Tag: Ethics

Two Fox Commentators Resign Over Carlson’s Jan 6th Lie-Fest | Crooks and Liars

Two Fox Commentators Resign Over Carlson's Jan 6th Lie-Fest

Stephen Hayes and Jonah Goldberg, long-time commentators who have been on Fox News for years, tell NPR they’ve had enough of the lies that most of the network hosts are spewing and are resigning from Fox News. C&L readers are very familiar with these two Republicans — we’ve covered them since 2009. The breaking point for the duo came when Tucker Carlson ran a three-part series on Fox Nation called “Patriot Purge,” which promotes QAnon conspiracy theories, hosted by nuts and liars to exonerate Trump and his supporters for the seditious attack on the US Capitol on January 6th.

Source: Two Fox Commentators Resign Over Carlson’s Jan 6th Lie-Fest | Crooks and Liars

‘That’s not sustainable’: Big Oil squeezes green energy profits

Offshore wind sites sell for record prices as oil companies battle for the right to develop renewable energy projects.

The world’s largest oil companies are bidding up prices for renewable energy projects, squeezing profits from wind and solar farms just as they’re needed most to avoid climate catastrophe. Companies from BP to TotalEnergies are paying top dollar for clean energy assets as they transition away from fossil fuels, boosting competition and compressing margins for developers. Wind giants Orsted and Vestas Wind Systems reported lower returns in the first quarter, while turbine maker Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy lost money as materials rallied.

Source: ‘That’s not sustainable’: Big Oil squeezes green energy profits

Scientists have created embryos. What does that mean? And what comes next?

Professor Jose Polo in front of images of his model embryos.

Every cell in your body comes from a single cell: an egg, fertilised by a sperm. Each contains the exact same genetic blueprint for your life: your DNA. Yet cells in your brain look and behave nothing like those in your muscle or skin.

Scientists have created embryos. What does that mean? And what comes next?

Integrity, transparency, honesty – and ethics – » The Australian Independent Media Network

I will update my regular sign off! What do we want? ICAC!! How do we want it! With real teeth! When do we want it? NOW!!

Integrity, transparency, honesty – and ethics – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Christchurch: Sky New Zealand Removes Sky News Australia Over Footage

New Zealand police have asked for the disturbing footage not to be shared.

A number of media outlets in Australia and the UK used some of the footage in their coverage, including Sky News Australia.

A Sky spokesperson told the New Zealand Herald: “We made the decision to remove Sky News Australia from our platform while disturbing footage of the shootings was being shown to avoid causing any distress to our viewers.

“It will remain off air until we are confident the footage won’t be shared.”

via Christchurch: Sky New Zealand Removes Sky News Australia Over Footage

Playing the ref with a fake tax – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Journalists are under no obligation to uncritically repeat and adopt false information from the Liberal government. Footy is a game, but politics is not. The public need journalists to blow the whistle in the interests of democracy. If they continue to fail to do this, they are forgetting the very reason they exist.

via Playing the ref with a fake tax – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Political lies before the eyes of God

In the U.S. election, Republican Donald Trump took lying to an unprecedented level. Obamacare, the Mexican wall, the war on coal, the environment and many more. And he’s still doing it at an alarming rate.

The same fascination for untruth by conservatives in America has been exported to Australia.

Think about this.

Do you shape the truth for the sake of good impression? On the other hand, do you tell the truth even if it may tear down the view people may have of you? Alternatively, do you simply use the contrivance of omission and create another lie?

I can only conclude that there might often be pain in truth, but there is no harm in it.

So, I have no hesitation, when identifying political liars, of placing the Prime Minister with other serial liars such as Greg Hunt, who continuously lied by omission when Environment Minister. Peter Dutton, who has recently mislead parliament and has lied about conditions on Nauru and Manus. Josh Frydenberg when Energy Minister and Malcolm Turnbull with reference to the South Australian blackouts.

More recently, we have Stuart Robert telling all sorts of lies to explain his $2,000 per month internet bill.

And, of course, the greatest liar to have ever walked the sacred halls of Government House, Tony Abbott.

via Political lies before the eyes of God

Emma Husar, journalistic ethics and ‘digital idiots’

Just gonna leave the MEAA Journalist Code of Ethics here for any who thinks journalists have no obligation but to report a good story not naming names or anything.

The manner in which some journalists are defending their perceived right to publish salacious slurs against a woman, just because they can, is sickening. There’s little point in engaging with these people.

There’s a much-needed conversation about journalistic ethics begging to be had, but there’s no point in arguing ethics with people who simply don’t seem to have any.

via Emma Husar, journalistic ethics and ‘digital idiots’

EDITORIAL EXCERPT: The bad Guys

TIME AND AGAIN, we see the thirst for victory far outstrips conservatives’ oft-expressed concern for principles and conventions. You could say it is itself a long-standing tradition.

The Victorian pairing controversy confirms that conservatives really have only one principle — to win at whatever cost, writes managing editor Dave Donovan.

TIME AND AGAIN, we see the thirst for victory far outstrips conservatives’ oft-expressed concern for principles and conventions. You could say it is itself a long-standing tradition.

via EDITORIAL EXCERPT: The bad Guys

Advertisers rush to ditch Fox News personality after jibe at Florida school shooting survivor

The online home goods store Wayfair, food company Nestle, travel website TripAdvisor and Rachel Ray’s dog food Nutrish all said they are removing their support from Ingraham.

Wayfair said in a statement that it supports “open dialogue and debate on issues. However, the decision of an adult to personally criticize a high school student who has lost his classmates in an unspeakable tragedy is not consistent with our values. We do not plan to continue advertising on this particular program.”

via Advertisers rush to ditch Fox News personality after jibe at Florida school shooting survivor