Complaint of bias, disrespect and inaccuracy to ABC (Australian public broadcaster)

My complaint submitted to ABC about the article: “How coronavirus ‘changes the game’ for the anti-vaccination movement” BY ARIEL BOGLE, MICHAEL WORKMAN AND STEPHEN HUTCHEON, posted on abc.net.au on SUN 31 May 2020 From the ridiculous, inaccurate and overly dramatic opening line: “as humanity waits impatiently for a vaccine”… one can tell instantly this is…

Journalism and TRUTH the first casualty…

To the New York Times, if anybody is still manning the ship… I am so disappointed at the biased and inaccurate reporting I am seeing from the NYT these days! Coronavirus coverage has lacked any attempts at digging deeper – investigative journalism appears to have been the first casualty in this faux war! I don’t…

World on its head!!

When leaders don’t lead but follow instructions from “experts”– whose technical backgrounds do not enable them to count the human cost… … When “experts” no longer stick to their field of expertise – IT geek turns health adviser to the nations… … When financial “aid” is carefully designed instead to rob and enslave… on every…

Nation-building, community-building…or pulling down statues?

On Mandela day…each year, I wonder what that strong, determined, visionary and unifying leader would have to say about our country now? South Africa has no strong, easily discernible or well-articulated Nation-building myths left for the disparate communities to gather around for much flag-waving and cheering… And from what I am hearing of late, they…

census…consensus?

I am shocked. They somehow managed to pass a law in Australia (without any of us noticing) making it compulsory to comply with the upcoming census – and you can be fined outrageously if you don’t fill it in ‘correctly‘. Where, rights to privacy, freedom, democracy, yadda yadda…??!!    Still reeling from the discovery that…

Privacy matters

You don’t need to worry about internet privacy and security if you are not doing anything “wrong”, right? Err, wrong. So wrong. This is everyone’s concern, and we should all take the time to rexamine our internet / smartphone/ social media practices and platforms. Recently I was prompted to look into Internet security, and electronic…

What is in our hands – can we change the world ? 

To answer as simply as possible, we can start making a difference in our world – NOW and with what is already in our hands. “The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing” – Edmund Bourke A lifelong pursuit of these questions – I have read so many…

silence please…

   can we have a minute of silence for the thousands of drowned refugees – yes, all of them – not just the toddler whose body washed up on a beach and captured the attention of many… for a few days… also, a minute of silence for all of those thousands who will continue to make the crossing,…

Dulce et decorum est…

Bent double, like old beggars under sacks, Knock-kneed, coughing like hags, we cursed through sludge, Till on the haunting flares we turned our backs And towards our distant rest began to trudge. Men marched asleep. Many had lost their boots But limped on, blood-shod. All went lame; all blind; Drunk with fatigue; deaf even to…