Correcting False Balance

Friday, April 04, 2014

Transcript

This week the UK Parliament released a report that recommended ways to improve communicating climate change to the public, criticizing the media in particular for promoting false balance. Bob talks with Bob Ward of the London School of Economics about the report and the chief offender.

Guests:

Bob Ward

Hosted by:

Bob Garfield

Comments [2]

Thatwood B. Telling from The Village

Alas, the poor ol' Beeb is facing a funding squeeze unlike any they've faced before. Might they be currying favor with MPs on the right in an effort to avoid the extreme budget slashing they fear? We haven't seen anything like this over the last few decades with PBS, have we? Nah ...

Apr. 05 2014 10:12 PM
Matt from Iowa

If it's important to the BBC for dissenting voices to be heard, then I suspect I'll soon see traders giving stock market reports, and officials announcing housing numbers, being rebutted by Occupy London participants and Socialist Party members.
I wonder how many more people would tune in if the BBC did this.

Apr. 05 2014 03:29 PM

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