Picking on Bernardi unbecoming (or perhaps he’s an arsehat)

Crikey readers talk the pros and cons of picking on Cory Bernardi and an exciting Tasmanian data project that has great potential.

Stop picking on Cory, or Cory is an arsehat

Steven Haby writes: Re: “Crikey says: new resolutions for a new year” (yesterday). In view of your editorial on New Year’s resolutions for 2014 can we nominate Cory Bernardi for a special Arsehat of the Year already? Perhaps the Crikey bunker might want to consider having an Arsehat of the Month or an award named in honour of the Senator’s illuminating and “inspiring” maxims — perhaps the “Bernadis” in honour of those who utter the most inane, stupid, inconsequential (and other relevant adjectives) drivel.

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2 thoughts on “Picking on Bernardi unbecoming (or perhaps he’s an arsehat)

  1. Hugh (Charlie) McColl

    I would have thought that a person who publicly states that it is unacceptable for women to use abortion as a form of contraception would at the very least outline what form of contraception they personally use.
    And if they are sexually active and don’t personally use any contraceptives – preferring for example that their wives/girlfriends take care of that stuff – then their observations about the choices of others are pretty worthless.

  2. Joel

    Bernardi’s views are uncivil, thus an uncivil response is appropriate in describing them.

    As for experts – although it is often true that gathering ten experts nets you 11 opinions, it’s important to consider the balance. If nine experts say one thing and one expert dissents, it would be misleading and unrepresentative to report their positions equally.

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