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Comments on: Spinning the science: Media Watch reports on the The Australian's misunderstanding of coral science http://www.climateshifts.org/?p=4373 Science, climate change, coral reefs and the environment Mon, 31 Mar 2014 21:57:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.8.24 By: Liz Aitken http://www.climateshifts.org/?p=4373#comment-682 Thu, 11 Feb 2010 23:00:25 +0000 http://www.climateshifts.org/?p=4373#comment-682 HiOveG,

Thanks for the piece above, and yes the Bolter is on a rant on both his blog, but more importantly in the actual Herald Sun paper today. Wild claims that skeptics don’t get air time and really getting stuck into Tim Flannery.

In essence he is responding now to a piece done by Jonathon Holmes yesterday following up on the media watch piece.. It is quite good, and is here:

http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2010/02/11/2816202.htm?site=news

keep up the good work!

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By: OveHG http://www.climateshifts.org/?p=4373#comment-681 Tue, 09 Feb 2010 04:57:29 +0000 http://www.climateshifts.org/?p=4373#comment-681 Thanks Deb – ideologues come in all shapes and forms. Some we love dearly!

(yes, I’m waiting for our friends at The Australian to go the next step and beat the World Weekly News’ “Bat boy” article, which is apparently has the all-time record for sensational inaccuracy!)

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By: OveHG http://www.climateshifts.org/?p=4373#comment-680 Tue, 09 Feb 2010 04:54:14 +0000 http://www.climateshifts.org/?p=4373#comment-680 Thanks John. And I agree, given the full-throttled attack on science by special interest and their denialist followers, scientists of all persuasions must be ready to defend their findings in an easy-to-understand, honest and compelling way.

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By: John Bruno http://www.climateshifts.org/?p=4373#comment-679 Tue, 09 Feb 2010 02:39:23 +0000 http://www.climateshifts.org/?p=4373#comment-679 Great post Ove and great story by Media Watch. Although I find the comments on the story, at the MW site: http://www.abc.net.au/mediawatch/transcripts/s2813774.htm
typically misinformed and depressing.

I wish AIMS would take a more active, media savvy role in these national debates. They need a blog and to issue press releases explaining their science more frequently and more clearly.

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By: Deb http://www.climateshifts.org/?p=4373#comment-678 Tue, 09 Feb 2010 02:02:38 +0000 http://www.climateshifts.org/?p=4373#comment-678 Hurrah for Media Watch. The only depressing thing is that so few Australians watch it – and some that do (eg my grandfather) watch it only to then rant and rage about the ‘left wing loonies’ that control the ABC. . At least some of the other major print lines (eg Age and SMH) picked up on some of the bogus scientific claims that have been making the rounds. I wonder if they are also now going to claims that AIMS engineered the eating of the camera by the tiger shark a la the NASA failure?!

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