Monday, July 9, 2007

The Goebbelian Prose Style of TVNZ

Adolf just happened to skim the online TVNZ news today. You'd think it was written by Helen Clatk's press secretary. Some samples:

From a report on political developments in Fiji -

'Bainimarama makes the claims in his first sit-down interview since kicking out New Zealand's High Commissioner Michael Green nearly three weeks ago.'

A rational person might have written

'Commodore Bainimarama makes the claims in his first sit-down interview since expelling New Zealand's High Commissioner Michael Green nearly three weeks ago.'

There's also the small matter of getting a few facts wrong.

'The self-imposed military leader of Fiji, ....' Some one should tell the idiot who wrote this that while he might be called a self appointed interim prime minister he is the duly appointed commander of Fiji's military.


Then there's the report of the latest Colmar Brunton poll. Look at these gems of objectivity.
'Labour's outlook will be a little brighter after this poll but it is still behind National so feet will remain firmly on the ground.' Now they are even predicting better poll results for Labour in the future.

'Prime Minister Helen Clark desperately needed a lift in the polls and lately the view has been getting brighter for Labour.' Hell will freeze over before TVNZ stops being a shill for Labour.

The worst feature of this opinion masquerading as news is the fact that they don't even bother to tell you who wrote the junk.


4 comments:

frederico said...

That is nothing compared to the fawning interview of Lawyer Manning on RNZ. Every question leading and pre spun.

Anonymous said...

I've said it before and I'll say it again:

TVNZ is the mouthpiece of the Labour party, no more and no less.

EXOCET

Danyl said...

The worst feature of this opinion masquerading as news is the fact that they don't even bother to tell you who wrote the junk.


Posted by Adolf Fiinkensein


Beautiful

Anonymous said...

http://www.stuff.co.nz/4192582a12.html

Interesting.. I thought Fihji was already in a state of emergancy