Under Fire BBC Boss Boaden Faces Court

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Under Fire BBC Boss Boaden Faces Court
« on: October 30, 2012, 08:47:58 PM »

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Under Fire BBC Boss Boaden Faces Court
Beeb Refusing to Respond to Climate Change FOI

by WikiGuido

It hasn't been an easy few weeks for BBC News director Helen Boaden. First she was accused of blocking the Newsnight Jimmy Savile expos?, and now she has had to take to the witness stand to defend the Beeb over another alleged cover up. Twice looks like carelessness.

This time round Boaden was facing questions over why the BBC are refusing to answer a freedom of information request asking which scientists attended an infamous 2006 climate change seminar. The BBC Trust have admitted that the seminar led to an unprecedented editorial decision to no longer give equal airtime to opponents of the climate change lobby. Boaden and co's refusal to disclose who spoke during this all-important discussion is suspicious to say the least. Why would they not want us to know who these "scientific experts" that dictated their editorial policy are?  The legal costs billed to the license fee payer are rumoured to have hit six figures...

UPDATE: Tory MP Peter Lilley and former Chancellor Nigel Lawson have today written to the BBC complaining about bias in their coverage of climate change stories. Lord Patten has a lot on his plate...

WikiGuido | October 30, 2012 at 2:07 pm | Tags: BBC, Media Guido | Categories: NoFront | URL: http://wp.me/pvx79-wfb


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Re: Under Fire BBC Boss Boaden Faces Court
« Reply #1 on: November 01, 2012, 10:59:44 PM »

The freedom of information request shows that over the past 10 years, the BBC has spent ?335,000 with the Labour Party, ?295,000 with the Liberal Democrats and just ?96,000 with the Conservatives.
Still want to pay that TV tax?

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