Not for Sale Fail

Labour has been busily tweeting this image around the place in preparation for today’s announcement.

There is a slight problem with their messaging though. First up The Cake Tin isn’t a state owned asset. Second even if it was it probably wouldn’t be on the list for investment because stadiums are dogs for investors.

The crippled campaign manager has been tweeting it to everyone, including media who are probably going to be very disappointed when they find out that the Cake Tin grassed area is very, very green.

Labour's campaign manager lies like a flat fish

The image is an obvious photoshop. You would think they would have left the shadows in place and lined up the authorisation statement properly. Why would you lie like that about something easily proved to be false?

The image says a lot about Labour’s plans. Full of promise but ultimately disappointing in real world execution. Here is the original photo from 2006. I wonder if they asked for permission before stealing it. The photo author has copyrighted the image with full copyright, all rights reserved.

Westpac Stadium Wellington by Ruiqing Liang

Westpac Stadium Wellington by Ruiqing Liang

What is it with labour, they just can’t follow the rules or the law. Copyright theft is stealing. labour are launching their new tax policy where they will propose to steal even more money off taxpayers by using a stolen image. It’s a nice metaphor at least.


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  • lcmortensen

    Someone with half a brain (and a subscription to Labour’s email feed) can tell you the tax announcement was held at Westpac Stadium, hence why the sign was there.

    • The sign wasn’t there, it was photoshopped. Misleading advertising?

  • mediatart

    I seem to remember last time Labour used a stock non copyrighted image they were chastised for ‘using americans’. And it was National who was lifting someones property to sell on their CD.

    • Yes National did use someone elses IP and were quite rightly castigated for it….by Labour…now they go and do the same.

  • thor42

    WO – have you notified the copyright holder about this breach? I hope so….. :)
    I’d *love* to see Labour nailed with a copyright lawsuit.

    • Yes I have.

      • thor42

        Good stuff!