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Monday, September 12, 2005

MSM ignores new Doonegate developments to protect the Labour Party

It's now been 4 days since the analysis of new Doonegate documents was published on this site.

They prove Clark lied to the media and the public from the earliest period of her Prime Ministership in an attempt at circumventing constitutional protections designed to keep the Police Commissioner independent of Government and political machinations.

But our media apparently don't want to know about it. So I guess they're all biased towards Labour. I can think of no other reason why the biggest story of the election campaign wouldn't be on the front page of the NZ Herald and Dominion Post.

Labour will hopefully still lose on Saturday, but this lack of focus on their corruption and the hysterical hyping of every little thing National does must be giving the lefties another 10-15% support in the polls.

Posted by Antarctic Lemur | 9/12/2005 02:19:00 pm

18 Comments:

Anonymous tincanman said...

Has there been any responses from the media organisations alerted? Even acknowledgement of the message being received? Perhaps, as the Humphreys has a good readership, it might pay to put up a template letter that can be used to signal to the media that this story (And the others) needs some attention - put us to use with a consistent message?

This morning on breakfast TV/Labour Breakfast Show that simpering male presenter read out a letter with words criticising their apparent bias. He smirked at the end of it and said: "There you go, we're not biased" or words to that effect. Heh. If it wasn't happening here I'd find it funny.

9/12/2005 02:41:00 pm  
Blogger Antarctic Lemur said...

No responses from MSM people at all. But one of our readers got a reply from Tim Blair - he'll probably do a post on it.

9/12/2005 02:53:00 pm  
Blogger JamesP said...

A bit too complex for those used to being spoon-fed from the ninth floor?

9/12/2005 03:29:00 pm  
Blogger Gooner said...

Great work Al, nevertheless.

9/12/2005 03:49:00 pm  
Blogger Keith said...

I reckon James has it right--writing a decent analytical piece woulod be a lot different. After all, how much brainpower and talent does it take to rejig a press release?

9/12/2005 04:02:00 pm  
Blogger Antarctic Lemur said...

How do we make a press release ourselves? Anyone know?

9/12/2005 04:05:00 pm  
Blogger Gooner said...

I think you just write a statement headed up "Press Release - Doonegate" and send it by fax to all and sundry.

Problem 1. Media probably won't accept it from 'Antarctic Lemur'.
Problem 2. Media won't necessarily publish it.

9/12/2005 04:23:00 pm  
Blogger darren said...

Gooner is right.
Sir Humphreys needs a spokesperson who is happy to be identified, warts'n'all.

9/12/2005 04:31:00 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

if it's warts your after..gooner'd be your man wouldn't he..:)

i think he'll have some spare time after saturday too.....

phil(whoar.co.nz)

9/12/2005 04:46:00 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

no one reads your blog, that's why there is no coverage
and where is the defamation case?

9/12/2005 04:55:00 pm  
Blogger Antarctic Lemur said...

"no one reads your blog"
We now get 1,000 unique readers per day, some of whom are from domains such as tvnz.co.nz and fairfax.

"and where is the defamation case?"
Good question. Maybe its coming this Thursday? I'm more interested in the transcripts of Clarks conversation with Oskar Alley.

9/12/2005 05:04:00 pm  
Anonymous No-One said...

"no-one reads your blogs"

I do so.

9/12/2005 05:07:00 pm  
Anonymous Some-One said...

That's what he said.

9/12/2005 05:08:00 pm  
Anonymous No-One said...

Oh, right.

9/12/2005 05:08:00 pm  
Anonymous Any-One said...

I was talking to every-one, and they all read Sir Humphreys

9/12/2005 05:10:00 pm  
Anonymous Sophie said...

Just sent it to the NZ Herald-hopefully if a bunch of us do that, someone will write something about it.

No such luck I guess.

9/12/2005 05:49:00 pm  
Blogger darren said...

I have just emailed their Fran O'Sullivan who wrote a cracking piece on Doonegate some months back.
The more people that email the media, the better.

9/12/2005 06:18:00 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I know a lot of you would probably see Radio Pacific Talk back as a bastion of the aged and mad. But they did mention the Doongate thing yesterday morning on Banks' show. It'as worth a listen and I'm sure he'd appreciate a bit of talk about it.

9/13/2005 06:41:00 am  

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