‘Alarmist media’ are prepared to ‘fuel public panic for a big headline’ | Sky News Australia

Sky News host Chris Kenny says while it’s hardly surprising Australia is witnessing a flattening of the coronavirus curve there are still the ever-present “alarmist headlines” from media outlets “prepared to fuel public panic and misinformation”.

6/04/2020 2:20:00 PM

Sky News host Chris Kenny says while it’s hardly surprising Australia is witnessing a flattening of the coronavirus curve there are still the ever-present “alarmist headlines” from media outlets “prepared to fuel public panic and misinformation”.

Sky News host Chris Kenny says while it’s hardly surprising Australia is witnessing a flattening of the coronavirus curve there are still the ever-present “alarmist headlines” from media outlets “prepared to fuel public panic and misinformation”. \n\nMr Kenny said a variety of media outlet and pundits alike, such as those from the ABC, Channel 9 and channel 10, among others, are “running sensationalist stories” which are fueling public panic on the coronavirus pandemic.\n\nHe said at a time like this, what is needed is “the cold hard facts” which can dispel circulated misinformation on the deadly pandemic. \n\nHe said the “factual message” which is delivered to the public, “should be one of reassurance, of action … government and community action, actually working to slow the spread of the virus”. \n\n“At a time of genuine crisis, I might have thought that sober analysis and sensible predictions might be more the order of the day,” instead of the “alarmist headlines,” Mr Kenny said. \n\nImage: Getty

06/04/2020|8minSky News host Chris Kenny says while it’s hardly surprising Australia is witnessing a flattening of the coronavirus curve there are still the ever-present “alarmist headlines” from media outlets “prepared to fuel public panic and misinformation”. Mr Kenny said a variety of media outlet and pundits alike, such as those from the ABC, Channel 9 and channel 10, among others, are “running sensationalist stories” which are fueling public panic on the coronavirus pandemic. He said at a time like this, what is needed is “the cold hard facts” which can dispel circulated misinformation on the deadly pandemic. He said the “factual message” which is delivered to the public, “should be one of reassurance, of action … government and community action, actually working to slow the spread of the virus”. “At a time of genuine crisis, I might have thought that sober analysis and sensible predictions might be more the order of the day,” instead of the “alarmist headlines,” Mr Kenny said. Image: Getty

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No sure what alarmist headlines you refer to? Tragedies occurring elsewhere in the world are evidence enough to justify continued vigilance in Aust. People still have & are contracting virus & spreading to others. Some unaware they are spreading virus...not out of the woods yet! *while pandemic responses are working based on data id like to offer a counterpoint based on my opinion based on zero facts.

Alarmist media are the keyboard warriors who are so fckn bored that they want to stir up social media news! That includes you too ! Current affair shows are NOT helping! Utter garbage. Go away now!!! It is pretty serious.There are 450 people in Aus with symptoms bad enough to be admitted to hospital. Boris Johnson being admitted to intensive care shows that this is not just a disease that is serious for the elderly.The ‘flattened’ curve is a function of the sustained controls

and Chris Kenny knowingly disseminates false information during a global pandemic and are putting people's lives at risk and should be held criminally accountable . Their owners newscorp should face a class action LockThemAllUp Who? Chris Kenny feeling irrelevant again? Here’s a guy who has to wear slip on shoes with an audience who can’t tie their shoe own laces delving into the realms of science again. Leave it to all the people who beat you at school & university to sort out. auspol COVID19au

Idiot Any misteps due to morons mile this will result in a reversal of the 'flattening' which may or may not be temporary If nothing else comes from this Wuhan Virus 🦠 wouldn’t it be great if the public saw just how bad our media has become 😬 Their abc setting the tone disgraceful 🤮 No kidding Einstein, your mob is one of worst offenders

Chris so you think that highlighting what could happen actually was a waste of time and didn't save any lives? Chris, sounding the alarm on alarmists. Next up... bashing Auntie for sharing the facts impartially... Kenny would know, he works for SkyisShit. 🤣🤣🤣Chris Kenny says...🤣🤣🤣 The ABC crowd...as usual...are incorrect in their prediction of dire extinction

C. Kenny makes me angry! Does he pay attention to anything that is happening in other places, like the US now? Nothing is alarmist when it cones to this virus! Even with the restrictions, people still don't get it, still go to places full of others, etc. Idiotic thinking!

