Tuesday, 12 March 2024 12:00

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Written by  The Hound

OPINION: The Hound reckon the demise of Newshub (3 News to those of us a bit longer in the fang department) while sad is probably a reflection of how some media have lost touch with their audiences by going down a certain line and losing viewers, readers, and listeners.

The role of supposedly impartial media was recently borne out to yours truly by the actions of the Science Media Centre (SMC) - funded by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE), that is we the taxpayers - when offering 'experts' to comment on the disbanding of the Māori Health Authority.

The SMC, which claims to be a 'trusted, independent source of information for the media on all issues', offered up two supposed experts for comment.

Unfortunately, both had a clear bias towards supporting the MHA.

No wonder people are losing trust in media when only one view is put up as comment.

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