Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Media educates MP

Isn't this where the blogoshere comes into its element?

Labour MP Ashraf Choudary creates a Red Alert blogpost using a press statement urging the government to make folic acid in bread compulsory based on new research. He criticises the media coverage of his statement as "light on facts".

Here is the response from NewstalkZB's political correspondent, Felix Marwick, in the comments section;

felix marwick says:
January 19, 2011 at 6:44 pm

the reason the story was short is because it was written for radio. Basically I have 30 seconds, or 120 words, to get a point/angle across.

Additionally I had also covered the story on Tuesday so some of the extra detail you allude to had already been included in that copy.

1 comment:

FF said...

Does this mean we can look forward to Mr Choudary's expressing concern that his growing number of muslim constituents in this country get additional doses of Vitamin D, lest the women get deficiency symptoms from wearing the burqa?
And while he is on his health kick, he will be keen to save the NZ taxpayer the attendant costs relating to many children born of muslim cousin marriages. Problems now quite severe in high Pakistani areas of the UK.