DO MAKE USE of LINKS,
>SEARCH<
&
>Side Bars<
&
The Top Bar >PAGES<
 

~~~~~~~~~~#########~~~~~~~~~~

.
Clearly, Channel 4 Has No Moral Compass, No Ethical Judgement & No Journalistic Integrity …
.
~~~~~~~~~~#########~~~~~~~~~~

Posted by:
Greg Lance – Watkins
Greg_L-W

eMail:
Greg_L-W@BTconnect.com

ControversiallyGreg@Gmail.com

The BLOG:
https://InfoWebSiteUK.wordpress.com

The Main Web Site:
www.InfoWebSite.UK

~~~~~~~~~~#########~~~~~~~~~~

.

Hi,

.

Channel 4 screens two films attacking the meat industry after making seven-figure investment in vegan firm

  •  The broadcaster has bought a major stake  in the Meatless Farm Company
  •  Stuart Roberts, of the National Farmers’ Union, hit out over the  decision
  •  He said it ‘significantly undermines trust in journalism’ due  to the  conflict

Channel 4 has been accused of a massive conflict of interest for screening two films attacking the meat industry after it made a seven-figure investment in a vegan food company.

The Mail on Sunday can reveal that the broadcaster acquired a sizeable stake in the Meatless Farm Company in September. 

Since then it has aired two controversial documentaries on meat farming.

Under fire: Channel 4 has come under fire for screening shows including  Apocalypse Cow: How Meat Killed The Planet after making a key investment in a vegan food firm

 

Under fire: Channel 4 has come under fire for screening shows including  Apocalypse Cow: How Meat Killed The Planet after making a key investment in a vegan food firm

In the first, Apocalypse Cow: How Meat Killed The Planet, Guardian journalist and eco-activist George Monbiot highlighted the link between the industry and climate change. 

A second programme, How To Steal Pigs And Influence People, was accused of glamorising criminal activity by showing vegan activists raiding farms.

Stuart Roberts, of the National Farmers’ Union, said the broadcaster’s investment, made through its commercial growth fund, ‘significantly undermines trust in journalism’. 

And Tim Bonner, of the Countryside Alliance, added: ‘There has been increasing concern in the countryside about the aggressive anti-farming agenda being pursued by Channel 4. 

‘Their decision to invest in a vegan food company is clumsy and insulting.’

Vegans block off meat aisle in the supermarket during protest

Some Channel 4 staff are also concerned. One told The Mail on Sunday: ‘Whatever happened to us making programmes rather than doing these kind of deals? It’s one big conflict of interest.’

Dorothy Byrne, Channel 4’s head of current affairs, has admitted that bias influences her decisions, boasting in a keynote speech last year: ‘In what other line of work when some b****** annoys you or you hear of some absolute disgrace, can you say to yourself, ‘I’m going to make a programme exposing that and I’ll put a stop to it!’ ‘

Channel 4’s deal gives free advertising airtime to the Meatless Farm Co, which makes ‘vegan friendly’ mince, burgers and sausages, in exchange for equity in the Leeds-based company.

But the broadcaster insisted: ‘Apocalypse Cow and How To Steal Pigs And Influence People are documentaries examining relevant and topical subjects and both comply with Ofcom’s broadcasting code.

‘Channel 4 maintains clear separation between its editorial decisions and commercial activity. There is no conflict of interest.’    

.

To View the Original Article CLICK HERE

.

Regards,
Greg_L-W.

~~~~~~~~~~#########~~~~~~~~~~
.
tel: 44 (0)1594 – 528 337
Calls from ‘Number Withheld’ phones Are Blocked

All unanswered messages are recorded.
Leave your name & a UK land line number & I will return your call.

‘e’Mail Address: Greg_L-W@BTconnect.com

&

ControversiallyGreg@Gmail.com

TWITTER: @Greg_LW

DO MAKE USE of LINKS,
>SEARCH<
&
>Side Bars<
&
The Top Bar >PAGES<
I try to make every effort to NOT infringe copyrights in any commercial way & make all corrections of fact brought to my attention by an identifiable individual
.

Please Be Sure To
.Follow Greg_LW on Twitter.

Re-TWEET my Twitterings
https://twitter.com/Greg_LW

& Publicise

My MainWebSite & Blogs

To Spread The Facts World Wide

eMail:
Greg_L-W@BTconnect.com

ControversiallyGreg@Gmail.com

The BLOG:
https://InfoWebSiteUK.wordpress.com

The Main Web Site:
www.InfoWebSite.UK

~~~~~~~~~~#########~~~~~~~~~~