Sometimes people make it too easy. I saw this tweet yesterday:
Ok here is the best headline about the 1.5C climate report: pic.twitter.com/ZK2lg3cbNf
— Kate Mackenzie (@kmac) October 8, 2018
So I commented on how people who write that sort of headline are a key reason meaningful action won't be taken to combat global warming. That sort of headline inspires distrust as it makes it appear the source is extremely biased. I won't dwell on that since it's boring to drone on ad nauseam about how people are so partisan truth accuracy seem to have little value anymore. Suffice to say, the headline is terrible. The fact it went to print speaks volumes about the BBC.
Final call to save the world from 'climate catastrophe'
If terribly biased (and incidentally, inaccurate) headlines aren't enough to show you're untrustworthy, secretly changing your publications to try to hide your idiotic mistakes arising from your bias ought to be.
It's not just the headline that was changed though. The article's text underwent major revisions after publication. One section, a section which explicitly called for readers to vote for politicians who support certain policies:
Was completely removed. Another section was completely rewritten. Here is the original version:
Here is the current version:
Not a single one of these changes was disclosed. That is not okay. This behavior is blatantly dishonest.