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Hi Richard

Phew! There were so many issues happening this week that we almost didn't have enough days to cover them all. One of the key stories this week was the continuing media bullying of Bethlehem College, but our analysis shows just how misleading and bias the article was. We also highlight a documentary about 'disinformation' featured on TVNZ recently. We highlight two hilarious clips that argue that YOU are the problem with disinformation - yes, you! And we warn parents of young children about an explicit book which may show up in your school library. Plus there's coverage of the latest euthanasia stats one year on from it becoming legal in New Zealand, and a poll on what issues are top of mind for kiwi families

Grab a cuppa and check out the latest episodes.
LATEST EPISODES - McBLOG
Bethlehem College is back in the news again. Apparently – apparently - their school counselor has been accused of bullying and 'transphobia'. It’s yet another media hit-job on a successful school with values and a waiting list for enrollments. But within a few hours, the media outlet had to make a major and embarrassing retraction. They even quoted an expert - who didn't exist! We fact-check the whole sorry article.
At the same time as the government was making noises about hate speech laws, the government state broadcaster TVNZ coincidentally featured a documentary called “Web of Chaos” funded by you - via NZ on Air, and featuring the Disinformation Project. The problem is that there is a clear underlying left wing anti-family narrative and ideology which clouds their judgement. They clearly disagree with a morally conservative or traditional Christian worldview. We show two (hilarious) clips to confirm this.
We received further evidence last week of just how dangerous some schools in New Zealand are to the moral innocence of our children. We look at a book in a primary school library that was referred to us by a horrified mother of a 9-year-old daughter. Warning! This material is explicit and you may find it offensive. (But apparently it's okay for children as young as 4).
UPDATE: PaperPlus withdrew this book from their website as a result of this episode. 
NZ has had legal assisted suicide / euthanasia for a year now, so we take a look at the latest statistics. The overseas experience in the small number of countries that allow assisted suicide is that there is an inevitable push to extend such a ‘human right’ to a greater number of people, such as those with chronic conditions, disabilities, mental illness, those simply ‘tired of life’, or even children. Just 12 months on, those calls are already being made in New Zealand.
In a survey by Curia Market Research and commissioned by Family First NZ, 1,000 respondents were asked to name the three biggest issues that they are concerned about. However, unlike other similar polls, the respondents were given a blank sheet with no ‘suggestions’ of what might be a concern. This makes the survey unique in that there is no leading question. It is specifically what is top of mind for families in New Zealand at the moment.
IN THE MEDIA:
Family First NZ CEO Bob McCoskrie chats with Sean Plunket on the Bethlehem College school counsellor accused of transphobia
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