I also wonder about how rarely National MPs appear on the show, as if there was some directive to only appear on shows where the questions make National look good.
It seems to be that way in Radio as well, and lets face it , Campbell often says ,"we invited so and so on the show to respond..." and they declined. So yeah if one is National friendly they get interviews just as Seven Sharp does. Paul Henry will too. Everyone else who questions them is rejected.Thing is tho' a concerted effort to do that by a Government especially in a Country so small as ours will ultimately end in media being manipulated by the Government to such a point that it is just propaganda.
I'm glad John Campbell is Lawyering up on this one as the Papers are reporting this morn.
What I'm saying is some people disbelieve Dirty Politics, some people vote National and some people watch Seven Sharp. Very few of those people comment here but they clearly make up a good chunk of the population.
and some people needed a better education but we wont hold that against them either. You may have tried to choose your words carefully but your insinuation was laid bare. I think a large chunk of our NZ population are ignorant also and they don't appear to be on PA either. Fancy that. Go figure.
That's very sad news RB. Is he undergoing an op?
Well said Tussock,( I think anyway). Interestingly Winston, commenting on Mana said he gave his heads up to Kelvin in Te Tai Tokerau because Hone went with Dotcom. He didn't seem to have any other reason thus suggesting NZFirst can work with Mana and interestingly also , Rueben Taipari Porter had a great contribution at a meet the candidates afternoon at Swamp Palace. He got great applause, which was nice to see from many Farmers.
As for successor, Winston said if he got voted in he would continue to represent the seat in '17 if wanted but I suspect that Ron Mark will be the next to lead the Party and Winston could sit back and concentrate on Northland. Still , it seems relatively new to say an MP is too old, we see National refresh MPs as they get older but not so much other Parties and seeing as Winston gets the Grey vote ,he may just grow older in the house . It was great to see Labour applaud him in the House yesterday. The opposition looked cohesive.
I guess Winston didn't win every booth by this interactive in Harold but bloody good thrashing anyhow.
Not a knockout punch but a bit more than a bloody nose eh!
I would say after glancing the Harold and saw
Ex Cricketer and blogger bloodbath?
then Stuff giving yet another image of the Oily, I can only infer that my day has started out well.
Gosh, timing is everything innit?
Now I'm just off to send congrats to Winston. National thought spending large swathes of money would keep Northland, to many a person disgusted up here, I'm so glad my new abode is in a place where there has been a display from every booth that National are not good enough.
So Northland ,did ya get out and vote? I advanced voted at the only place in a 50 mile radius. I hope for change.
He’s been pretty consistently taking this line re Key and his truthiness
And about time. Nothing has changed with this corporate money trading gangster. It seems that only now has the blinkers come off so really Hooton's slow off the mark and he's finally being joined by other journalists who, some of which, still find it hard to swallow, that their teflon man hasn't given them the promised pony. I said it back then, I'll say it again, John Key is dangerous, he is hurting us, and it is blatantly obvious ,he doesn't care if others hurt all of us. Even the most vulnerable and defenseless. The losses are piling up. All that happens with this Government is one loss after another.
At the time of the first publicity ,Hale Junior was given much publicity with interviews from the media and comments from him and his Mother stepped in at some stage. Hales junior even said the Police weren't his problem, just the media 'making him the most"hated"Roastbuster in NZ.
You may think it not at all a given and if that is so, his Father isn't a good cop because either way Hales junior and his face was all over the news and as a Father ,he should have known something was amiss with your own kid being plastered all over the news, and then as a cop in West Auckland he could have said " hey Officer anyone ,"Whats up with my kid in the news? Whats all the interest around the Station this last week?"
So not a given, dad may have been just an excellent cop who didn't see hear or say anything? Yeah righto..
get that Greg O’Conner’s job is to go to bat for the police but there is a point where you have to look seriously at the people you are standing behind and say “not good enough”.
How about he say "They should be fired!"
The investigators that had done specific training to handle this type of abuse get fired for total incompetence. They are not fit for purpose. Then reassess and fire Officers A ,B, C, D, E, and F. Then interview Hales and see what he said to his son about this criminal behaviour, then look at why none of these rapes were grouped together immediately.That could be a start. Then, maybe others in the "Force" could learn from this type of policing. To continually protect and even have an employed spokesperson (that our taxes pay for) to make excuses for this incompetence is frankly unacceptable.
How many other files are stuffed in cupboards technically rendering entire cases erased?
This failing to "join the dots" comment in the report, they were fucking boulders. I could have done a better job without the Police training.
So much incompetence, it says to me the attitude was "they brought it upon themselves" which would explain why the perpetrators were never questioned at the Station or charged with 'serving a minor alcohol" or "misuse of drugs act" or rape.