Category Archives: Taking out the trash

The Sokal hoax repeated

For the “You couldn’t make it up” file. Deliberately faked papers accepted by progressive academic journals. Commentary in the US. Commentary on the original Sokal hoax.

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Reporting on our progress with Agenda 2030, previously Agenda 21

h/t a Facebook post reporting on a call to Alan Jones with a heads up on our ongoing responsibilities to the would-be world government. Interesting objectives. Looks like promoting motherhood at first glance. Assuming that motherhood is still politically acceptable … Continue reading

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ABC dragging the chain in making corrections

The RMIT-ABC Fact Check unit has made one (!) correction following our criticisms of their error-ridden and misleading fact check of Chris and my finding that ABC journalists are nearly five more likely to be Greens voters than the general … Continue reading

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ABC Fact Check: Error-ridden and misleading The fisking edition

The RMIT-ABC Fact Check unit did a fact check on Chris Berg and my claim in our recent book Against Public Broadcasting: Why and how we should privatise the ABC and repeated in an article in The Spectator and on Sky … Continue reading

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ABC Fact Check: Error-ridden and misleading IV

So let’s have a look at the quality control practiced at the RMIT-ABC Fact Check unit. This is how they self-describe their quality control: Once the director approves a claim, one of our researchers contacts experts in the field to … Continue reading

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ABC Fact Check: Error-ridden and misleading III

In this third installment (I and II) of the RMIT-ABC Fact Check analysis of Chris and my comment: A 2013 survey revealed that ABC journalists are almost 5 times more likely to be Greens voters than the average voter and … Continue reading

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ABC Fact Check: Error-ridden and misleading II

As Cats know the RMIT-ABC Fact Check unit did a “fact check” on Chris and my statement: A 2013 survey revealed that ABC journalists are almost 5 times more likely to be Greens voters than the average voter and twice … Continue reading

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ABC Fact Check: Error-ridden and misleading I

Cats will recall that Chris Berg and I recently calculated that ABC journos are nearly 5 times (precisely: 4.74 times) more likely to vote Greens than the general Australian population. I wrote about it recently here at the Cat. To … Continue reading

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ABC chairman thinking of the children

The ABC’s chairman, Justin Milne, gave a speech today justifying the expense that is the ABC. That, and Michelle Guthrie’s speech last month, is a gift that will give for some time. Today I want to focus on his “dear-god-will-nobody-think-of-the-children” ploy. … Continue reading

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What they said: You can trust the ABC edition

ABC Chairman Justin Milne: Trust is what we do at the ABC. ABC employee: … We’re talking about ease of storytelling … … I accept you might have written the book on the RMIT payroll but that’s immaterial to viewers … … that’s not … Continue reading

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