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Media Bias

September 21, 2015

Much is written on the issue of media bias. Adam has made his opinion known on many occasions, but this morning when browsing an old newspaper he noted something that he had previously missed in the Letters to the Editor in The Dominion Post for 7th September.

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The editors have illustrated the letter, which was given feature letter position, with a photo of a bulldozer moving earth for Transmission Gully. Now the uncharitable, of which Adam is one, might assume that the fact that the bulldozer driver was Hon Gerry Brownlee was the driver, was an attempt to align Mr Brownlee as a pollutant. The charitable might choose to believe that the editorial choice of picture was merely an unfortunate juxtaposition.

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