[...] 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.
Questions to Ministers Hon JUDITH COLLINS to the Prime Minister: Does she stand by all her Government’s policies and commitments? Dr DEBORAH RUSSELL to the Minister of Finance: What recent reports has he seen on the New Zealand economy in the context of the global COVID-19 pandemic? Hon GERRY BROWNLEE to the Minister of Housing:…