Posts by giovanni tiso

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  • Hard News: We're in this together,

    It's also more valuable than any amount of tub-thumping and armchair political generalising.

    Big-picture, robust, historicised political criticism is easy to ridicule but it's absolutely vital for a society. It's also one of the areas in which our media fail to deliver most spectacularly.

    Wellington • Since Jun 2007 • 7430 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Word of the Year 2014: #dirtypolitics, in reply to BenWilson,

    Someone probably explained to him that it's not defamation if it's true

    They're terrified of discovery.

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  • Busytown: Tell You What: A Nonfiction Giveaway!,

    Stephanie de Montalk's How Does It Hurt, Tragedy at Pike River, the amazing Once in a Lifetime by Freerange Press. And well, yes, Nicky's book.

    Wellington • Since Jun 2007 • 7430 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Word of the Year 2014: #dirtypolitics, in reply to Sue,

    This makes me VERY HAPPY!

    You're lovely, you are.

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  • Hard News: Word of the Year 2014: #dirtypolitics, in reply to Russell Brown,

    Truth is, I finally had to ban Pete on account of him being a tendentious windbag apparently immune to reason.

    Asking sponsors if they intend to continue supporting a radio show is like sexual assault. #neverforget

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  • Hard News: Word of the Year 2014: #dirtypolitics, in reply to Hebe,

    Dangle a tinned duck in front of a comrade and they always cross over.

    As Greta Garbo says in Ninotchka, we have the strong ideals, Paris has the lovely climate. Or words to that effect.

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  • Hard News: Word of the Year 2014: #dirtypolitics, in reply to Hebe,

    being a Marxist and wanting to redistribute everything

    Suddenly I see a massive flaw in the doctrine.

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  • Hard News: Word of the Year 2014: #dirtypolitics, in reply to dave c,

    Just to state that "textual relations" was made up by a journalist. But that journalist was not Lloyd Burr

    No kidding. It's been around since at least 2008.

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  • Hard News: Word of the Year 2014: The Vote, in reply to Russell Brown,

    WOTY “seems to have become a partisan exercise in political point scoring.”

    Brilliant.

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  • Hard News: Word of the Year 2014: The Vote, in reply to Hebe,

    Got to be Whaledump

    I was sorely tempted, but I think Slater would see it as a personal victory. Although I guess he would also see #dirtypolitics as a personal victory.

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