Tag Archives: BBC Radio 4

GM: a red herring, a straw doll and the elephant in the room

UPDATE, November 2017. Here’s an article on how Monsanto operates, published in :  ‘How Monsanto Captured the EPA (And Twisted Science) To Keep Glyphosate on the Market’ I just sent the letter below to the BBC’s DG. It’s self-explanatory. Lord … Continue reading

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Social injustice is killing on a grand scale

Praise where praise is due.  I have previously criticised the BBC for its championing of GM and for offering a Pinochet-apologist a platform for his obnoxious views without challenging them. Now I must praise the BBC for hosting Professor Sir … Continue reading

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Please, BBC, fair coverage of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict!

I have just sent the following email to the BBC: I just heard the 10 a.m. news on BBC Radio 4 and was shocked that a significant portion of it was given over to a statement from an Israeli spokesman, … Continue reading

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Once again BBC Radio 4 champions GM

I could scarcely believe my ears.  Barely a few days after it last offered a platform to the pro-GM lobby to give its views unopposed, BBC Radio 4 has done it again.  Are we being softened up for a big … Continue reading

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BBC’s Today programme attacks herbalism, promotes GM and contributes to the anti-science ‘new age of darkness’ it describes

I was shocked out of my morning dwalm by Today’s (BBC Radio4) crass  handling of a report that US scientists were warning of the end of the age of enlightenment and the arrival of a new age of darkness, in … Continue reading

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Caustic soda into the wounds: BBC unrepentant over platform offered to supporter of Pinochet atrocities

[This is No.5 in a series of blog posts on Paul Johnson’s statement on BBC Radio 4’s Desert Island Discs that he admired Chilean mass-murderer General Augusto Pinochet because he ‘saved Chile from civil war’. You may read the others … Continue reading

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Another letter to BBC re Pinochet’s ‘peacekeeeping’.

[This is No.4 in a series of blog posts on Paul Johnson’s statement on BBC Radio 4’s Desert Island Discs that he admired Chilean mass-murderer General Augusto Pinochet because he ‘saved Chile from civil war’.  You may read the others … Continue reading

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