Aaronovitch’s continued inability to understand how Police procedure works (see the Zelo Street takedown of this elementary failing HERE) has, though, been as nothing when put alongside today’s Sunday Times front page article “VIP sex cases link to false memory … Experts slam controversial therapy”. Here, the paper attempts to discredit witnesses who have come forward with complaints of child sexual abuse (CSA).
It gets worse: readers are told of “Matthew Scott, a leading QC who had worked on a number of child abuse cases”. Scott, otherwise known as the man behind the Barrister Blog, is, you guessed it, a barrister. What he is not is a QC, leading or otherwise. This is a basic research failure, and sadly for the ST it is not the only one.
Well, it was only a matter of time before that propaganda blurt Aaronovitch got rolled out by Neill - who himself used to work for, er, Creepy Dirty Digger Murdoch. All pals tossing together, ey?
The Sunday Times has as much credibility as the Sun, which is to say none at all. Beats me why anybody with their brain intact actually PAYS to read that shite.
Any day now MacKenzie, Kavanagh and Mensch will appear like the Thunderbird puppets they are, plus the usual neocon bullshitters and jerk offs.
It's so predictable it's laughable.
Putting it on the front page means very many people will see the headline on news stands without reading the article. In this way the desired 'link' is introduced into many peoples minds often without them even consciously considering it, still less reading the article critically, coming across refutations or reading a correction (not that the Times will feel under any pressure to make one at all). Those whose profession is propaganda are well aware of this, of course.
Must have been taking lessons from that doyenne of investigative reporting, the former MP now ex pat. Possibly auditioning for the six figure sum apparently available for such reporting and would also allow them to a wider, albeit less discerning, audience?
To paraphrase another ex pat journo, but god forbid not an ex MP, they couldn't make it up successfully but they had a jolly good try.
A sure sign of mischief and wrong doing in the gutter press (including anything owned by Murcoch) is the use of the word 'experts'. Such experts can more properly be defined as the writer of the story whom I can't really dignify by the profession of journalist except in the useful doggerel
You cannot hope to bribe or twist
the famous British journalist
but seeing what unbribed he'll do
there really is no occasion to.
These days it is of course important to be clear that he applies to all genders.
*The Great British hack off*
Team A The scientists
They tested their ingredients first before achieving a reasonable palatable mixture which may be thought "credible" in some quarters.
Team B The Journalists
They tasted their sauces first, and perhaps overdid it, before blending a mixture which competed destroyed any credibility in their finished concoction.
Conclusion - The proofs of the over cooked pudding are in the eating of humble pie?
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