Just another Orwellian headline from Fairfax
It takes a staggering level of contempt for the working person of New Zealand, as well as a mastery of the dark art of propaganda, to get a positive headline out of this story. Stand up Fairfax!
According to the latest Grant Thornton International Business Survey, 83 per cent of New Zealand workers will have a lower standard of living in 2012 than they did in 2011, with any planned wage rises sitting well below the level of inflation.
But, Fairfax Media give it the usual rose-tinted specs treatment, and manage to publish the story under the breathtakingly disingenuous headline ‘Most Kiwi firms plan pay rise this year’.
There is some attempt to provide more accurate figures in the body of the story, but as media conglomorates well know, few readers go beyond the headline, especially when viewing news online. Make no mistake folks, this is a deliberate and calculated attempt to fool you, and these Rightwing media fat cats simply cannot be trusted to keep the people properly informed.
Rightwing propaganda on steroids; it’s just business as usual at Fairfax.