- EXCLUSIVE: BBC found itself in hot water over Justin Rowlatt’s talks with activist
- The journalist allegedly told eco-thugs he would blur faces and disguise voices
- The move was branded ‘outrageous’ and raised ‘ethical questions’ of Corporation
- Tyre Extinguishers caused outrage by deflating tyres on SUVs across the country
The BBC has been accused of using the licence fee to ‘protect environmental extremists’ after its climate editor tried to offer anonymity to a gang deflating tyres.
The Corporation found itself in hot water when Justin Rowlatt asked members of Tyre Extinguishers to star in a clip in which he would hide their identities.
The ‘trusted’ journalist allegedly told the eco-thugs he would blur their faces and disguise their voices in the video for the Beeb.
The move was branded ‘outrageous’ and raised ‘ethical questions’ over supporting ‘unlawful radical activism that disrupts people’s lives during this cost of living crisis’.
The gang has sparked outrage by deflating tyres on SUVs across the country as they tried to disguise their vandalism as protests.
As of last week Tyre Extinguishers bragged it had deflated the wheels of nearly 2,000 cars in just a month despite public fury.
Meanwhile questions were raised over 55-year-old Rowlatt’s suitability as climate editor after it emerged his sister was an active member of Insulate Britain and XR.
Cordelia was among the radicals blocking major roads last year, causing chaos for commuters across England.