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  1. #1 The Great Global Warming Swindle not misleading 
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    http://www.theregister.co.uk/2008/07..._adjudication/

    British regulator Ofcom has rejected complaints that the popular polemical film, The Great Global Warming Swindle, misled viewers. The regulator said it was paramount that the public received alternative points of view - even if these were not endorsed by institutions or the major political parties.

    While some aspects of the presentation "caused some concern", the regulator notes, such as failing to give guests time to respond after broadcast, the errors were "of such insignificance" that they could not be judged to mislead the audience....cont'd
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    I would argue that it is misleading.

    There's an excellent series on YouTube called "How It All Ends."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Obviously
    I would argue that it is misleading.
    Argue? Discussing? that would be impossible. The correct term is dictate.

    We are now watching the scientific equivalent of the Salem witch trials, where "what we say is true" is more important than "what we know is true."

    Frank Miele, The Daily Interlake, 20 July 2008
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    my impression was that Ofcom's adjudication had nothing to do with whether the content of the program was true or not, just whether it was unduly biased

    in the end the judgement was a fudge : yes to bias, but no to an intent to mislead
    "Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away." (Philip K. Dick)
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    Ofcom said it couldn't judge the validity of the facts on each side of the argument,
    Thus Ofcom's views are irrelevant to a discussion of facts about climate change.
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    Thank you for your links !Thank you !
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