Counterspin

Spin and Propaganda are common means of representing events in the natural world. When used, the publisher makes no attempt to produce a balanced view of the matter at hand but seeks to expose the viewer to selected characteristics only. It is commonly used in advertising and marketing and is perfectly legal so long as the material is not considered 'false'.  However sometimes propaganda campaigns are based on false information as was the case with the invasion of Iraq in 2003.

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  • 27 November, 2014
    Professor Andrew Geddis says [I think Fishers core criticism of Binnies approach to the physical evidence is right. Otago University Law School Dean Mark Henaghan [http://tvnz.co.nz/breakfast-news/jud...-video-5292419 ]
  • 16 April, 2014
    Justice Courtney's judgment is attached.  This is the damages part only, assessed atKent Parker $350,500Vic Purkiss $184,500The costs is a further judgment so both of those will go up considerably.I disagree on most of the rulings on fact and law and will be appealing.  It became evident to me early on the proceedings last year that I was not getting my message across.  This time I avow I will not fail.  I know what the result should be and I will do my utmost to get it there.
  • 14 October, 2013
    Due to ongoing pre-trial deliberations, the trial between Karam and Parker - Purkiss is now postponed until Wednesday 16 October.  Until about August this year Mr Karam was being represented by Paul Morten, then Peter McKnight made an appearance for him.  Today it was Michael Reed who appeared as counsel.
  • 13 October, 2013
    The defamation hearing between Joe Karam and members of the Justice for Robin Bain group, Kent Parker and Vic Purkiss starts on 15 October this week.  The first day, 14 October, has been set aside for pre-trial hearings and is closed to the public.
  • 10 October, 2013
    In a recent interview for TVNZ, in relation to the recent allegations of residue marks on Robin's thumb, his brother, Michael was interviewed and continues to maintain his support for Robin's innocence in the face of allegations made by the Bain defence.  Michael Bain considers his brother to be a man of integrity and refuses to comment on the motivation of the Bain defence, and specifically Karam, as to why he is pursuing his claims.
  • 3 September, 2013
    David Bain is appealing, through his lawyers, for access to the documents previously disallowed by Justice Keane.  The Appeal will be lodged in a number of weeks, further postponing the judicial review process and any consequent decision on compensation.