Thursday, 26 September 2013

# 260 - WAR - BBC dumbs down science reports the Telegraph.

Whoever would have thought so?!

The BBC for some time now caters for the lowest common denominator.

Don't expect the BBC in general to attempt to lift people up to a scholarly level any more.

The BBC dumbs down as well as being bias.

I'm glad I don't pay my TV licence and why should I. The BBC's output is meant to be balanced and it clearly isn't. If I brought a can of baked beans and it contained chick peas as well I'd demand my money back.

Of course that isn't an option with the BBC so I just don't pay them!

As I see it it is a simple consumer protection issue.

# 259 - WAR - BBC gets behind Global Warming zealots.

Having just listened to the 6 O'clock news on BBC1 it is now clear all week the BBC has been getting behind the Global Warming / Climate Change zealots to help them get back on track.

There has been admission that the temperature has NOT risen in the last 15 years, that the glaciers in the Himalayas  are about to disappear and that the the extent of man-made emissions speeding up GW is not known.

OK as far as it goes but then reports go on that GW is happening like tonight when we were told clams in the Irish Sea show signs of warming in their growing rings and shots of industrial towers belching out smoke or more likely water vapour!!

Now the facts are that the in the last 100 years the temperature up to 15 years ago had gone up by 0.74 C and in the last 50 years by 0.13. However over the past 15 years air temperatures at the Earth’s surface have been flat while greenhouse-gas emissions have continued to soar. The world added roughly 100 billion tonnes of carbon to the atmosphere between 2000 and 2010. That is about a quarter of all the CO₂put there by humanity since 1750. And yet, as James Hansen, the head of NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies, observes, “the five-year mean global temperature has been flat for a decade.”

Not only does the BBC fail to point out this anomaly it also COMPLETELY fails to talk about the ADVANTAGES of GW always leaving us with the impression that GW is and will cause us problems.

I say bring GW on as the Romans found in their Roman Optimum (c.100BC-300AD) they could grow vines in Northern England and those living in the Medieval Warm Period (c. 900-1400 AD) didn't seem to fall apart and both these periods were hotter than now.

I would dearly love to to grab a red hot poker and administer it to the BBC journalists who have been brainwashed into believing that this whole GW issue is man-made and will cause us problems.

# 258 - WAR - Science Britannica BBC 2 Wednesday 25th.

Only saw a bit of this programme narrated by Professor Brian Cox which celebrated Britain's pivotal role in creating modern science.

funnily enough I caught the bit on Climate Change in which, in his soft reasonable voice, he said the matter was settled because the overwhelming view was based on scientific consenus and peer review.

He said individual books with a contrary view were just that an individuals view and therefore could be discounted as not following the consensus.

For balance this programme at this point should have mentioned the many books and scientists who disagree with the supposed consensus on climate change but have great difficulty being heard, especially from the likes of the BBC, who give them little to no airtime.

While I appreciate the programme was about 'science' for balance the 'politics' of Climte Change should have been mentioned. Also they should have explained how there is now big money to be had in agreeing with the consensus where as Climate Change sceptics earn little to nothing from their stance. This alone surely makes their veiws worthy of consideration.

Climate Change sceptics strike me as simply being after the truth and have not been taken in by the huge amount of propaganda we are all made to endure to fit with this current cosy consensus from those who earn a fortune keeping this myth going.

Wednesday, 25 September 2013

# 257 - WAR - Shrinking Glaciers.

Last night at 10.25pm on News at 10 there was another follow up item from the night before but his time on shrinking glaciers. This of course was due to Global Warming  but the trouble is the night before we were informed that the temperature had NOT increased in the last ten years!!!!!

So what is shrinking those glaciers????

Could it be all the hot air coming out of the BBC!!

I remember when Cameron went off to Norway to hug a huskie he was on a retreating glacier just for good measure. However I seem to recall a story from the time which said that the next door glacier was advancing!!

The BBC is very bias in favour of the 'green' agenda which goes with their whole 'Guardian' outlook on life. 


