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Crikey Watch

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I blogged about Crikey a while back but it seems to have been ground up and the electrons recycled.

A couple of recent gems:

Under the headline How Rupert Ruined the WSJ this NYT piece is linked.

A couple of quotes from the NYT:

“Murdoch didn’t ruin The Wall Street Journal; he just rendered it into a much more ordinary paper,” he said.
“It is an excellent paper,” Ms. Ellison said. “But it is entirely transformed from what it used to be.”

It’s one thing to use a misleading headline for one of your own articles but to do so in linking someone else’s is very poor editing, it seems to me.

Then there is this about COP15, under the headline Where are all the Scientists?

In fact the article says there are at least 650 scientists there, including the excellent Matt England from UNSW whose video interview is embedded.

The real complaint is that journalists don’t want to talk to the scientists. Understandable, as this is now a political matter (with all the nonsense that goes with politics) no longer a scientific one.

But I am probably in a small minority with my quibbles about Crikey. One commenter to a piece taking apart Tony Abbot (again) has this to say:
“great read, the thing that worries me with crickey is that not every one see these great articles if only we could get the abc to read them they end up on the evening news”

If only, indeed.

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Written by Ken Nielsen

December 17, 2009 at 3:31 pm

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  1. Crikey started out as some kind of scallywag experiment that sought to say and report what others wouldn’t say and report. Now it’s just another lefty blog ranting about teh evil conservatives, teh evil Catholics, teh evil climate change “sceptics” and all of the other boilerplate topics that are so important to your average Bollinger Bolshevik struggling with the humiliation that must surely attend having Kevin Rudd as your Dear Leader and Guy Rundle as your window on the world.

    C.L.

    December 18, 2009 at 2:12 am

  2. great read, the thing that worries me with crickey is that not every one see these great articles if only we could get the abc to read them they end up on the evening news”

    We do.

    Jc

    December 18, 2009 at 2:22 am


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