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    Quote Originally Posted by Kevin Bonham View Post
    Does anyone recognise who that is on the front page of the Daily Tele?
    Actually wasn't the front page but was Sydney chess coach Michael (Kai) Zhou. His quoted comments were entirely sensible. The Tele is claiming "world renowned chess players" are attacking the ABC - perhaps more will but so far the only one is Kasparov.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kevin Bonham View Post
    Actually wasn't the front page but was Sydney chess coach Michael (Kai) Zhou. His quoted comments were entirely sensible. The Tele is claiming "world renowned chess players" are attacking the ABC - perhaps more will but so far the only one is Kasparov.
    Attacking the ABC based on completely misleading reports, unfortunately. This comment (from the Chronicle) is unintentionally ironic: "Garry Kasparov, the Russian who was the game's number one player for the best part of three decades, couldn't believe his eyes when he saw news.com.au's coverage of the debate, which aired on Wednesday." I can't believe their coverage either (of a non-existent debate)

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    Interesting that the father who posted the initial tweet responded to your Blog post Kevin:

    “And the moral of the story is: Never post a light-hearted musing touching on a highly divisive topic, unless you’re prepared to see it twisted and radiated back to you from pages of Breitbart.”

    Interestingly, the author of the Breitbart article actually listened to the ABC segment and quoted it to provide context:
    https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2...e-moves-first/
    (Just be careful reading the comments below! )
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    John Adams has done a podcast here re the chess episode:

    https://digitalfinanceanalytics.com/...-of-australia/

    which has been picked up on this website:

    https://www.theindiansun.com.au/2020...-misdirection/

    “This process of the mainstream media basically wasting people’s time, making them look in one direction when they should be actually focussing on a whole bunch of other important issues—particularly around the economy, this debt bubble for instance, or the other big problems, from narcotics and educational attainment to population, health and the challenges in the environment,”
    If this is so then the vast majority of the media misdirection on this issue is clearly being done by the likes of the Daily Telegraph and Sky which have run multiple overblown items about a single ABC fluff piece. Exactly what lefties accuse them of doing all the time.
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    That Indian Sun article lists John Adams as being a "former chess player".

    I wonder if that's as accurate a description as "Master"...
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    It even says "former Australian chess master". Clearly they're not aware that master titles are for life in virtually all cases and one can only become a former master by having the title stripped for computer cheating, title fraud, ratings rorting and other such offences.
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    Australia is now famous ''all over the world''...it is in Russian media as well: http://chess-news.ru/node/27146
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    I have updated my page at http://kevinbonham.blogspot.com/2020...eatup-abc.html with some further comments.

    Also the presenter of the show James Valentine has posted an account on Facebook. https://www.facebook.com/story.php?s...7&id=815328676

    In as heartwarming an outcome as I think I could have hoped for, the situation inspired someone who I know from natural history circles to get out the chessboard with her son. She started tweeting about this - and almost immediately the FIDE account started replying!
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    Slightly related topic, since we live in a bizarro world with a leftist-leaning media (including Youtube) which has become stupidly quick on the sensorship trigger. Popular chess channel agadmator's podcast was temporarily taken down as explained in:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KSjrYWPxsG8

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    The following one hour interview appeared on the most popular chess Russian website yesterday.
    Please see the link http://chess-news.ru/node/27150

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    ^^^
    Very good interview; thankyou.

    Meanwhile apparently Karpov has said something but it is not clear what information he has, and also the article linked to seems to have jumped on board with the nonsense (at least judging from the translation). Article here https://www.rt.com/sport/493243-anat...-chess-racism/ but the source interview is here https://rg.ru/2020/06/28/anatolij-ka...d-marazma.html - I'm reluctant to try to work out who even said what from the translation. Russian-language readers should be able to make more sense of it.
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    Brief reference on Media Watch last night. It was about the cuts to the ABC, and showed an IPA tweet with a picture of a Bolt item mentioning the ABC (supposedly) asking 'If chess is racist?'.

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    Unfortunately the topic took up GM Rogers' column in the Byron Echo and thereby having no chess content whatsoever.
    Zionism is racism as defined by the UN, Israel by every dirty means available steals land and water, kill Palestinian freedom fighters and civilians, and operates an apartheid system to drive more Palestinians off their land

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    Quote Originally Posted by Patrick Byrom View Post
    Brief reference on Media Watch last night. It was about the cuts to the ABC, and showed an IPA tweet with a picture of a Bolt item mentioning the ABC (supposedly) asking 'If chess is racist?'.
    And a much more detailed report tonight, including a very brief mention of Kevin's appearance on James Valentine's show.

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