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The Bain of the media?

By Steven | June 10, 2009

Team David has set up a very professional looking website, including a Bain blog, to raise funds for him.

The site credits TV3, TVNZ and the NZ Herald for “their support in making this site possible.”

I suspect that their role was restricted to allowing the site to use some photos. I hope so, anyway. I doubt they’ll be thrilled by the acknowledgement.

[And… gone. The credits have disappeared.]

Topics: Media ethics | 4 Comments »

4 Responses to “The Bain of the media?”

  1. mattb02 Says:
    June 10th, 2009 at 6:22 pm

    Saw you quoted on Stuff today Steven, well done getting the headline article.

    Were someone suitably motivated, they could induce Team Bain to bring about a defamation case against them and then use truth as a defence to test Mr Bain’s guilt under a balance of probabilities threshold.

    If one were suitably motivated.

  2. Steven Says:
    June 10th, 2009 at 6:37 pm

    Yes, there are those out there who say they would be delighted if he sued them.

  3. ursula cheer Says:
    June 11th, 2009 at 11:13 am

    Good headline to this post Steven!

    It’s a really bad look. Who needs impartiality and professionalism? It’s reassuring to know media backs winners.

    This really needs clarification as soon as possible.

    But if the so-called ‘support’ of these media is not a mistake or misrepresentation, then TVNZ, as the state broadcaster, has not a leg to stand on. Are we, as taxpayers, to support just those who are acquitted after prominent retrials, or everyone acquitted after an appeal, or simply everyone who has had to suffer a gruelling trial resulting in acquittal? What about those who have their convictions quashed, but no retrial? How about those who are discharged without conviction?…

  4. ursula cheer Says:
    June 11th, 2009 at 11:21 am

    Just looked again at the site and all reference to media is gone.
    Be nice to know what happened though.


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