Posts by giovanni tiso

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  • Hard News: Never mind the quality ..., in reply to Russell Brown,

    Sorry if I've missed it Pete, but have you at any point devoted any of your unending outrage towards the actual hideous content of that rape conversation? Or expressed sympathy for the young women being targeted by these creeps?

    You will recall Peter is the guy who compared asking sponsors to give money to Rape Prevention Education to date rape.

    Wellington • Since Jun 2007 • 7357 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Never mind the quality ..., in reply to Susi Maclean,

    I just bought the damned book, because I passed a rare thing after my lunchtime coffee today - an actual real honest-to-goodness suburban bookshop and I love to keep great stuff like that alive. So I will digest. And ponder.

    So, you called Hager a grassy knoll conspiracist without having read the book? That makes you the quintessential Panel guest.

    Wellington • Since Jun 2007 • 7357 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Never mind the quality ..., in reply to WH,

    I've always thought of Phil Goff as a basically decent guy.

    Okay, let's not say things we can never take back now.

    Wellington • Since Jun 2007 • 7357 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Never mind the quality ..., in reply to Russell Brown,

    That editorial is a trainwreck.

    If that editorial is a train wreck, then Jane Clifton's piece in the same issue is a plane crashing into an erupting volcano.

    Wellington • Since Jun 2007 • 7357 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Never mind the quality ...,

    The entirely predictable Listener editorial: "Hager, of course, is no less guilty than Slater of trying to exert influence on the political process."

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  • Hard News: Never mind the quality ..., in reply to Rob Stowell,

    Hard for the reader to asses the credibility of the claim without knowing who that source is, or what evidence they have, but two sources is a pretty common policy.

    A source who prefixes their story with "apparently" is not a source.

    Wellington • Since Jun 2007 • 7357 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Never mind the quality ..., in reply to Keir Leslie,

    Oh yeah, it's super lazy from the media to run a story on Curwen's say-so alone - I'm quite surprised it made it that far.

    He himself said "So, apparently..."! To treat him like a primary source is simply insane.

    Wellington • Since Jun 2007 • 7357 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Never mind the quality ..., in reply to Russell Brown,

    So we're back to to the scenario of a Prime Minister who is innocent of any and all doings in his own office, even where they involve the Security Intelligence Service, an extremely sensitive agency for which he is directly responsible.

    In light of the fact that Key had been busy calling at the time Goff on this very thing, Brent Edwards - using one of the most wonderful euphemisms in the history of public radio - just called this revelation "surprising".

    Wellington • Since Jun 2007 • 7357 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Never mind the quality ..., in reply to Russell Brown,

    Crikey. Goff didn’t mince his words on Firstline this morning:

    This is a man who knows he is not going to have to apologise for that remark.

    Wellington • Since Jun 2007 • 7357 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Never mind the quality ..., in reply to Craig Ranapia,

    And, honestly, I can't really muster much sympathy for Nicky Hager -- who I find it hard to believe is so naive he didn't see all this coming.

    How's he to blame? He's not the hacker. If he hadn't written the book, do you suppose the hacker wouldn't have released the material?

    Wellington • Since Jun 2007 • 7357 posts Report Reply

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