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We like how your story pushes our narrative, Mr Journalist. Here, have a large sum of cash

Here’s something you may not have seen, but you won’t be in the least bit surprised about:

BBC journalist Matt McGrath has received the 1st Biophilia Award for Environmental Communication, established by the BBVA Foundation to recognize the work of professionals and organizations in any country that have contributed exceptionally to improving public understanding and awareness of environmental issues.

 

The reporter wins the award for his “extraordinary capacity to communicate complex environmental issues and science to global audiences,” in the words of the evaluation committee. “Throughout an inspiring journalism career of more than two decades at the BBC, McGrath has informed the public through exceptionally accessible and accurate reporting on global changes in the climate and biodiversity.”

Matt McGrath has published ‘journalism’ such as this article earlier this year in which we were told this desperately bad news:

Climate change: 12 years to save the planet? Make that 18 months

Or this one from earlier this month:

Climate change: ‘Clear and unequivocal’ emergency, say scientists

In other words he’s another green propagandist who the BBC pay to spread disinformation. And he’s won an award for it from a foundation that pushes left-wing and environmental issues.

But not just any award. Let’s take a closer look at what the BBVA Foundation’s webpage says about it:

The BBVA Foundation launches the Biophilia Award for Environmental Communication to recognize high-impact contributions in mobilizing ecological awareness

The Biophilia Award for Environmental Communication will recognize the work of professionals and organizations in any country that have contributed exceptionally to improving public understanding and awareness of ecological issues, through the dissemination of scientific knowledge and by opening up new perspectives on nature from any disciplinary angle.

On it goes with the blah blah blah until at the end of the page, where we come to this:

One annual award will be given comprising 100,000 euros, a diploma and a commemorative artwork.

One hundred thousand Euros? For telling lies for Gaia? For someone who is already well-paid by a quasi-state organisation for parroting the green line? Apparently being an objective journalist now allows you to accept large cash awards from the sort of people you’re supposed to be writing about.

But this is just another outrage that will go unremarked upon by the media, because, as they’re always telling us, it’s the climate sceptics who are supposedly being paid off.

 

 

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