Expert Check

ABC “Fact Check” asks a unionist, Slater & Gordon principal and former Trades Hall staffer to check a Liberal.

 
I’m not saying her legal conclusion about Craig Kelly’s comment is wrong but let’s not pretend it’s impartial.

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27 Responses to Expert Check

  1. min

    If nothing more Zinc in the medication improves immunity according to son , a doctor.

  2. Bronson

    ABC fact check = oxymoron

    Nobody watches the ABC anymore so why do they thing people believe them?

  3. rickw

    Old open thread looks to be broken?

    To hot and heavy to take off anymore?!

  4. Leigh Lowe

    rickw.
    I wonder if Operation Blogwrecker Phase 5.0 has triggered a little early.
    Bwah, ha, ha, ha.
    Ransom in cash.
    Assorted denominations, non sequential.

  5. Snoopy

    TheirABC

    A man in his 30s is among 12 people who have died from coronavirus in Victoria in the past 24 hours as the state recorded 466 new infections.

    Mr Andrews said the man in his 30s was not a healthcare worker, but could not provide more information about the case.

    Bullshit.

    Is Joe Hildebrand moonlighting at the ABC?

  6. Dr Faustus

    Mr Andrews said the man in his 30s was not a healthcare worker, but could not provide more information about the case.

    The man in his 30’s was a Marathon runner and former Ninja Warrior contestant.
    At least I’m pretty sure he was.
    #everyoneisequalbeforethevirus
    #doingitfortheyoungandhealthy

  7. Des Deskperson

    Speaking of the ABC, ‘Gardening Australis – woke but relatively harmless by ABC standards – is back again next week. after after an initially unexplained 5 week hiatus.

    The reason now given is that the stars and crew of the programme were having a ‘winter break’.

    We are all aware that ABC ‘stars’ are entitled to long ‘well earned break’ [WEB] over the summer months, but a winter WEB appears to be an emerging new benefit.

    A few weeks back, Chris Mitchell in the Ox – paywall protected – had an article pointing out what an easy life ABC ‘stars’ had – in terms of working hours, holidays and general time away from their jobs – compared to their brothers and sisters in the commercial media. He was also speculating about what Sarah Ferguson might be up to, given that her plum posting to Beijing has been indefinitely postponed since January due to COVID.

    I assume that, whatever she might or might not be doing, she is still being fully paid.

  8. MatrixTransform

    but could not provide more information about the case

    so incompetent.

    The should have crafted a the back-story first

  9. What Trump should do is take every Leftist meme and personally state it as fact. For example, all people of colour have been oppressed for hundreds of years, white people are to blame for everything, America is the most racist country on earth etc. The Leftist heads would explode trying to discredit his statements. Their ABC would implode.

  10. Lee

    Mr Andrews said the man in his 30s was not a healthcare worker, but could not provide more information about the case.

    Was that because he may have been suffering comorbidities and doesn’t fit the government alarmist narrative?
    It’s precisely what people like Andrews omit which make me wonder what they are hiding.

  11. Lee

    The ABC’s idea of “balance.”

    LOL

  12. Rob

    The RMIT is getting bogged down and compromised by serving as the ABC’s fact checker.
    The ABC’s credibility continues to plummet and will need more than the RMIT’s help to survive.
    Was Minister Fletcher’s claim that “the ABC’s funding is increasing” correct?
    The answer was undeniably “YES” and Fact Check actually agreed this was true, however, the RMIT’s associated diatribe of obfuscation, convoluted and distorted reasoning, misinformation, and quasi political argument was unedifying and unworthy.
    The answer was “yes”, undeniably “yes” and anything else was mere political hyperbole.

  13. Old Lefty

    The ABC is very moderate and balanced, I’ll have you know. It represents the entire spectrum of respectable political opinion: from Lee Rhiannon on the soft centre-left to Bob Brown on the hard Tory right.

