The New Zealand Herald’s latest anti-Labour beatup took an unfortunate twist this afternoon. Having spent the best part of a day making hay over Labour being caught, er, using stock photography in a flyer, the Herald was over the moon to discover the offending image had also been used by Kevin Rudd’s Australian Labor Party to promote its housing policy:
Labour’s Kiwi happy family photo, which this morning turned out to actually be American, can now be revealed to have already been used by the Australian government to portray fair dinkum Aussies.
Funny thing is, while the Herald has tried to turn the NZLP’s use of stock photography into a full-blown scandal with front page treatment, not a single Australian media outlet has considered the ALP doing exactly the same thing to be worthy of coverage.
Could it be that the New Zealand Herald is letting its pro-National bias get in the way of its editorial judgement?