The biggest loser in this campaign is the public who have once again been ill-served by the pathetic creatures of the press and TV. The biggest winners are the bloggers who continue to shine a light on the failings of these purveyors of misinformation masquerading as qualified reporters giving balanced views.
In today’s Guest Blog ‘Spud’ gives a layman’s perspective on the sad performance of mainstream media (MSM) during this election campaign. In similar vein a commenter on today’s ‘Whaleoil’ expresses his disillusionment at the woeful biased coverage by the Herald.
Cam & team,
Seeing the Herald are running an-anti Key line I thought I would provide this Herald analysis for you. Please use / discard as you see fit.
At the start of they election campaign I thought I would analyse both your content and that of the Herald.
You are open and honest about your affiliations, which is why I read you, but the Herald holds itself up as the bastion of the Free Press here in New Zealand.
A ‘Yeah right’ moment if ever we needed one.
So every day I screen captured the Herald politics headlines and the trend became apparent after only 1 week.
1/ Every story on Key is either negative or connected with dirty politics.
2/ every picture is showing strain / ageing or funny face.
3/ David Cunliffe is taken at his word and NO questioning of anything he says.
4/ Right aligned minor parties are ridiculed, Left aligned are paragons of virtue
5/ Dotcom features almost exclusively as a “white Knight” character. Everything he says is true, everyone else is wrong.
You’re right. I choose silly photos or good ones because it back the story and it aligns with the fact that you know where I stand. But “media” still pretend balance, and that has to stop if they want to stop losing readers. Readers do not “get it” how the Herald can pretend to be balanced but they are somehow always bashing the team you’re trying to support.
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Kiwi Journalists Association has descended into pure farce.