Posts by Russell Brown

  • Capture: April Come She Will,

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    Anzac Day ride, looking back over at Onehunga from Mangere Bridge, and back towards Mangere Mountain.

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  • Hard News: Anzac Day II, in reply to tussock,

    That so very well encapsulates everything that is wrong with this highly polished jingoism about "our nation" and "their sacrifice" and who is "re-writing history". Reporting the insufficiently patriotic for a round of pillory, because you can't let the facts get in the way of official "history".

    You may also note the use of the phrase "tip line", endlessly used by Whaleoil and exposed for what it was in Dirty Politics.

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  • Hard News: This Anzac Day,

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  • Hard News: About Campbell Live, in reply to DeepRed,

    It’s on now. Giovanni Tiso is rolling out the boycott artillery again, this time against Mike Hosking.

    No, there's no boycott so far as I can see.

    It's simply people writing to Hosking's boss and sponsor to make clear their feelings about his vile piece on Amanda Bailey.

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  • Hard News: This Anzac Day,

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  • Hard News: This Anzac Day, in reply to Rob Stowell,

    I felt an unexpected surge of pride in celebrating ANZAC day (I’d just pinned on a poppy) when Checkpoint announced the ‘Anzac of the year’ was Louise Nicholas. Came out of left field, but if that’s what the RSA et al really want to celebrate this year, I’m pretty bloody pleased.

    Yes. I heard that and thought, well, that's a good thing.

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  • Hard News: This Anzac Day,

    Interesting Checkpoint interview just now with the Australian author of Anzac's Long Shadow. Staggeringly, the Abbott government is spending $300 million on this year's extravaganza.

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  • Hard News: This Anzac Day,

    Anyway, thanks all. I had actually been struggling with what to say about this, but I just stopped what I was doing this morning and wrote the post. It's a relief to discover I'm far from the only one feeling this way.

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  • Hard News: This Anzac Day, in reply to Hebe,

    But fake trenches in the Auckland CBD?

    Billed by TVNZ as Don’t miss out on this.

    Meanwhile, Stuff has How to get in the trenches on Anzac Day

    The trenches were a place that young men died, not an amusement park ride.

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  • Hard News: About Campbell Live,

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    Another bit of edit-tracking, by Peter Aranyi.

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