Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Half Truth, Sleight of Hand and Just Plain Lies

Here's a disturbing headline from Stuff.

Crafar purchase raises Fonterra fears


Here was I thinking Fonterra was weighing in on the Crayfar farm purchase.

Not so it seems.  Now look at the introductory paragraph:-

Cashed-up foreign land buyers like Shanghai Pengxin could take over the profits from New Zealand's largest company, it is feared.  
Nowhere in this misleading piece of the journalist's art does anyone tell you who it is who fears the take over of profits.  You  need to read quite a way through to find out  these 'fears' are simply the ranting of one Helen Kelly.  Where have I heard that name before?

What a load of tripe.

Ah well.  Makes a change from The New Auck Times.





3 comments:

Anonymous said...

One day Adolph National may do something so stupid even you will have to admit it. Thinking all sides of the political equation eventually lead to destruction is the only safe option.

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Adolf Fiinkensein said...

Anon @ 11:29

Anything National might do which you would class as 'so stupid' will be sheer genius, compared with the other two mobs of goons and their hangers on.

Anonymous said...

That's the trouble. Thinking less bad is good reminds me of Animal Farm. It feels to me like someone outside the system is pulling the strings.

3:16