:: Monday, 13 January 2003 ::
Ken Parish posts about the Windshuttle business. He concludes that Ryan, Reynolds et al have overstated Aboriginal deaths by making stuff up from sources that are not reliable and Windshuttle has probably understated the numbers of deaths by only relying on some sources, which themselves might not be too reliable.
Okay. So somewhere in the middle there is a truth.
This whole back and forth in the press, on radio, all over, is important because the truth is worth getting to.
Parish's own assessment, once we reach that middle, where the truth is, still reveals Reynolds and Ryan and Clements and Moses etc etc to have overstated Aboriginal deaths. Why would they do that? And Windshuttle? He has understated the numbers of Aboriginal deaths. Why would he do that?
I think we know the answers to these questions. The first, is that Reynolds, Ryan etc etc think it is okay to lie in their cause. And the second answer is that Windshuttle thinks it is not okay at all.
I am with Windshuttle on the big picture here.
As for the actual detail, I will quote my father.
:: WB 3:17 am [link+] ::