The Swindle is a one-sided anti-global warming argument put together by a film maker with a name for skewing the facts, and featuring greenhouse skeptics with media profiles that far exceed their scientific publishing records.”
- ABC Online Science writer, Bernie Hobbs
A new little button titled “The Great Global Warming Swindle SWINDLE” has just been added on ABC Australia's dedicated “Great Global Warming Swindle” webpage.
The new section absolutely trashes Martin Durkin's “Great Global Warming Swindle” film.
Australian newspaper, The Age, is reporting the inside scoop on the internal battles at ABC Australia over its decision to air shock-u-mentarian Martin Durkin's “Great Global Warming Swindle.”
According to one website, the head of Factual Entertainment for ABC flew to London to personally apologize to Durkin for the “rough treatment” he received from ABCLateline host Tony Jones who was in London last week doing a pre-taped interview to be aired after the Swindle.
Democracy is utterly dependent upon an electorate that is accurately informed. In promoting climate change denial (and often denying their responsibility for doing so) industry has done more than endanger the environment. It has undermined democracy.
There is a vast difference between putting forth a point of view, honestly held, and intentionally sowing the seeds of confusion. Free speech does not include the right to deceive. Deception is not a point of view. And the right to disagree does not include a right to intentionally subvert the public awareness.