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Threads with lots of detail can be tiresome, however its important to detail how someone like Andrew Bolt takes scientific research & twists it to promote his & Rupert Murdoch's climate change denialist agenda.

#Auspol #ThisIsNotJournalism
A study of two hospitals over SEVEN years showed 24 people died of hypothermia of those 25% were exposures outside the home, some intoxicated or drug affected younger people, others without secure shelter and living with mental illness.

#Auspol #ThisIsNotJournalism

Instead of focusing on the real issues identified in the study that elderly people who are unwell, those who are homeless & those living with mental illness are often socially isolated and a hidden casualty of an inadequate social support system.

#Auspol #ThisIsNotJournalism
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1. I am going to start an endless thread calling for the uni fee increases to be undone.

It will start very respectful. I’m very hopeful @JasonClareMP et al will do the right thing, on this and many other issues.

But I will not let the issue slide away like last time.
2. My welcome to government let’s get it done greeting belongs in this endless thread:
3. And this one. That the LNP did this to our kids and young adults despite what they went through the past couple of years was intolerable.

But I know Labor know this and anticipate a fix is close.
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Hey @PhillipCoorey we are not defunct. We're running 12 candidates in this election.

Let's look at this lazy attempt to equate the most recent grassroots political movement with the original trailblazers.
#auspol #ThisIsNotJournalism
We have the same Parliamentary status as the independents - ie none of us are in Parliament now, but we're all looking to enter Parliament and serve our communities (or re-enter, in our case).

One group is framed as a "new force" and the other "defunct". RUDE, Phil. Just RUDE.
"I wonder whether the ordinary voter is not becoming sick and tired of vested interests which unduly influence present political parties and yearn for the emergence of a third political force...which would owe allegiance to no outside pressure group."
Don Chipp, 1977.
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New @cardiffuni research claims to show that mask wearers are more attractive than non-mask wearers.

Today, I’ll show you how dodgy data is used to influence public attitudes, & I’ll tell you EXACTLY how they do it👇🏻
So, on Thursday, Cardiff Uni published this news story on their website about a new scientific study suggesting “protective face masks make wearers look more attractive.”

It is framed around experts finding a “surprising new reason to mask up.”

Study co-author Dr Michael Lewis, from their School of Psychology, is quoted as saying: “We also found faces are considered significantly more attractive when covered by cloth masks than when not covered.”

As you can see, his profile* also lists himself as a “media commentator”.
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Update: ANL lost their appeal in the copyright lawsuit vs. #MeghanMarkle. The summary judgement that Justice Warby issued will stand. Meghan won both the copyright & privacy claims. ANL can still ask to appeal to the Supreme Court but success is unlikely.
“The publisher of the Mail on Sunday has lost a legal battle to overturn a High Court ruling on its publication of a letter written by #MeghanMarkle to her estranged father.”…
“Today,the courts ruled in my favor—again—cementing that The Mail on Sunday…has broken the law. The courts have held the defendants to acct,& my hope is that we all begin to do the same…These harmful practices don’t happen once in a blue moon—they’re a daily fail” #MeghanMarkle
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Chip Le Grand's love letter to Melbourne rioters.

A thread ⬇️⬇️⬇️on this insulting article from @Melbchief!
#auspol #ThisIsNotJournalism #MurdochRiots…
It didn't even take @theage 24 hours to go back on this smokescreen.

@Gay_Alcorn extends a false hand in friendship whilst @Melbchief stabs Victoria in the back!
Chip Le Grand gives a platform for a member of one of the industries least affected by COVID to complaining about how tough COVID is.

This is an insult to everyone across Victoria who has been out of work or in and out of work since COVID started.
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1/ Here I go… ranting again.

“In my opinion, the problem with Leigh Sales, and journalists in general”.

2/ When the current NSW outbreak began in June, Leigh Sales went on a pre planned holiday. 730 started reported rising cases every episode and balancing stories concerning the seriousness of the disease with those examining the impact of lockdowns.
3/ Sales returned many weeks later, interviewed the NSW Premier after her failure to contain the virus, but was meek in holding her to account.
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A cowardly and disgusting opinion piece from @TheAge that reminds us again how the media has made COVID so much more difficult to handle.

A THREAD ⬇️⬇️⬇️
#auspol #springst #ThisIsNotJournalism #CovidVic…
The Age never praised the outcome. It's disingenuous and plain rude to write this paragraph now and admit that the lockdown last year paid off when The Age was critical of Daniel Andrews the entire time and made last year all that more difficult for all of us.
This was always the path to freedom. Not mentioning the botched vaccine rollout in this article proves @theage's bias. For The Age, the reason that we are still fighting COVID (botched vaccine rollout) doesn't matter because it gives them a chance to attack Dan Andrews.
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There was once a time, in the now dark & distant past, when journalists would craft their stories with balance and panache. Using credible sources to add “weight” to an article.

