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11th September 2013: The world's gone mad and I'm the only one who knows
13th August 2013: Black is white. Fact. End of.
11th August 2013: Electric cars, not as green as they're painted?
18th June 2013: Wrinklies unite, you have nothing to lose but your walking frames!
17th May 2013: Some actual FACTS about climate change (for a change) from actual scientists ...
10th May 2013: An article about that poison gas, carbon dioxide, and other scientific facts (not) ...
10th May 2013: We need to see past the sex and look at the crimes: is justice being served?
8th May 2013: So, who would you trust to treat your haemorrhoids, Theresa May?
8th May 2013: Why should citizens in the 21st Century fear the law so much?
30th April 2013: What the GOS says today, the rest of the world realises tomorrow ...
30th April 2013: You couldn't make it up, could you? Luckily you don't need to ...
29th April 2013: a vote for NONE OF THE ABOVE, because THE ABOVE are crap ...
28th April 2013: what goes around, comes around?
19th April 2013: everyone's a victim these days ...
10th April 2013: Thatcher is dead; long live Thatcher!
8th April 2013: Poor people are such a nuisance. Just give them loads of money and they'll go away ...
26th March 2013: Censorship is alive and well and coming for you ...
25th March 2013: Just do your job properly, is that too much to ask?
25th March 2013: So, what do you think caused your heterosexuality?
20th March 2013: Feminists - puritans, hypocrites or just plain stupid?
18th March 2013: How Nazi Germany paved the way for modern governance?
13th March 2013: Time we all grew up and lived in the real world ...
12th March 2013: Hindenburg crash mystery solved? - don't you believe it!
6th March 2013: Is this the real GOS?
5th March 2013: All that's wrong with taxes
25th February 2013: The self-seeking MP who is trying to bring Britain down ...
24th February 2013: Why can't newspapers just tell the truth?
22nd February 2013: Trial by jury - a radical proposal
13th February 2013: A little verse for two very old people ...
6th February 2013: It's not us after all, it's worms
6th February 2013: Now here's a powerful argument FOR gay marriage ...
4th February 2013: There's no such thing as equality because we're not all the same ...
28th January 2013: Global Warming isn't over - IT'S HIDING!
25th January 2013: Global Warmers: mad, bad and dangerous to know ...
25th January 2013: Bullying ego-trippers, not animal lovers ...
19th January 2013: We STILL haven't got our heads straight about gays ...
16th January 2013: Bullying ego-trippers, not animal lovers ...
11th January 2013: What it's like being English ...
7th January 2013: Bleat, bleat, if it saves the life of just one child ...
7th January 2013: How best to put it? 'Up yours, Argentina'?
7th January 2013: Chucking even more of other people's money around ...
6th January 2013: Chucking other people's money around ...
30th December 2012: The BBC is just crap, basically ...
30th December 2012: We mourn the passing of a genuine Grumpy Old Sod ...
30th December 2012: How an official body sets out to ruin Christmas ...
16th December 2012: Why should we pardon Alan Turing when he did nothing wrong?
15th December 2012: When will social workers face up to their REAL responsibility?
15th December 2012: Unfair trading by a firm in Bognor Regis ...
14th December 2012: Now the company that sells your data is pretending to act as watchdog ...
7th December 2012: There's a war between cars and bikes, apparently, and  most of us never noticed!
26th November 2012: The bottom line - social workers are just plain stupid ...
20th November 2012: So, David Eyke was right all along, then?
15th November 2012: MPs don't mind dishing it out, but when it's them in the firing line ...
14th November 2012: The BBC has a policy, it seems, about which truths it wants to tell ...
12th November 2012: Big Brother, coming to a school near you ...
9th November 2012: Yet another celebrity who thinks, like Jimmy Saville, that he can behave just as he likes because he's famous ...
5th November 2012: Whose roads are they, anyway? After all, we paid for them ...
7th May 2012: How politicians could end droughts at a stroke if they chose ...
6th May 2012: The BBC, still determined to keep us in a fog of ignorance ...
2nd May 2012: A sense of proportion lacking?
24th April 2012: Told you so, told you so, told you so ...
15th April 2012: Aah, sweet ickle polar bears in danger, aah ...
15th April 2012: An open letter to Anglian Water ...
30th March 2012: Now they want to cure us if we don't believe their lies ...
28th February 2012: Just how useful is a degree? Not very.
27th February 2012: ... so many ways to die ...
15th February 2012: DO go to Jamaica because you definitely WON'T get murdered with a machete. Ms Fox says so ...
31st January 2012: We don't make anything any more
27th January 2012: There's always a word for it, they say, and if there isn't we'll invent one
26th January 2012: Literary criticism on GOS? How posh!
12th December 2011: Plain speaking by a scientist about the global warming fraud
9th December 2011: Who trusts scientists? Apart from the BBC, of course?
7th December 2011: All in all, not a good week for British justice ...
9th November 2011: Well what d'you know, the law really IS a bit of an ass ...


