Lloyd Bur immediately drags AM Show into right wing Troll bait journalism and it’s sick…
There had been social media speculation that one of the women in the background of the CCTV footage is Swarbrick.
But when asked about this on AM by co-host Lloyd Burr on Monday morning, Swarbrick denied it was her.
“No, it’s not me Lloyd and I guess thanks for being the first person in mainstream media who has put that to me directly on live television,” she said.
Burr asked Swarbrick if she thought that question was “unfair”.
“No, I’m saying that what I’ve seen in the past few weeks and months and my last six and half odd years in the Parliamentary sphere is that time and again we have seen real mis-and-disinformation whipped up online and that has meant that particularly women and women of colour in our Parliament have been the centre of those online maelstroms and I guess it’s just a really gutting situation, really sad situation on all fronts,” she told AM.
…we have had numerous Right Wing TrollBots attempting to publish comments smearing Chloe in those images and we refused to publish false smears by Right Wing Hate TrollBots, but that is apparently where Lloyd Burr has dragged the AM Show in what is their new standard for journalism on TV3.
What a shamefully embarrassing way to shit all over the previous standard journalism on that network!
Using Right Wing Hate TrollBot rumours as your new standard for journalism is ugly and reactionary and the very reason why people trust mainstream media less and less.
The social media platforms Lloyd is empowering algorithmically suppress real journalism and promote Right Wing Hate TrollBots.
What Lloyd is doing is mainstreaming that.
Did he honestly believe that those rumours circulating for that long were going to be sprung on his show?
Did he actually think he had a scoop?
Is he that desperate for political relevance?
It’s so surprising he’s done this, he was really good over the election holding Luxon to account, watching him spray Right Wing Hate TrollBot lies as journalism is very disappointing.
I think Lloyd has made me go back to TVNZ Breakfast!
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