OnPoint by Keith Ng

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OnPoint: Pants != Journalism

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  • Scott Chris, in reply to Craig Ranapia,

    Really? I’m casual acquaintances with Laura and I take her word for it that she most definitely didn’t want her name attached to a story riddled with basic fact-fail.

    Fair enough. Perhaps she’d been to a really good all-night party and hadn’t had time to get changed.

    On the other hand maybe it was a bit rich of Justice Simon France to object to the flamboyance of McQuillan’s pants considering the fact that he himself was wearing a moo moo. (assuming it was the judge who conveyed the objection to the registrar)

    Auckland • Since Feb 2012 • 167 posts Report Reply

  • Islander, in reply to Scott Chris,

    maybe it was a bit rich of Justice Simon France to object to the flamboyance of McQuillan’s pants considering the fact that he himself was wearing a moo moo. (a

    Is that muumuu in disguise? Or he really was draped in bovine hide?

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

  • Sacha, in reply to Islander,

    well it is the Manawatu

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 16772 posts Report Reply

  • Islander, in reply to Sacha,

    Heh!

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

  • Scott Chris,

    Is that muumuu in disguise? Or he really was draped in bovine hide?

    I stand corrected – I meant the other one, not the udder one. (I see Hilary Stace beat me to the punchline anyway)

    Auckland • Since Feb 2012 • 167 posts Report Reply

  • Steve Curtis, in reply to Sacha,

    well it is the Manawatu

    The courtroom used is in Wellington

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 227 posts Report Reply

  • Tom Beard, in reply to Scott Chris,

    maybe it was a bit rich of Justice Simon France to object to the flamboyance of McQuillan’s pants considering the fact that he himself was wearing a moo moo.

    I presume that the judge was both justified and ancient.

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 1039 posts Report Reply

  • Craig Ranapia, in reply to Scott Chris,

    Perhaps she’d been to a really good all-night party and hadn’t had time to get changed.

    Or, you know, they floated to the top of the clean pile. Stranger things have happened... And given the tone of some of the commentary on-line (none of which I have the stomach to link to), it's amazing how many folks bitching about how "unprofessional" and "disrespectful" Laura supposedly was aren't quite so Emily Post compliant when it comes to saying a total stranger looks like a prostitute or a stripper. If they really believe that, then I'm just surprised the Taliban has diversified that far.

    North Shore, Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 12034 posts Report Reply

  • DeepRed,

    And as an aside, I've had little time for professional protester Benjamin Easton, but does anyone else see a touch of Emmanuel Goldstein in this 3/4 front-page Dom article?

    DomPost: Ratepayers' enemy No 1

    The southernmost capital … • Since Nov 2006 • 4356 posts Report Reply

  • Graeme Edgeler, in reply to Keir Leslie,

    Of course our apex court has never worn robes, so it is actually more traditional not to be robed.

    I'm not sure pointing to a decade old court makes a good point about "tradition".

    Wellington, New Zealand • Since Nov 2006 • 3009 posts Report Reply

  • Scott Chris, in reply to Craig Ranapia,

    And given the tone of some of the commentary on-line

    Yeah the comments on Farrar’s blog were predictably lecherous and misogynistic, due in part I think to the right’s deep-seated mistrust of the perceived liberal bias in the news media. So much for traditional values eh?

    Maybe an element of jealousy as well. (but not me of course ;))

    Auckland • Since Feb 2012 • 167 posts Report Reply

  • Keir Leslie, in reply to Graeme Edgeler,

    Hmmm? We have had an apex court for longer than a decade, although not this one. The other apex court — the Privy Council — never wore robes, and still doesn’t, on account of not being originally a court.

    Since Jul 2008 • 1376 posts Report Reply

  • WH,

    Even in a courtroom, the Herald calls attention to everything that is frivolous. It's like the Herald is somehow attending a funeral, loudly intruding on the grief with comments about all the pretty flowers. When my amorous neighbours are asleep, what keeps me awake at night is the sound of the Herald ruining our national culture. There is also a family of magpies that is very loud. I've taken my concerns to Leveson - I've had no response so far, but I'm cautiously optimistic.

    I've always warmed to people who wear sequins and beads, but if the Herald was person I would punch it in the face. I imagine Kirsty Cameron to be like the horrible ladies in Pretty Woman who refused to serve Julia Roberts. (Do you know who did a star turn in that movie: Hector Elizondo.) I'll bet good money that the fuckers who fixed LIBOR "established their credibility" and "acknowledged" the seriousness of the environment with Hermes. Which brings me onto my next point: Richard Nixon.

    In one of the Superman movies, Superman dropped some bad Kryptonite and was forced to fight an evil version of itself. That's how I feel reading the Herald. It's not quite in the same category as the Sun, but I wonder how many readers go about their day - eating, drinking, voting, and so forth - wrongly assuming that they have been informed.

    Since Nov 2006 • 604 posts Report Reply

  • WH,

    I have found the Pretty Woman scene I was referring to!!!! This reminds me of so many dates I have had.

    Since Nov 2006 • 604 posts Report Reply

  • Danielle, in reply to Tom Beard,

    What, no clip?

    If the judge also drives an ice-cream van, he is automatically my favourite judge of all time.

    Charo World. Cuchi-cuchi!… • Since Nov 2006 • 3661 posts Report Reply

  • Steve Curtis, in reply to Keir Leslie,

    other apex court — the Privy Council — never wore robes, and still doesn’t, on account of not being originally a court.

    I think they refer to themselves as a 'Board'

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 227 posts Report Reply

  • john Drinnan, in reply to WH,

    You've summed it up really

    Auckland • Since Oct 2010 • 31 posts Report Reply

  • Sofie Bribiesca, in reply to Craig Ranapia,

    clit-strangler hot pants. Ever.

    Brilliant, literally ;)

    here and there. • Since Nov 2007 • 6269 posts Report Reply

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