Saturday, October 08, 2011

But is it worth two u-turns?

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South Gippsland Highway
Caldermeade, Victoria, Australia

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Pattern emerging?

Research- and fact-averse Andrew Bolt doesn’t know what day of the week it is (compare the title embedded in the url link with the post’s now-corrected banner heading) because he has “been preoccupied with trying to get Anne Summers to correct and apologise for a very damaging false claim she made about my wife.”

Elsewhere he applauds Gerard Henderson’s “dutiful” efforts to “document the howlers” in Susan Mitchell’s “bizarre rant against Tony Abbott.”

Well, everyone makes mistakes, even a most-read columnist — as Bolt himself admitted recently, “I also made mistakes, Justice Bromberg said, although none seemed to me to be of consequence.” (Ignoring, of course, that those “mistakes” were a decisive factor in his recent court loss.)

And so, a pattern seems to emerge with regard to which mistakes, errors of fact and distortions of the truth our Doctor Easychair holds to be “of consequence.”


. . . a very damaging false claim . . .

The words that kind of leap out at you in that expression strongly suggest that Doctor Easychair actually does know that a “false claim” can be “damaging” to, say, an innocent party.

There may be hope for the boy yet.

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Sunday, October 02, 2011

Suggested alternative headline

After Andrew Bolt was judicially ‘silenced’ last week in the Federal Court, his paper The Herald Sun ran a screaming headline on its front page quoting their own Free Speech Martyr.

But I decided the headline demanded a little bit of tweaking to improve its accuracy:

Herald Sun 20110929 front page_edit

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