Radio NZ journalistic standards vs NewsHub

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Today our blogs and critical analysis of the Green Party kamikaze attack on NZ First led news headlines, but the way they were used says very different things about the news outlets who used them.

Today our blogs and critical analysis of the Green Party kamikaze attack on NZ First led news headlines, but the way they were used says very different things about the news outlets who used them.

Newshub, whom we give a lot of stick to, were professional enough to link directly to The Daily Blog and acknowledge us as the source of the story, Twitter darling Radio NZ however refused point blank to acknowledge The Daily Blog as the source of the story.

In this example Newshub had far higher journalistic standards that Radio NZ.

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8 Comments

  1. Francesca says:

    I am always amazed at either the credulity or sloppiness of RNZ when it comes to interviewing overseas political commentators(or propagandists)
    For example, yesterday
    Lynn Freeman allowed the US correspondent to go on unchecked about the “17 intelligence agencies all agreed on Russia hacked the elections”
    Recently NYT and AP had to retract this oft repeated assertion
    Back in May, James Clapper told the Senate only 12 “handpicked” people compiled the report, from 3 agencies, the NSA, CIA and FBI plus the office of the DNI.He said he didnt know where the 17 agency component came from.
    Yet our non fact checking media repeat it ad infinitum,lifted wholesale from CNN etc.

    • PB says:

      +1.

      The credulous manner in which RNZ hosts and then hangs on every ideological word of American and British “experts” is the most repellent thing on the airwaves.

    • CLEANGREEN says:

      100% FRANCESCA,

      quite sloppy and most inside RNZ apparently don’t know the election process is well under way, so they need waking up.

      They are being to subservient to Nasty Nactional sellouts.

  2. Mike the Lefty says:

    Journalistic standards????
    Ha!
    They wouldn’t know true journalistic standards if it hit them in the face.
    The only “journalistic standards” these copyholders understand is how to appease their billionaire corporate bosses and to tell it the way their rich magnates want it told, not the way it actually is.

  3. J S Bark J S Bark says:

    In this example Newshub had far higher journalistic standards that Radio NZ.

    Not hard to do nowadays Bombarino.

    The National Party ruled Board of RNZ have been systematically gutting the investigative power of RNZ journalists. They are now squarely placed in the middle of the MSM cover up and are of little worth as a news source…

    Sad…

  4. CLEANGREEN says:

    “In this example Newshub had far higher journalistic standards that Radio NZ”

    Yes Martyn,100% right.

    Radio NZ standards were very poor over the last few months as I had to call the news room yesterday complaining about lack of any coverage of our state highway 2 being closed now since last friday!!!!!!

    We have quietly being ignored for almost one bloody week without a way north to Bay of Plenty as we have no rail also now!!!!!!

    All we heard from them was about the bloody storm all week but us in the east coast provinces are ignored like a plague nowadays so after complaining to the news room only once did we get mentioned since!!!!

    Remember when kaikoura was cut off we heard days of it but nothing for us apparently.

    RNZ has lost my support until they clean up their act and become more responsive to the provinces and get some guts to ignore threats from Steven Joyce and his propaganda bias against proper reporting of our public issues here on the east coast!!!!!

  5. Grant says:

    Although I heard Mark Sainsbury on Radio Live this morning having a field day comparing ‘The Greens’ to different ‘cults’ around the world.
    Then someone called up and said that the biggest political cult that we have seen in New Zealand has been John Key and all the sycophants that slavishly and blindly followed him…..You could tell Sainsbury got the word in the ear from the producer and very deftly changed the subject. This guy went along with the deflection for awhile but then came back to ‘cult Key’.
    Sainsbury then had to admit that yes the National Party had based everything around Team Key and that looked like a cult.
    Well done to that caller.
    He then went on to interview James Shaw and press him about whether he thought Winston Peters was a racist. Shaw stuttered and stammered and finally said ” well he has said some racist things about immigrants”.
    Now ,(and this where I despair), a good journalist would have said ….”Tell me exactly what Winston has said that makes you believe that he is being racist”.
    Shaw would have then had to say what it was and then we all could have made up our minds as to whether he is right or just being a bit precious.
    Of course Sainsbury didn’t ask that key question and the whole interview was meaningless .
    News Hub…The Project…the A.M Show …Radio Live ….all strictly lightweight.
    The only decent show they’ve had in recent times has been ‘Afternoons with Mitch Harris ‘ in the 12am – 3pm slot on Radio Live .
    Obviously deemed to be too informative and interesting so had to be replaced with more fluff..
    N.Z’s stuffed!!

  6. mosa says:

    RNZ was good once almost untouched by the right wing slant of all the other media outlets and had the reputation of being “Red Radio ” by its right wing critics who believe that the left ( what’s left of it ) has no place on television or radio and that it’s not possible that not all New Zealanders aren’t tories deep down and don’t have alternative opinions to the status quo.

    Since the government placed a new manager in charge of content and propaganda the station has changed for the worst and being starved of oxygen for the last 8 years until now has not helped and we are hearing the drop in standards every day now and i am surprised they have not forced Kim Hill out after her hard line interview with Bill English as normally you don’t ask that man hard questions its normally a John Key ‘” fireside chat “that this government is used to.

    Red radio is now turquoise and will go full blue when National get’s it’s fourth term in September.

    Sadly i will be turning my radio off permanently.