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Media biased and lacking ‘free speech’ ethic.

 |  Ady Cole-Ewen  | 

I recently experienced a situation that I had not realised was so deeply embedded in our society. The change in government is here, real, alive and working. But there are still many out there, who, after 6 years of working within the previous government, are mentally unable to move forward and take on board the reality of what is needed to rectify the problems we are now facing.

FACT – The Labour government employed an additional 18,000 extra bureaucrats. Why? It seems that when they could not solve a problem they just employed more people.

It is not rocket science to understand the extraordinary drain on finances this blatant overspending created. Funding was removed from vital services – Health, our Children’s Welfare, and the list goes on. An urgent fix is needed, but, as the elected government moves to address this issue the media are crying foul.

Add to this that many do not seem to comprehend that the millions of dollars squandered by Nanaia Mahuta took vital funding away from other services. It is money that can never be recovered. This drain on funding has now largely been stopped, but it does add significantly to the financial issues the Coalition Government is working to correct.

It is time the Media got behind our elected government and supported them.

1. The Coalition inherited a financial disaster: Acknowledge it.

2. National media is hell bent on a society divided by race: Promote ‘One People’

FACT – It is obvious our alarmist media is still in the pocket of the previous government

They continue to give airtime to the very people who financially destroyed our country.

REALITY CHECK – TV3 has gone – and TV1 is in financial strife. Their downward spiral will continue as more and more of us stop watching because their content is so biased to the past government; a government which lost because of their fiscal incompetency (well documented) and their structured path to a divided society.

We need to balance the media harping on about the terrible ‘cuts’, and their support of the very people who caused the problem, and deliver a message that it’s time for Wellington to get real and face up to the economic realities facing New Zealand.

To a media absolutely seemingly determined to give New Zealanders a one-eyed view of the situation. I say. “Shame on You”.

Perhaps this is a good time for us to acknowledge the encompassing and unbiased structure of our own weekly media, The Coromandel Informer.

I am relieved that there is an open platform for all to contribute to with The Informer and that they are not held to account by outside influences (e.g.) the “Stuff” platform.  (Stuff recently refused to publish an Advert from the Tax Payers Union on the basis that it might ‘upset’ some people in Wellington. While Stuff acknowledged that the advertisement was totally in line with Advertising Standards Authority rules, they outright refused to publish it). So much for their commitment to Free Speech and unbiased opinion.

I recently experienced a situation that I had not realised was so deeply embedded in our society. The change in government is here, real, alive and working. But there are still many out there, who, after 6 years of working within the previous government, are mentally unable to move forward and take on board the reality of what is needed to rectify the problems we are now facing.

FACT – The Labour government employed an additional 18,000 extra bureaucrats. Why? It seems that when they could not solve a problem they just employed more people.

It is not rocket science to understand the extraordinary drain on finances this blatant overspending created. Funding was removed from vital services – Health, our Children’s Welfare, and the list goes on. An urgent fix is needed, but, as the elected government moves to address this issue the media are crying foul.

Add to this that many do not seem to comprehend that the millions of dollars squandered by Nanaia Mahuta took vital funding away from other services. It is money that can never be recovered. This drain on funding has now largely been stopped, but it does add significantly to the financial issues the Coalition Government is working to correct.

It is time the Media got behind our elected government and supported them.

1. The Coalition inherited a financial disaster: Acknowledge it.

2. National media is hell bent on a society divided by race: Promote ‘One People’

FACT – It is obvious our alarmist media is still in the pocket of the previous government

They continue to give airtime to the very people who financially destroyed our country.

REALITY CHECK – TV3 has gone – and TV1 is in financial strife. Their downward spiral will continue as more and more of us stop watching because their content is so biased to the past government; a government which lost because of their fiscal incompetency (well documented) and their structured path to a divided society.

We need to balance the media harping on about the terrible ‘cuts’, and their support of the very people who caused the problem, and deliver a message that it’s time for Wellington to get real and face up to the economic realities facing New Zealand.

To a media absolutely seemingly determined to give New Zealanders a one-eyed view of the situation. I say. “Shame on You”.

Perhaps this is a good time for us to acknowledge the encompassing and unbiased structure of our own weekly media, The Coromandel Informer.

I am relieved that there is an open platform for all to contribute to with The Informer and that they are not held to account by outside influences (e.g.) the “Stuff” platform.  (Stuff recently refused to publish an Advert from the Tax Payers Union on the basis that it might ‘upset’ some people in Wellington. While Stuff acknowledged that the advertisement was totally in line with Advertising Standards Authority rules, they outright refused to publish it). So much for their commitment to Free Speech and unbiased opinion.


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