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Tuesday, April 07, 2009


Channel 4, the 2nd British broadcaster owned by the state & paid out of taxation, have quite promptly responded to my recent query about whether they intended to balance the recent Al Gore lies with a similar lecture from the other side or even a debate between both sides. Also making a comparison with the Yugoslav coverage. Note that they use the fact that they broadcast Durkin's Great Global Warming Swindle over 2 years ago as their sole evidence of impartiality. Apart from the fact that in terms of accuracy there is no comparison it is an interesting example of using a very small amount of dissent as a shield against accusations of censorship. Essentially they are saying C4 may be 99.75% (assuming 1 programme & 2 news items a week pushing alarmism) state propagandists but not 100%. Highlights added.
Thank you for contacting Channel 4 Viewer Enquiries regarding AN

We are sorry to hear that you feel this film should not have been shown as
you consider it to be lies and propaganda.

Channel 4 has always been interested in environmental issues and the climate
change debate. Al Gore?s Oscar winning film has been most of the most
influential factors in that public debate. The Great Global Warming Swindle
broadcast by Channel 4 also made an important and legitimate contribution to
the debate by presenting alternative, opposing views to the consensus view
on the subject

Nevertheless, please be assured your complaint has been noted and logged for
the information of those responsible for our programming.

Thank you again for taking the time to contact us. We appreciate all
feedback from our viewers; complimentary or otherwise.


Sally Smith
I replied pointing out
Please reread what I said. I actively did not say that it should not have been shown because it was lies. In fact what I said was

"I do not dispute the propriety of C4 showing this farrago of lies because it is important that you put alternative views."

And went on to say that, for the same reason apart from the lies, you should broadcast other alternatives like the 3 specifically suggested. Also that decisions to broadcast should not be prevented merely because the material is truthful, as the last review of the subject you mention, Great Global Warming Swindle (broadcast March 2007) certainly was. It is quite right that it be broadcast, even though full of lies, so long as at least equal time is given to broadcasting the truth.

Please could you answer my question on when you will be broadcasting a lecture by a much more qualified sceptic; or a formal debate on the subject; or indeed the documentary on the Yugoslav bombing which would also be "an important and legitimate contribution to the debate" albeit a different debate.

I await your answer with interest. I am very interested to see if C4 really is as interested in contributions to debate, even factual debate, as it appears to be to broadcasting government supported propaganda.
They answered
Thank you again for contacting us regarding AN INCONVENIENT TRUTH.

Please be assured that all your comments and complaint have been logged and
distributed throughout Channel 4 for the attention of the programmes.

There are no plans to produce or broadcast other documentaries on this
or the Yugoslav bombing, but your suggestions have been logged
throughout the Channel for those responsible for commissioning and producing
our documentaries.

Thank you again for taking the time to contact us. We appreciate all
feedback from our viewers; complimentary or otherwise.


Jessicka Burton
I replied
Could you double check that, because obviously it would be impossible for C4 to ever claim to be other than a fascist propaganda organisation on this subject deliberately promoting lies if you were not to allow equal time some sort of truthful broadcasting on the subject to match the, court proven, lies of Mr Gore.

Regrettably I am less surprised that you have no plans to allow "an important and legitimate contribution to the debate by presenting" facts about the Yugoslav bombing. I do not dispute that on this subject C4 are indeed a fascist propaganda organisation.

For the record can you confirm that C4 intend to continue their current monolithic censorship of any mention whatsoever of the 1,300 Serb teenagers kidnapped by our "police" & dissected, while still alive to sell their body organs to our doctors. Also of the Dragodan Massacre, which, while similar to the My Lai Massacre takes place in an era when the MSM are willing to censor such atrocities.

I await your response with interest since I would genuinely like to know if there are any circumstances whatsoever in which C4 will even attempt higher journalistic standards than those of the late Dr Goebbels.
To which they said
we regret that we are unable to
enter into any further correspondence on this subject.
Note that state owned C4 cannot even make a token attempt to deny that censoring to support genocide is their policy.

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