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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.

Latest News

  • 21 March, 2015
    A new judge has been appointed by the government to determine whether or not David Bain is innocent on the balance of probabilities.  It is Ian Callinan, a retired judge of the Australian High Court.  First he has to show that David Bain has shown he is innocent on the balance of probabilities and after that, innocent beyond reasonable doubt.Read about it in the Herald here.
  • 15 March, 2015
    Justice For Robin Bain supporters report being elated with attempts by David Bain to have sales of a new book removed from bookstores.See the report on stuff, and Slater has weighed in too.
  • 28 February, 2015
    A new book has been written on the Bain killings, the title is The Bain Killings Whodunnit, the author is Michael Sharp. There are chapters on the glasses , the luminol sockprints, the blood on David's clothes, the Binnie /Bain interview, the Binnie report, etc.,etc. If you would like a copy please use the contact form on this site to request a copy. 
  • 22 February, 2015
    John Key, on Newstalk ZB, has stated that the Bain team have to prove that Robin committed the murders in order to become eligible for compensation.  The compensation bid has already cost a similar amount to any reasonable compensation handout but as Key says, this is not about the money but doing the right thing.
  • 21 February, 2015
    The public forum is open again here at counterspin.  It has been 18 months since the defamation trial and almost 12 months since the verdict.  Counterspin is still open, and we are entitled to counter the spin that has been spun about Robin Bain being a murderous, decrepit, unbalanced, depressive maniac.  The compensation has not been decided and the petition is still in progress.  Based on the
  • 20 February, 2015
    Joe Karam, David Bain's chief supporter has come out against the idea of rejecting Justice Binnie's report of 2012. He denies that he is comfortable with the decision and likens it to " when someone holds a gun to your head and and says 'do this' - well, you're comfortable to do it 'cos you'll get shot if you don't."