I’m about to tell you what today’s crop of “journalists” do👇🏻
But first, a bit of background. Yesterday @beverleyturner debated @DrNighatArif on @thismorning over the proposed rollout of Covid-19 vaccines to 12-year-old children.

Safe to say, it was a lively affair. But it’s important to note it was a more balanced interview than usual.
Both guests had opportunity to speak, and the presenters remained largely impartial throughout.

Dr Arif was representing an organisation called @projecthalo which is part of the United Nations “Verified” initiative. It is regularly promoted by big tech companies like YouTube.
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#GladysTheSuperSpreader has selected her earrings. Lippy & blush applied. Doesn’t spend as much time on her hair these days. Anyway, she’s ready as ever to do what she does best. Deflect from her culpability. The figures will be horrid, but she has her goto plan. 😉
Approach the mic, remove the mask, and make sure the first sentence has a “healthy” or “pleasing” in it. Then some melodramatic faux-empathy heartfelt blah blah. Hand you over to… and then we’ll take questions.

All the while hoping the others get the questions b/c timefilling
When it’s her turn every question is felt as a narcissistic injury, however she pulls herself together with her trusted can I just say please know well yeah no hideous word salad. Never. Ever. Addressing the crux of a question, for minutes she rambles as 🐑 stand by to attention
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This article from @jamesmassola is absolute nonsense.

Apparently, Morrison is cool because he plays Pool with his Junior ministers and Albo isn't cool... because... well... Murdoch and Costello said he isn't.

A thread. ⬇️⬇️
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Almost the entire first half of this article (about @AlboMP) is actually about Scott Morrison and how great he is.

The bar for greatness is low though - all you have to do is play Pool, have the media on your side and refuse to act on rape allegations, vaccines and quarantine.
So what you're saying @jamesmassola is that The Liberal Party have had leadership issues? Massive ones. 3 different Prime Ministers via spills - yet the media has not criticised them for it, despite hounding Labor for this before Abbott was elected.
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In this article, @rachelbaxendale uses photos obtained via unauthorised access to a fenced-off area so she can write a negative story on Hotel Quarantine.

I've spoken with a source from HQ to get the truth!

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We're also looking at @rachelbaxendale's follow up article after questioning @JamesMerlinoMP about her initial article at the presser.
#auspol #COVID19Vic #ThisisNotJournalism…
Technically this is true. However, the full truth is that the bins are stored in a fenced-off area of the car park that is owned by the hotel. They are not in a section of the car park that is shared with residents, the material is stored in a separated, fenced-off section.
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Zach Hope and @Gay_Alcorn you must amend this article and apologise! @ABCmediawatch

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#auspol #springst #ThisisNotJournalism…
The article looks at the strictness of lockdown measures across all countries via the Oxford COVID19 Government response tracker. Lockdown is measured via 9 ordinal scales with flags on those scales also. This is then calculated into a score out of 100.
The article correctly states that Australia reached a max total of 78 (78.24 to be precise) in February this year.

With 30 countries scoring higher than 95, clearly, Australia (and Vic) did not have the toughest lockdown, making this article rather pointless but whatever...
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Pathetic journalism from @michaelfowler08 and @sumeyyailanbey. An article criticising Victoria for having standby quarantine workers - ridiculous. A thread. ⬇️⬇️⬇️
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A loaded headline and opening paragraph that makes this all seem like some sort of scandal, when in fact it isn't. The article goes on to explain why these staff are still getting paid despite not working and the reasons make perfect sense.
.@theage was whinging about this last year also. It was poor journalism then and it's poor journalism now. When setting up hotel quarantine, you can't just contract a few hotels. You contract the hotels you need for capacity and then additional hotels in case problems arise.
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.@StevePriceMedia has used this article from September 2020 to back up his lies on @theprojecttv last night.

A thread ⬇️⬇️⬇️ break-down on the article and Steve's lies.
#auspol #springst #thisisnotjournalism #TheProjectTV…
Steve's Tweeted today:

"As I said on The Project last night ADF support was offered to the Andrews Govt for quarantine from the start"

This is an entirely different argument from what he presented last night.

Support and Security are different and the Coate Report agrees.
Yesterday @StevePriceMedia was claiming that Vic didn't want the ADF to RUN quarantine. Support to Quarantine is different to RUNNING quarantine or providing SECURITY.

Steve knows he is wrong and now he is trying to change his argument from running quarantine to supporting it.
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A thread on @vanOnselenP's article today that is insensitive and entirely absent of self-awareness.
#auspol #EnoughIsEnough #ThisisNotJournalism #MurdochRoyalCommission…
Solutions have been put forward. @TamePunk has called for a national definition on consent, many have asked for consent training in schools and the Respect@Work report has sat with Porter for a year. Look at the thread below, there are many solutions.
'Her life and death are a tragedy. Especially for her family, who have expressed concerns that, perhaps due to mental illness that included a bipolar disorder, she may have imagined the rape'

You published that @vanOnselenP, you're part of the reason why women don't come forward
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So there is a Cabinet Minister that committed rape, and this is what @theage leads with today on their website?

