Winston calls out Gower and Newshub for #fakenews

Winston Peters is grumpy with Patrick Gower…and telling everyone about it:

Whatever Patrick Gower and the Newshub producers are on, they should get off it.

Their TV news broadcasts about New Zealand First the last two nights have been fiction, and grossly misleading. I will not be explaining what parts are fictional. Some of it is barefaced lies.

Newshub is claiming sources that don’t exist, and is merely toying with viewers and presenting make believe instead of facts. It’s the very worst form of journalism and Newshub is not the only one doing it – sad to say.

None of it will have any bearing on New Zealand First in the coming talks around the establishment of the next government.

It isn’t just Gower claiming “sources close to Winston”, other senior journalists in the gallery have been making the same claims to me. I usually just laugh in their faces as they seek to push Winston Peters one way or the other with their silly machinations.

After reading that Facebook post I immediately wanted to know what Newshub had been reporting about Winston Peters over the past 48 hours so that I could try to work out what parts were likely to be Fake News. There was a lot to choose from when I searched on Tuesday night and one article had already been written in response to his outburst on Facebook only an hour before. ” Winston Peters hits back at leak claiming ‘revenge’ plans”.

What this really is about is the Media party with their noses out of joint because Saint Jacinda didn’t get there in her own right. So, they are trying to manipulate the election with grandstanding claims about leaks here or there.

It is all just fake news. These guys aren’t talking to people close to Winston. I should know.




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