The Spinoff states the bleeding obvious once again.
Cash for Copy site, The Spinoff, has another Poll paid for by their client who is paying for this coverage that says Phil Goff will of course win the election, but also shows that the very talented Chloe Swarbrick has almost as much support as Palino.
Thank goodness that the cash for copy clients are blue/green because if The Spinoff is the future of Journalism in NZ, then who pays for the copy matters more than who writes it.
In terms of the Poll, Chloe deserves all the recognition and coverage that she has managed to gain. Her surge of support highlights how utterly frustrated with the status quo a new generation righteously feel. Add her result with Penny Bright’s and you have 12% of progressive Auckland who have no voice at all. If Phil Goff were smart, he would create a new position of Youth Ambassador and offer it to her if he wins.
The Daily Blog in conjunction with AUSA will be hosting and live streaming an ‘Anti-Debate’ where the candidates who have had no coverage by the mainstream can debate what Auckland needs.
The event is Monday 26th, 7pm at the Auckland University Pub and will be live streamed exclusively on The Daily Blog.
The world’s driest man – Toby Manhire has tweeted that The Spinoff didn’t pay for this Poll…
…I never suggested that Spinoff paid for the Poll. The blue-green think tank Aera Foundation paid for this Poll, with the Spinoff being a cash for copy site, I had thought the Area Foundation had paid for that coverage directly as well.
Perhaps the Aera Foundation had only donated to the Spinoff’s War for Auckland.