[...] Most often, today, when a journalist paraphrases a subject, their intent is invariably malign. In the Trump era, mendacious journalists cut up, truncate and paraphrase so that they can lie through their teeth with quotes.
[...] One of the reasons Labour and the Greens were moved to demand an inquiry into the New Zealand-led military operation of 21 August 2010 which took place in Tirgiran Valley, Afghanistan, was the widespread publication of a single image. In their book, Hit & Run Nicky Hager and Jon Stephenson reproduced the photograph of a tiny, 3-year-old girl called “Fatima”. According to the authors, Fatima had been killed in the New Zealand-led attack on her village.
Can politics get any more exciting? Are we going to elect a government built on borrow and hope, or are we going to elect one who will right the ship? This election is more important than any in the past twenty years.