Martin Durkin, the anti-environmentalist film-maker, Bolshevist firebrand, and unrepentant goat-fucker who made The Great Global Warming Swindle, has been censured for "misrepresenting" the views of scientists who accept the reality of AGW.
This is OK, though, because these misrepresentations did not "mislead" the public.
Following a 15-month investigation, Ofcom yesterday found that The Great Global Warming Swindle broke its guidelines on impartiality in the concluding part of the 90-minute polemic, which claimed man-made global warming was a conspiracy and a fraud. But despite "certain reservations" on the part of the regulator, Channel 4 was "on balance" cleared of "materially misleading the audience so as to cause harm or offence".In other words, the film became impartial when it set forth the assertion that's contained in its title. It's one of those little missteps that sometimes occur despite the best intentions in the world.
When asked for his comments on the ruling, Martin Durkin said this:
If I could get angry at you, I would try to kill every one of you. If that's guilt, I accept it....I'm probably one of the most dangerous men in the world if I want to be.It would be hilarious, actually, if it weren't so sad.
(Illustration via Lost Wackys.)