Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Media bias

Not aided by an interviewer determined to make ACT's budget look bad, Jamie Whyte was eventually able to make some valuable points.

He told Espiner that to argue that people should be allowed to consume things without paying for them is a ridiculous argument.

If Whyte needs some training in how to handle hostile media Guyon would be the perfect person to provide it. Seems to be the go according to Karl du Fresne.


Kiwiwit said...

These days I pretty much ignore the New Zealand mainstream media and get most of my news about New Zealand from the internet and overseas media. In the immediate aftermath of the Christchurch earthquakes, for example, Australian TV channels had much better coverage than NZ channels. The average TV news or current affairs in NZ is like watching a cross between Entertainment This Week and a political party campaign advert.

Jigsaw said...

I certainly agree. I find the Australian media interviews much better, they allow people to say what they have to say which is surely the objective. People like Mary Wilson seem only to be bent on catching people out and asking questions and then interrupting them before they can answer. How stupid is that!