I mentioned on The Richie Allen Show during the week that a SKY News reporter had been in touch. Sanya Burgess emailed me to inform me that I would be mentioned in an article about covid-19 and climate change conspiracies. She offered me right of reply.
Burgess’ article was published on SKY this morning. The section relevant to the Richie Allen show is as follows:
Broadcaster Richie Allen presents a radio show which regularly pulls in around 20-30,000 listeners on its main platform. His coverage includes claims that although coronavirus is real, there is no pandemic and that the COVID-19 vaccine is dangerous.
Mr Allen has increasingly spoken and written about climate lockdowns, including on a recent blog post on his site.
He writes: “Didn’t I say last year that climate lockdowns would be a thing? I said that Sunday driving would be rationed as well as certain foods.”
In response to Sky News’ article, Mr Allen said he believes “climate lockdowns will be introduced at some point in the future and that governments will impose restrictions on people’s movements, including banning driving at certain times”.
He added that he believes that mainstream journalists “failing to do [their] jobs has resulted in the UK turning into a totalitarian state” and that he does interviews with “academics from accredited universities who have said similar, and who dispute the notion that we are in the midst of a climate crisis”.
The article goes on to quote someone from the Center For Countering Digital Hate. A blind person can see what is really going on here. This is all about the Online Harms Bill which is making its way through parliament.
It’s among the most dangerous and terrifying pieces of legislation that has ever been proposed.
On November 1st The Times Home Affairs Editor Matt Dathan wrote:
Ministers will overhaul communication laws by creating new offences in the forthcoming Online Safety Bill, the flagship legislation to combat abuse and hatred on the internet.
The Department for Culture, Media & Sport has accepted recommendations from the Law Commission for crimes to be based on “likely psychological harm”.
The proposed law change will shift the focus on to the “harmful effect” of a message rather than if it contains “indecent” or “grossly offensive” content, which is the present basis for assessing its criminality.
A new offence of “threatening communications” will target messages and social media posts that contain threats of serious harm. It would be an offence where somebody intends a victim to fear the threat will be carried out.
A “knowingly false communication” offence will be created that will criminalise those who send or post a message they know to be false with the intention to cause “emotional, psychological, or physical harm to the likely audience”. Government sources gave the example of antivaxers spreading false information that they know to be untrue.
The establishment wants to destroy the independent media and is using the legacy media to wage a propaganda war against it. I have been saying for several years that they’re coming for The Richie Allen Show.
If The Online Harms Bill passes, the very act of interviewing scientists who claim that a government mandated medicine might be doing more harm than good, will be a crime.
The legacy media has been trying to undermine The Richie Allen Show for years. They’ve all had a pop, The Guardian, The Mail, SKY News previously, Talk Radio, The Times, The red tops. For years, they have harassed politicians and academics for daring to appear with me.
Why? Because The Richie Allen Show is the most listened to independent news radio show in the world. I had to laugh at the line, “20-30,000 listeners on its main platform.”
If that were true, the media wouldn’t be constantly targeting the content of the show and my guests. I told Burgess that the show is a live radio show with a far wider reach than she had suggested, but of course she ignored that.
She told me that my response to her emails would feature prominently in her article. I laughed hard at that. You be the judge. Here’s her article
Here’s our email exchange in full:
Message: Hello,Sanya Burgess and I am a reporter with Sky News. I am writing to request a right of reply from you ahead of the publication of a written and video story. I will be reporting that: You, Richie Allen, present a podcast and radio show, which regularly pulls in around 20-30,000 listeners on its main platform. Your coverage includes claims that although coronavirus is real, there is no pandemic and that the COVID-19 vaccine is dangerous. Your spoken and written coverage about climate lockdowns has been increasing in recent months. This includes a recent blog post on your site where you write: “Didn’t I say last year that climate lockdowns would be a thing? I said that Sunday driving would be rationed as well as certain foods.” My coverage of your show and blog and its increasing conspiratorial coverage of climate change is part of a wider article looking at how COVID-19 conspiracists, who don’t believe the pandemic is real and believe the vaccine is dangerous, are increasingly beginning to share conspiracy theories and misinformation about climate change. If you wish to reply or provide a comment for inclusion in the written and video versions of the story, please reply by 4.30pm tomorrow, Thursday 11th November 2021. If this will not be possible within this time frame but you wish to comment, please let me know. Best wishes,Sanya BurgessMy name is
- My reporting that your coverage includes claims that although coronavirus is real, there is no pandemic and that the COVID-19 vaccine is dangerous.
- That your comments about climate lockdowns are an example of a ‘green conspiracy’ or ‘climate change conspiracy’