Yonks back I blogged about the December 6 interview Peter Sissons did with Caroline Lucas of the Green Party, where he trotted out a line we’ve not been subjected to for a while by the BBC, the “some doubt it’s even happening” line.
Slightly less yonks back I got a reply to a complaint letter I sent.
Lucia Fortucci, of BBC information, kindly informs me that
“As an impartial broadcaster, we have to reflect all viewpoints. There are scientists who dispute climate change and Peter was simply pointing this out.”
Bollocks. Bollocks on stilts. There are historians who dispute the Holocaust. There are tobacco company shills who dispute the cancer/smoking link. The BBC doesn’t wheel these clowns out on Holocaust Memorial Day or when there’s a Smoking-Bad-For-You story. As I pointed out in the letter I sent in, which she’s not bothered to read…
Then Lucia tells me they have a website on climate change. No shit sherlock. I kind of already knew that, and it is patronising in the extreme to think that anyone who wrote in to complain as I did would be ignorant of this. The BBC correspondents do some very very good work on climate change (see here and here). Peter Sissons might try to pay attention to some of it.
What I got from Lucia is simply the “Send this crazy the bug letter” treatment. What a surprise.