You thought the Gary Lineker BBC row was a farce? It has just been announced Gary Lineker is “stepping back from Match of the Day”, says the BBC
Well, this will blow your mind. It seems David Attenborough is now suffering from the corporations fear of more right-wing anger.
They have decided not to broadcast an episode of David Attenborough’s new series on British wildlife because of fears its themes would risk a backlash from Tory politicians, reports The Guardian
Senior sources at the BBC told the Guardian that the decision was made to fend off potential critique from the political right, the paper claims.
Caroline Lucas, the Green party MP for Brighton Pavilion, said: “For the BBC to censor of one of the nation’s most informed and trusted voices on the nature and climate emergencies is nothing short of an unforgivable dereliction of its duty to public service broadcasting. This government has taken a wrecking ball to our environment – putting over 1,700 pieces of environmental legislation at risk, setting an air pollution target which is a decade too late, and neglecting the scandal of our sewage-filled waterways – which cannot go unexamined and unchallenged by the public.
“BBC bosses must not be cowed by antagonistic, culture war-stoking government ministers, putting populist and petty political games above delivering serious action to protect and restore our natural world. This episode simply must be televised.”