Stuffed's General Counsel blathered that Stuffed was “comfortable that all content generated as part of this partnership complied with Stuffed's advertising-related content policy. The integrity of our editorial content is fiercely guarded by our newsrooms and is explicitly protected in our charter. Editorial content on Stuffed cannot be bought or sold. We expect our journos to cover all news stories without fear or favour, whether the subject is an advertiser or the Prime Minister.”
What integrity?! This is the same Stuffed that brazenly and sanctimoniously boasts that it will cover only one side of the Global Warming debate; that proudly refuses to report on or conduct interviews with sceptics … and in all matters is simply a mouthpiece for the current Woke-Fascist regime.
Cannot be bought or sold? All mainstream media were when the regime bailed them out and bribed them with its Wuhan rescue package, subject to pledging adherence to the regime's apartheid agenda, vaccine mandates and all the rest of the fashionable Woke-Fascist Ministry of Truth stuff[ed].
And we learn that TVNZ was an even bigger part of last year's bribery, taking $300,000 to air climate change propaganda masquerading as straight news and current affairs presentations.
As someone who remembers what real news and current affairs looked like – scrupulously impartial, conscientiously seeking out all sides, separating reportage from commentary, resistant to political bullying wherever it might have come from – I can only look at this and weep.
Reporting to you, not the Beehive?
We can only hope that the pseudonymous Thomas Cranmer who revealed all this on X doesn't meet the fate of the original Thomas Cranmer, who was burned at the stake for heresy. There's a lot of that going on right now, all over the world.
In America, the Stalinist persecution of Orange Man Bad over nothing whatsoever proceeds apace after the mugshot heard around the world, while the real corruption and evil of Beijing Biden the Bribed Bastard, out in plain sight, is ignored.
A German court has just sentenced one of its own judges to prison for ruling against the government's mask mandates.
The Ontario College of Psychologists had ordered professor Dr. Jordan Peterson to undergo a “reeducation training program” because of his social media posts on gender ideology, the medical mutilation of minors, climate hysteria … and criticizing Canadian Prime Minister Tyrant Trudeau. That order has just been upheld in court.
Rock star Alice Cooper's deal with a make-up firm called Vampire Cosmetics has been cancelled by them because he called the current trans craze a fad.
Carlos Santana has been burned at the stake, figuratively, for saying, “A woman is a woman and a man is a man. That's it.”
In New Zealand, Christina Luxon won't even discuss that matter, while David Seymour can't wait to see the back of any of his candidates who opposed Nazi vaccine mandates.
I'm one of those who can't wait to see the back of the current regime, but I imagine the threat to the Thomas Cranmers of this world will be just as great under Luxon-Seymour.
Let's hear it for heresy!
Lindsay Perigo is a New Zealand broadcaster, author and commentator, once hailed by Metro magazine as “the doyen of political interviewers.” He infamously walked out of Television New Zealand in 1993, calling its news and current affairs “braindead.”
Lindsay contributes to the Breakfast programme with Perigo's Perspective on Thursday mornings.