Media watch (RNZ) on Sunday reported that Hosking stated last week that 50% of the population of Iceland had the virus with no symptoms despite the lockdown. Therefore, there was no value in lockdowns; and presumably we should all get back to work. He had not checked out that it was 50% of the 1% who had the virus; i.e. only 0.5% had the virus without symptoms, not his quote of 50%.
Here in NZ we have our own fake news outlet – Newstalk ZB
Comment by Tom McBrearty:
If you observe the “skills” post the 1.00pm briefing on one of the biggest events in most people’s lives, a key question that need to be asked
Are they journalists or reporters? Neither. The skills on display indicate 90 per cent do not listen to the PM presentation; nor any of the presenters.
Sadly, many of these people may be graduates of the school of broadcasting
If that is the case the school needs to address the quality of the input to give NZ graduates that delivers output that at least resembles what was given by presenters.
I worked for several years under an editor called Mike Forbes and Finance Editor Frank Bennet at the Christchurch Star.
Both these gentlemen would not roll in their graves. They would not waste the energy. Instead they would suggest they returned to the careers advisor and seek advice on a career that did not need pen, pencil, keyboard, listening skills or ears.
On the other hand, they could do opinion pieces based on ego.