Rachel Smalley finally has the monkey off her back. She can no longer be considered to be the stupidest woman on the radio. Rachel Smalley used to tell anyone in the NewstalkZB newsroom who would care to listen that she was the only “serious journalist” in the place.
Yet she uttered this complete inanity live on air:
That mantle has now been taken by the hideous, and now deeply stupid, Michelle Boag, however.
Have a listen:
The media luvvies noticed too:
You have to wonder how Michelle Boag bypassed the editorial policy at Radio New Zealand:
She’s clearly not an expert.
Now I can add retarded to the list of things I’ve called her previously:
For Michelle’s benefit, because I know she reads this site despite claims to the contrary here is why COVID-19 is called COVID-19:
On 11 February the World Health Organization announced that the official name would be covid-19, a shortened version of coronavirus disease 2019. The WHO refers to the specific virus that causes this disease as the covid-19 virus.
This is not the formal name for the virus – the International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses calls it the “severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2”, or SARS-CoV-2, because it is related to the virus that caused the SARS outbreak in 2003. However, to avoid confusion with SARS the WHO calls it the covid-19 virus when communicating with the public.
Early in the outbreak, the virus was called 2019-nCoV by the WHO. The virus is also often referred to as the novel coronavirus, 2019 coronavirus or just the coronavirus.
So, there you go, proof that Michelle Boag is exceptionally stupid.