The BBC received copies of some of the CRU emails more than a month ago, but did nothing about them, sitting on explosive evidence of fraud. The UK Daily Mail reports:
The BBC has become tangled in the row over the alleged manipulation of scientific data on global warming.
One of its reporters has revealed he was sent some of the leaked emails from the Climatic Research Unit at the University of East Anglia more than a month ago - but did nothing about them.
Despite the explosive nature of some of the messages - which revealed apparent attempts by the CRU's head, Professor Phil Jones, to destroy global temperature data rather than give it to scientists with opposing views - Paul Hudson failed to report the story.
This has led to suspicions that the scandal was ignored because it ran counter to what critics say is the BBC's unquestioning acceptance in many of its programmes that man-made climate change is destroying the planet.
The BBC, the New York Times, and the television networks other than Fox News all are engaging in kamikaze behavior on the story. They are willing to sacrifice their reputations and integrity on the altar of global warming.
The sequence of events strongly suggests that an insider leaked some emails to the BBC (and for all we know, others), hoping that they would be incriminating enough to intrigue anyone. When faced with a media stonewall, the insider then chose to post the complete files where they could not quickly be extinguished.
Let's call the leaker Deep Climate and forget about which public-spirited person came forward until after he or she dies. That seems to be the elite media template, after all.