It’s not a war for Auckland it’s child’s play



The Media party have a new foot soldier and it’s got something to do with spinning.

It is called the backspinclothespin ,sidespin, lisping,overspin, underspin,tailspin,spindoctor, well something with the word spin in it anyway.  It fancies itself  as a media warrior, one that is going to campaign hard like a political party and influence voters by spinning their version of the truth.


…we will also have an unashamedly campaigning new part of the site called The War For Auckland.

…We’ve had it with the false dichotomy of intensification versus sprawl. The argument, as far as we’re concerned, is settled: the Nimby agenda – leafy suburban opposition to planned and managed density – sounds the death knell for young, future-minded Auckland. Of course we welcome alternative points of view on our site. But we’re not pretending that these are different paths to the same outcome. One way lies the future; the other a giant retirement village. We know which one we want to live in.

Between now and election day on October 8, we will watch the campaign closely. We will run interviews and serious economic analysis of policy. We will assess the issues and the arguments. We will applaud those candidates who run on platforms that will help this city evolve and grow. And we will be calling bullshit as loudly and often as is required.

…We’re asking for money for this specific project, from both businesses and individuals, to chip in either publicly or anonymously.


They are media lobbyists. Already funded by corporate’s they are now seeking more money. According to Nicky Hager and the political left, media organisations who push a certain agenda (particularly if they are paid to do so) are dirty politics practitioners.

Personally I see no problem with it. All journalists are paid to write and all journalists are told what to write and how to write it. The public will either like what they write or they will not, regardless of who paid for it or what their agenda and spin is. At least they have been upfront about their intentions and their spin,  they deserve credit for that.


Drawing of Darth Vader to illustrate a media organisation that is a spin doctor, a lobbyist for corporates ( Dirty Politics )

They have a long, long way to go though before they could possibly have any real influence.  Money cannot buy readership and influence, only years and years of dedication and interesting content can do that. The election is just around the corner. Only a well-established NZ media organisation with large readership can influence people now. No matter how much money they raise, their influence will be negligible.In the tiny world of NZ influential media sites they are young children who can only play at being powerful.

Toddler Darth Vader Costume

Toddler Darth Vader Costume



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