It’s extraordinary that the media in their haste to crucify a MeToo villain could run anonymous allegations against JLR and then pretend to give a fuck after the inevitable meltdown occurs – is Newsroom a snuff blog now?
In the new media landscape of post MeToo where accusation is the new evidential threshold and due process is dead because #empowerment, it seems incredulous all the faux concern now given JLR by the very same mainstream media who so quickly spread those anonymous allegations.
We now hear that this hit job against JLR was pretty contrived and the National Party involvement in sectioning JLR demands immediate scrutiny, however asking any question whatsoever of the motivations of the women who accused JLR is victim shaming, victim blaming and contributing to rape culture.
I think in their excitement at nabbing a MeToo villain the mainstream media did a terrible disservice to the issues raised and the mental health of the person they were trying to crucify.
This is the reality of where we are at as a culture now, this is what passes for champagne journalism in NZ.