Manufacturing the news


Fairfax has the following headline:


Well actually no they don’t…it is just a guess from the “fair and balanced” journalist.

Have a read of the actual details.

Tens of thousands of workers have been sacked under the 90-day-trial period, with many let go because they “did not fit in”.  

Figures published by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment show about 69,000 employers took on at least one new staff member in 2012 under the legislation.

It is not known how many workers were dismissed during the 90-day-trial period, but the figures revealed 27 per cent of employers said they had fired at least one new employee during or at the end of their trial.

Firstly she says tens of thousands of workers have been sacked…then she says it is not known how many workers were dismissed.

So she is just guessing that “tens of thousands” have been sacked.

This is a clear cut case for a complaint to the Press Council. Also a clear case for another warning label or two.


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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.  And 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 that takes no prisoners.

He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

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