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Compare and Contrast

Written By: - Date published: 4:32 pm, April 5th, 2009 - 4 comments
Categories: im/migration, Media - Tags: ,

Prior to the last election our fearless MSM media uncritically repeated Key’s ‘NZ Sucks’ Crosby/Textor attack lines, framing an historically unremarkable rise in emigration, as evidence of Labour’s failure and general perfidy. Lots of examples abound, this being fairly typical.

Of course since November emigration numbers peaked in January (and have fallen since in line with deteriorating global prospects everywhere), but now our media is telling us that reason why Kiwis emigrate is because of the naturally bigger opportunities and different experiences the big wide world has to offer. Little to do with the money apparently.

Funny how the story changes according to what the underlying purpose is. Maybe we could name it the ‘Espiner Effect’.

4 comments on “Compare and Contrast”

  1. gobsmacked 1

    I no longer have any expectations of our MSM, so am no longer annoyed or disappointed. They’re a joke.

    This morning on Q & A the Finance Minister clearly contradicted and publicly undermined the PM’s view on the economy – and I’m adding the italics for any dozy journos waking from their Sunday nap – in a way that Michael Cullen never once did to Helen Clark, in nine years in the job.. Check out the transcript at TVNZ. And say it ain’t so.

    Now that’s a story. A big one. So naturally, we won’t be hearing about it in most of our media. Coz there were some sheep running around in Te Kuiti. Or something.

    • gingercrush 1.1

      Well they covered that during Q&A and then followed it on TV One News today after the poll results. And its possible it gets picked up via Newspapers and Radio tomorrow. You can’t dictate the news.

      Oh and I had to love the poll numbers coming from Tv One tonight. Goff has work to do.

  2. outofbed 2

    Paul Holmes is so fucking annoying, surely their must be other people in the tvnz stable other then the tired old racist Holmes

    • r0b 2.1

      Paul Holmes on TV, Bain trial in the media, National readying assets for privatisation. Back to the 90’s future…

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