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  • Joe Wylie, in reply to merc,

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    Re. Strange Days For Journalism.

    As I haven't been Trevett's most avid follower I'm not sure if she's taking the pfiss.

    flat earth • Since Jan 2007 • 3623 posts Report Reply

  • merc, in reply to Joe Wylie,

    I think this is an example of extremely strange journalism, including the reference to the Campbell interview. That was really strange, and as was alluded to above - where is our public broadcaster? Mind you with the way the money flows, TV3 might just slip in as a public broadcaster?
    Mr Key quite frankly is getting a sweet ride, especially when pfiss and pseudo psychological analysis are the analysis.
    I am reminded of the BBC interview
    Both the media and the opposition (Greens aside) are failing us, demonstrably strange days indeed.
    (This comment bought to you by Strange Days Consulting ;-)

    Since Dec 2006 • 2471 posts Report Reply

  • Steve Withers, in reply to Richard Llewellyn,

    Fran's loyalty is to trans-national neo-liberal economic policies . Anything else is socialism and xenophobia as far as she's concerned.

    Never mind the same policies have lead to declining economic well-being everywhere they have been introduced.

    Auckland • Since Mar 2008 • 280 posts Report Reply

  • Hilary Stace, in reply to chris,

    The male National Party Minister of Women's Affairs (I think it was Jim McLay) was married to a woman so was that sufficient perspective to have the job? Don't think so.

    Wgtn • Since Jun 2008 • 2157 posts Report Reply

  • Joe Wylie, in reply to merc,

    I think this is an example of extremely strange journalism . . .

    Though perhaps not so strange politics. It's the kind of thing that Mallard and Little would probably love to use to land a killer punch. Sadly for them they're not in the league of their onetime Australian counterparts Senators Faulkner and Ray, whose scurrilous rumour that onetime Howard heir apparent Peter Costello had engaged a consultant to rid him of his notorious smirk was avidly swallowed and hyped by the media.

    flat earth • Since Jan 2007 • 3623 posts Report Reply

  • merc, in reply to Joe Wylie,

    I really don't think we should have to join the dots in so far as to what the journalist is thinking. If indeed digital media, and broadcast media (already is), must go behind a paywall to survive - and if this will determine the tautness of journalism, it may be a good thing.
    The current model is providing us with these very strange interview and article techniques - why is that?

    Since Dec 2006 • 2471 posts Report Reply

  • Ian Dalziel,

    media 7 - 4...

    NB: Much as I'd like to have you all along to our final recording, I think we're already over capacity. So you might just have to watch it on the telly ...

    Word on the street is that Li'l Kim
    was there too....
    ...any gifts
    or rapping?

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 5169 posts Report Reply

  • Richard Llewellyn, in reply to Steve Withers,

    Woah Steve, them's pretty harsh words there. I was responding to Chris's legitimate complaint that too few NZ journalists are looking closely at these issues by pointing out that one, at least, is. I didn't really think the conversation was about whether or not we agreed with all their work or what we think might be their driving philosophies and loyalties (I would have thought an impossible task). But now that you raise the subject, may I ask, do you have a columnist or journalist in mind with whom you share a kindred spirit on policy views and loyalties? Just curious.

    Mt Albert • Since Nov 2006 • 399 posts Report Reply

  • chris, in reply to Hilary Stace,

    Incontrovertibly not an ideal state of affairs...

    中国 • Since Jan 2010 • 901 posts Report Reply

  • DeepRed, in reply to Steve Withers,

    Fran’s loyalty is to trans-national neo-liberal economic policies . Anything else is socialism and xenophobia as far as she’s concerned.

    Never mind the same policies have lead to declining economic well-being everywhere they have been introduced.

    Fran O's columns have something of an inverse bell curve quality. And in fairness, she's dissed the SkyCity wheeler deal, and she did seem genuinely unnerved by the fireballs of anger that erupted in England last year.

    The southernmost capital … • Since Nov 2006 • 4431 posts Report Reply

  • Lilith __, in reply to Joe Wylie,

    As I haven’t been Trevett’s most avid follower I’m not sure if she’s taking the pfiss.

    Yeah...Key goes on exhaling...dead giveaway that he's still breathing!

    Love your pic though, Joe. :-)

    Dunedin • Since Jul 2010 • 3490 posts Report Reply

  • Islander, in reply to Lilith __,

    Love your pic though, Joe. :-)

    Ditto - made me grin exceedingly-

    Big O, Mahitahi, Te Wahi … • Since Feb 2007 • 5643 posts Report Reply

  • Scott Chris,

    Time for a musical interlude maybe? One of Lennon's worst songs, but somewhat apt:

    Auckland • Since Feb 2012 • 167 posts Report Reply

  • Carol Stewart,

    Strange days indeed .. Jim Hopkins is almost making sense today.

    Christchurch • Since Jul 2008 • 663 posts Report Reply

  • DeepRed, in reply to Carol Stewart,

    Strange days indeed .. Jim Hopkins is almost making sense today.

    Maybe not too much of a surprise, given his long history with the pre-1989 TVNZ. The often reactionaly Karl du Fresne has also spoken out in favour of public broadcasting.

    The southernmost capital … • Since Nov 2006 • 4431 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown, in reply to Carol Stewart,

    Strange days indeed .. Jim Hopkins is almost making sense today.

    In a very confused way ...

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 19116 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown, in reply to Ian Dalziel,

    Word on the street is that Li’l Kim
    was there too….
    …any gifts
    or rapping?

    I think Kim and his crew enjoyed themselves -- he was certainly very amused by the John Banks interview in Jose's roundup.

    The show is here for anyone who wants to catch up.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 19116 posts Report Reply

  • DeepRed,

    And Ruth Laugesen airs the dirty laundry on SKY(Net) in the latest Listener.

    The southernmost capital … • Since Nov 2006 • 4431 posts Report Reply

  • Tamsin6,

    I see there is more manoeuvring going on with this...

    http://online.wsj.com/article/BT-CO-20120705-702626.html

    'Gina Rinehart's Hancock Prospecting on Thursday sold 3.7% of Fairfax Media Ltd. (FXJ.AU) as part of the Australian mining billionaire's continuing drive to capture seats on the media company's board.

    Far from seeking an exit from its holding, Hancock Prospecting said it sold the 86.5 million Fairfax shares to a major Australian fund manager to comply with a policy that prevents directors owning more than 15% without agreeing to certain restrictions on taking legal action.'

    London • Since Dec 2007 • 124 posts Report Reply

  • merc,

    And subject to NZ On Air approval it will be nearly all taxpayer funded. Isn't it a little weird for TVNZ to be making public service shows for Sky? Or am I being too cynical?

    http://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/news/article.cfm?c_id=3&objectid=10817689
    Strange Days indeed. And because it's Friday,

    Since Dec 2006 • 2471 posts Report Reply

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