In 2007 the BBC proclaimed that it would no longer give skeptics equal air time because.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/bbctrust/assets...ury/report.pdfThe BBC has held a high-level seminar with some of the best scientific experts, and has come to the view that the weight of evidence no longer justifies equal space being given to the opponents of the consensus [on anthropogenic climate change].
Now some skeptics were curious about this high-level seminar with the "best scientific experts". Who where the experts? The BBC is still a governemnt entity and as such the people have a right to know. So a blogger named Tony Newbery FOIed the BBC for the list of the "best scienfitc experts". The BBC fought back arguing that journalistic purposes are exempt from the FOI and won.
The BBC patted itself on the back believing that the "best scientific experts" claim now stood for good. Too bad for the BBC no one ever told them that the internet has an archive. And their little secret "high-level seminar" was at one time not so secret. Actually before the BBC tried to pass of their seminar as a meeting of "the best scientific experts" it was actually billed on the internet as just a collection of NGO hacks and had only 2 active scientists attending. While this may have been wiped from the internet so the BBC could sell it as "the best scientific experts" the wayback machine still had it full of all the Greenpeace activists etc.
Read all about it on climateaudit.org
Oh what a terrible web we weave. Now once again we have the media lying to the people about "consensus". And then fighting the people right to now to be shown as bigger frauds than they already were.