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Jul 2, 2014

Media briefs: Cater too shonky? … Paul Kelly’s escalator of decline … Majak Daw …

Cater rides again. Following the Australian's anti-plain-packaging propaganda extravaganza, readers might wonder if there is any piece of right-wing pseudo-science that

Cater rides again. Following the Australian’s anti-plain-packaging propaganda extravaganza, readers might wonder if there is any piece of right-wing pseudo-science that News Ltd won’t run. Nick Cater has the answer. The former executive editor, now being put out to grass at the Menzies Research Centre, has a piece in Spiked, attacking the calumny heaped on … plastic bags! Despite a vast body of work showing the effects of waste plastic on complex ecosystems, Nick has an alternative source:

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4 thoughts on “Media briefs: Cater too shonky? … Paul Kelly’s escalator of decline … Majak Daw …

  1. Mark Duffett

    Cater may actually have a point. ‘waste plastic’ does not equal ‘plastic bags’, not even remotely. Only a tiny fraction of plastic bags would make their way into the marine environment. There appears to be little evidence that plastic shopping bags of the type so far targeted by bans are a significant component of ecosystem pollution by plastics.

  2. AR

    Grundle continues his unbromance with Cater and it is a pleasure to savour.

  3. rhwombat

    Grundle vs Cater: now there’s an uneven contest.

  4. AR

    RHW – I’ll always treasure a tape I made of their cozy little chat on Counterpoint last year, Nick almost crying at the end, refusing to carry because of the howwid attacks on his sainted employer. GOLD

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