Journalism academic explains it all

holmesAT Monash University media studies lecturer David Holmes (left) is fretting:

…the BBC and ABC have been covering climate change in depth for many years. However, there are signs that they too maybe be surrendering to the media-industrial-political complex of climate denial.

It is not that the BBC and ABC are afraid of mentioning climate change; it is that they are buying into the issue as if it were a debate that required “balanced reporting”.

Ah, that troublesome “balanced reporting”! Thank Heavens we have journalism academics — it appears Holmes has never been an actual, just-the-facts working journalist — to keep unapproved arguments away from the simpleton citizenry.




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