[LINK] For-profit publishers getting ready to trash-talk
cas at taz.net.au
Mon Feb 5 09:00:01 EST 2007
On Sun, Feb 04, 2007 at 04:09:04PM +1100, Stewart Fist wrote:
> Which is why I get so mad when the ABC 7.30 report interviews
> "scholars" of "fellows' from Cato, CEI or AEI as if they were genuine
> inquirers after the truth.
and the IPA too, as Richard mentioned - they're guaranteed to
come out with a rabidly right-wing, head buried-in-the-sand,
justify-the-status-quo comment on any issue. and they're taken
seriously, as if their opinion actually matters.
The 7.30 Report (and Lateline) have been running scared for a few years
now - they've both been the primary target of numerous assaults on
the ABC. They pull their punches when interviewing any government MP
or Minister, taking whatever they say at face value, even when it is
craig sanders <cas at taz.net.au>
Currently listening to: Ganga Giri - Mohan Meeting
"Freethinkers who accompany their statement of unbelief with a "wistful
regret"... express their unbelief in so mournful a manner as to furnish
some little support to the religious theorist. But the fully-fledged
Atheist will not live up to the character. Instead of weeping, he laughs.
Instead of being miserable, he is happy. Instead of regretting the loss
of his old faith, he unblushingly declares his joy of having got rid of it.
Insted of being grateful for the sympathy of the Christian, he confounds
his impertinence and expresses his sympathy with the deluded believer by
seeking to convince him of the error of his ways."
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