Balanced politics, and unbalanced Stuff

On the eve of the election Stuff has a very unbalanced political page, favouring Winston Peters, Labour and Greens.

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https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/politics

And that is negative for National and TOP.

The Herald is more general and more balanced:

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http://www.nzherald.co.nz/politics/news/headlines.cfm?c_id=280

Very balanced at RNZ:

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Very good to see information for voters prominent at Newshub:

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http://www.newshub.co.nz/home/election.html

The two large parties dominate at 1 News:

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https://www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news/election

The Spinoff features the last pre-election poll from Newshub (asimilar result to Colmar Brunton) plus general election information.

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https://thespinoff.co.nz/category/politics/

Newsroom focuses on Maori (not positively), Labour and the Greens.

Overall today’s election coverage looks very balanced, apart from Stuff in particular and also Newsroom.

 

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6 Comments

  1. George

     /  22nd September 2017

    It’s the ‘Fake News’ but of an Antipodean nature

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  2. Tipene

     /  22nd September 2017

    My goodness the media like to stimulate themselves, don’t they?

    :No matter what WE do, no matter what WE say,no=one seems to take us very seriously any more”.

    #naturalconsequemnceofbeingdicks

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  3. The MSM have been terrible this election campaign – way too caught up in slogans, soundbites and gossip.

    For something as economically destroying as Labour’s industrial relations policy (if you can call it that, so vague and ‘non-transparent’ it is) to barely get a mention and to not be one of the biggest issues of the election campaign is astounding.

    https://www.stuff.co.nz/business/97072267/labours-fair-pay-agreements-mark-biggest-industrial-relations-change-in-a-decade

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  4. Gezza

     /  22nd September 2017

    Stuff the msm. They’re useless. Even ma gave up on paying any attention to them.

    Reply
  5. George

     /  22nd September 2017

    Research showed that from August 5-20 there were 94 images of the two major party leaders. English featured in 23 images (24.5 per cent); Ardern featured in 71 images (75.5 per cent). English had 13.3 per cent of front-page images to Ardern’s 86.6 per cent.

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    • Blazer

       /  22nd September 2017

      meaningless.how much exposure did Joyce,Coleman,Bennett get compared with their opposites.How many pro Nat columns from Fran O’,Trevett,Young and co?

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