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Murray Darling basin and the lower lakes

By Bob Fernley-Jones, 13/03/12 This is an extract from a formal complaint I made to the ABC concerning misleading information presented by “The Science Show”.  It was rejected by the ABC and by the ACMA on the grounds that there is no requirement that the Science show be accurate, that the claims were opinion rather […]

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ABC radio’s so-called “Science Show”: licence to mislead the public.

DRAFT 5,  14/Feb/12:  Guest post by Bob Fernley-Jones (AKA Bob_FJ) This review covers a process that took over a year: In August 2010, the “Science Show” ran an interview concerning a newly launched AAS booklet on climate change.  There were five claims made which were all false; for instance, that the recent drought in Victoria was unprecedented.  However, rainfall records […]

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The Australian version of the BBC, and “The Establishment”, also misleads the public.

DRAFT 13/12/11  Guest post by Bob Fernley-Jones (AKA Bob_FJ) This review covers a process that resulted in rejection of a formal complaint made through three allegedly independent channels that took over a year to complete.  It was the third of eight complaints of extreme bias that were rejected so far by the ABC’s “independent Audience & Consumer […]

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ABC radio’s so-called “Science Show”: licence to mislead the public, Part 1.

DRAFT 4,  21/11:  Guest post by Bob Fernley-Jones (AKA Bob_FJ) This review covers a process that took over a year: In August 2010, the “Science Show” ran an interview concerning a newly launched AAS booklet on climate change.  There were five claims made which were all false; for instance, that the recent drought in Victoria was unprecedented.  However, rainfall records […]

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The Worst Cookbook Interview Ever? (WUWT)

DIFFERENT TITLE TO JO NOVA’s?   An Ugly Denier Book, Worst Interview Ever? DRAFT Guest post by Bob Fernley-Jones. (AKA Bob_FJ)  Revised 28/May In addition to regular readers at WUWT, those familiar with John Cook’s misleadingly named website “Skeptical Science” may be offended by what follows.  Some will also likely recall on WUWT that awful interview […]

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“Get Carter” campaign grows on ABC radio & TV, Australia:

By Bob Fernley-Jones (Bob_FJ)  8/April/2011 Following on from an earlier WUWT article, Professor Bob Carter and others sceptical of catastrophic AGW, have been long vilified on radio in the “Science Show”, but this has recently been amplified by Media Watch on ABC  TV.    Media Watch is intended to reveal any errors or unfair play throughout the […]

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ABC radio, Australia…. Misleading “Science” ….. No 3.

DRAFT: On 25/Oct/2010 I laid a complaint (2) to Audience and Consumer Affairs (A&CA), however they have failed to give a ruling within the allowable 60-day statutory period.  It concerned a programme segment; “The science of climate change”, broadcast on “The Science Show” on 21, August, 2010, to which the introduction started with:  The Australian Academy of […]

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Email…. original to Mr Newman, Complaint 3

From: Angela Peters   Sent: Tuesday, January 25, 2011 5:41 PM  To: ‘BobFJ’ Subject: RE: Biased and misleading journalism on Radio National’s “The Science Show” Thank you Mr Fernley-Jones.  I’ll pass on to Mr Newman. Kind regards Angela From: ‘BobFJ’ Sent: Tuesday, 25 January 2011 5:40 PM To: Angela Peters  Subject: Biased and misleading journalism on Radio National’s “The […]

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ABC Australia…. Some strange policies.

ABC self-regulatory policies permit unfair complaint rulings from A&CA (Audience & Consumer Affairs)  Many readers will recall the aftermath of a Science Show radio interview with Mr Bob Ward, (a well-known PR man), for catastrophic global warming.  He attacked the work of Professor Bob Carter(1), whom has elaborated important scientific facts that demonstrate that global […]

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Email 2…. Carr Speech, complaint 2 to A&CA

From: BobFJ   Sent: Monday, October 18, 2010 2:26 PM  To: ABC corporate affairs  Subject: My complaint No.2: The Science Show  Attention : Kirstin McLiesh, Head, Audience and Consumer Affairs Further to my earlier Emails, here is the formalization of the second of three complaints on “The Science Show” concerning bad science journalism, including bias: [2] […]

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