With the Supereme Court ruling on the Maori Council complaint about water rights at 3 pm today, I was keeping an eye on Twitter to see what would happen.
This may be a “media” belt-way issue, but it was hilarious.
We had idiots calling it too early
and then having to correct the previous obviously unbiased and balanced view
We had a “decent journalist, trained and skilled“, going all cry baby because the decision was Tweeted out of the court before he was allowed to do so
Of course, other “decent journalists, trained and skilled” got the story wrong
All that of course just shows the either inherent bias, or wishful thinking on the part of media who seem to be more about fabricating and being the news than reporting the news.
None made more of an arse of themselves than Duncan Garner who tragically relied on the wrong twitterings of fellow journalsists and launched into a happy dance on radio about how this was the best thing for New Zealand and that the government’s asset sales programme was now in tatters….wrong, wrong, wrong.
Here is what has really happened:
The Government’s partial sale of state owned power companies is able to proceed after the Supreme Court dismissed an appeal lodged by the Maori Council.
The Maori Council sought to delay the sale of shares in Mighty River Power until issues over water rights were resolved.
In today’s ruling, heard before a packed courtroom, Chief Justice Dame Sian Elias said the court was unanimous on all issues.
The mainstream media spectacularly failed today…the Maori Council was given the arse card and the government can now proceed without any more distractions from mendicant maori with their hands out.