“Baseless Climate Warnings Wiped from Extinction Rebellion Film,” crowed a Times headline this week. The Times, owned by Rupert Murdoch, was one of several corporate newspapers to take apparent delight in the removal of two claims about the catastrophic effect of temperature rises from the upcoming film “Climate Crisis and Why We Should Panic.”Read Full Article
In step with perception and criticism of the rest of the media, discussion around Question Time guest selection usually revolves around whether it has a “right wing” or “left wing” bias. These accusations are relatively comfortable for the BBC as they can resort to an increasingly common defence: “well, we’re getting flak from both sides so must be somewhere in the middle!”
Left and right is also allowed for in the official statement of the BBC on QT guest selection: “Question Time aims to select a panel with a broad range of views, knowledge and experience” according to the programme’s official website.
What this statement doesn’t allow for, in terms of a “range of views, knowledge and experience”, is that the overwhelming majority of QT guests represent the elite, which hugely limits the range of views, knowledge and experience presented.Read Full Article
If you’re not careful, the newspapers will have you hating the people who are being oppressed, and loving the people who are doing the oppressing.Malcom x