Buzz from the Beehive
Yes, the Government today made a big announcement about measures to tackle COVID-19 and flu. But we are confident the mainstream news media will give that an appropriate airing.
Point of Order instead found cause to revisit a Beehive press statement which we buzzed about on June 4. We have done so because we fear the country’s state-subsidised and Treaty-committed mainstream media (apart from the New Zealand Herald) will not be bothering to inform their audiences of what has transpired.
The press statement from the Prime Minister in early June announced the launch of the Centre of Research Excellence for Preventing and Countering Violent Extremism, He Whenua Taurikura.
One of the centre’s two directors is Professor Joanna Kidman.
Martyn Bradbury at that time raised questions about her fitness for the job in an article on his blog headed Ummmm, isn’t Professor Joanne Kidman the worst person to appoint to an extremism taskforce?
This week we are hearing about someone who wasn’t appointed.
The disturbing story was reported by the New Zealand Herald under the heading PM’s terrorism, extremism expert Prof Richard Jackson hired then dropped. Continue reading “Leaked report (by the looks of things) led to professor being unhired from post in the PM’s war against terrorism, violence and hate”