BBC Rolls Over for Climate Change Thugs
4:43 PM, Apr 11, 2008 • By MICHAEL GOLDFARB
This is a remarkable story from Canada's National Post:
After the first note from Abbess, Harrabin stated flatly that no correction was needed: "If the secy-gen of the WMO [World Meteorological Organization] tells me that global temperatures will decrease, that's what we will report." Her response: "I will forward your comments (unless you object) to some people who may wish to add to your knowledge." Apparently this first threat of being exposed for collaboration with global warming deniers was not enough. She later tells him, "It would be better if you did not quote the skeptics...Please reserve the main BBC Online channel for emerging truth." She then threatens once again to disseminate his email, and warns that the resulting firestorm of criticism may put him in an "unfavourable light."
To which our fearless BBC editor gave the predictable response: "Have a look in 10 minutes and tell me you are happier. We have changed headline and more." Way to stick to your guns, sir. But of course, Ms. Abbess posted the exchange anyway--further evidence that one should never negotiate with terrorists, eco- or otherwise.