FAKE NEWS: How the NZ mainstream media are to blame for the false meth contamination story

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Every NZ media outlet who this morning don’t lead with the $100m meth contamination scam but were busy feeding it for Paula Bennett at the height of the hysteria should all be ashamed of themselves – you aren’t journalists, you are fucking pimps!

How can Phil Twyford using a phone on a flight be a bigger story than the $100m contamination scam? Because the mainstream media were part of selling that hysteria and did Paula Bennett’s work by distracting middle NZ while the National Party were privatizing state houses – shame on you!

This fake news contamination story will quietly fade just like Dirty Politics did because in both cases, the mainstream corporate media enabled both issues and will do everything to quietly ignore their responsibility in creating it.

Cameron Slater would never had had the power he did, if the corporate mainstream media hadn’t enabled him, likewise, this meth hysteria wouldn’t have pointlessly cost us $100m and destroyed hundreds of state tenant lives if they hadn’t mindlessly parroted whatever garbage Paula Bennett fed them.

I must pause in my denouncement of our worthless mainstream media by acknowledging the rare journalists who did challenge this bullshit. John Campbell and Lisa Owen were the only journalists brave enough to swim against the current here, but the person who deserves most of our praise and whose work John and Lisa borrowed heavily from was Russell Brown at Public Address.

His tenacious work to keep dragging the debate back to the science is the reason this facade has finally come tumbling down. He was the first amongst us to keep demanding to know where the actual science was in terms of contamination. I argued at how outrageous the ban on state tenants for 12 months from any state house was based on the fact you couldn’t pin point who had been smoking the P, but it was Russell who deserves our deepest gratitude for doing the hard research that proved there was no actual scientific basis for this moral panic.

So remind me again – where the fuck was our media and supposedly brilliant journalists when this meth hysteria was being pumped by National? Oh that’s right, they were jumping into the hysteria for click bait…

…right now the mainstream media, rather than acknowledging their own role in this hysteria are busy promoting the lies, half truths and spin of the Australian PR firm, Clout, who acts on behalf of the Australian meth testers.

They are seriously trying to claim that Gluckman is politically biased so as to allow the 240 state houses that were needlessly left vacant to be used again. The pure madness of their conspiracy shows the level of delusion they think the NZ public will buy and the corporate mainstream media who are promoting this bullshit are now only adding insult to injury.

State Tenants were thrown onto the streets and had kids taken from them you maggots, and you fed that spite. To now be used as mouthpieces for Australian PR vultures is despicable.

Every NZ media outlet who this morning don’t lead with the $100m meth contamination scam but were busy feeding it for Paula Bennett at the height of the hysteria should all be ashamed of themselves – you aren’t journalists, you are fucking pimps!

 

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13 Comments

  1. mosa says:

    There should be a number of resignations here with Bennett top of the list.
    And justice for those tenants who were victims in all this wont sadly be done because in a fair and just society they should be compensated and their treatment at the hands of the National party and state agencies should be acknowledged but Godzone does not do fair and just unless you have wealth or status.

    Once again the MSM have shown why we need a impartial public broadcaster.

    • Mjolnir says:

      “There should be a number of resignations here with Bennett top of the list.”

      +1

  2. Terry says:

    For justice sake can we please investigate these three words? Mike. Sabin. METHCON.

  3. bruce says:

    Its not the first time, reefer madness is still causing suffering and mug polys like Andrew Little continue to be sucked in by it. And the planet
    continues to suffer the effects of prohibiting a solution, while the corrupt businesses that played the polys continue to flourish.

  4. Mike the Lefty says:

    A full independent enquiry should be instigated.
    No doubt the MSM will see this as terrible waste of money, as they always do for an enquiry that risks making their National mates look bad.

    • Lone Comet says:

      It should turn into a criminal inquiry. What a shit load of money some decontamination organisation made on this baseless problem. And it is not just state housing tenants affected, it is private sector tenants, landlords and sellers and buyers of properties. Lives wrecked and ruined through money and housing lost through hysteria apparently backed up by science. For all the National Govt. years. Unbelievable.

  5. WILD KATIPO says:

    … ‘ State Tenants were thrown onto the streets and had kids taken from them you maggots, and you fed that spite. To now be used as mouthpieces for Australian PR vultures is despicable ‘ …

    And maggots they are.

    Crawling under a rotting piece of roadkill like National was and is.

    And the fattest maggot is Paula Bennet, that loathsome ugly hypocrite who used the leopard skin ‘westy’ persona to ingratiate herself as a type of Abe Lincoln ” I was born in a log cabin , too ” bullshit.

    As she was busily carrying out the Dippers neo liberal plans for privatization.

    How odious.

    What an ugly maggot.

  6. Mjolnir says:

    I thought the role of the media was to question, scrutine, challenge.

    Thilly me. What the feck was I thinking.

    The role of the media is to make a profit and if mass hysreria achieves that, score!!!

  7. Mjolnir says:

    I thought the role of the media was to question, scrutine, challenge.

    Thilly me. What the feck was I thinking.

    The role of the media is to make a profit and if mass hysreria achieves that, score!!

  8. Marc says:

    Main Shit Media is a better description.

  9. Marc says:

    Yes, respect for Russell Brown for raising the issues:
    https://publicaddress.net/hardnews/we-are-at-last-navigating-out-of-the-meth/

  10. Kim Dandy says:

    Another dodgey dealing by National that won’t get an independent enquiry as to ‘who, what and why’ this happened.
    NZ should be crying out for answers by now!

    • Observer Tokora says:

      Hi Kim Kandy
      Your Comment is right at the Point !

      While John Minto appears to be applauding the powerful Miss Paula, for why I do not know. Miss Paula was said to be guiding very large amounts of money into selected hands and accounts. To fix problems that did not seem to exist.

      Either that, Or Dr Gluckman gave one Meth diagnosis to one Parliament and a different one to another. Perhaps Dr Gluckman does not exist.

      National is not known for its IQ. Especially at a lost on science. Unless you count in Bluff and nose picking. It is well known for its manipulation of large monies – for free pokies, and flags; Donations to USA.

      But we won’t know until Bill English and John Key and various other unsavory players have checked into A Royal Commission.