David Fisher at the NZ Herald yesterday published a very fishy tale. I immediately took screenshots and cut and pasted the article in full as I knew that changes were likely to be made quickly to cover up the fake news once we pointed out the two obvious ‘errors’. Quote:
National leader Simon Bridges has admitted ‘liking’ a social media post by Whaleoil blogger Cameron Slater in which the Prime Minister’s husband was mocked. End of quote.
When exactly did Jacinda Ardern get married? We can’t publish satire about her husband if she doesn’t have one surely? As for Simon Bridges admitting to liking a Whaleoil ‘Fish of the day’ tweet: when did liking something funny on Twitter become a crime? Quote:
It had the effect of broadcasting Slater’s tweet, in which a photoshopped image of Gayford in a tutu holding a fish was depicted. Slater started running a “Fish of the Day” feature making fun of Gayford immediately after the rumours were dismissed. End of quote.
David Fisher needs to get his eyes checked. The only thing added to the photo was a fish and the words “Fish of the day”. There is no tutu and the bra was in the original photo. It was not added by commenter Rr.
The screenshot from a video below is not photoshopped at all.
Let’s have look at the ‘Fish of the day’ posts that ‘Fake News’ Fisher claims are making fun of the prime minister’s non-existent tutu-wearing husband shall we?
Here is a selection of photos and a cartoon of Clarke Gayford with a fish that have been published by various New Zealand MSM organisations including the NZ Herald.
Herald on Sunday