Monday, October 11, 2010

Astrology nuts, numerology Okay

Always on the lookout for a reason to take Rupert Murdoch's media outlets to task – he's right-wing, you know – Crikey's Pure Poison buckets for daring to publish a story about astrology-believing Australian couples opting to marry on 10/10/10. A similar story at the Left-wing Age a few days earlier noting the numerological marriage significance of 10/10/10 is ignored, however.

This renders the Pure Poison manifesto absurd, of course:

We expose the intellectual dishonesty, the flimsy arguments and the distorted data wherever they appear in the mainstream media. We challenge the punditocracy, and provide an alternative forum for discussing the day’s events. We welcome debate about politics and society, but constructive debate needs to be based on reason and facts. We’re doing our bit to hold the opinion-makers to these standards.

Thus are the Pure Poison boyz again shown to be intellectually dishonest.


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