The team at The Conversation — motto: academic rigour, journalistic flair — clearly believe that their shit doesn’t stink.
So pure are they, you’ll remember, that they won’t even entertain correspondence or comments from heretics who question or dare doubt “the science is settled” shutdown line on the supposed certainty of climate catastrophe.
Indeed, look at what these higher than highbrows have to say about their mission:
The Conversation is an independent source of news and views, sourced from the academic and research community and delivered direct to the public.
Our team of professional editors work with university, CSIRO and research institute experts to unlock their knowledge for use by the wider public.
Access to independent, high-quality, authenticated, explanatory journalism underpins a functioning democracy. Our aim is to allow for better understanding of current affairs and complex issues. And hopefully allow for a better quality of public discourse and conversations…
What does it mean in practice? It means they turn out clickbait trash like this:
Unadulterated — and unabashed — crap.
Part underwritten by your taxes and/or uni fees. Naturally.
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