John Palmer permalink
      February 27, 2021 9:46 am

      It has just ‘risen’ to a dizzy 4% on acold and frosty morning. Truly we are the “Saudi Arabia of hot air!”

  17. Huw T permalink
    February 27, 2021 9:13 pm

    The BBC needs to be ended. It lies relentlessly on AGM and gets away with it . it is too powerful and because it is politically corrupt it is very dangerous. End the license fee and end the BBC.

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