Countryside Alliance Asks for BBC Trust Decision on Animal Rights Activist
London, UK -(AmmoLand.com)- Last September I wrote about an article by Chris Packham in BBC Wildlife magazine in which, amongst other things, he labelled everyone involved in traditional land management, hunting and shooting as “the nasty brigade”.
As I pointed out then the BBC has editorial guidelines which state that its presenters should not engage in debate in ‘controversial‘ issues, but Chris Packham already had a track record for this sort of thing having been censured for using social media to brand farmers involved in the Government badger cull trials as “Brutalist thugs, liars and frauds“.
It seemed fairly clear therefore that unless the BBC could stop Mr Packham from abusing the position it had given him he should no longer be employed by the BBC.
This fairly logical comment caused a certain amount of excitement. It was widely reported as a call for Packham to be sacked and the usual suspects decided that it was the perfect opportunity to deify, rather than dismiss him. Chris Packham himself took to YouTube in an emotional, if incoherent, response in which he encouraged …Read the Rest