Many different candidates:
* Textual relations
* Attack blogger
* Team Ctrl-Alt-Delete Key
* Abuse of Gower
* Cut The Crap
That would be nice, Sam. But remember when the British press were piously intoning they were going to clean up their act after Diana died?
It took a major scandal like Hackgate to get to that point in Britain, and even then it's still largely business as usual. The News of the World may have shut down, but many of its former staff were merely side-stepped into the Sun on Sunday.
I sincerely take no pleasure in saying this, but I think the only things that will prompt The Herald to tune up is someone with very deep pockets and ironcast will taking them to the cleaners in a defamation suit with a substantial order for costs attached.
The only name I can come up with is Graham McCready, and even then he only fits half the bill.
The editorial team need to be embarrassed into upping their game.
And that might mean something like a Chasers or Borat-grade hoax.
Because a lot of good, important journalism comes with it. Fisher, Nippert and others. Excellent magazine writing by the likes of Alan Perrott, etc. As vexing as it might be, the Herald is probably the best paper we have.
And also, boycotts are much more effective against radio and TV slots because of their 24/7 nature - as Willie & JT found out the hard way with the Roastbusters controversy.
Why do people support (by buying) the Herald when that is its standard of journalism? Is it because there's no better alternative?
It's had a monopoly on the AKL market since the Auckland Star folded in 1991. The ComCom needs to sharpen its claws. Yesterday.
I can see a potential Thatcher vs Livingstone-type stoush in the works...
Saxophonist Bobby Keys (died on Tuesday) in concert with Joe Cocker on Mad Dogs & Englishmen tour with The Letter:
Bobby Keys was also known for this gem of a moment alongside Keith Richards...
That said, I still hate bouncers.
It's an issue that goes all the way back to the Bodyline tour.
It doesn't take too much corruption by the upper echelons to pervert the system all the way through. Our poor little country!
Not just NZ either. In Britain, the London Met found itself knee-deep in the Hackgate scandal. And QLD Police Commissioner Terry Lewis was himself busted for being too close to Sir Joh.
What if the SIS was re-purposed to fish for tax evaders and money launderers? It's a safe bet we'll hear a loud a chorus of "KGB!" from those cheering on the law changes going through.