Monday 21 July 2008

Not Controversial?

I suppose this ruling shouldn't surprise anyone. It's good that, despite the best efforts of a great many very well-funded and powerful pressure groups, and 16 months of close scrutiny by Ofcom, the judgment was well short of the ringing condemnation demanded by the warmist lobby. An interesting part of the judgment declares that the link between human activity and global warming 'became settled before March 2007' - and therefore disputing the link can't be deemed 'controversial'. If not controversial, what? Surely the point about The Great Global Warming Swindle was that it was a heartfelt polemical documentary - Channel 4, to its great credit, still broadcasts such films, often taking positions well outside the BBC's 'liberal' comfort zone. This one was followed recently by an equally heartfelt polemical documentary, Leonardo DiCaprio's The 11th Hour, an orgy of breast-beating that held humanity firmly to account for global warming, and made no attempt at 'balance'. As far as I know, Ofcom is not investigating. Nor should it.

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