Media Manipulation

On Stuff this morning is a story about how the worm loves Phil Goff. Of course we now know that Labour had stacked the panel with their own supporters. Stuff doesn’t even make mention of this.

Worse though is the pictures down the side. They are so misleading. they imply that when Phil Goff talked about Winston Peters that teh worm went up indicating support and when John Key talked about him the worm went down.

This wasn’t how I remembered the worm when Winston Peters was mentioned, so I reviewed the video online and took my own screenshots at the time of those comments.

Phil Goff definately has the worm in negative when her expressed trust in Winston Peters. Even his own stacked worm panel hates Winston Peters.

When John Key made his quoted comment about Winston peters the worm wasn’t even on the screen:

The media wonders why we don’t trust them. This is why. They have deliberately given a false impression. The whole debate is tarnished now with dirt. Tv3 didn’t screen their panel properly and used poor recruiting methods, Labour stacked and manipulated the worm panel in a sneaky and furtive manner and now Fairfax is manipulating impressions based on misleading images and statements.

Once again we have the media trying to influence an election and make it all about them instead of reporting what is having. It is shameful that this election has been overtaken by media mega-ego manipulators.


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As much at home writing editorials as being the subject of them, Cam has won awards, including the Canon Media Award for his work on the Len Brown/Bevan Chuang story. When he’s not creating the news, he tends to be in it, with protagonists using the courts, media and social media to deliver financial as well as death threats.

They say that news is something that someone, somewhere, wants kept quiet. Cam Slater doesn’t do quiet and, as a result, he is a polarising, controversial but highly effective journalist who takes no prisoners.

He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

Love him or loathe him, you can’t ignore him.

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