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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  • 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."
  • 19 February, 2015
    Martin Van Beynen, of the Christchurch Press who attended the fuill retrial in 2009 and wrote an epic opinion piece on the trial and his verdict that David Bain has guilty, has echoed calls from counterspin and Justice for Robin Bain members that the new judge or inquirer not make the same mistakes as Justice Binnie.
  • 19 February, 2015
    Cabinet has released the results of their discussion on the Bain Compensation, and have decided to get a new inquirer to provide them with third party advice on David Bain's culpability in the Bain Murders.As emphasised in the cabinet rulings, cabinet does not have to pay compensation to David Bain and the advice of the inquirer is advice only and not binding in any way.Attached are cabinet resolutions Q&A on the matter and a timeline.
  • 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 [ ]