UKIP's Lord Monckton is set to be featured in a documentary on BBC4 tonight called "Meet The Climate Sceptics". According to well known global warming sceptic James Delingpole, it is a stitch up: the makes of the documentary went to great lengths to stress that they intended to produce a fair and balanced documentary, only to bury those who go against the global warming consensus.
Christopher Monckton is apparently a big part of the documentary and is so appalled with its content that he took the makers and the BBC to court, arguing that he had been misled and that the documentary gives a skewered view. He requested that he get a 3 minute rebuttal in the 60 minute program, but the High Court have told him no.
I wouldn't mind if this wasn't the BBC, but when a broadcaster is state-funded and meant to be impartial, isn't it a bit alarming when the main protagonist of a documentary that is going to be on that channel feels they have been misled and isn't allowed a fair right of reply?