I came across a strange blog post by Gerard Henderson who appears to be associated with something called the Sydney Institute. In his regular post “Media Watch Dog,” he comments on the Media Watch that mentioned my work with Andrew Leigh on media slant and he also spends time plowing through posts of mine on this blog. There are over 4000 posts but he focused this one where I link to the xkcd comic on optimal urinals. Anyhow, you can read his post yourself but as you can see, Mr Henderson fails to understand what a hyperlink is.
For his benefit, a hyperlink is a web link where a writer has assigned the address of another piece of web content and creates a means by which the reader can look at it. Here is an example. Mr Henderson mis-attributes this hyperlink to xkcd as not only a link to something I have written but also to a link of a serious bit of research. It is neither. Mr Henderson mis-attributes various amusing quotes written by Randal Monroe to me. He then invites Media Watch to take a closer look at “my research.” I’d invite them to take a closer look at Mr Henderson’s posts. How can someone purporting to watch the media not understand the point of hyperlinks? That said, his post doesn’t seem to contain any itself so this web-stuff might not be his thing.