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CBC Explains Why Deniers "Given the Hook"

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In multi-part complaint about fairness at the CBC, Tim Ball and Tom Harris have inadvertently provided the response that they received when they took their complaint directly to the national broadcaster.

It turns out that Ball and Harris have been chiding the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation for years for taking serious scientists seriously and for dismissing the ramblings of PR people (Harris) and retired academics with no relevant scientific qualifications or research (Ball) . In response to a specific complaint from Ball, the CBC Ombudsman said:

The CBC, in its decision making process, is entitled to make its own editorial determination about what opinions are in the mainstream, and need to be reflected, and what opinions are on the margins, and can be given the editorial hook they so often deserve…”

‘Nuff said. 

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