Another example of Herald hypocrisy


After a week of being called out for their hypocrisy, even by Graeme Edgeler, another example has come to light.

A reader emails:

No doubt you folk have already thought of this but here is a link to a NZ Herald article from 2011 where they are showing a Hell Pizza ad deliberately designed to offend and bait Christians:

The Anglican Church was very clearly offended here (and somehow managed to refrain from murdering anyone), yet the Herald saw fit to publish an image of the offending billboard, thus giving the billboard a much wider audience.

This is game, set and match as far as exposing the Herald’s double standards.

The NZ Herald seems afraid to upset Muslims, has declared they have a long-standing policy (which isn’t it is just 8 years old and brought in after the Danish cartoons incident) and we have shown numerous examples of them breaking their own stated policy, but only when it comes to Buddhists or Christians.

The NZ Herald has handed over their editorial policy to terrorists.

If they want to come across all sanctimonious and high handed in their editorials then best they get cleansing of the truth.

Either that or do one of two things…start upholding their own standards across the board…if offence is taken then things shouldn’t be shown…or ditch the stupid policy.

If they decide to go with option one then who is the arbiter of what is offensive? See where that ends up…a neutered news organisation and their balls were cut off by their own hand.

Suits me though. I don;t care what they do, they are as relevant to me as the Qur’an.

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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.