Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Our ABC's commitment to unbiased journalism on display again

Typical ABC hatchet job carried out tonight on Lord Monckton.

(But as another example of how far too much of our taxpayer funded network engages in dishonest advocacy journalism, ie pushing one side of an argument, you can check out here how Monckton was treated during a debate with Rupert Posner on John Faine's morning program on Melbourne's ABC radio. Suffice to say that Monckton wasn't debating Posner, he was up against Posner and Faine, who continually interjected and interrupted him as he sought to make his points.)

Anyway, on to the 7:30 Report tonight:
When I heard that Lord Monckton would appear on the ABC’s 7.30 Report, I wondered: “How will they rig this?”

I mean, would host Kerry O’Brien, a warmist, really dare interview Monckton on his own, and let him put his arguments? Would he really give Monckton the same opportunity to speak that O’Brien regularly allows warmists such as Sir Nicholas Stern, Tim Flannery and Al Gore - none of them climate scientists themselves, and with records between them of exaggeration, grotesque alarmism, statistical trickery, vested interests, untruths, misrepresentations and false predictions that O’Brien let’s go through unchallenged?.

Answer: of course not. Check those links on the warmists’ names to see how O’Brien lets climate alarmists put their case directly, in friendly one-on-one discussions with him . But now see how Monckton, a sceptic, was set up.

First, Monckton was denied a similar in-studio interview, unedited, with O’Brien, presumably because O’Brien would have been hopelessly exposed and outgunned. Instead, he appeared only in an edited report, interspliced with comments from three fervent warmists: green lobbyist and lawyer John Connor from the Climate Institute, Chief Scientist Penny Sackett and Ben McNeil from the Climate Change Research Centre . (Naturally, not a single sceptical scientist was interviewed in this report.)

The rest here

And our taxes pay for this rubbish.

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