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GOS has made at least five formal complaints to the BBC over the last three years, alleging that the BBC is ignoring its responsibility for balanced reporting. The most recent example was when a programme about scientists' predictions gave full credence to the forecasts of Paul Ehrlich, the completely discredited so-called “scientist”.
The reason he is discredited is that he's a total fruit-loop who in the 1970s claimed that by the end of the 20th Century India would have ceased to exist as a nation, millions of Americans would have starved, England would have been reduced to barbarism through lack of food, and the oceans of the world would be completely devoid of life so that it would be impossible to approach the coasts for the stench of rotting fish. Not someone on whom to rely, then, but this fact seems to have escaped the BBC. When The GOS pointed this out to them, they thanked him for his comment and then ignored what he'd said, as it didn't fit in with their own distorted world-view.
Even the most gullible of TV viewers are now becoming tired of the constant reiteration of threat. Not a wild-life programme is screened these days that does not include warnings that this or that life-form is in imminent danger of extinction because of global warming, with the implicit suggestion that it's our fault and we ought to do something about it, though they usually stop short of saying what can actually be done by the average man in the street about some insignificant little rat in the deepest jungles of Venezuela.
Now it's been revealed by The Spectator just why the BBC are so biased. It seems they don't take seriously their obligation for balanced reporting, but actually have “a policy” on climate change – in other words, they aren't just reporting, they've made their minds up and are busily propagandising ...

Revealed: who decides the BBC’s climate change policy
by Sebastian Payne

Just when you thought the BBC had no more scandals, Guido Fawkes has revealed what the Beeb tried very hard to cover up: the 28 mysterious individuals who have been informing its climate change reporting policy. As a state-funded broadcaster, the BBC has a duty to provide balance. It rejected this on its environmental coverage after taking advice from people in a now-infamous 2006 seminar from people whose identity the BBC was keen to keep secret.
I wrote on Sunday how it had refused FoI requests to reveal those names. But Maurizio Morabito has revealed a list which the BBC cannot describe as a bunch of dispassionate scientists: it’s a veritable who’s who of the green lobby:
Robert May, Oxford University and Imperial College London
Mike Hulme, Director, Tyndall Centre, UEA
Blake Lee-Harwood, Head of Campaigns, Greenpeace
Dorthe Dahl-Jensen, Niels Bohr Institute, Copenhagen
Michael Bravo, Scott Polar Research Institute, University of Cambridge
Andrew Dlugolecki, Insurance industry consultant
Trevor Evans, US Embassy
Colin Challen MP, Chair, All Party Group on Climate Change
Anuradha Vittachi, Director,
Andrew Simms, Policy Director, New Economics Foundation
Claire Foster, Church of England
Saleemul Huq, IIED?Poshendra
Satyal Pravat, Open University
Li Moxuan, Climate campaigner, Greenpeace China
Tadesse Dadi, Tearfund Ethiopia
Iain Wright, CO2 Project Manager, BP International
Ashok Sinha, Stop Climate Chaos
Andy Atkins, Advocacy Director, Tearfund
Matthew Farrow, CBI
Rafael Hidalgo, TV/multimedia producer
Cheryl Campbell, Executive Director, Television for the Environment
Kevin McCullough, Director, Npower Renewables
Richard D North, Institute of Economic Affairs
Steve Widdicombe, Plymouth Marine Labs
Joe Smith, The Open University
Mark Galloway, Director, IBT
Anita Neville, E3G
Eleni Andreadis, Harvard University
Jos Wheatley, Global Environment Assets Team, DFID
Tessa Tennant, Chair, AsRia
Handpicking this selected group to decide an important policy is certainly not the best way to provide balanced reporting. Had the BBC decided any other major editorial matter on the advice of special interest groups, there would have been outrage because it is the very opposite of what public sector broadcasting ought to be about.
Remember, the BBC had claimed to have “held a high-level seminar with some of the best scientific experts and has come to the view that the weight of evidence no longer justifies equal space being given to the opponents of the consensus” on anthropogenic climate change. So now we know the names of these “best scientific experts”, the remaining question is: why did the BBC feel it was so important to cover the identities up? Their official explanation — protecting journalistic sources — simply does not stand up.


