The Letter just came in and among some of the more amusing items (ACT has a strong brand?), these items deserve a wider audience?
TVNZ, TV3 and state radio called this election wrong.
The credibility of our news services has taken a huge hit.
Night after night TV and radio told us John Key was a liar.
First ‚ÄúDirty politics‚ÄĚ and then claims of mass surveillance were given not just top billing but saturation coverage.
The news blogs are going to be the big winners.
This election has been the clearest example yet of the main stream media picking a winner and doing everything they could to make it happen. ¬†Radio New Zealand, TV3 and the NZ Herald had nailed their colours to the mast for such a long time, changing gear was no longer possible once they realised they were backing the wrong horse.
Sadly, it’s been seen as a left v right issue, when it’s really been a right v wrong issue. ¬†By picking sides, and as it turned out, very much the losing side, these media organisations have lost customers and credibility.
Look at the numbers for Campbell Live since Hosking joined Seven Sharp.
Look at the NZ Herald subscription numbers while they are desperately trying to push others out at cost to keep their numbers up.
Viewers are turning off. ¬†Paywalls have been postponed. ¬† Read more »