Some honesty please: the quality of the public and media discourse on really important issues

Posted on August 10, 2022 | By John Risley | 0 Comments

 

“We all know of the huge opposition raised by various interest groups, disguised as environmentalists, who object to pipelines but in so doing are implicitly endorsing higher carbon alternatives.”

 

I find myself increasingly discouraged by the quality of the public and media discourse on really important issues of the day. In many respects I wonder whether such manipulation— if I can call it that while not wanting to infer it is dishonest— is responsible for the huge divide in society. Here is a range of the sorts of things I worry about.

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