Idiotic Comment of the Day: Financial crisis "good news"

Who cares about the real effects of the economic downturn, such as the threat of unemployment, financial hardship and uncertainty for much of the Australian population? Certainly not Siobhain Ryan, journalist at The Australian, who is the recipient of the ACM “Idiotic Comment of the Day” gong, as she dances on the graves of the soon to be unemployed by trumpeting:

THE slowing world economy could help to cut back global emissions as factories close and car fleets stall, in a rare piece of good news amid the financial doom and gloom.

Since when was it good news that factories close and put thousands of people out of a job and possibly a home?

Read it here.

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