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Wednesday, September 07, 2005

Rope. Tree. Mainstream Media. Some Assembly Required.

Scenario A: Anonymous group legally aids election campaign of political party, by distributing pamphlets without party's knowledge.

Media reaction: Saturation coverage. Group pursued and identities revealed. Leader of political party faces barrage of accusations and negative media coverage despite lack of involvement.

Scenario B: Anonymous group illegally aids election campaign of political party by committing organised vandalism.

Media reaction:
No serious coverage. Amusement, tacit approval. No questions asked of political party. Media do not investigate. Local media portal publishes press release from anonymous group* instead of passing it on to police as any decent person would.

Spot the difference.

*complete with standard Orwellian language suggesting that taking less of somebody's money is somehow a bribe, and that ending state-sponsored racist separatism is somehow racist itself.

Posted by RightWingDeathBeast | 9/07/2005 11:19:00 pm

5 Comments:

Blogger Paul said...

That would be because the "media" is populated by types who love the political types featuring in scenario 2.

Being braindead helps. Being in reciept of public money helps even more. Those who work for the organs of the Government /Unions/TVNZ/NZ Herald tend, in my experience, to be both. But I won't be paying for their mediaction after the election that's for sure.

9/07/2005 11:27:00 pm  
Blogger Antarctic Lemur said...

I read not just one but TWO references to 'RWDB' on leftie blogs and in comments today. Negative references of course, but still.

9/07/2005 11:31:00 pm  
Blogger darren said...

I don't think Don need be too worried.
Mr Burns is a great guy. Lisa Simpson can be too sanctimoniuos.
As a kid in the 80s, I remember watching Dallas. I much preferred JR to Bobby Ewing.

9/08/2005 09:44:00 am  
Blogger darren said...

But yes, you are absolutely right about double standards.
The Bretheren business is a gross overreaction.

9/08/2005 09:46:00 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well said Paul Not only biased but pathetic standards of journalism
gd

9/08/2005 04:28:00 pm  

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