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The Great Documentary Swindle

What’s the link between Queen Elizabeth II and sun spots? The production company RDF, according to Tony Juniper:

I was more than a little interested to learn that both ITV and the BBC have decided to suspend the commission of programmes from independent programme-maker RDF Television. I came across this outfit back in 1997, when I was invited to appear in a programme about “the history of the environment movement”.

In good faith I answered questions put to me by the programme maker, Martin Durkin

…I was staggered when Channel 4 commissioned and broadcast another programme from this very same anti-environmentalist film-maker earlier this year (by then working for Wag TV, but the programme was distributed via RDF).

It’s an interesting connection that casts new light on the aforementioned documentary. One wonders why, however, an unflattering edit of a film about an old lady can bring a TV channel on its knees, while a misleading documentary thoroughly discredited by the science continues to spread its poison around the world. I wonder how many reactionary old sods out there are baying for RDF’s blood at the moment for how they treated the queen while simultaneously praising them to the hilt for helping to spread the claim that anthropogenic climate change is a myth?

Incidentally, Durkin’s website is still suggesting that the heat of the Sun is responsible for why the winter is warmer than summer.