Posts by DeepRed

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  • OnPoint: Beyond 'a bad look', in reply to Russell Brown,

    I asked her on Twitter and apparently she did ask Key for a response to Little’s claim – and the “Angry Andy” nonsense was the response. Sure, “PM refuses to respond to allegation that public was misled over Budget” is a much better story than the silly one that went to air?

    Is Tova, like her colleague Paddy, a journalistic war profiteer? In other words, not necessarily taking sides, so long as they're gaining from the conflict.

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  • OnPoint: Beyond 'a bad look',

    By refusing to put their own judgements as human beings into a story, they create a narrative vacuum, and then they fill that vacuum with people like Jordan Williams. There’s an entire industry of people like him who set themselves up to fill that vacuum, so they can control the narrative for their own private gain, or for the private gain of the people they serve. And they’re invited to do so by journalists.

    The Fourth Estate still exists. The problem is that it's outsourced its duty to those with the fattest wallets - a form of the best free speech money can buy.

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  • Hard News: #GE2015: Proper Mad, in reply to Russell Brown,

    To make it worse, many of the “5000 small businesses” said to have signed the letter in support of Cameron and Osborne (on the basis that “A change now would be far too risky”) didn’t even exist.

    It has parallels with the infamous Generation Lost newspaper ad here in NZ, where quite a few of the names were used without authorisation.

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  • Hard News: #GE2015: Proper Mad, in reply to Stephen Judd,

    Is that Sun cover trying to remind people (pork, bacon, Milliband's face pulling) that Ed is a yid?

    I find all those people saying "Ed Miliband's not a real Jew!" rather amusing if it wasn't so serious. It's a Breitbart link, so I'll issue a trigger warning.

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  • Hard News: #GE2015: Proper Mad,

    UKIP candidates continue to give the impression that the systematic obstacles to their party gaining a share of power commensurate with its share of the vote is in fact a very good thing. Another one has had to be jettisoned, this time for threatening to shoot his Tory opponent, a British Indian.

    Sometimes there's no need to fight the UKIP, when it's already doing a sterling job of firing the political Stinger missiles backwards.

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  • Access: The disabled soldier “problem”, in reply to Renee Jones,

    It sounds like an amazing exhibition; a shame the media paid it so little attention during the Gallipoli centenary. The Pogues version of ‘And the Band Played Waltzing Matilda’ tears me up every time I hear it.

    The same sort of thing prompted me to create this image.

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  • Envirologue: The Cry of the Indignados –…,

    All the above examples of the 'indignados' followed a bubble burst in one form or another. We're still to have our turn yet, so the prevailing mood is that of Nero strumming his lyre.

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  • Hard News: Dirty Politics, in reply to David Hood,

    While the British election is into the last bit of wild prognostication, I thought this summation of the media being fact checked by the wider Internet was interesting.

    http://www.byline.com/column/2/article/30

    The practices written about in that article scream out Godwin's Second Law, aka Reductio ad Stalinum.

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  • Hard News: Will the grown-ups ever…, in reply to Russell Brown,

    Sorry folks. I was a bit distracted today. This is pure trolling. Gone.

    Any idea who he was? Is he a sock-puppet of some kind who's been here before under a different name?

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  • Envirologue: Too Big to Fail – Why…,

    It won't be the greenies who'd block nuclear energy in NZ, it'd be the bean counters. I've said it before, but even a single nuclear reactor would make Think Big look like a sandcastle.

    Stamper still won't tell us his disclosure of interest, so there's a good possibility he's shilling for Big Oil or Big Farming.

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