Firey clash over coronavirus media 'alarmism' | Sky News AustraliaSky News host Chris Kenny and veteran ABC journalist Quentin Dempster have engaged in a fiery clash over “alarmist” coverage of the coronavirus crisis by Australia’s largest media organisations.\n\nMr Kenny began by saying there had been “alarmist numbers at the ABC, in NewsCorp, in NineMedia” specifically focusing on potential Australian death tolls from the deadly virus.\n\nIn a heated rebuke, Mr Dempster told Mr Kenny to “stop raising the media rivalry argument in this”.\n\n“You’re going onto some cheap retrospective shot about those media elements,” Mr Dempster said.\n\n“No I’ve been saying from the get go that some have been alarmist on this,” Kenny replied.\n\nImage: News Corp Australia \n\n Just as well he wasn't on PMOnAir as he wouldn't have passed the 'no sooks no lefties' test. QuentinDempster And totally led by the MurdochHacksAndPressitutes on SKY QuentinDempster Chris Kenny....... Hack journalism at its worst....

Those at the ABC 'aren't used to hearing frank, mainstream assessments' | Sky News AustraliaThe ABC’s Insiders panel chat program is “relentlessly anti-conservative” and “makes a mockery” of the national broadcaster’s claim to objectivity and diversity says Sky News host Chris Kenny. \n\nHe said regular viewers of the program would “know only too well the panel is usually filled by green left journalists” and “small 'L'” liberals.\n\nMr Kenny said a recent guest on the program, The Australian's National Affairs Editor Simon Benson, would have provided some frank, mainstream assessments those at the ABC wouldn't have been 'used to'. \n\nMr Benson had said 'Scott Morrison is emerging as one of the most capable prime ministers this country has seen for a long time'. \n\n'It's not the sort of thing they're used to hearing on the ABC,' Mr Kenny said. \n\n They wouldn't let Chris on, huh? Don’t agree now since David took over its been pretty good although the “ couch potatoes “ are still all raving lefties except for PatsKarvelas and PhillipCoorey the rest especially farrm51 and PVO ( I’m blocked ) well we’re wasting our time with them Stupid statement. Last episode had a totally conservative panel.

The Queen provides a 'refreshing take' on the coronavirus pandemic | Sky News AustraliaThe Queen has provided a 'refreshing contrast' to the usual coronavirus 'doom-mongering' perpetuated through the media and political classes says the editor of Spiked Online Brendan O’Neill. \n\nIn an historic address to the nation recorded inside Windsor Castle, the monarch said 'together we are tackling this disease and I want to reassure you that if we remain united and resolute, then we will overcome it.'\n\nThe Queen also drew on her experience of wartime spirit to call on the UK to 'remain united and resolute' to overcome the coronavirus crisis.\n\n'We should take comfort that while we may have more still to endure, better days will return: we will be with our friends again; we will be with our families again; we will meet again,' she said.\n\n'I found her message very moving actually,' Mr O'Neill told Sky News host Andrew Bolt. \n\n'I really liked it actually'. \n\n'What was really striking about it was that it was such a refreshing contrast to what we've been hearing from a lot of the media class and the political class'. \n\nHe said a real 'defeatist attitude and atmosphere' as permeated society which is having the effect of 'scaring a lot of people and spreading a lot of fear'. \n\nMr O'Neill also said the recent admission of hospital of UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson is 'pretty worrying ... (and) very serious'. \n\n\n\n I thought her speech was very appropriate and touching and for 93 doesn’t she look great?

The week that was in world politics: 'Cartoon style' | Sky News AustraliaIllustrator and commercial artist Johannes Leak has taken a look at the week that was in world politics portrayed through cartoons with Sky News host Chris Kenny.\n\nImage: AP I think I think the first cartoon which Johannes discussed may have been plagiarised.

Firey clash over coronavirus media 'alarmism' | Sky News AustraliaSky News host Chris Kenny and veteran ABC journalist Quentin Dempster have engaged in a fiery clash over “alarmist” coverage of the coronavirus crisis by Australia’s largest media organisations.\n\nMr Kenny began by saying there had been “alarmist numbers at the ABC, in NewsCorp, in NineMedia” specifically focusing on potential Australian death tolls from the deadly virus.\n\nIn a heated rebuke, Mr Dempster told Mr Kenny to “stop raising the media rivalry argument in this”.\n\n“You’re going onto some cheap retrospective shot about those media elements,” Mr Dempster said.\n\n“No I’ve been saying from the get go that some have been alarmist on this,” Kenny replied.\n\nImage: News Corp Australia \n\n Just as well he wasn't on PMOnAir as he wouldn't have passed the 'no sooks no lefties' test. QuentinDempster And totally led by the MurdochHacksAndPressitutes on SKY QuentinDempster Chris Kenny....... Hack journalism at its worst....

The week that was in world politics: 'Cartoon style' | Sky News AustraliaIllustrator and commercial artist Johannes Leak has taken a look at the week that was in world politics portrayed through cartoons with Sky News host Chris Kenny.\n\nImage: AP I think I think the first cartoon which Johannes discussed may have been plagiarised.