What a most glorious correction

I wrote: “David Evans has stated in a number of articles published in leading Australian newspapers that climate change is a hoax perpetrated by Jewish bankers and the Rothschild family who are secretly running the New World Order.”. In fact:

The articles by David Evans in leading Australian newspapers and on the ABC website are (see the Science Speak website):
The Australian, July 2008
ABC Drum, December 2008
ABC Drum, July 2009
The Telegraph News, December 2009
The Age, August 2012.
None of those articles say that climate change is a “hoax”.
None of those articles say anything about Jews, religion, banking, the Rothschilds, secrets, or the New World Order.
Evans has never said anything about Jews, religion, or the New World Order in any article, radio or television interview, or speaking engagement.
Evans has mentioned the Rothschilds in public only once, in this 15,000 word article on page 27, where he is talking about the history of banking and the concentration of wealth. That article makes no mentions of Jews, religion, or the New World Order. His economic views are similar to Austrian economist Ludwig von Mises (who happens to be Jewish).
Evans does not believe, and has never believed, that climate change is a hoax perpetrated by Jewish bankers and the Rothschild family who are secretly running the New World Order.

That’s only about a quarter of it…..

25 comments on “What a most glorious correction

  1. I think I once wrote “Michael Taylor, what a knobhead”; I’m not planning on publishing a correction or apology.

  2. “A number of inaccuracies”. Lol.

    Pack of bare-faced lies would be a better description. Is this man a journalist? Is it common practice for journalists to cut n’ paste bollocks from crazies into their articles and present them as facts?

  3. The AIMN is about as credible as David Icke at the best of times. They fill the “frothing leftie lunatic” niche (more like a canyon really) in Australian online media.

  4. Who is Michael Taylor?

    I clicked on the link and it says he’s studying law (nice introduction to defamation) but he looks about 50.

    The wife and I enjoy Aussie Masterchef. Strangely, nearly all the contestants on it are lawyers or law students who hope to become chefs, which makes me suspect Australia has too many lawyers already.

    I’m not sure I’d bother with the law if I was Australian, I’d be too busy hoarding petrol and fighting the forces of Lord Humongous.

  5. Hopefully there’s a nice big hole in his pocket at the moment, five figures wide. The only way they’ll learn is if they or someone similar take a beating in the courts.

    Otherwise the craziness, the misrepresentation and the painting off opponents as “extreme right wing” will go on and on.

    Mentions of ‘integrity’ in the comments. Giggle.

  6. Glorious! Evans used to be in charge of Climate Change economics for the Australian government, but changed his views as he examined the science. He’s married to the indefatigable Jo Nova. That’s a real power couple.

  7. Another example of the righteous mind. He asked his friends about his enemy instead of actually reading anything his enemy wrote.

  8. Homme en France – yes, don’t bother checking, our piety will see us through.

    This is why these people need to be relieved of a portion of their assets. Little dampens piety and righteousness more than having to hand over £10,000, except maybe a hard kick in the bollocks.

    Printing a correction is meaningless, and backslapping about integrity…meaningless.

  9. Still available here:http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache%3Ahttp%3A%2F%2Ftheaimn.com%2F2014%2F03%2F12%2Fan-apology-to-dr-david-evans%2F&oq=cache%3Ahttp%3A%2F%2Ftheaimn.com%2F2014%2F03%2F12%2Fan-apology-to-dr-david-evans%2F&aqs=chrome..69i57j69i58.4537j0j8&sourceid=chrome&espv=210&es_sm=93&ie=UTF-8

    The apology for the apology is excellent:

    “Further update:

    In this post addressing the concerns of Dr. David Evans I stated that I may have misread, or have been mislead, by Michael Marriott. I also noted that he had a history of misleading people.

    This claim is not true, and I offer my unreserved apologies for making it.”

    Dr Eoin may have a rival in the Village Idiot Olympics.

  10. Blimey, it makes me wonder if anything in the original article was correct.

    The Australian Independent Media Network (AIMN) strives to offer fair and accurate coverage of issues. Readers can continue to trust the AIMN, and that we will continue to strive for quality coverage. Where mistakes are made they will be acknowledged.

    Only if never writes for them again.

    I’d go further than Rob and hope he is bankrupt over this.

  11. I suspect Taylor will soon be in line to either take Piers Morgan’s spot on CNN or Ronan Farrow’s slot on MSNBC.

    Or Both.

  12. “Having said that, the continued use of phrases such as “international bankers”, “banksters”…….. are – to say the least – highly problematical.”

    Don’t UKUncut and much of the British left use similar phrases? Are they ‘problematic too?

  13. Isn’t “bankster” at least humorously apposite? Seeing as the banks are above capitalism.

  14. Rob: “The only way they’ll learn is if they or someone similar take a beating in the courts.”

    Whatever happened to that other bloke, the historian always banging on about the Jews, you know the one, his name’s on the tip of my tongue….

    …nah. It’s gone.

  15. I used to wave to DI from the tram when he was in the Landesgerichtshof gefangnis in Vienna.

    It really wound the missus up !

  16. ERRATA:

    “For ‘sausage’ read ‘hostage’ throughout.”

    — 1066 and all that.

    Perhaps for “David Evans” we should have read “that street guy with the tinfoil hat”.

  17. Blimey, the man is either naive or a fool, or both. From Matt’s link:

    Michael Taylor
    March 12, 2014 • 11:03 pm

    ….

    I would imagine, however, that with the number of web sites I used to source my information is an indication that there is an enormous amount of misinformation out there.

  18. In the comments…”Von Mises, from the Austrian School of Economics, is often referred to as a ‘right-wing hero’. Probably just a nasty rumour… (The nasty rumour might have something to do with von Mises / von Hayek / Friedman / Neoliberalism / Military coup / Chile / fascist dictatorship / Pinochet) “.

    So Von Mises is Pinochet?

    I did not know that.

    I am surprised he did not find a space for Thatcher in that list.

  19. monoi: it’s less an identification than the kind of exercise in extreme word association more normally engaged in by conspiracy theorists. (Which makes the original allegation quite amusing.) It looks silly when it’s the Daily Mail trying it on with positively gormless leaders of the Labour party and also when it’s wacko Greens trying it on with academic economists of the late 20th century.

    Not that I’m suggesting this chap is any sort of wacko, heavens above no.

    Please let me apologise in advance for all my future apologies.

  20. Speaking of apologies, Eoin doesn’t seem to have posted for over 2 months. Has he grown up?

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