Private radio networks back how-to-vote ads by right-wing lobby group.
Soft money outrage.
I'm listening to Garth McVicar of the Sensible Sentencing Trust who has just explained to Paul Henry on Radio Live that they are spending no more than $20k on ads but that radio stations are giving them heaps of free ads as "a charity of choice". What!? These ads say vote for either: National, Act, NZ First or United Future. And radio stations like Live are giving these political broadcasts for free! So the radio stations don't want to back say environmental charities or workers' charities, or religious charities etc. - oh no they are playing these conservative right-wing ads on high rotate. Unbelievable. No Right Turn - are you on to this?
The SST from what I understand consists of grieving parents who have not really come to terms with their child's death and seek maximum and perpetual vengence, and on the other hand the usual law&order hang-em-all, police-can-never-be-wrong-should-carry-machineguns type nutters.
Calling all Lefties...