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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

  • 22 February, 2016
    On his blog pundit, Andrew Geddis, a legal expert gives his analysis of the Callinan report leak and what it possiblty means for the balance of probabilities test and the future of Bain's compensation bid.  In essence he says that the customary test of extraordinary circumstances, that being the beyond reasonable doubt test, has, in Bain's case, failed.
  • 19 February, 2016
    Mike Hosking has a chat with Joe Karam about the recent leak of Callinan's report ruling.  Karam says he is a delicate relationship with the Minister and he references David Bain rather than himself.
  • 17 February, 2016
    Mike Hosking interviews Justice Binnie who was responsible for the now discredited first report into David Bain's balance of probabilities investigation.  Binnie compares the Bain case with the Australian Azaria Chamberlain case and suggests the government will eventually be forced to backtrack.  He says that he found innocence easily but only refers to the house being burnt down and the footprint evidence.
  • 17 February, 2016
    A poll on Newshub hosted by Paul Henry shows a clear No from the public, at the time of writing (9.30 am Thursday 18 Feb).The NZ Herald is also hosting a poll.
  • 17 February, 2016
    The NZHerald has disclosed that Justice Callinan did not find David Bain innocent beyond reasonable doubt (corrected).  Once the process is complete then cabinet will be in a position to make a ruling about any compensation for David Bain.
  • 29 January, 2016
    Justice Minister Amy Adams has reported that Justice Callinan's report has not yet been fully processed.  There is no saying when the report will be released to the public.