Labour, Greens, Unions and the NZ Herald are peas in a pod

We saw on Anzac Day that the NZ Herald published a story that only the Labour Party honoured Anzac Day.  At the time, I sai that we might as well call the NZ Herald the Labour Party’s paper of record.

I know some of you think I’m a bit one-eyed when it comes to the NZ Herald bias.

The problem is, the paper’s allegiances are there for anyone who chooses to look.

Take this example.  This is the Save Our Schools Facebook page.  Save Our Schools is an amorphous group that remains unidentified, but is against Charter Schools, and for the Status Quo.

It receives moral support from the Labour Party, the Green Taliban, and the NZEI.

But also the NZ Herald.


My point, if it still needs to be made, is this:  The NZ Herald has clearly nailed its colours against the Labour/Green/Union mast.

Apart from the fact that we all “know” the Herald has a left lean, it is altogether new to have them overtly supporting their causes in social media.

It is time that the Government recognises this, and treats every contact they have with NZ Herald staff as potentially hostile.



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  • peas in a pod alright. they all have the same tactic to achieve their agenda.

    scare the shit out of people by inventing false situations.

  • Kim Arnold

    herald has always been a dog of a paper…informing people seems to have been lost in nearly all of our media outlets…now it is indoctrinate..

    • AnonWgtn

      Easy – do not read the Auckland Herald – its pure bias, so cancelled a year or so ago. and the SST 2 years ago – don’t give them breath.

  • blokeintakapuna

    The best way to combat their blatant bias is to starve them of advertisers and distribution… But they seem to have been doing very well achieving that all by themselves.

    But also fight them at their own game and beat them… WOBH visitor stats will have APN main shareholders (and plenty of others no doubt too) asking uncomfortable questions of the Executive… And there could be shuffles at the top… Like they’ve recently announced.

    Perhaps an IT expert Army person might be able to help with creating a “live” open sourced “poll” for WOBH, limited only to NZ IP addresses or confirmed Kiwi’s living overseas… And then major issues /topics with legs could be debated here with “real time” feedback and results available to WO ….and the readers if WO elects to…

    By building the infrastructure, and a credible feedback mechanism that can offer “live” feedback – WOBH would have all manner of politicians and personalities lining up for a AMA session on WOBH… Which would help National get the message out without the pinko tinge slant most of the MSM slant articles towards, completely undermine most of the MSM bias and efforts at misinformation… Whilst building an even more respectable and credible platform from where to launch all manner of soapbox speeches.

    Plus, a credible “poll” offering “real time” feedback will also trump the biased “media polls” out there also, making the WOBH AMA poll like a bright light for moths with politicians. Further enhancing WOBH respectability as the No.1 informed blog in NZ… And especially on matters of politics.

    So IT guru’s, could this be done easily and for free using open sourced stuff for the blog?

    • NotForTurning

      Of course.

  • williamabong

    Probably a better analogy would be “Common turds floating in a toilet bowl”

  • National is acting like rabbits in headlights in recent weeks – all the hits they take and never fight back.
    As I have said before Mr Key should head a boycott of the Herald or TV3 – threaten anyone who advertises, ask Nat voters not to watch/buy and keep the boycott until they admit their marxist bias and sack the staff involved.

    • NotForTurning

      Fuck that. He should declare war on the journos union, and legislate that no unionists (or ex-unionists) can work or contract for any media in NZ.

      • Sir Cullen’s Sidekick

        Bro – Naked Emperor is too soft and way too polite for this. His niceness will ensure defeat in 2014.

    • Sir Cullen’s Sidekick

      Naked Emperor is too timid for all this. Sometimes I get frustrated why NE is so nice to nasty people.

  • Just Sayin’

    Umm — all that screenshot shows is that SaveOurSchools “likes” the New Zealand Herald, not the other way around.

    The conclusion we can draw is nor that the Herald ” has clearly nailed its colours against the Labour/Green/Union mast” but rather that the Herald is sufficiently left-leaning to appeal to the SaveOurSchools mob. Which isn’t quite the same thing.

    • NotForTurning

      Have you read NZ’s version of the “Daily Worker” recently.

      The only paper in NZ that really standards for Democracy & Freedom & Truth in NZ is … “The Truth”. surprise, surprise.

  • NotForTurning


    along with RNZ, all contacts should be treated as socialists.

  • Sir Cullen’s Sidekick

    NZ Herald knows Communists and hippies will form the next Government. So it is sucking up to them now. Let us move on to the next topic Whale Bro.