columnists on the Bush Fires, a caution

To: John Leonard <>
Subject: columnists on the Bush Fires, a caution
From: L&L Knight <>
Date: Thu, 19 Feb 2009 07:56:54 +1000
I suspect that columnists such as the one you name function as societal bile ducts. Their role is to dissolve support for admirable things such as birds and bushland.

Regards, Laurie

On 19/02/2009, at 7:07 AM, John Leonard wrote:

I see that Miranda Devine has another screed on the Bush Fires and
"greenies" in the online SMH.

Whatever your views of Ms Devine and her views it is important to
realise that newspaper columnists are now paid partly according to the
number of clicks on their columns online. So it's not worth clicking
on the column of someone you know you are going to disagree with
merely to exercise scorn and contempt.

On the other hand, click away on the columns of those writers you like!

John Leonard

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