Interesting

The email accuses News Corp papers, including the Australian, the Daily Telegraph and the Herald Sun, of misrepresenting facts and spreading misinformation to focus on arson as the cause of the bushfires, rather than climate change.

The email was sent by Emily Townsend, a commercial finance manager at News Corp,

Commercial finance managers are experts at climate change, are they? Know what the editorial line should be better than the editorial staff?

16 thoughts on “Interesting”

  1. Well, we can’t have anyone pointing out that the government deliberately put Australian lives and property at risk by listening to green loonys rather than forestry experts.

  2. Tim -your fuckwit system not only just abolished my comment but dares to inform me that I am “posting too quickly”.

    Whatever cunt is running your IT needs a punch to his/her stupid (s)mug.

  3. Calm down, Ecksy.

    Re: the shrieking Sheila. Obviously, her feelings (whoa whoa whoa feeelings) are more important than any confusing and annoying facts the news bods have that complicate the Narrative.

    She should be immediately escorted off the premises, the way anyone else who publicly embarrassed their employer would be. But Rupert is ancient and I think it’s his son James – who is exactly the sort of privileged, silver-spoon-sucking establishment twat young Rupert used to skewer – who’s really running the circus.

    Of course, not sacking social justice activists as soon as they make themselves known is as stupid as hiding a zombie bite, with much the same prognosis. Look at the state of Google.

  4. Ted,
    They’re saying it wouldn’t fix the problem, which is correct. Executing arsonists might but that’s not allowed. Clearing underbrush and establishing fire breaks would ameliorate the problem to the extent that lives and property are not lost.

    NB incorrect use of panacea.

  5. RLJ: I did see an article in the Australian that admitted that Victoria was only doing a third of the burn-offs recommended after the last big blaze.

    However the general media attitude seems to be that the voters really wanted the Green/Labor policies and only voted the Libs and Nats in because they’re white, racist, sexist, Islamophobic scum. Thus if Labor and the Greens only keep on pushing the policies of righteousness, even the idiot punters will eventually vote for what they know is right.

    As for Brissie, we’ve had a little rain here, not enough to break the drought but enough to damp down the tinder. No doubt it’ll burn next time.

  6. Boganboy,
    My sister lives in Sydney. During the last one she was on TV standing out in the yard in a halter neck, shorts and flip flops hosing the roof while firemen in full protective gear were tackling the blaze nearby. She fits in pretty well for a pom. Fortunately she’s moved since then so only the smoke to worry about.

  7. Guardian:
    “News Corp papers have been accused of placing undue emphasis on issues such as arson and hazard reduction in a way that diverts attention from climate change’s role in creating longer, more severe fire seasons. That includes an editorial arguing no climate policy change would stop the current bushfires…

    But that’s true. Indeed, no degree of climate policy change, Australian or worldwide, will stop future Oz bushfires – whether climate change is caused by man or nature. The bushfires are going to happen. The only mitigation is tactical and strategic land management (including forest management).

  8. Of course there’s been arson. Of course there’s been arson in other fire seasons too. So what? Chances of proving aren’t very good because (presumably) much of the evidence will have been destroyed.

    Anyway the sources of ignition are probably a secondary consideration. The prime consideration is the fuel load available. And for that you can blame a combination of the weather – about which you can do nothing – and the Greens, whom the Ozzies should hang from the surviving gum trees.

  9. ‘spreading misinformation to focus on arson as the cause of the bushfires, rather than climate change’

    She doesn’t care about the fires. She doesn’t care about the weather.

    ‘Climate change’ is the Unifying Cause, to get the world to accept global, socialist government. It is a sin of omission to say arson, a failure to keep the Unifying Cause out front. It’s why there are THOUSANDS of things caused by ‘climate change,’ even though they aren’t.

    You can bet your last money that there are people at News Corp who agree with her. The Western press is the latter day Comintern International.

  10. I’m going to fight back at this ‘you are commenting too fast.’ I’m going to repost EVERYTHING til this shit stops. I will not ‘slow down,’ I will speed up.

    Mr Ecks is right.

    ‘spreading misinformation to focus on arson as the cause of the bushfires, rather than climate change’

    She doesn’t care about the fires. She doesn’t care about the weather.

    ‘Climate change’ is the Unifying Cause, to get the world to accept global, socialist government. It is a sin of omission to say arson, a failure to keep the Unifying Cause out front. It’s why there are THOUSANDS of things caused by ‘climate change,’ even though they aren’t.

    You can bet your last money that there are people at News Corp who agree with her. The Western press is the latter day Comintern International.

  11. @Gamecock: sorry, my attention wandered. Can you say that again, please?

    P.S. what’s “wildfire” in Frog? How about feu sauvage?

  12. Recall reading that the aboriginals used fires extensively in hunting the mega-fauna that used to exist in Australia and that burns were a part of their traditional culture.
    Would be fun to see them accuse the govt of being at fault for failing to honour thousands of years of tradition, especially as it’s closer to the truth than the climate change maniacs

  13. In the 1930s, the U.S. had 50,000,000 acres of fires every year. Today’s talk of bushfires is idiots speaking from ignorance. Australia had bigger fires 40 years ago.

    The climaty changy people DEPEND on your ignorance.

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