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Rational debate on the BBC? - Questioning_Climate - 12-11-2009 01:56 PM
Nick Cohen debates the ideas in his climate change film with Diane Abbott, Michael Portillo and Andrew Neil in the studio.
RE: Rational debate on the BBC? - HarpoSpoke - 12-11-2009 08:30 PM
That's not bad. Is this normal in Britain? We get people talking over each other here and being 100% political no matter what.
Thumbs up to them all.
RE: Rational debate on the BBC? - Derek - 12-12-2009 02:37 AM
If that "discussion" is NOT BAD.......
It can only show HOW BAD things really are.
HarpoSpoke re - "Thumbs up to them all"........including Nick Cohen, surely not.
Or do you mean that in an "Al Gore" sort of way. ?
RE: Rational debate on the BBC? - Questioning_Climate - 12-12-2009 05:39 AM
Most of the debates I've seen on UK TV have been similar to those from elsewhere. To me this one seemed different with even Abbott taking a more sceptical view. Cohen seemed quite uneasy and I think many people would have noticed.
RE: Rational debate on the BBC? - HarpoSpoke - 12-12-2009 07:33 AM
(12-12-2009 02:37 AM)Derek Wrote: If that "discussion" is NOT BAD.......
They all seemed to allow the others to speak and were civil. That's a rare thing on US TV. If this guy is an example of a Sean Hannity or Keith Olbermann in Britain I'm quite jealous.
So, as you say, "in comparison" I'm pretty impressed. But even so, I did find it pretty fair overall. I don't want to start expected biased coverage in our favor even though the AGW supporters have had that for a long time.
RE: Rational debate on the BBC? - Sunsettommy - 12-12-2009 07:45 AM
I prefer OPEN uncensored atmosphere,where people can feel free to talk without the need to please some ideological camp.
If only alarmists would test me here in THIS forum.