Monday, September 10, 2007


It's telling, isn't it, that when the media belatedly discover Commisar Kiro's plan to nationalise NZ's children, they prefer to spend their time instead asking questions about a bloke who plays in the parliamentary rugby team. Does this say everything we need to know about NZ's media?

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Anonymous The Perfect Man said...

Very telling. But not telling anything new as you say.
Advertising by private businesses funds most all media and yet reporters and editors are virtually all pink. Very ironic. Gits.

9/10/2007 06:02:00 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wrong. Mainstream media in NZ get most advertising revenue from Govt & SOEs

9/10/2007 07:50:00 pm  
Blogger libertyscott said...

Yes, but that is not the reason. It is a complete lack of any serious intellectual grounding beyond fawning over funny mockumentaries like Fahrenheit 9/11. You only need to talk to a few of them to see how they are largely average undergraduates.

Britain may, by and large, be more statist than NZ, and also have plenty of fools who can parallel NZ reporters - but it DOES have enough newspapers that if you read more than 1 regularly you can find some absolute brilliance every single day. That brilliance is spread across the Times, Telegraph, Guardian, Observer and FT, even the Independent at times.

9/10/2007 09:09:00 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The discredited, fact-free hysterical commentary about the anti-smacking bill (kids being dragged screaming into the night etc) is coming back to bite; and is another reason why this issue may not get a lot of traction with the media and public.

The phrase 'hoist with your own petard' comes to mind.

9/11/2007 07:48:00 am  
Blogger PC said...

One of the facts pointed out about the anti-smacking law was that it was the thin end of a wedge of which Kiro's compulsory monitoring is a larger part.

That's a fact.

And isn't it great how the Bradford/Key anti-smacking bill has stopped child abuse as its promoters such as yourself, Ruth, so claimed.

The latest reported story which the Bradford/Key bill failed to stop appears here today:

A woman accused of sexually violating her six-year-old son faced trial in Wellington District Court today...

She is alleged to have performed oral sex on her six-year-old son and assaulted him and her nine-year-old son with a piece of timber...

So as regards disregard for facts, you've demonstrated again, Ruth, why you aren't welcome here.

9/11/2007 09:37:00 am  

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