Two contrasting Mainstream Media sources: One champions free and critical thought, the other promotes blind faith in authority.
Martin Harris 12/2/21
I often listen to radio talkback show Magic Talk ZB and particularly enjoy host Peter Williams: Controversial and thought provoking, questioning and critical, just as the media, mainstream or alternative, ought to be.
Shouldn’t a talkback show use controversy in order to provide interesting and, productive, and stimulating discussion?
“On Magic Talk we encourage listeners to ‘join the conversation’ which can range from the news/political stories of the day, world events and the issues that are affecting Kiwis,”MediaWorks spokesperson responding to Newsroom
So I shook my head in disgust as I read the lead article in my Newsroom mailling subscription feed this morning. Aghast they were that Williams dared to question the COVID vaccine rollout. Hello? Are we no longer permitted to even question? And this criticism coming from the same news organisiation that used to provide such hard-hitting journalism as Melanie Reid’s Orama Tamariki enquiry?
Perhaps what really raised Newsroom reporter Marc Daalder’s ire was the “big shout-out” Peter Williams gave to Voices for Freedom, described by Daalder as “an anti-vaccine and anti-mask group”.
I suggest readers check out Daalder’s credentials and smell the Far-Left bias and underlying communist agendas at the link below:
Sad times when the supposedly free and independent media becomes the leader of censorship and the trampler of free speech and free and critical thought. And kudos to Peter Williams for actually doing his job well.
“You say they’re an anti-vaccine group, all they did was pretty much the same as I did on my radio show the other morning, was ask questions about it. I had some information from the British government about their adverse reactions to the first 46 days of the vaccine rollout in the UK and there were the best part of 50,000 separate reports,”Peter Williams, Magic Talk host.