Steven Price

My book

Media Minefield


Guide to NZ Media Law

Official Information Act

Official Information Act


Bill of Rights Act

Media law resources

Feeds (RSS)


« | Main | »

Wrong again

By Steven | November 24, 2008

I think the Advertising Standards Complaints Board has screwed up again, this time upholding a complaint about ACT’s political advertising. Norightturn made this point first.

The ads claimed that ACT was the only party opposed to the Emissions Trading Scheme. The Family Party complained that this was incorrect: it was opposed to the ETS, too.

A majority of the ASCB ruled that this was an exaggerated and misleading claim and was presented as fact. Again, the reasoning is very sketchy, and contains no discussion of the Bill of Rights Act (though the BORA is mentioned in the boilerplate section). I don’t think  this uphold can possibly be demonstrably justified. The Family Party got 8176 votes. It never had a hope of getting into Parliament. ACT’s claim was plainly made in that context. The ASA needs to recognise that a degree of exaggeration and simplification needs to be tolerated in political discourse. It should be asking itself whether the claim was in the ballpark, and whether voters would be significantly misled. It’s hard to see that they would be here.

I note that the decision is dated 6 November – before the election, but was released on the 18th of November – well after it. That’s a fat lot of good. No sense in having an expedited submissions and deliberation process if you’re not going to get the decision out in time. The point of the fast-track process is to inform voters of the errant ads. It seems the ASCB knew what it was going to decide and why before the election – but didn’t tell the voters that.

Topics: Advertising Standards, NZ Bill of Rights Act | 37 Comments »

37 Responses to “Wrong again”

  1. Act lied and gets away with it at The Standard 2.02 Says:
    November 30th, 2008 at 3:15 pm

    […] Wrong again! – The ASCB upheld a complaint against Act that their advertising “ACT was the only party opposed to the Emissions Trading Scheme” was incorrect. The Kiwi Party also opposed the ETS. In this case we’re talking about a party that had virtually no chance of getting into politics. In fact they got less votes than the Bill & Ben party. Again the ASCB seems to have a problem distinguishing the numbers and reality. […]

  2. dopamine detox Says:
    May 21st, 2020 at 7:08 am

    … [Trackback]

    […] Find More on to that Topic: medialawjournal.co.nz/?p=195 […]

  3. W88 Says:
    July 10th, 2020 at 8:56 pm

    … [Trackback]

    […] Read More on to that Topic: medialawjournal.co.nz/?p=195 […]

  4. Fake ids Says:
    September 2nd, 2020 at 1:55 pm

    … [Trackback]

    […] Find More on on that Topic: medialawjournal.co.nz/?p=195 […]

  5. luxury skincare Says:
    October 26th, 2020 at 1:53 pm

    … [Trackback]

    […] Read More Information here to that Topic: medialawjournal.co.nz/?p=195 […]

  6. nên đặt cây gì trên bàn làm việc Says:
    November 11th, 2020 at 1:29 pm

    … [Trackback]

    […] Info on that Topic: medialawjournal.co.nz/?p=195 […]

  7. banca doi thuong Says:
    November 15th, 2020 at 9:41 pm

    … [Trackback]

    […] Information on that Topic: medialawjournal.co.nz/?p=195 […]

  8. pasarqq Says:
    December 2nd, 2020 at 3:03 am

    … [Trackback]

    […] Read More Information here to that Topic: medialawjournal.co.nz/?p=195 […]

  9. What is regression testing Says:
    December 2nd, 2020 at 3:24 am

    … [Trackback]

    […] Read More on that Topic: medialawjournal.co.nz/?p=195 […]

  10. Azure DevOps Says:
    December 18th, 2020 at 9:08 pm

    … [Trackback]

    […] Find More on that Topic: medialawjournal.co.nz/?p=195 […]

  11. mơ thấy gái đẹp đánh con gì Says:
    January 7th, 2021 at 2:36 pm

    … [Trackback]

    […] Find More on that Topic: medialawjournal.co.nz/?p=195 […]

  12. فيسبوك تسجيل الدخول Says:
    February 11th, 2021 at 4:22 am

    … [Trackback]

    […] Here you will find 57369 additional Information on that Topic: medialawjournal.co.nz/?p=195 […]

  13. DevOps outsourcing model Says:
    February 11th, 2021 at 7:53 am

    … [Trackback]

    […] Find More to that Topic: medialawjournal.co.nz/?p=195 […]

  14. agen sbobet Says:
    February 12th, 2021 at 9:08 pm

    … [Trackback]

    […] Here you can find 91246 additional Information to that Topic: medialawjournal.co.nz/?p=195 […]

