Tagged: Radio 4

Lord save us from badly informed academics

Lord save us from badly informed academics

Today in Parliament MPs will vote on the secondary legislation via statutory instrument on fracking in protected areas. Radio 4 carried an article on the Today programme this morning on the vote and invited Professor Richard Davies of Durham University’s ReFine group to comment. Profesor Davies was dismissive of the...

A Damascene conversion for Lord Browne of Madingley?

A Damascene conversion for Lord Browne of Madingley?

This morning on Radio 4’s  “Today” programme we were treated to a rare pleasure. I would really like to say that is was listening to some sort of Damascene conversion on the part of the interviewee, but it was more like listening to the soundtrack of a rat, sitting on...

The BBC – Fracking Rubbish

The BBC – Fracking Rubbish

Today the BBC put out a programme on Radio 4 – Inside Science – which claimed to get inside the science of fracking. It was terrible. Sloppy journalism and bad science. The list of badly reported programmes on fracking is long and ignoble – Iain Stewart’s Horizon programme springs to...

Shale Gas and UK Parliament

Shale Gas and UK Parliament

Parliament Today on Radio 4 last Friday had a segment on shale gas. As always it is interesting to see how our elected representatives disport themselves whilst “looking after our interests”. Play -> Parliament Today R4 Treasury Secretary, Danny Alexander does an impression of the unpopular schoolboy trying to ingratiate...

Radio 4 – Shale gas’s latest PR recruit?

Radio 4 – Shale gas’s latest PR recruit?

This morning on Radio 4 I woke up to hear a bizarre item in which Simon Jack gave 3 minutes of air time to an energy company boss who spouted PR unchallenged for the entire piece. He wasn’t seriously questioned and no opposing view was provided for balance 0716 Business...