Opinion

Press impartiality still matters here

An editorial from The Intelligencer/Wheeling News-Register

The BBC, subsidized and thus controlled by the British government, is among the biggest media empires in the world. It has global reach, including appearance on many Americans’ cable television lineups.

A few days ago, the BBC’s governing body ordered “news” staff to cut back on coverage of scientists who dispute global warming theories. In other words, the BBC now will serve as a mouthpiece for those who demand drastic action to combat climate change.

How did BBC officials come to their conclusion? A report on coverage of science stories concluded the BBC has been guilty of “over-rigid application of editorial guidelines on impartiality.”

In other words, BBC journalist have tried to hard to tell the truth…

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