A Lie is not “the Other Side”- Are Journalists Getting it?

October 22, 2020

A lie is not “the other side”.
We are where we are in large part due to “both sides” false balance journalism that awards the same credibility and time to someone who is obviously lying. Is there hope that this time of global disaster is a wake up call?

If you missed this clip from New Zealand journalist Tova O’Brien’s interview with a hapless political hack, it’s only 4 minutes, and a demolition for the ages.

Wondering if American journalists may have been watching – especially after seeing NBC’s Hallie Jackson tear into White House Press Secretary Hogan Gidley – also short, and almost as brutal.

6 Responses to “A Lie is not “the Other Side”- Are Journalists Getting it?”

  1. Brent Jensen-Schmidt Says:

    Really, really should be more of this. The constant refusal to answer questions, on topic, is bluddy annoying and insulting to voters.

  2. Keith Omelvena Says:

    “Advance NZ” got very little oxygen from mainstream media before the election. As Ross says, they saw a potential niche in the market, from observing overseas political dysfunction. Ross was previously an independent parliamentarian after being thrown out of the main centre right party in NZ. His crime was exposing funding fraud, involving splitting large donations into smaller chunks, so they didn’t have to be publicly declared. Any donation over $15000 must be publicly notified here. In the end he just became an attention seeking nut job, but exposing donor manipulation was one good thing he did.


  3. There are no alternative facts just lies.

  4. neilrieck Says:

    The above video came from this article:

    https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/oct/19/why-new-zealand-rejected-populist-ideas-other-nations-have-embraced?utm_source=pocket-newtab

    quote: β€œA huge reason that our politics is not so extremely polarized and so far out there is because we no longer have Murdoch-owned press in New Zealand, and it’s never taken a foothold,”

    Imagine that: a country without FOX News or Breitbart. How refreshing!!!


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