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David Rose's Great Covid-19 Con?
« Reply #450 on: April 10, 2020, 02:43:01 PM »
In her latest blog post Judith Curry linked to David Rose's latest article in Andrew Neil's "Spectator" organ. Hence as promised:

http://GreatWhiteCon.info/2020/04/david-roses-great-covid-19-con/

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Perhaps given our long familiarity with David’s “skeptical” oeuvre we might be able to reveal Andrew Neil’s “plan to exploit the Covid crisis”? That being the case, let’s dive into David’s “silver linings playbook” shall we?
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Peter Hitchen's Great Covid-19 Con?
« Reply #451 on: February 28, 2021, 01:53:44 PM »
The Fail on Sunday has evidently moved on from "climate skepticism" to "Covid skepticism", but today's "Shock News!" isn't imparted by David Rose.

With delicious irony Peter Hitchens announced in today's online edition that:

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I have had my first Covid vaccination for wholly selfish reasons. I did not do it for the good of others but for my own convenience. And I will have my second for the same purpose.

Will Piers Corbyn be next do you suppose?

Peter's words of wisdom are archived for posterity and your convenience at:

https://archive.is/Z5hFv

However I do find myself largely in agreement with one of Peter's points:

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I thought last Monday’s Johnson proclamation was one of the most brilliant pieces of spin I’ve ever seen. The Prime Minister announced an extension of his January 4 lockdown for several more months. But he persuaded everyone to describe this miserable news as a great release. We’ll see.

Did you notice how often he used the phrase ‘not earlier than’ before the various dates he named? The opposite phrase ‘not later than’ is a tough contractual commitment.

But if you owed me any money and you promised in writing to pay me off ‘not earlier than’ any date you cared to name, I’d be a fool to accept such an empty pledge.

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Re: The Mail's Great White Arctic Sea Ice Con
« Reply #452 on: March 03, 2021, 10:54:30 AM »
More "Shock News!" from the Daily Fail Group.

According to the Financial Times:

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New Scientist, one of the world’s leading science magazines, has been bought by the publisher behind the Daily Mail in a £70m deal.
 
DMGT, which owns news titles, events and data businesses, said on Wednesday that its media arm had acquired the magazine from a group of investors led by businessman Sir Bernard Gray.
The London-based title, which was founded in 1956, has a weekly circulation of roughly 120,000 copies with about half of readers in the UK and the rest in Australia and the US.

It derives about three-quarters of its revenue from subscriptions and is expected to generate operating profit of about £7m this year on sales exceeding £20m.

Lord Rothermere, DMGT chairman, said the group intended to support New Scientist’s “exciting plans to grow as the go-to publication for anyone interested in the scientific world around us”.

Allegedly New Scientist:

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Have been promised this morning that we will maintain "100% editorial independence".

https://twitter.com/adamvaughan_uk/status/1367044098142650369
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