NZ Herald responds to appointing David Farrar
I am grateful that the NZ Herald are looking into my open letter to them regarding the appointment of Government on-line mouthpiece and pollster David Farrar as their weekly political columnist.
Again, let me be clear. I do not wish to challenge the right of a Newspaper to appoint whom they like as columnists. That is a right all free media have, but appointing the main propagandist for the government as your political columnist minus any balance from any one of the left wing bloggers in this country is as fair and balanced as Fox News. The NZ Herald is our largest weekly newspaper, the standards they set matter in NZ.
The email I received yesterday from the NZ Herald...
Thank you for your email.
I saw your open letter over the weekend.
We are in the midst of reviewing our stable of bloggers and guest columnists
who appear on nzherald.co.nz. David is part of that.
Head of Content
I will continue to follow up in making sure the NZ Herald take their responsibilities for balance in what will be the most ideological election we will have seen in modern times.