Fake newsers at Newshub sneer at real journalism
When the Ardern govt gave $55 million of your dollars to Helen Clark’s brainchild Creative New Zealand for it to distribute through its sub-agency NZ on Air, the agency received 123 applications for a share of the dosh. Which should give you some idea of how much integrity exists today in the NZ media.
It is also why they shouldn’t be sneering at real journalists like Tucker Carlson, paid around $6 million per annum by FOX, and who is doing his job in the fearless way that it used to be done in NZ, about fifty years ago.
Newshub reporter Hannah Kronast has featured on this blog before, and yesterday she wrote a column critical of Carlson for his mocking Jacinda Ardern, in particular the PM’s penchant for lockdowns. Tucker had been “condemned online” wrote MS Kronast.
She then went on to list a number of comments made on Twitter and Facebook attacking Mr Carlson. Sure, that impresses you right? Who doesn’t know that everyone using those social media outlets is a totally objective middle of the roader with absolutely no prejudices against FOX news or anyone on the right. It sure impressed Ms Kronast. Seventy per cent of her article was made up of such quotes.
Carslon has the most watched show in America, but that counts for nothing among the fawning state subsidised lackeys of the Ardern govt who work for Newshub and other NZ media. Whose output is so uninteresting to their potential customers they need to scrabble for funding from the PM’s phony partisan agencies to stay alive.
In their 123 applications media asked for $44 million from the govt. Unfortunately, in the first round of funding there was only $9.5 million available. Poor things. The PDF linked at the bottom of this article gives the detail of what lucky applicants got what. It makes sickening reading.
Newshub and all of their mates scrabble to toe the govt line on Covid-19 responses and remedies. Many of their stories are sneering diatribes ridiculing or otherwise attacking citizens sceptical of Ardern’s control measures. Those citizens not so beholden to Jacinda Ardern as NZ media is, and holding contrary but informed opinions they developed from their use of overseas news sites.
Such as Tucker Carlson’s examination today on the effectiveness of masking. He mocks Oregon governor Kate Brown, a dimwitted Democrat who gets too much mileage from a strange compulsion to declare herself bisexual at every opportunity, and is generally a lot like Jacinda Ardern in her dictatorial governing style, and the need to make everyone afraid.
Tucker brings us facts, science and research to challenge the dictates of the likes of Brown and Ardern. He makes an excellent case against the idea that masks should be mandatory, especially outdoors. In other words he does his job.
Something Ms Kronast and her fellow Newshub scribblers will never be able to do. Even if they did possess the necessary talent, they can’t risk speaking truth unless it leaves them out of favour with Jacinda’s tax payer-money-distributing friends at NZ On Air.
If you’re interested in learning the other side on masks, the side the NZ media will never address, then watch Tucker’s video above. Its interesting, its challenging, and its well presented. Everything the NZ media cannot deliver. The best part is though, you weren’t forced to pay for it by means of corrupt politicians and their friendly state funded bureaucracies.