BBC Is Accused Of Being A ‘Left-Wing Mouthpiece’ After Grovelling Apology For Lawson Interview

Sir Antony Jay, December 2011 The BBC should have challenged the views of climate sceptic Lord Lawson in an interview in August, the complaints unit for the corporation has ruled. The ex-chancellor claimed in an interview with the Today programme that “official figures” showed average world temperatures had “slightly declined”. This view, shown to be false by the Met Office, was not challenged on air. —BBC News, 25 October 2017 The BBC was accused of being a ‘left-wing mouthpiece’ today after it issued a grovelling apology for failing to challenge Lord Lawson over a claim temperatures have not risen over the last 10 years. Furious MPs said the decision to single out the peer showed the corporation had given up any ‘pretence’ of impartiality. Andrew Bridgen, Tory MP for North West Leicestershire told MailOnline: ‘If the BBC had to apologise for every inaccuracy a Labour politician made on air they would never be able to have a Labour politician on. —James Tapsfield, Mail Online, 25 October 2017 This article appeared on the Global Warming Policy Foundation Newsletter at http://www.thegwpf.com/subscribe-newsletter/]]>

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