“Africans working for $2 a day should be an inspiration” – Rinehart
With such extreme views, it’s easy to see why Gina Rinehart needs to buy a media company. The world’s richest woman certainly doesn’t have an instinct for PR.
But, having taken up the advice of British climate change-denying tsar Lord Ashcroft, Gina now has her own personal international propaganda machine. Little wonder Fairfax Media’s New Zealand political coverage is so outrageously Rightwing. Newspapers like the Dominion Post and the Fairfax news website stuff.co.nz have all but abandoned fairness, accuracy and balance in much of their reporting, and they regularly avoid stories that don’t suit the agenda of wealthy, Rightwing interests.
Rinehart made the comment that “Africans willing to work for $2 a day should be an inspiration” while criticising Australia’s economic performance. Earlier in the week she accused Australian workers of being lazy, jealous and having too much fun. But, as the LA Times pointed out: “Rinehart made her money the old-fashioned way: She inherited it. Her family iron ore prospecting fortune of $30.1 billion makes her Australia’s wealthiest person and the richest woman on the planet”.
If you’ve had enough of propaganda posing as news from this one-sided media corporation, please join our movement on facebook http://www.facebook.com/#!/groups/fearfacts/, boycott Fairfax’s publications, avoid stuff.co.nz, and tell your friends to do the same. With ever-growing numbers, we can and will make a lasting difference to the way news is reported in New Zealand.