NZ Herald continues with David Farrar as a columnist
The NZ Herald is yet to give me a time table as to when they will increase their political balance in the wake of appointing propagandist and online mouth piece for the Government, David Farrar as their online political columnist.
The NZ Herald is the largest daily newspaper in NZ, and what they do matters. If it is really acceptable that a propagandist like Farrar is appointed minus ANY counter opinion, then the fact will be that the NZ Herald is as fair and balanced as Fox News.
I complained 3 weeks ago, the NZ Herald replied they would look into it, I am still waiting to hear their response to such an appalling appointment.
Hate speech proponent and beneficiary eugenics supporter Cathy Odgers, the blogger who missed ACT's coup and claimed Mana would never launch claims that David's appointment is fine because it's just me being jealous. The petty, spiteful and childish nature of Cathy's conclusion says more about her than it does it does about me. The issue isn't who the NZ Herald appoints, that is their right as a free press, but in terms of balance in our largest daily Newspaper, it is as unacceptable to appoint a stooge like Farrar minus any pretense of balance whatsoever. It's like appointing Kyle Chapman as the new Race Conciliator or Paul Henry as the new head of the Broadcasting Complaints Authority. In Cathy Odger's lonely gated world that type of one sidedness is celebrated, in the real world we demand more from our media in terms of balance. Despite what Cathy Odger claims, 'the sound of one hand clapping' is not an editorial position
If this is really acceptable, if appointing a propagandist who actually runs fucking polls for the Government minus any balance is acceptable in an election year - then the NZ Herald is as fair and balanced as Fox News and they deserve a campaign of contempt for the remainder of the year as merely another vehicle for right wing corporate media vomiting spin lines, and in the case of Farrar, they will be the EXACT same spin lines!