F$%^ The Age

Couldnt help but notice nothing on their twitter page about this either
Here is the front page

Apparently only the 3rd biggest story

This is why there is this culture
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A ridiculous article from @CMscreens. The MSM defence of Leigh Sales is becoming a bit concerning. A thread. ⬇️⬇️⬇️
#auspol #springst #abc730 #thisisnotjournalism #LeightheLiar…
It's not complex at all. We want a host and program that is balanced. We want a program that holds the current Government to account, rather than the opposition. We want a program that presents corruption as a continued pattern with this Government rather than isolated events.
When Gladys lies to ICAC we don't want #abc730 to conclude she has done nothing wrong. We don't want a host that lies about being trapped in Victoria. We don't want Richard Colbeck given an interview with softball questions when he finally accepts an interview.
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An unusual situation article here from Nick Tabakoff. Terrible journalism, defending terrible journalism. A short thread. ⬇️⬇️⬇️ #auspol #LeightheLiar #thisisnotjournalism…
Journalists hate Twitter because they can't control the right of reply and they can't silence criticism. Twitter users are entitled to 'pile-on' whoever they want, whether it be justified (as it was in this case) or not. Image
A stupid question that had already been asked by other journalists over the weekend. Sales received the same answer that Dan had given previously! Image
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Trainwreck interview between Labor's Tony Burke and #AfternoonBriefing's Patricia Karvelas, who was attempting to push a #FakeNews policy narrative announced by Christian Porter.

Burke wasn't having it. 👍

#journalism #ThisIsNotJournalism #auspol
lol. Patricia Karvelas is now trying to steamroll Labor's Stephen Jones with Christian Porter's #FakeNews about 'portable entitlements' on #AfternoonBriefing

Karvelas is on the Morrison spin team.

#journalism #ThisIsNotJournalism #TheNarrative #auspol
And now it's segment #3 trying to push the same Christian Porter #FakeNews narrative, this time with Australian Industry Group lobbyist Innes Wilcox.

#ScottyFromMarketing's narrative is getting the rolled-gold treatment.

#TheNarrative #journalism #ThisIsNotJournalism #auspol
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.@theage confirms their Peter Costello influence with one of 2020's most ridiculous and biased articles. A thread ⬇️⬇️ #auspol #springst #IstandwithDan
Firstly, the headline. Does anyone legitimately fear Dan? I know this is an opinion piece but when your view is nonsense it has to be called out. #auspol #springst #IstandwithDan
Our State Premiers (not just Dan) were thrust into the 'spotlight' as @ScottMorrisonMP delegated the pandemic response to the states. Morrison wasn't making decisions that mattered because is lazy and doesn't give a f**k. #auspol #springst #IStandwithDan #ParttimePM
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BREAKING: @vanOnselenP refuses to justify his claim that @JoshFrydenberg has had a good 2020. Thanks for confirming my view that you are a hack. A thread ⬇️⬇️
#auspol #newscorpse #MurdochRoyalCommission
FACT: The Australian economy was heading to a recession before COVID19. @JoshFrydenberg is the Treasurer. Is that part of his good performance in 2020 @vanOnselenP? #auspol #MurdochRoyalCommission
FACT: The #Jobmaker estimate is a lie! Senate estimates confirmed that the scheme would create 45,000 jobs not the promised 450,000. Is that part of his good 2020 @vanOnselenP? #auspol #MurdochRoyalCommission #thisisnotjournalism
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As I've read the entire report on HQ, it is now time to look at the inevitably biased media coverage. This biased article is written by @EwinHannan. A thread. ⬇️⬇️

#auspol #springst #hotelquarantine #thisisnotjournalism…
I thought the @australian was a National Newspaper? It's hard to believe that as the article doesn't mention the Federal Government once. This is despite the fact that the report mentions their errors several times. #auspol #springst #hotelquarantine #thisisnotjournalism
Coate clearly declares in her report that she couldn't confirm whether the ADF was available for front-line enforcement in HQ. Given that, this entire paragraph is terrible journalism.
#auspol #springst #hotelquarantine #thisisnotjournalism
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HQ inquiry thread:
This is naturally a long document. I'll be commenting below relevant sections of the report as I read it throughout the day. A thread 🔽🔽#auspol #springst #hotelquarantine #COVID19
The report makes it clear that National Cabinet and the Federal Government had no plan for hotel quarantine. 36 hours to set up HQ after the National Cabinet meeting. @ScottMorrisonMP and @GregHuntMP are pathetic. #auspol #springst #hotelquarantine
Hotel Quarantine was a rushed decision forced on the states from the Federal Government. @ScottMorrisonMP had no plan, the Federal Government contributed nothing. The travelers had arrived before HQ was even announced. Pathetic. #auspol #springst #hotelquarantine
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