Written By: - Date published: 11:35 am, March 17th, 2010 - 57 comments
The New Zealand Herald has never been shy of attacking blogs for their lack of journalistic standards and editorial rigour, but given some of their recent work you’ve got to wonder who they think they’re kidding.
Take today’s woeful piece by Dita De Boni pontificating about Charles Chauvel and those screaming kids on his plane.
Written By: - Date published: 1:53 pm, March 16th, 2010 - 132 comments
Stuff.co.nz’s decision to turn an anonymous, politically motivated smear from an ACT Party activist into a front page tabloid screamer is gutter journalism for sure, but it’s only the latest example of a worrying trend.
It’s what happens when the right-wing smear machine meets an increasingly tabloid news media.