The GOS says: That's a very telling little phrase, isn't it, “the weight of evidence no longer justifies equal space being given to the opponents of the consensus”? You know and I know that there is no “consensus” - the vast majority of scientists (as opposed to mere environmental campaigners with no discernible expertise in climate science) are certainly not of one mind, and many are not committed to the idea that mankind is causing climate change.
But what the hell, say the BBC. If we keep banging on about this so-called consensus long enough, sooner or later people will start believing it's real, and then we can say what we like and we'll always be right. It's exactly the same technique used by bullies and despots since time immemorial. Our economy is in ruins? It must be the international Jewish conspiracy, said Hitler. There was no conspiracy, of course, but a whole nation believed it. One prominent political figure (Alger Hiss) has been exposed as a communist spy? There must be hundreds of them, and we need to root them out, said Senator McCarthy. There weren't hundreds of communists, and what's more McCarthy could never remember from one day to the next exactly how many he was claiming there were, but he went from relative obscurity to being the most powerful man in America almost overnight.
And we're still at it, of course. Jimmy Saville turns out to have been a paedophile? Well, naturally the BBC must have been riddled with them, and if the BBC was riddled then so must all the corridors of power have been – in fact, there was probably child abuse going on right in No.10 itself! Doesn't matter if it isn't true, doesn't even matter if it's patently absurd, just keep banging on about it and eventually it will become true.
Today (14th November) was the 90th birthday of BBC radio, so we've been hearing all day about what a jewel in our crown the BBC is, how influential, what a model for other countries, the world's benchmark for prompt, articulate, dispassionate and above all accurate reporting. Well, so it probably was for much of its life.
But now? Now it's all trendy limp-wristed left-wing liberal twaddle, artificial jeopardy, dreadful reality shows, soaps where everyone shouts all the time, and repeats of Outnumbered.
I wish someone could explain to me just what I'm paying the licence fee for. The only show I've consistently enjoyed in recent months has been Inspector Montalbano, and that's (a) Italian, (b) years old and (c) available on DVD anyway.
Oh, by the way, I would also like to know why the Church of England has a representative on that panel. There's nobody from the Druidical Church of Our Mother the Earth, or the Moonies or the Church of Christ Scientist or The Academy of Transcendental Meditation and Yogic Flying, so why does an organisation that consists of a few loony bishops and three old ladies in the congregation have the opportunity to tell the rest of us what to think about global warming? They've been trying to tell us what to think for the last two thousand years, and it hasn't taken yet.
P.S. In the Telegraph today (15th November), research by scientists (actual, proper scientists, that is, from universities - not just George Monbiot) indicates that increased temperatures are not having the effect on world-wide evaporation that climate models were predicting, and that we are not about to plunge into a cycle of droughts and famines. Needless to say, the BBC will not be reporting this story.

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