Monthly Archives: April 2015

When does an issue no longer merit debate

Issues by definition are contested matters on which there is genuine disagreement over facts or opinions.  So what happens if there is no legitimate counter-argument? What happens if news media attempts at ‘balance’ simply give credibility to false claims which no longer … Continue reading

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So, when DO you disclose an extortion threat

New Zealand has just experienced that nightmare scenario dreaded by crisis managers everywhere.  Do you announce a criminal threat against your product? Or will that simply give publicity to dangerous people? The New Zealand Government held a press conference to … Continue reading

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