Tuesday, May 26, 2009

"The greatest story in a generation."

The New York Times calls the story and consequences of the Watergate break-in "the greatest story in a generation." The New York Times then explains just how exactly they missed the scoop.

By contrast, local media have described the resurrection of the closest local equivalent to the story -- the theft and publication of the opposition leaders' emails just before an election -- as "PR spin" and dismissed ongoing complaints about the theft and publication as "hollow complaints."

Is it just possible they're missing a bigger story than than the actual content of those emails?

2 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is it just possible they're missing a bigger story than than the actual content of those emails?

absolutely: something like 12 years (at least) of systematic political corruption. Why is it that most Australian states have had a premier and a bunch of cabinet ministers in jail but all NZ has is a "reputation for transparency".

Why does anyone believe that the most backwards, the most rural, the most inbred of the original "Australasian colonies" would somehow be the least corrupt?

Here's a couple of thought experiments: which will be more corrupt: Limerick or Liverpool? (answer: Limerick, irish PM jailed for massive fraud and corruption).

Well it's just the same with NZ & Aus: UN RP & Postbank are just the latest bit of evidence.

Which is why NZ needs a "Fiji solution" and not the other way around - and why (as in Fiji) the aim of that solution must be to purge the Labour party and unions from the body politic.

5/27/2009 07:38:00 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

More to the point of course - look at the UK!

which is the most corrupt - UK or US? well the lefties would all say the US - but now we know!
Basically the confidence in the UK Political system - effectively in democracy - has been destroyed by Labour! Labour is looking like being the fifth party after UKIP and the BNP. ANd serves' 'em right too!
Again we see 60 years of systemic corruption of the body politic ever since world war II;

And again, ultimately the only solution must be to wipe out all forms of labour-ism, especially their paramilitary wing in the unions.

5/27/2009 07:46:00 am  

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