Clive Hamilton has a go at the shocking bias of the ABC.
More power to ABC TV drama. Meanwhile, over in its news and current affairs programs, the ABC continues to present the fiction that the there is a genuine debate about the science of climate change, repeatedly giving unqualified climate deniers equal time with serious scientists.
That’s funny. I could have sworn that’s what they’re not doing. Then again, I guess when you’re as far to the left as Hamilton is, anything seems like right-wing bias, even the ABC. I’ve described previously the tactic by warmists to portray skeptics as antiscience.
Hamilton then applauds the ABC’s portrayal of a scientist who doesn’t deal well with questions.
The program in question is the episode of Crownies aired last Thursday night. In it, DPP solicitor Richard Stirling…reluctantly has to prosecute an eminent climate scientist who allegedly punched a climate denier in the face…When Watt, after disrupting a public lecture, followed Coghburn out of the venue haranguing, insulting and poking him in the chest, the scientist finally lost his rag and lashed out. Who hasn’t wanted to do that?
Who indeed? Most scientists would respond to questions with words, preferably about things like evidence, but full credit to this guy for lashing out.
The Australian notices a bit of hypocrisy in Hamilton’s words.
THE evils of male thinking. Clive Hamilton in Melbourne’s The Age on September 30:
NOTHING better represents the continued hegemony of male thinking than the institutions of war, which reaches its highest intensity in the “close killing corps”, where the grunt culture of hyper-masculinity is inescapable because survival depends on it.
A pacifist who likes to punch people in the face. Wonderful! But, I suppose deniers don’t count as people, do we?