MEDIAWATCH: Ummm, is The Spinoff attacking Leo part of their NZ on Air election coverage?

How on earth does the middle class woke social engineering Government Community noticeboard of choice, The Spinoff, manage to slag Mayoral Candidate Leo Molly off WHILE taking $160 000 of taxpayer money from NZ on Air to jaw droopingly cover the Auckland Mayoralty election???

Mungo no understand!

Don’t get me wrong, I love Efeso, he’s a mate and he’ll be an amazing Mayor, but how on earth can you get taxpayer funding AND slag off the very candidates you are supposedly covering???

My guess as to how Spinoff is getting away with this is due to the never ending dance of different hats they play with.  In the latest column attacking Molloy, they are pretending the fact it’s sponsored by their TV advertisers Panasonic…

…means it’s different to the coverage they get money from NZ on Air for.

It’s akin to giving Cameron Slater NZ on Air funding to cover next years election by simply paying the money directly to the National Party and calling that unbiased.

NZ on Air really need to explain how a media outlet who has relentlessly attacked one candidate now gets funding to cover the campaign they are running in.


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