Wednesday, May 27, 2009


Jeremy gets it wrong AGAIN as he tries to avoid admitting he was wrong in the first place. AP is Associated Press. The local arm is AAP. It’s an AAP story printed by News Ltd on

Jeremy doesn't seem to have noticed that the exact same story, with no News Ltd connection at all, also appears in The Age. I blame Bolt and Blair for Jeremy's stuff-up.

Update: Keri James defends her, er, significant other:
So hang on a second – As long as News Ltd didn’t write the story, that makes it okay?

The same organisation that consistently seeks to stir up populist rage against crime rates and sentences features a piece about the perception of crime rates. Surely that’s the point?
What the Hell is James talking about? The story summarises a study purporting to show Australians have misperceptions regarding crime and punishment. The study, which Jeremy does not link to, notes:
Individuals may use a range of sources in forming views about crime and criminal justice. Previous research has established that the types of media accessed (e.g. radio versus newspapers) as well as the forms of media (e.g. news versus entertainment) affect perceptions of crime and justice (Reiner 2002). The results from the AuSSA 2005 survey (Indermaur & Roberts 2005) indicated that people who rely on talkback radio, family and friends or commercial television have less accurate perceptions of crime than those who rely on other sources.
Notice that newspapers aren't mentioned. Jeremy might be surprised by this, had he bothered to read it.


Anonymous Jay Santos said...

"...Sounds like our mate Jezza..."Don't forget the bed-wetting.

9:01 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Off-topic, but both "Cream of Geese" and "Peer-refused science" have made Urban Dictionary - go vote them up!

2:54 PM  
Anonymous Mica said...

Is this blog on Perth time?

4:37 PM  
Anonymous AR said...

I'm sure they will win a pulitzer prize, a walkey and a nobel peace prize for publicising the shocking truth about Kerr.

6:39 AM  
Anonymous Anyonmous said...

Actually, you're wrong as well. AP is an American company. AAP is an Australian one. They have nothing to do with each other, the local one if certainly not an 'arm' of the other.

10:28 AM  

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