It was confirmed this afternoon on the ABC radio national program PM that the reason the entire Catalyst science grew has been sacked was largely because of the Wi-Fried program. In an interview with Professor Simon Chapman (who had soundly criticised the Wi-Fried program) he was amazed that the response of ABC senior staff was to sack the entire science crew and that it was a loss for Australian science reporting.
The obvious message is loud and clear for the Australian Media. Dare report anything bad about Wi-Fi technology (and other contentious science issues), and your head will be chopped off as well! It was not enough to just get rid of the producer of the Wi-Fried program, Maryanne Demasi, it looks like ABC management made the decision that all the Catalyst crew had to pay the price because of Demasi’s program daring to question the safety of telecommunications technology.Read more →