  14. New Chum

    There is a website for America’s Frontline Doctors led by Dr Simone Gold that held a Summit to discuss treatment for Covid 19. After a video that was shown during that summit went viral Dr Gold was fired from her job as a doctor and has now engaged the same lawyer to sue for defamation as was engaged by Nick Sandmann .
    https://americasfrontlinedoctorsummit.com/
    Under References check white paper.

  15. Snoopy

    The RMIT is getting bogged down and compromised by serving as the ABC’s fact checker.
    The ABC’s credibility continues to plummet and will need more than the RMIT’s help to survive.

    RMIT is an Early Kooka lifejacket.

  16. Bad Samaritan

    I will post the following yet again….

    The PSA is the body representing Australia’s 32,000+ Pharmacists. I’ve posted it a dozen times, and never get feed-back….

    Saturday, 21 March 2020

    Open letter to Prescribers

    “As the National President of the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia (PSA) representing Australia’s 32,000 Pharmacists, we are providing this open letter to all Australian prescribers regarding the Prescribing hydroxychloroquine for COVID-19………On the background of some promising data showing the effectiveness of hydroxychloroquine for the treatment of COVID-19 and with President Trump’s announcement yesterday, 20 March 2020, that the drug hydroxychloroquine may support the care of patients affected by COVID-19, Australian community pharmacies have seen unprecedented demand for the drug.

    PSA is receiving reports from Australian pharmacists that they are receiving prescriptions from: doctors prescribing for other doctors and their families; as well as dentists prescribing to the community and their families; …………. If this medication does indeed have the efficacy that we would desire against COVID-19 then it needs to be prescribed and used judiciously. The stock of this medication needs to be managed effectively and utilised for those who may genuinely need it.

    Doctors and dentists in Oz have known it works right from the get-go. Where’s the ‘controversy”? Just get your supply and look after yourselves and loved ones.

    How difficult is this to understand?

  17. John A

    Lee #3540384, posted on August 8, 2020, at 2:24 pm

    The ABC’s idea of “balance.”

    LOL

    Well, of course, the ABC is balanced. There’s a chip on each shoulder. But there are two extra on the left one 🙂

  18. Turtle

    I’m convinced that if a rabid leftist was dying of thirst and President Trump offered him water, he’d refuse to drink it.

    What a ripper

  19. Perfidious Albino

    As I understand it, GP’s are being actively ‘discouraged’ from prescribing Hydroxy for anyone other than patients with existing prescriptions for it ie: as an anti-inflammatory, malaria etc. Apparently a $13,000 fine in Queensland if they do, not sure about other jurisdictions.

  20. H B Bear

    Lee #3540384, posted on August 8, 2020, at 2:24 pm

    The ABC’s idea of “balance.”

    LOL

    The ALPBC usually presents a Green AND a left perspective.

  21. New Chum

    The Australian Defense Force would have a duty of care to its solders and would likely be protecting them with HCQ as a preventive.

  22. Eyrie

    The ADF has heaps of HCQ in stockpiles.
    Pieceofshit’s $13000 fine is just spite.

  23. MatrixTransform

    I will post the following yet again …

    specialist in the extended family spent a weekend clearing out chemists across Melb early in the piece

    grabbed every bit of the stuff he could find

  24. Squirrel

    No surprise that the “fact check” function survived the recent ABC cull – they probably see it as their equivalent of a SWAT team.

  25. nb

    Strikes me that evidence exists that hydroxychloroquine is an effective prophylactic and/or treatment. Those responsible for its prohibition should be made personally liable for the egregious effects their decision-making. There is a point where protection against personal liability as a result of the position they occupy must give way to personal liability for their recklessness in exercising the responsibilities of that position.

  26. Entropy

    Mr Andrews said the man in his 30s was not a healthcare worker, but could not provide more information about the case.

    It is total bullshit of course. They know everything about this person. That the media is complaint in this deliberate lack of information is appalling. There is no justification for the government to withhold this information, and there is no justification for journalists to not immediately ask when presented with the above statement:
    “ mr Andrews, you just made a big deal about his age, but don’t know anything else about him. Are you incompetent, or just lying?”

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