Press Council pings The Spinoff

The Press Council has upheld a complaint from broadcaster Miles Davis against The Spinoff over an article in which he was labelled homophobic for his on air jokes.

For my 2c I think you can label a particular statement or action as homophobic/racist/xenophobic/sexist but I am very cautious about then applying that label to the entirety of a person as if you know what motivates them and what they think.

Also for the other side Graeme Edgeler argues against the Press Council decision but I think Graeme conflates a fact “John Key is Prime Minister” with an opinion “X is homophobic”.

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