Tuesday, 24 September 2013

# 256 - WAR - News at 10 last night - Global Warming.

The item at 10.21pm on the news started with the statement that 100 scientists were meeting to discuss their reaction to the fact the temperature has not gone up in the lat 10 years - something I and others have been pointing out for years.

Who are these 100 scientists because from past analysis they are NOT all scientists so why does the BBC say they are?

Next they now at least admit the rather embarrassing fact that the temperature has not gone up in the last 15 years which the called a 'pause' but ow do they know it is not a 'reversal' in the trend?

Finally to attempt to add balance to the report they interviewed a blogger I had never hear of who simply said they pro global warming side must start admitting what they don't know. Why do the BBC NEVER interview a renowned global warming sceptic on such news items. How about the journalists Christopher Booker or James Delingpole, or politicians like Helmner or Lawson( he is occasionally aired) or one of the many scientists who have remained independent of the green lobby and believe the whole thing is mostly bunkum?

The BBC will remain institutionally bias until it is taken off the public life support of the taxpayer funded licence fee and they have to exist in the real world.

Monday, 16 September 2013

# 255 - WAR - Peter Sissons on the BBC

Great article in the Sunday Telegraph by Peter Sissons over the weekend in which he listed the the damage the corporation had inflicted on itself in recent months. These were NOT note damage inflicted from outside the BBC but self inflicted damage which could have been avoided!

1. Jimmy Saville mishandled from start.
2. George Entwistle's severance package after 54 days was £1.3 million.
3. Newsnight and the Lord McAlpine scandal.
4. BBC bias over the Andrew Michell 'Plebgate'story.
5. £100 million wasted on 'tapeless' IT project.
6.£369 millions in severence payments.

Not bad for a self inflicted wound in just a few months.

When Sissons joined the BBC the DG Micheal Checkland was paid £100,000 or £210,00 in today's money. When Mark Thompson left the job a year ago he was on 4 times that and his Deputy Mark Byford was on 2.5 times the Checkland benchmark.

Now if we add to the above list with  - The new BBC centre in Salford cost £200 million and the refurbishment of Broadcasting house Central London cost £1 billion and was £55 million over budget it is also crystal clear the BBC have lost the value of money.

He ends the article with this - " So long as the BBC goes on rewarding failure, changing the structures will achieve nothing.It needs a change of culture, the emergence of a new generation of managers who are not held in contempt, and who are doing the job for something other than the money."

Here here to that.

Sunday, 8 September 2013

# 254 - WAR - BBC pay offs, sexism and ageism.

Good article by Selina Scott in the Sunday Mail confirming ageism amongst BBC staff happened and probably still does for as she amusingly puts it ' When you age exceeds your bra size.... the BBC sacks you!!'

She also found the BBC full of predatory bosses and quotes from Fern Britton's recent autobiography how Frank Bough had leant across to her and whispered in her ear "well young lady, I wonder how long it will be before I am having an affair with you."

Finally she also highlights the £25 million to 150 departing bosses and the pending clash between Patten and Thompson.

As I've said before the BBC is institutionally bias and I'd also add corrupted and NOTHING will change until it is broken up.

It is beyond reform it is just too big.  One day the BBC dinosaur will face extinction. 

# 253 - WAR - Artic ice

Well for years I have been saying that since 1997 the temperature has actually gone down very slightly and also that while the Artic ice does change from year to year overall it is not reducing and now as reported in Sunday Mail, in an article by David Rose, we have proof.

In 2007 the global warming friendly BBC reported that by the summer of 2013 all the Artic ice would have disappeared. However the facts are that this summer the ice cover is 60% more than last year.

Don't expect an apology form the BBC as they will more likely fill our screens with the shot of the lone polar bear on an iceberg and the crumbling ice sheets into the sea.

Oh! and by the way there have never been MORE polar bears than we have now and EVERY year the ice breaks off into the sea.

Saturday, 7 September 2013

Tuesday, 3 September 2013

# 251 - WAR - How and why the BBC lie about Norway and the EU.

Here Richard North shows up the BBC for lying over Norway's relationship with the EU.

The BBC shows a pro EU bias in it coverage of Europe which is the main reason I do not pay my TV licence.