The more things change…

Written By: - Date published: 12:42 pm, September 26th, 2007 - 1 comment
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Had to chuckle at Karl du Fresne in the Dom this morning who wrote, as if things were particularly different now, “Under the editorship of Charles Earle, who was to run the paper for 43 years, The Dominion pursued a consistently conservative editorial policy”.

Happy 100th birthday anyway Dominion Post. Just for old time’s sake, here’s Michael Joseph Savage sharing his opinion about “the voice of democracy”…

One comment on “The more things change…”

  1. Tane 1

    The Dom Post’s revisionism on today’s front page was just laughable.

    “It was formed by a collection of wealthy farming leaders and merchants with an independent political purpose – to remove what they saw as the socialist liberal government.”

    – As if farming and business interests (read: the social forces behind the formation of the National Party) forming a political alliance to oppose a socially progressive government could in any way be considered ‘independent’. It’s almost as if the Dom is ashamed of its partisan political history.

    “It has been unhesitatingly forthright ever since with its coverage of events such as… Depression riots, waterfront unrest in 1951…”

    – So it’s a reactionary rag with a sorry history of propagandising against the poor in the interests of the wealthy and the powerful. Again, why the euphemism?

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