Michael Shellenberger vs the Sydney Morning Herald

Not a good look. Michael Shellenberger’s introduction to the standard of reporting at the Sydney Morning Herald.

Michael Shellenberger vs SMH

Liberty Quote – Facebook isn’t killing journalism. Journalists are killing journalism — Stephen L. Miller

Liberty Quote – If you have ten thousand regulations, you destroy all respect for the law — Winston Churchill

BONUS. Geoff  Hill’s report on Africa, why electricity for Africans is a humanitarian issue and also a security issue for the West. Hill is remarkably multi-talented!

His media career began at the Manica Post in Zimbabwe  and he has worked on all six continents. In Sydney, from 1983 to 1989, he was special reports manager for Rupert Murdoch’s flagship paper, The Australian, leaving to start his own publishing firm, which he sold in 2000 when he became the first non-American to win a John Steinbeck Award for his writing, along with a BBC prize for the best short story from Africa.
He then wrote  The Battle for Zimbabwe that became a bestseller in South Africa. The sequel, What Happens After Mugabe? enjoyed nine reprints and sold globally with a cover endorsement from author, John le Carré.
Hill has served as deputy chair for the Foreign Correspondents’ Association of Southern Africa and from 2011 to 2013, he was vice president at the International Association of Genocide Scholars; he has lectured at The Hague on crimes against humanity.
Since 2002 he has been Africa correspondent for The Washington Times, and his work is published in the Mail & Guardian (Johannesburg), The East African (Nairobi), and across the continent.
A life-long conservationist, he has written extensively about the environment, and rescued
more than 5,000 snakes from urban homes for release in the wild, catching his first brown house snake at 10 years old and a mamba at 14.
Geoff Hill owns the largest collection of autographs in Africa and continues to expand his
hobby. Signatures include TE Lawrence, Florence Nightingale, David Livingstone, Jomo Kenyatta, Haile Selassie, Jacques Cousteau, Amelia Earhart, double agent Kim Philby (signed in Beirut from where he fled to Moscow) and Illich Sanchez, aka ‘Carlos the Jackal’.
Hill is a director of the African risk firm, Something of Value Ltd, and is fluent in English, Afrikaans and Shona (Zimbabwe).

ANOTHER BONUS FOR SETH EFRICANS.  The destruction of South Africa’s energy giant by mismanagement and corruption.  The energy security of millions of South Africans has been jeopardised by mismanagement and corruption in the country’s electricity utility Eskom, according to a new report published today by the Global Warming Policy Foundation.

 

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27 Responses to Michael Shellenberger vs the Sydney Morning Herald

  1. exsteelworker

    I don’t care anymore. Let them report as much crap as they like. I just hope, for the sake of Western cizlizasion that Trump wins in November. Otherwise all hail China….comrades.

  2. cohenite

    I don’t care anymore. Let them report as much crap as they like. I just hope, for the sake of Western cizlizasion that Trump wins in November. Otherwise all hail China….comrades.

    Trump is continually being white-anted. If Trump does win despite demorat voter fraud I reckon he’ll be assassinated.

  3. Charles Rasp

    Mr Shellenberger is a champion at Alinsky. Make them stick to their rules. We skeptics do not do this enough, basically because we have actual (fulfilling) lives to lead. All Cats …. get onto the SMH and insist they live by their own rules, or vacate the field.

  4. Perhaps the SMH shoul make Stan Grant the editor.

  5. Cardimona

    All Cats …. get onto the SMH and insist they live by their own rules, or vacate the field.

    Charles, that’s the essence of the problem I have discussed with Rafe directly – how to herd Cats…

  6. mem

    Shellenberger’s letter is sheer gold.

  7. NoFixedAddress

    Rafe

    The link for Geoff Hill’s report on Africa says page not found.

  8. John A

    The energy security of millions of South Africans has been jeopardised by mismanagement and corruption in the country’s electricity utility Eskom, according to a new report published today by the Global Warming Policy Foundation.

    Are they grinding their axe, or blowing a whistle that needs to be heard?

  9. David Brewer

    And this particular sleazy behaviour was not just by some rookie but by the SMH’s “National Environment and Climate Editor”.

    Schellenberger should now insist that the SMH offer him 1500 words in the paper (print and online) to put his own point of view.

  10. Rafe Champion

    Thanks NoFixedAddress, correct link inserted.

  11. Roger

    Otherwise all hail China….comrades.

    Don’t be a defeatist.

    Besides which, China has its own problems.

  12. Petros

    Good point, Roger. We need to avoid being defeatists. We all need to keep trying to open the eyes of others who only receive the globalist viewpoint. Garbage in, garbage out.

