Fire and Fury, or Short-Circuited Docu-Fizzer? Part 1: A fear-filtered failure to see the Freedom Forest for the Tumult of Tenacious Trees

By Steve ‘Snoopman’ Edwards

In this exposé, the documentary ‘Fire and Fury’ casts the ‘protagonists’ in the NZ Parliament Occupation, for a public trial by media via character assassination. The documentary, and accompanying articles produced by Stuff Circuit, were designed to inoculate its mainstream news audience, who were targeted for emotional hijacking by the film-makers using propaganda treatments, tactics and tools well-known to media, communication and propaganda scholars.

Former Māori Television news and current affairs editor, Steve ‘Snoopman’ Edwards, dismantles Stuff Circuit’s attempt to re-assert journalistic ‘cultural authority’, by showing the functions, forms and filters present in ideologically-driven elements of the propaganda film.

The propaganda film was intended as a mass inoculation of mainstream audiences to assist them to keep the faith in the Corona Cult. And to believe that members of their families, friends or folk at the firm who had supposedly fallen down the ‘conspiracy theory rabbit hole’ were being manipulated by a strategically aligned band of far-right protagonists plotting to de-stabilize New Zealand.

A social norm of conspiracy denialism — wherein news outlets, academia and government law enforcement do not properly investigate the big conspiracies — became a global cult phenomenon at the onset of the pandemic.This conspiracy denialism had taken hold since the aftermath of the JFK Assassination, and has become a new news genre: conspiraphobia.

He rejects Stuff Circuit’s spin that the Parliament Grounds Occupation failed to achieve any wins. Not only did the Occupiers open the door for the nation to talk about the impacts of the Corona Cult mandates. By meeting in one potent place, the Convoy Occupiers unlocked the door that every regime wishes to keep shut: a society comprised of parallel structures to which everyone is invited.


A recent New Zealand propaganda film titled, Fire and Fury, profiling some of key players at the three-week long anti-mandate Parliament Grounds Occupation in New Zealand — drew praise, terse criticism and mockery.

In her Fire and Fury ‘documentary’, seasoned reporter Paula Penfold and her producer/writerLouisa Cleave, and the director/editor Toby Longbottom sought to lay sole blame for the riotous end to the three-week New Zealand Parliament Occupation on some of the leaders, groups and influencers who had sizeable online followings.

Yet, the Police pursued a siege plan to retake the ‘Occupied Zone’, which included the surrounding streets, with the confidence that the media would not accurately report on the Crown’s Constabulary as the primary instigators of the violence on several key days, including the final termination day — as I showed in my eighth Wellington dispatch entitled, NZ Newsrooms Cover-up Police Breaches of Peace at Parliament Occupation.

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https://snoopman.net.nz/2022/10/02/fire-and-fury-or-short-circuited-docu-fizzer-part-1-a-fear-filtered-failure-to-see-the-freedom-forest-for-the-tumult-of-tenacious-trees/

2 thoughts on “Fire and Fury, or Short-Circuited Docu-Fizzer? Part 1: A fear-filtered failure to see the Freedom Forest for the Tumult of Tenacious Trees

  1. One of the outcomes is, or should be, the revelation that our Jacinda is a nasty piece of work: smearing the protests, refusing to meet with them thereby ensuring the protest continued, and blaming them as a group for the final showdown.

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