The BBC's Alex Kirby writes to climate-change cover-up criminal Phil Jones of the Angola Institute, and apologizes for running a piece by "skeptics":
date: Wed Dec 8 08:25:30 2004
to: “Alex Kirby”
At 17:27 07/12/2004, you wrote:
Yes, glad you stopped this — I was sent it too, and decided to
spike it without more ado as pure stream-of-consciousness rubbish. I can
well understand your unhappiness at our running the other piece. But we
are constantly being savaged by the loonies for not giving them any
coverage at all, especially as you say with the COP in the offing, and
being the objective impartial (ho ho) BBC that we are, there is an
expectation in some quarters that we will every now and then let them
say something. I hope though that the weight of our coverage makes it
clear that we think they are talking through their hats.
Prof. Phil Jones
Climatic Research Unit
Biased BBC has a little more about Kirby's intellectual heft, or lack of same, as he confesses to lazy, lazy research himself:
I have a very short memory span, and every time I have to write something about climate change I have to look up the latest statements from the UNFCCC (United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change) or the IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) or whoever it is.
Well, that's what the BBC wants. Or else why would they have made Kirby, who works a side job on the board of the Climate Change Media Partnership (a propoganda outfit), their point man on the global warming issue?
Funny thing, this BBC. The average Brit pays taxes on an annual basis, per TV set in their home, to support the BBC. A colour television licence is £116 a year (around $192 US) and a black and white TV licence costs £38.50 a year (around $64 US). Nonpayment is punishable by jail time - and the courts use that sentencing power freely, to make an example to any other freeloaders...
So I suppose one would certainly not expect the BBC to take a conservative "cut taxes and spending" approach to anything. But imagine if pretty much the only channel you could get on your television was NPR, with all of its liberal biases jacked to the nth degree, and you had to pay a few hundred bucks a year just for the privilege of being inundated by government propaganda.
Riots. Anarchy. Congressman running naked through the streets, covered in tar and feathers...