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  • Hard News: 2014: The Meth Election, in reply to James Littlewood*,

    Yeh, good ol fashioned direct postal mail.

    I get mail "from" John Key (he is, unfortunately, also my electorate MP since they redrew the boundaries of Helensville) while my husband, the lucky bugger, gets mail from the Green Party. Don't assume you can sway THIS middle-class mother with all your "family"-oriented keywords, John Key. I'm not as green as I am cabbage-looking.

    Charo World. Cuchi-cuchi!… • Since Nov 2006 • 3670 posts Report Reply

  • Speaker: The End of Trust, in reply to CJM,

    There is tons of stuff which is pure PR/Advert, no disclaimers.

    I suspect that (there can’t possibly be that many disinterested* journalists making the call on the awesomeness of new types of mascara), but why do some puff pieces give the disclaimer and some don’t? Is that part of the culture of each magazine?

    *archaic definition, meaning “unbiased”

    ETA It occurs to me that the stated advertorials are "actual money to buy a page of advertising that looks like an article" and the mascara reviews are "using people employed by magazines to promote your product by giving them supplies of free stuff", so there is obviously a difference. But to me it's a bit of a whiffy one.

    Charo World. Cuchi-cuchi!… • Since Nov 2006 • 3670 posts Report Reply

  • Speaker: The End of Trust, in reply to Craig Ranapia,

    there’s everything wrong about it because it erodes the distinction between editorial and advertising

    At least if I'm reading a magazine they do the bare minimum of putting "advertorial" at the top of a page of advertising pretending to be a story. From what I'm reading in this thread it seems as though I should be seeing that word in a lot of other places too.

    Charo World. Cuchi-cuchi!… • Since Nov 2006 • 3670 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: 2014: The Meth Election, in reply to Jake Starrow,

    his massive appeal and his overwhelming approval really, really gets under your skins and drives you mad

    What's interesting to me is that your argument basically boils down to "I admire him because he's popular". That seems a little... self-fulfilling? Tautologous? I'm not sure what the word is.

    I've never found him appealing or thought he has the common touch, personally, because what the fuck do I have in common with a rightwing multi-millionaire banker who spends all his holidays in Hawaii? It's like how I was supposed to personally appreciate Dubya for his down-home-ness, when he was just an elitist faking it. But, you know, several elections in a row in two countries have proved me to not know what the hell I'm talking about, so. Shrug.

    Charo World. Cuchi-cuchi!… • Since Nov 2006 • 3670 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: 2014: The Meth Election, in reply to Jake Starrow,

    You can edit within fifteen minutes of posting by clicking the edit button at the bottom of your post. (You need to hover your mouse down there for it to become apparent.)

    Charo World. Cuchi-cuchi!… • Since Nov 2006 • 3670 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Dirty Politics, in reply to Lucy Telfar Barnard,

    you need to have an NZ-citizen parent as well.

    Or a permanent-resident parent.

    Charo World. Cuchi-cuchi!… • Since Nov 2006 • 3670 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: 2014: The Meth Election,

    Heh. I got "take a deep breath", "in a tiz", and the implication that I needed to calm down! It's the sexist response trifecta!

    Charo World. Cuchi-cuchi!… • Since Nov 2006 • 3670 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: 2014: The Meth Election, in reply to Jake Starrow,

    But calling the National government "psychopaths" isn't actually vitriol directed at YOU. (Unless you're Jason Ede, finally out of hiding! That would be awesome.) So it seems a bit excessive to get all huffy about that descriptor, no matter how ill-advised it is. I mean, I could write your rebuttal for you ("I don't think using mental health slurs is an appropriate way to describe the actions of the National government; on the contrary, they have been completely justified in all of their actions and here is why I think so"), but, well, I *don't* think they're justified. I think they're corrupt and awful. So the making of the argument is on YOU, paid-up member of the John Key Fan Club. Have at it!

    Charo World. Cuchi-cuchi!… • Since Nov 2006 • 3670 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Dirty Politics, in reply to Rich of Observationz,

    I was previously in the position of being on my iwi register but not being a NZ citizen. And as a citizen by descent I needed to have my children in New Zealand or they would have had no NZ citizenship despite also being on the iwi register. It's an odd one, that.

    Charo World. Cuchi-cuchi!… • Since Nov 2006 • 3670 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: 2014: The Meth Election, in reply to Jake Starrow,

    "Sock puppeteer" isn't an example of "vitriol": it's just a description of what you were doing, which is coming back under another name and pretending you were someone else with the same opinions. That's an example of the problem: you don't seem to be very good at making your points without almost immediately going into the drama-flounce death spiral. "YOU GUYS ARE MEAN AND YOU SUCK!" isn't actually an argument, y'know?

    Charo World. Cuchi-cuchi!… • Since Nov 2006 • 3670 posts Report Reply

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