New BBC ‘Balance’
“Good news for viewers of BBC News: You’ll no longer be subjected to the unhinged ravings of climate deniers and other members of the anti-science fringe. In a report published Thursday by the BBC Trust, the network’s journalists were criticized for devoting too much airtime (as in, any airtime) to unqualified people with ‘marginal views’ about non-contentious issues in a misguided attempt to provide editorial balance.”
—Lindsay Abrams, reporter, “BBC staff ordered to stop giving equal airtime to climate deniers,” Salon, July 2014
• Editorial Comment: A lot of unhinged ravers will be looking for work.
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