Extinction Rebellion (XR) posted this statement overnight as they protested outside BBC Broadcasting House:
“After an on-site People’s Assembly, we have requested a BBC official to come down and speak to the people about declaring a Climate and Ecological emergency at the BBC.
The Police are helping organise for the official to come down, in order to move rebels from the building.
We are waiting…
We, the people, have decided to do the media’s job and Tell the Truth from the BBC Broadcasting House about where we’re headed if we don’t change course NOW: Social Collapse and the deaths of billions worldwide.
BBC: we hold you accountable for your criminal and corrupt complacency for totally marginalising the seriousness of the #PlanetaryEmergency. [note the language has shifted from #ClimateEmergency]
We hold you accountable for kidnapping our democracy as you do not inform the public. You prefer to keep us in the dark whilst the elite prepare for what is to come. #SystemChange
BBC: tell it how it is so that we can mitigate, avoid the worst and save billions of human lives and other living things.
BBC Your Silence Is Deadly – Why Aren’t My Children’s Futures Front Page News?
BBC: tell it how Greta and our youth are asking you to tell it.”
Wow! For once CM agrees with XR over the BBC. If only the BBC told the truth. The outstanding issue for CM is the difficulty that the climate alarmist BBC could ideologically shift further left.
Crowdfunding group ‘Stop BBC Bias’ raised c.£57,000 needed to seek a judicial review into the way the BBC meets its statutory obligation, i.e. to be impartial.
How ironic that the BBC admitted in September 2018 that, “we get climate change coverage wrong too often.”
Climate scientist Prof Ed Hawkins of the University of Reading, said: “This set of BBC guidelines is long overdue. There have been too many occasions when the BBC’s audience has been misled over the realities of climate change…The ‘editorial policy’ could be more explicit about what would constitute false balance in its coverage. In the past, too many inaccurate statements made about climate science have not been effectively challenged by the interviewer.”
Seems like XR want the BBC to go back to misleading the audience more than it already does.
Once again XR is a gift that keeps giving. Every time the group opens its mouth, the lack of understanding of reality is self-evident.