The BBC Referee Gets It Wrong

  • Date: 08/09/18
  • Global Warming Policy Forum

Amazing. The BBC can’t even get the most basic facts right in its official climate change guidelines.

Its new guidelines on reporting climate change state:

To achieve impartiality, you do not need to include outright deniers of climate change in BBC coverage, in the same way you would not have someone denying that Manchester United won 2-0 last Saturday. The referee has spoken.”

Actually we do deny this claim. And so should the BBC.

Manchester United did not beat Burnley FC 2-0 last Saturday. The match was played last Sunday. The BBC must have spoken to the wrong referee.

It would appear the BBC guidelines are as callow and ill-advised as much of it reporting on climate and climate policy.

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