Wednesday, 19 June 2024 14:15

Not biased

Written by  The Hound

OPINION: Reactions to Budgets are always predictable, following well-worn tracks laid down by political tribalism and ideology.

Media framing of Budgets by some outlets has also become sadly predictable, following these exact same tracks.

The blatant bias shown by state-owned One News when covering the 2024 tax cuts shocked even an old cynic like The Canine Crusader.

In its 2021 report on Labour’s $20 tax cut, all One News interviewees were positive about the extra coin in their pockets, one even comparing it to a ‘Lotto win’.

In its 2024 report on the current Government’s tax cuts, the chosen interviewees all said it was ‘stink’ or wanted more.

If TVNZ need to cut its overheads, they could start with its news team!

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