  13. Procrustes

    I just wish that you people would stop attacking the religious freedom of our journalists

  14. Ed Case

    So, Coal power is needed because Africans will starve, cause global warming and invade across the Med on pieces of wood otherwise?
    If that’s the best argument conventional power has left, then renewables are a no brainer.

  15. Dasher

    I have a number of very fine left leaning friends who I would classify as climate catastrophists. When we talk about the subject their brain stops working. They have no interest or curiosity in listening to people like Shellenberger. They are the true denialisms and I gently tell them so. The trouble is our governments are the same they can’t get out of the ideological trap they are and we end up destroying for example our energy sector and even knowing the consequences of for example RE they double down and go for more. Even more astonishing they are now building Snowy 2 which is a multi billion dollar project to address the shortcomings of RE that they have promoted…………..this project will cost much much more than they predict (they always do) and at the end for the outlay we could have built a number of seriously effective HELE, Gas or even nuclear power plants that would actually provide what is needed. Barking mad!

  16. notafan

    Lol

    Millions of Africans have been crossing the Med in search of a better life for years so no absolutely no reason to improve their home countries is there?

    The racism of insisting on maintaining third world conditions for black people.

  17. Ed Case

    Millions of Africans have been cramming into large boats and sailing a few hundred yards offshore from Libya in the 9 years since Gaddafi was murdered, where they are taken on board either EU Country Naval vessels or NGO chartered ships and delivered to Italy, Spain, and France.
    Without that assistance, they would have stayed home, because they had no hope of crossing theMed otherwise.

  18. Ed Case

    The racism of insisting on maintaining third world conditions for black people.

    Huh?
    Even those conditions have only been maintained due to the expenditure of Trillions of dollars by the West over 60 years.

  19. Mother Lode

    Regarding Trump’s chances of victory in November, I strongly suspect he is playing a longer game than the Democrats and the myopic press (both sides), or he has discerned a longer term strategy from the Democrats and is employing his own in response which involves restraint now (when they want him to act) and action later (when they thought hevwould be finished).

    The big issue now is the BLM riots. I think the Democrats wanted Trump to insert himself in the melee so that he could be tarred as complicit in whatever disasters unfolded – particularly I’d it could be linked to overreach of constitutional authority – gold for the coming election.

    Instead we have seen Democrat enclaves ablaze, Democrat leaders first fanning the flames and speak of defunding their police and now backing away and sending in the police, and the rioters the Democrats associated themselves with increasingly revealed as a destructive force that proclaims a better world that they have absolutely no plan or capacity to deliver. And these mobs are now disintegrating because within their territories they exhausted their opportunity for pillage and have nothing that truly binds them together.

    Trump spoke of some database (which I doubt is much more than a sop to people who think more programs help). He said that George Floyd should not have been killed (which is true – there is an entire legal system to deal with his like and I doubt there is anyone who thinks an accidental killing is a good outcome) but he has not turned on the policeman in particular or the police in general. He has spoken about supporting police, which is something police do not so often hear.

    Over here it is easy to fall for the false perspective that the US is falling apart. Most of the US is not. Most Americans will not see this as an ‘America’ phenomenon, but an urban one, or a Democrat one. “Those people over there have a problem we do not have here” or “That place over there does not have our problem here.” In the elections people will vote according the outcomes the predict.

    People have a considerable talent for ‘interpreting’. There will be people whose lives have been impacted by the riots who will still vote for the party that stood behind them. But I can’t help but conceive that Trump will have galvanised his supporters and won over Democrats to his side than the Democrats their supporters or Republicans to their side.

    I don’t put this forward as factual, merely as reflection.

    I may have misunderstood the moods of the US. And even then Trump may screw it up yet.

  20. Rob MW

    Not a good look. Michael Shellenberger’s introduction to the standard of reporting at the Sydney Morning Herald.

    SMH’s Nick O’Malley is one the most biased, repugnant so-called journalists I have had the misadventure to read. His reporting on the Trump presidency and administration is absolutely the most disgusting pieces of bullshit I have ever read, the fucking left-wing tool probably hasn’t worked out that objective readers actually get their news from multiple sources. O’Malley appears to simply parrot subjective bullshit from the socialist USA rag ‘Media Matters for America’ and the other left-wing legacy media outlets including, primarily, the deftly stupid Washington Post but also the moronically woke and hate filled CNN and the super woke New York Times that is now completely edited by 10 year old’s.

  21. Petros

    Nice try, Ed. This was happening well before Gadafi was assassinated.

  22. Rob

    Michael Moore would be pleased with Michael Shellenberger’s work.

  23. On what basis does shellenberger speak for the whole of the environmental movement?

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