19 October 2010
Dear NZ Herald
It is being noted in many quarters that there is a clear tendency among foreign-owned media in this country, like APN, Fairfax and CanWest-Global's TV3, to dismiss concerns about economic sovereignty as racism, populism and / or xenophobia.
This pattern may ultimately prove to be self-defeating as more people come to learn your newspaper and other foreign-owned media cannot be trusted to seriously and properly address the very real concerns of New Zealanders about who controls their economic future and the resources it depends on. That may well lead to people thinking more carefully about who owns the media we rely on for information about New Zealand's interests.
That can be avoided if you and others address these very real issues from a New Zealand perspective - what's best for the people who live here - and not that of some corporate board half a world away defending its interests. So far, you're failing. Miserably.
20 minutes ago