Did you know that Wellington mayoral candidate John Morrison told an audience at an arts awards ceremony that he would see a body-painted model in the shower later? Did you know he’s engaged in voter suppression of young voters? Did you know at a recent debate he told Celia Wade-Brown to be quiet, saying ‘the men are talking’? If you do, it’s not from reading the Dompost.
The Dom has decided that Morrison is going to win the mayoral election and they’re going to warp the coverage any way they need to to make it happen.
They barely mentioned it when Morrison was caught plagiarising speeches.
They credited him with getting a call centre moved from Australia to Wellington, when he didn’t.
They didn’t mention it when Morrison got voting points at the university banned – a classic voter suppression tactic.
And they didn’t bother to publish Morrison’s gross comments about the body-painted model. Why, because he denied making them to the Dom reporter (having already admitted making them to the Herald)… Remember that guys, if you’re ever in trouble for saying something, just tell the Dom you didn’t say it and they won’t cover the story! Well, they probably will, because that exemption only applies to favoured mayoral candidates.
As Michael Joseph Savage once mockingly said of the Dominion – ‘that’s the voice of democracy!’