How can five different statements about the efficacy of the same vaccine all be technically correct, while at least four of them are misleading, probably intentionally? Easy.
On Saturday the ABC published an article with the remarkable headline “The share market is telling us how we’re doing in the fight against coronavirus“. The article was by a business journalist, so I suppose the old aphorism that “if all you’ve got is a hammer everything looks like a nail” applies, but it’s a […]
An open letter to the ABC, regarding a headline (captured in archive here) and full article (captured in archive here) that proclaimed that the number of new cases had dropped for a second consecutive day. Dear ABC,Your article (archived here at http://archive.vn/SCGEj) misrepresents important data relating to the spread of SARS-CoV-2 in the community. It does […]
Death of Pauline Hanson’s One Nation greatly exaggerated. Writing about the Queensland election results I am struck by the similarities with the press coverage of the 45th Presidential elections in the U.S.A. which I wrote about previously. Here, as there, there have been multiple, almost 180 degree shifts in predictions about the election result. Here, as […]