  15. fresh dumps online Says:
    March 6th, 2021 at 9:33 am

    … [Trackback]

    […] There you can find 95693 more Information to that Topic: medialawjournal.co.nz/?p=195 […]

  16. fake diamond watches for mens Says:
    April 8th, 2021 at 5:25 pm

    … [Trackback]

    […] Info on that Topic: medialawjournal.co.nz/?p=195 […]

  17. Glo Carts Says:
    April 13th, 2021 at 12:55 am

    … [Trackback]

    […] Find More Info here on that Topic: medialawjournal.co.nz/?p=195 […]

  18. sahabatqq Says:
    May 10th, 2021 at 10:47 pm

    … [Trackback]

    […] Find More on that Topic: medialawjournal.co.nz/?p=195 […]

  19. euroclub-th.com Says:
    May 29th, 2021 at 12:17 am

    … [Trackback]

    […] Find More on to that Topic: medialawjournal.co.nz/?p=195 […]

  20. microsoft exchange hosting fiyat Says:
    June 28th, 2021 at 3:10 pm

    … [Trackback]

    […] Information on that Topic: medialawjournal.co.nz/?p=195 […]

  21. austin landscape company Says:
    August 3rd, 2021 at 7:02 am

    … [Trackback]

    […] Read More Information here on that Topic: medialawjournal.co.nz/?p=195 […]

  22. glock 19 Says:
    October 16th, 2021 at 8:00 am

    … [Trackback]

    […] Info to that Topic: medialawjournal.co.nz/?p=195 […]

  23. buy psychedelic mushrooms online Says:
    October 21st, 2021 at 12:53 pm

    … [Trackback]

    […] Find More to that Topic: medialawjournal.co.nz/?p=195 […]

  24. https://all4webs.com/theodoreslowry/home.htm?53859=14643 Says:
    November 2nd, 2021 at 6:11 pm

    … [Trackback]

    […] Read More on that Topic: medialawjournal.co.nz/?p=195 […]

  25. relx Says:
    December 11th, 2021 at 2:25 pm

    … [Trackback]

    […] Read More to that Topic: medialawjournal.co.nz/?p=195 […]

  26. cvv fullz dumps Says:
    December 30th, 2021 at 4:23 am

    … [Trackback]

    […] Read More to that Topic: medialawjournal.co.nz/?p=195 […]

  27. freefly.g.ribbon.to Says:
    January 9th, 2022 at 11:04 pm

    … [Trackback]

    […] Find More on that Topic: medialawjournal.co.nz/?p=195 […]

  28. wow slot Says:
    January 11th, 2022 at 12:48 pm

    … [Trackback]

    […] Read More Information here on that Topic: medialawjournal.co.nz/?p=195 […]

  29. order weed online same day delivery Says:
    January 14th, 2022 at 3:38 am

    … [Trackback]

    […] Read More on on that Topic: medialawjournal.co.nz/?p=195 […]

  30. คาสิโนออนไลน์เว็บตรง Says:
    January 18th, 2022 at 2:11 pm

    … [Trackback]

    […] Read More Information here to that Topic: medialawjournal.co.nz/?p=195 […]

  31. house cleaning services in raleigh Says:
    February 9th, 2022 at 6:33 am

    … [Trackback]

    […] Read More to that Topic: medialawjournal.co.nz/?p=195 […]

  32. sbo Says:
    March 3rd, 2022 at 1:49 pm

    … [Trackback]

    […] Find More here to that Topic: medialawjournal.co.nz/?p=195 […]

  33. Firearms For Sale Says:
    March 19th, 2022 at 1:25 pm

    … [Trackback]

    […] Find More Info here on that Topic: medialawjournal.co.nz/?p=195 […]

  34. slot pulsa Says:
    March 23rd, 2022 at 6:33 pm

    … [Trackback]

    […] There you will find 17930 additional Information to that Topic: medialawjournal.co.nz/?p=195 […]

  35. truck driving school Says:
    April 18th, 2022 at 5:59 pm

    … [Trackback]

    […] Info to that Topic: medialawjournal.co.nz/?p=195 […]

  36. beer777 Says:
    April 26th, 2022 at 11:36 am

    … [Trackback]

    […] Info on that Topic: medialawjournal.co.nz/?p=195 […]

  37. สล็อตวอเลท ไม่มีขั้นต่ำ Says:
    May 9th, 2022 at 1:21 pm

    … [Trackback]

    […] Read More on that Topic: medialawjournal.co.nz/?p=195 […]

Comments

You must be logged in to post a comment.