The lefties are all having massive panty wetting moments with attacks on Mike Hosking and now Paul Henry.
Mediawatch, the lefty luvvies at Red Radio devoted their programme to Hosking but haven’t mentioned a peep about the drug death in Cambodia of a senior Herald journalist.
Apparently having an opinion that differs from theirs or John Drinnan’s is evil.
The BSA pointed to “litmus test” research last year which found people were so accustomed to Hosking’s on-air editorialising most people would immediately recognise it as mere opinion.
“Anyone thinking that’s a fact would either be on drugs – or doesn’t like Hosking,” one person told the BSA.
“In reality we can’t generalise from the results of a small sample to understand the likely impact of airing repeated opinions night after night from a state broadcaster on the attitudes of a wider population,”
Professor Hayward said this in a response on Facebook.
She said she regretted bringing the complaint because she believed the ruling gave strength to the argument that a presenter in a prime time news show could be both “inaccurate” and “dismissive” if comment was pitched as opinion. Read more »