By Clare Swinney
We are fed the increasingly threadbare illusion that we have a fair and balanced mainstream media in New Zealand, when we evidently have the contrary. The airing of ‘The Great Global Warming Swindle’ and the debate that followed it on June the 1st on Prime TV, were no exception.
Setting the loathsome tone for what was to follow, Eric Young announced like a lawyer in a court room that: "The Great Global Warming Swindle does not represent the views of Prime or Prime News." He also said that the film contained errors that had to be removed. In contrast, while ‘An Inconvenient Truth’ has been airing on Sky TV, a similar announcement has not been made, even though Sky TV owns Prime TV now. And for those who didn’t know, ‘An Inconvenient Truth’ has been ruled to contain nine errors by a UK High Court judge. Please refer: https://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/education/7037671.stm