The bribing of New Zealand’s media

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By Amy Brooke, The Spectator: “Trustworthy, insightful, important” – one thing we can say for our mainstream media is that they must think we are a pretty thick lot.

The New Zealand Herald’s generous assessment of its own performance is paralleled by Stuff’s brag of “truthful, independent and trusted journalism”, and incredibly enough, also asking us to support “Independent NZ-owned journalism”. 

Did they mean to say “Government-owned Journalism’? 

Both our main print media have bagged the trust claim. Perhaps many have been somewhat over-trusting, given how quickly the ambitious Jacinda Ardern was elevated to sainthood by so many media commentators.

To their credit, at least some of our more experienced women writers are beginning to be critical of the almost daily performances of our theatrically-inclined Prime Minister. 

However, although our arguably now corrupt mainstream media outlets are signing up to follow the government line on the divisive agenda Ardern’s coalition is forcing upon the country, it is good to see the courage of some of our journalists beginning to challenge what is happening.  

It is utterly untruthful of our media outlets to claim to be ”independent and trustworthy” when being basically bribed by the government….

Read the full story at The Spectator to see how much taxpayer cash ‘independent’ media has been given.

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