BBC Rejects Guardian Proper Wing Backlash Attenborough Censorship Claims

Essay by Eric Worrall

h/t Dr. Willie Quickly, Matt Ridley; The Guardian claims a David Attenborough episode of “Wild Isles” is not going to be publicly aired, due to fears of a proper wing backlash.

BBC is not going to broadcast Attenborough episode over worry of ‘rightwing backlash’

Unique: Resolution to make episode about pure destruction out there solely on iPlayer angers programme-makers

Helena Horton Surroundings reporter
Sat 11 Mar 2023 07.00 AEDT

The BBC has determined to not broadcast an episode of Sir David Attenborough’s flagship new sequence on British wildlife due to fears its themes of the destruction of nature would danger a backlash from Tory politicians and the rightwing press, the Guardian has been informed.

The choice has angered the programme-makers and a few insiders on the BBC, who worry the company has bowed to stress from lobbying teams with “dinosaurian methods”.

The BBC strongly denied this was the case and insisted the episode in query was by no means meant for broadcast.

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The response from the BBC;

The accusation that conservatives and local weather skeptics would attempt to suppress an Attenborough programme is absurd. How might we entertain our readers by exposing the outlandishness of inexperienced concepts, if greens had been prevented from publishing these concepts?

The one time we’ve objected that I can recall, is to the unconstrained use of inexperienced propaganda movies as academic materials, presenting them to youngsters as unchallenged truth, when a lot of them comprise important errors.

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