And, doggone it, we need to make sure that people only hear the opinions of those who “know” that anthropogenic global warming is “happening”.
Newspapers should refrain from publishing the opinions of average Australians, academic Robert Manne has said.
Professor Manne says they should report only the views of a “core” of experts in key debates.
At a book-signing in Sydney last night, he also urged the media to embrace greater contributions from controversial left-wing commentators such as US linguistics professor Noam Chomsky and Beirut-based commentator Robert Fisk.
Professor Manne is facing fierce criticism over his recently published Quarterly Essay, Bad News, in which he alleges that The Australian plays an “overbearing” and “unhealthy” role in national debates by publishing fringe views on controversial topics.
Professor Manne, who described climate change as the most serious threat facing the planet, has said only experts within the “core” of the scientific consensus should be heard.
I’m just going to step out onto a limb a little bit here and take a guess that Professor Manne doesn’t believe in an individual’s right to own firearms for self defense. He’s a leftist/eco-socialist in Australia, so I’m rather sure that this is a safe step.
Now, does anyone here think that he would support only allowing ONLY a core of certified firearms instructors to report on firearms and firearms rights issues in the media?
Found via CCinZ, who makes another reportage comparison.