When the real economy is restored restorative journalism might make a comeback, till then NZ Herald, Newshub, Stuff, Labor etc are all on a profit waka together.
Although it may be apparent that they are paid propagandists etc
Reporters on the ground stories don't get published until 'approved conclusions' are met
You are not interacting with an individual at the peak of enlightenment wanting to shine a light on contentious issues, but rather a representative of a for profit multi national corporation that makes money by selling stories
Hurling insults and abuse will never convince a snake and will only further reinforce their already shallow and contrived narrative.
The Summary Offences Act for those who feel the urge to enter into heated interactions with paid propagandists sets the boundaries of acceptable interaction within statute.
(1) Every person commits an offence who, with intent to frighten or intimidate any other person, or knowing that his or her conduct is likely to cause that other person reasonably to be frightened or intimidated,—
(a) threatens to injure that other person or any member of his or her family, or to damage any of that person’s property; or
(b) follows that other person; or
(c) hides any property owned or used by that other person or deprives that person of, or hinders that person in the use of, that property; or
(d) watches or loiters near the house or other place, or the approach to the house or other place, where that other person lives, or works, or carries on business, or happens to be; or
(e) stops, confronts, or accosts that other person in any public place.
(2) Every person commits an offence who forcibly hinders or prevents any person from working at or exercising any lawful trade, business, or occupation.
(3) Every person who commits an offence against this section is liable to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 3 months or a fine not exceeding $2,000.
22 Obstructing public way
(1) Every person is liable to a fine not exceeding $1,000 who, without reasonable excuse, obstructs any public way and, having been warned by a constable to desist,—
(a) continues with that obstruction; or
(b) does desist from that obstruction but subsequently obstructs that public way again, or some other public way in the same vicinity, in circumstances in which it is reasonable to deem the warning to have applied to the new obstruction as well as the original one.
(2) In this section—
obstructs, in relation to a public way, means unreasonably impedes normal passage along that way
public way means every road, street, path, mall, arcade, or other way over which the public has the right to pass and repass.
The war is for your own soul
You are the resistance