This is beyond absurd. NZ Herald fronting an Internet MANA voter scam

You may recall me looking at mobilize.org.nz a few days ago.  It is a web site that is a very thinly disguised effort by the Internet/Mana parties to get a mailing list and to provide social pressure and possible incentives for voting.   This is yet another party-aligned web site that pretends to be neutral by skirting the electoral rules.  I mean, why not?  The message is out that any electoral law transgressions will earn you a “caution” from police… at worst.

NZ Herald has a piece this morning on voting early.   Here’s the headline

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That’s fine.

Here’s the photo.  

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That’s OK too.  Both the David Cunliffe and Kim Dotcom are voting early and are asking their supporters to do the same.

So far so good.

Then this:

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This really, really feels odd.  We have a photo with an orange ballot box and a general call for people to go vote early, and examples of leaders that will.   But add to that the elections.org.nz site AND the mobilize.org.nz site, this clearly attempts to elevate mobilize.org.nz to some kind of neutral voting information site.

It  isn’t

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Once again, the NZ Herald are running Kim Dotcom’s slanted PR.

These screen shots were taken from the mobilize.org.nz web site.  Set up by Kim Dotcom, who hasn’t done an altruistic thing in his life.  And how is this non-partisan exactly?

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Imagery used is generally associated with communism, struggle and unions.
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…. or Internet MANA.  HOW IS THIS NON-PARTISAN?

 

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…who are members of Internet MANA (or it’s component parties).  That’s the Internet Party, Mana Party…

HOW IS THIS NON-PARTISAN?

The NZ Herald are donkey deep in this electoral… corruption?

And PRIZES!   Prizes to enroll to vote – so they can bug you via text messages on the day!?

I give up.  I really do.   I’m done.   He’s all yours New Zealand.  You want him so bad… I have obviously been wasting my time trying to make everyone aware of this man.

 

* Tim Murphy and Shayne Curry of the NZ Herald were contacted for comment, but hadn’t responded by the deadline.

 


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