Posted by: nickwardscenarios | September 15, 2013

Nick Ward versus BBC (sent Friday 13th)

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Sent: Friday, 13 September 2013, 13:09   Subject: Fw: BBC Complaints: Fracking: A response to your enquiry to DECC – Ref: TO2013/14776
Fracking
Nick Ward versus BBC …
I am assuming that BBC News will admit that in its headline reports it referred to ‘water’ not ‘water and undisclosed amounts of unamed chemicals’ – a calculated attempt to mislead and endanger the environment. From whom was this poisonous directive issued? Who decides the placement and wording of headlines during the ‘Today’ programme?
—– Forwarded Message —–   From: Nick Ward   To: Fran Unsworth Complaints@bbc.co.uk   Sent: Tuesday, 10 September 2013, 8:53   Subject: Re: BBC Complaints: Fracking: A response to your enquiry to DECC – Ref: TO2013/14776
Dear Fran Unsworth
Fracking
Thank you for forwarding my complaint at the BBC’s failure to give responsible emphasis to the dangers of water contamination in the immediate lead up to Caroline Lucas’ arrest at Balcome during news bulletins on the ‘Today’ programme – and how this news policy decision compromised ‘Today’ programme producers and presenters sensitive to this issue. The British public deserve at least a scientific explanation of the types and quantities of chemicals used in this insidiously toxic process – so damaging to our water systems in the long term, I predict. I look forward to Stephanie Harris’ detailed assessment of BBC’s failures in this regard.
Best wishes
Yours sincerely
Nick Ward
Mark Thompson’s email of 6 October was misdated – pull the other one! bunch of overpaid liars!
From: Fran Unsworth   To: Nick Ward   Sent: Monday, 9 September 2013, 18:45   Subject: RE: BBC Complaints: Fracking: A response to your enquiry to DECC – Ref: TO2013/14776
Dear Mr Ward,
Thank you for your email and this is just to let you know that I have asked my colleague, Stephanie Harris, Head of Accountability for BBC News, to look into your concerns. Stephanie will reply to you directly as soon as possible and in any case by October 2nd since the BBC has a target of twenty working days for responding to complaints at the second stage. Yours sincerely,
Fran Unsworth
Deputy Director, BBC News
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