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Monday, November 22, 2004
 
Ralph Zwier is experienced in responding to Auntie's surreptitous preaching of communard politics, in his case her treatment of Israel. It's a thankless task, and complaining to the ABA is not much more rewarding, despite Auntie's own Media Watch finding a couple of scratches from the old ABA pussy-cat intolerable.

Among Zwier's discoveries is this remarkable ABA declaration.
"... the Code does not require that a report contain information that supports all statements made in the introduction to the report, in order for the content to be accurate".
This amounts to declaring that your conclusions and your evidence are unrelated. It's a licence for the kind of serial commentary noted in the previous post on Tony Jones and Lateline.