Herald lies about numbers
The Herald is reporting that 500 protestors marched in the ‘silent’ protest against the EFB, it wasn’t hard that it was ‘silent’ as there were only 150 protestors, I know, I was there and I counted them! It may as well have been an invisible protest! That the Herald has given so much space for a 150 person protest, when it is always the Herald who are more than happy to under-report the size of any other protest is a desperate attempt to justify their ‘Democracy Under Attack’ nonsense. I was at the first EFB march because in it’s unaltered form, the EFB was a two headed mutant, thanks to the Greens it was tempered into the anti-plutocracy limitations a modern democracy needs, much to the fury of the wealthy who wanted to use their wealth to influence this years election, and the 150 people who dragged themselves quietly down Queen st shows that this issue is dead, but the Herald feeding that with a lie like 500 people shows how desperate the Herald is to keep the issue alive. Remind me again Mr Herald, a piece of legislation that restricts advertising in an election year – isn’t that going to hit you in the pocket? It’s your profit line you care about Mr Herald, not ‘Democracy under attack’.