Media Watch (February 16) attacked Miranda Devine for stating the obvious about the green bushfires:
Miranda Devine: It wasn’t climate change which killed as many as 300 people in Victoria last weekend. It wasn’t arsonists. It was the unstoppable intensity of a bushfire, turbo-charged by huge quantities of ground fuel which had been allowed to accumulate over years of drought. It was the power of green ideology over government to oppose attempts to reduce fuel hazards before a megafire erupts, and which prevents landholders from clearing vegetation to protect themselves.
So many people need not have died so horribly. The warnings have been there for a decade. If politicians are intent on whipping up a lynch mob to divert attention from their own culpability, it is not arsonists who should be hanging from lamp-posts but greenies.
Media Watch: That’s not opinion-writing, Miranda. That’s hate-mongering. You and your paper, which saw fit to blazon your ugly piece across the front page of its website, should both be ashamed of yourselves.
Andrew Bolt and his readers (February 13) discuss why the ABC censored the results of their own online poll, which showed respondents overwhelmingly agreeing that man-made global warming is a myth, by removing it from their website. It was a story Media Watch chose not to cover.