Sunday 14 October 2018

Loaded Language

Ah yes...

As for the article itself, I really can't put it better than Sir Tohham:

Sir Topham Hatt14 October 2018 at 13:08 
Roger Harrabin has written an article about eating less meat to save the planet.  
He doesn’t address whether he will eat less meat himself but instead goes after the climate minister, Claire Perry, with loaded language. 
‘She would not even say whether she herself would eat less meat.’ 
‘Ms Perry refused even to say whether she agreed with scientists' conclusions that meat consumption needed to fall.’ 
‘She said instead of cutting down on meat, we could use (hugely expensive) equipment that sucks CO2 out of the atmosphere.‘ 
I’m assuming Harrabin added ‘hugely expensive’ and used ‘even’ to discredit Claire Perry and to accentuate his case.  
He is the worst type of BBC journalist, always pushing an agenda, using words to deliberately set a tone and forever lecturing on what we should do.


Even the opening line of the article is loaded: "Just a week after scientists said huge cuts in carbon emissions were needed to protect the climate, a UK minister has shown just how hard that will be."

He means that she's part of the problem.


  1. I made a helpful sugggestion to Roger on another thread: if he is really concerned about the environment, rather than getting us to change meat-eating habits that have a cultural life going back hundreds of thousands of years, perhaps he should oppose (a) mass immigration to the UK and (b) the rapidly rising population of Africa, Asia and to a lesser extent Latin America. Latin America's population has doubled in the last 40 years. Asia's population also doubled over the same period. Africa's is on target for 4 billion by the end of the century.

    Does Harrabin really care about the real causes of environmental degradation? Er, no.

    1. I must say I really enjoyed tonight's steak and chips, lightly salted with tears of green snowflakes. Mmmm, delicious !

    2. Well done, is all I can say to that.

    3. Yes - excellent. I had roast beef in the local pub and didn’t give Harradan a second thought. And that’s a better name for him!

    4. Maybe Horror-bin since he's so full of stinky rubbish.


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