‘Media’ Category Archives

10
Jun

WIKIPEDIA DISCREDITS ITSELF: vehicle for anti-christian insults

by Arnold Jago in Australia, Media, Politics

Wikipedia, which claims to be unbiased, says in its entry regarding Queensland MP, George Christensen:
“In March 2016, Christensen agitated to close down or substantially modify the Australian government Safe Schools Programme as it clashed with his outdated conservative Christian bigotry. This programme was designed to promote acceptance of LGBTIQ peoples and had successfully reduced LGBTIQ related bullying.” **
Outdated conservative Christian bigotry?
Does that sound like an encyclopedia?
Or more like someone indulging in ideologically-driven name-calling?

** (it was there on 10 June 2016 at 8.50am)

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23
Mar

FREEDOM OF SPEECH: have we surrendered it already?

by Arnold Jago in Australia, Media, Multiculturalism, Politics

News Limited — according to its website — reaches over 7.2 million Australians daily.
The website is headed by the slogan “The Power of the People”.
Which people exactly?
Recently the Australian Liberty Alliance (ALA) offered News Limited good money to broadcast an online ad seeking readers’ votes in NSW, Queensland, the Northern Territory and Western Australia.
The ALA’s most distinctive policy is to “stop Islamisation” in Australia.
Anyway the advertisement was shown only via the Daily Telegraph (NSW) — nothing in the other states.
When ALA complained, they were told the ad “does not fit with our brand”.
Which in plain English means that the people whose power decides what News Limited will broadcast are Islamic activists and their stooges.
News Limited is afraid to practise free speech.
As far as News Limited is concerned, “Islamisation” has already happened.
Self-censorship is a characteristic of weaklings.

4
Mar

CARDINAL GEORGE PELL: what do you think? perhaps one could think again?

by Arnold Jago in Australia, Justice, Media, Persecution

Is Cardinal Pell something of a hero — showing, at times, the patience of a saint?
Labelled as a coward and scum by a singer — and by the Royal Commission’s lawyer, Gail Furness, as a liar (she used the word “implausible”) – the Cardinal has refrained from calling them anything.
For decades he has endured disrespect from persons on the Church payroll for not being cowardly enough to adopt their party lines on education, seminary discipline etc.
In 1996, on becoming Archbishop, he started the “Melbourne Response” — free counselling plus capped compensation payments for child abuse victims — well before the other Bishops began the national “Towards Healing” program.
We all know that Cardinal Pell didn’t get everything right — and he has to wear that.
But perhaps he’s a better man than some of his critics.
We can’t really know that for sure. As he would probably say, “Only God knows.”

1
Mar

CARDINAL PELL: at least he won’t die of boredom.

by Arnold Jago in Australia, Ethics, Faith, Justice, Media, Modern Church

It’s possible that Cardinal Pell’s words at the Royal Commission are completely true.
The media don’t want us to think that, but it is possible, isn’t it?
But we are never going to know, are we?
Regarding past events, proof or disproof “beyond reasonable doubt” is the best you can ever hope for.
What does “reasonable” mean?
It looks as if, Royal Commission-wise, “reason” hardly comes into it.
Child-abuse victims plus their advisers — plus apparently now the City of Ballarat itself — seem to have turned themselves into a self-perpetuating anti-Pell (or anti-Catholic) industry.

23
Nov

MEDIA BIAS: we’re sort of used to it, but could we please have less of it?

by Arnold Jago in Australia, Media, Multiculturalism, Politics

Sunday’s “Reclaim Australia” rallies are receiving very predictable media coverage.

The ABC and much of the other media want us to think:

(i) that most people unhappy about the effects of “Islamisation” are motivated by race-based animosity.

(ii) that Reclaim Australia supports Nazism.

Not all of us are fans of Reclaim Australia — but we resent lies and misrepresentations.

 

12
Nov

EUTHANASIA PROPAGANDA ON THE ABC: your taxes at work mate

by Arnold Jago in Australia, Celebrities, Death, Ethics, Media

Last weekend’s episode of the ABC-TV show “Q and A” could have been more accurately entitled “P and I”

As in “Propaganda and Indoctrination”.

It seemed almost like a monologue from Mr Denton.

Especially if you add in Dr Syme and the lady with breast cancer and Mr T Jones who spoke only ideas that supported him.

Dr Karen was treated badly. She tried to make the simple point that euthanasia is intentional killing. The response was that you can’t say that there here.

The Wesley Hospital doctor said that in a lifetime of Palliative Care practice he had never been asked persistently by any patient to be killed. When challenged about this he backed down.

Personally I practised medicine for over 50 years (in the third world and elsewhere) much of it in situations where no palliative care practitioner (and at times no other doctor at all) was available to discuss near-death matters.

I had one request for euthanasia. Before this one was discussed very much, the patient did find another doctor to go to. I never heard what became of him.

Overall I thought this week’s Q and A was a poor program and likely to do harm.

All participants, even the audience, seemed to agree that religion was out of bounds in this field.

Yet they all purported to hold patients’ rights as kind of “sacred”. Why? In the absence of God, such a notion becomes purely a matter of opinion, doesn’t it?

Utilitarians cannot even address the issue of what a human being is, and whether one’s life and/or death has any meaning anyway.

The show can be watched at   http://iview.abc.net.au/programs/qanda/FA1407H041S00#playing