(ThinkProgress) In order to improve the accuracy and fairness of the network’s news coverage, reporters for BBC News are being directed to limit the amount of air time they give to people with anti-science viewpoints.
A lesson for American media: when you’re talking about Nazi Germany, you don’t get a Holocaust denier on your show for “balance,” right? When you talk about NASA, you don’t go out and find a flatearther to talk about how the moon landings were faked.
It’s time to give climate deniers the same treatment. Just because crackpots have something to say, it doesn’t mean you’re required to give them airtime to say it.