Posts by Danielle

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  • Hard News: Vision and dumbassery, in reply to Jake Starrow,

    Do you get these posts from Penguin's Big Book of Tiresome Rightie Clichés?

    Charo World. Cuchi-cuchi!… • Since Nov 2006 • 3677 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Vision and dumbassery, in reply to Jake Starrow,

    Oh FFS. Do we *have* to do Being a Woman on the Internet *here*?

    Charo World. Cuchi-cuchi!… • Since Nov 2006 • 3677 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Vision and dumbassery, in reply to Jake Starrow,

    Here is my drift: I'm politely telling you that the personal remarks about Dotcom are tiresome and played.

    Charo World. Cuchi-cuchi!… • Since Nov 2006 • 3677 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Vision and dumbassery, in reply to Jake Starrow,

    Tangentially, Jake, I think we're all aware that Kim Dotcom is both fat and German. Neither of those descriptors are insults as far as I'm concerned, but you seem to think they are? Maybe you could give them a rest.

    Charo World. Cuchi-cuchi!… • Since Nov 2006 • 3677 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Vision and dumbassery, in reply to Jake Starrow,

    “I’m pretty certain that innocent people had or have nothing to worry about.”

    People trotting this line out and BELIEVING IT - that absolutely boggles the mind.

    Charo World. Cuchi-cuchi!… • Since Nov 2006 • 3677 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Vision and dumbassery, in reply to Steve Barnes,

    That's what "alleged" is for, dude.

    Charo World. Cuchi-cuchi!… • Since Nov 2006 • 3677 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: 2014: The Meth Election,

    If there is one thing I have learned from my mere 18 years on the internet, it is this: "you idiots are talking about the wrong thing" discussions don't tend to go very well.

    Charo World. Cuchi-cuchi!… • Since Nov 2006 • 3677 posts Report Reply

  • 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 • 3677 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 • 3677 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.

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