An advertisement for the ‘What is a Woman?‘ campaign booked in publications owned by legacy mainstream media outlets Stuff.co.nz, NZHerald and the Otago Daily Times was pulled by management at the last minute.
In a press release today, McCroskie explained the situation.
‘In a disturbing display of media censorship, the major daily newspapers have all banded together to pull the publication of a full page advertisement at the 11th hour. The “controversial” ad is attached below.
‘A nationwide campaign asking the simple question “What is a woman?” was launched today.
‘But the NZ Herald did everything they could to block and delay the advertisement, and then at the 11th hour, Stuff (Dom Post and Christchurch Press) and the Otago Daily Times pulled the advertisements.
‘We believe that this was as a result of communications between the publications up to the CEO level. It should concern all of us that newspaper editors are now banding together to censor advertisements that they disagree with. Where does this place their coverage of the political debate leading up to the General Election? What else are they censoring?” says Bob McCoskrie, CEO of Family First NZ.
‘And the fact that they are working together is disturbing. Has the government funding of these media outlets spelt the end of independent civil discourse on controversial social issues? It appears so.’
‘The main objective of the “What is a woman?” campaign is to create a discussion around a truthful, biologically correct, common-sense definition of “woman” that has been carried down through generations and cultures. An accompanying petition to the campaign calls for‘woman’ to be defined as ‘an adult human female’ in all our laws, public policies and regulations. The campaign encourages Kiwis to start the conversation and to ask political candidates the simple question.’
In support of his allegation of collusion, McCroskie tweeted a screenshot of email correspondence describing how the CEOs and editors of NZHerald and Stuff.co.nz wanted to be seen as being ‘all in it together,’ over the action.
NZ “MSM” CORRUPTED BY LABOUR.
THE ROT RUNS DEEP THROUGH THEM ALL. HTTPS://T.CO/WTDG1QMWY0
— DAVE (@DAVE89579103) JULY 19, 2023
‘What is Woman?’ is a pro-woman campaign designed to celebrate all things good, unique and beautiful about what it means to be a woman – an adult human female. Ultimately we want to establish the biologically correct and truthful definition of ‘woman’ (an adult human female) into our laws, public policies, and regulations.