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Rowan Dean is not a liar

May 13, 2019 - 10:18 -- Admin

Sky News, in the
persons of Rowan Dean, Rita Panahi and James Morrow, had a guest on their show,
whose name is David Burton and who was said to be an ‘astrometeorologist’. He
supposedly can predict the weather up to one thousand years in advance by the
position of the planets in the solar system and by the star Vega, which is 25
light years away1. I saw part of the ‘interview’ with him which was

Media impartiality

May 12, 2019 - 08:58 -- Admin

The International Journalists’ Network
published an article by David Brewer entitled ‘Impartiality in journalism’. It
begins with: “being impartial means not being
prejudiced towards or against any particular side, and to be fair and balanced.
This is a tough one. All journalists have their own views, and yet, to deliver
comprehensive and authoritative coverage of news and current affairs they must

Time to dump Zed Seselja

May 10, 2019 - 09:58 -- Admin

I recently received a
letter from Australian Capital Territory Senator Zed Seselja and his ‘Liberal
Team’. The letter has a blue stripe across the top with the Liberal Party logo
and the phrases: A stronger economy. A secure future. This just when the
economy is ‘softening’ and when the future is anything but secure for millions
because of climate change. Given the header, it is unsurprising the letter was
filled with lies.

The ignorance of Terry McCrann

May 6, 2019 - 09:50 -- Admin

Terry McCrann usually writes
on business topics for Murdoch’s The Australian, but he has written a simply
silly piece on carbon dioxide emissions, and to let you know where he stands,
he has termed the push for renewable energy the “cult of carbon dioxide fear
and loathing”1. So, he is clearly a climate change denier, as are
many of the other buffoons who write for, or appear on Murdoch’s various media

Was Bob Ellis right?

May 4, 2019 - 09:35 -- Admin

It is difficult to
understand how Tony Abbott’s mind works unless you have a higher degree in
psychology. It was the late Bob Ellis who suggested that Abbott, as an ex-boxer
is suffering from ‘dementia pugilistica’1, which is now known as
chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE). CTE is a brain condition associated
with repeated blows to the head and is associated with the development of

Angus Taylor continues the madness

May 3, 2019 - 09:52 -- Admin

In addition to the
water buyback scandal, poor Angus Taylor is having a tough time. Having escaped
the enforced silence inflicted on so many of his ministerial colleagues (Price,
Hunt, Payne, Tudge, Hawke, Keenan) by the Morrison government, he has
demonstrated why that enforced silence was perhaps a good idea.

Murdoch’s minions miffed

May 1, 2019 - 09:25 -- Admin

Chris Mitchell is a ‘columnist’
for the Murdoch ‘newspaper’ The Australian and he has written a piece entitled ‘Why
the mainstream must ignore social media’1. By this, I presume he
means that mainstream media must ignore social media. No doubt Murdoch and his
minions would like this to be so, because in some cases it is social media
which is now setting the agenda. For instance, the Joyce-Taylor water buyback

Persecution of Christians

April 29, 2019 - 09:34 -- Admin

Greg Sheridan, one of
the religious nutters at Murdoch’s The Australian ‘newspaper’, has written an
opinion piece entitled ‘Hands up for your faith’ with the subtitle ‘With
Christianity under siege, it’s uplifting to see Scott Morrison comfortable and
open in his belief’1. It was of course a defence of Scott Morrison,
who invited media cameras into the Horizon Pentecostal church which he attends2,
seemingly as a public relations stunt.