Posts by Don Christie

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  • Hard News: Everybody's Machiavelli,

    Stone them all

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 1631 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Everybody's Machiavelli,

    "where he accused other people of throwing Bevan Chuang under the bus" and then at the end of the interview went on to throw her under a bloody great battleship.

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 1631 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Everybody's Machiavelli,

    David "Dredd" Harvey. He gets all the good cases.

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 1631 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Who Guards the Guardian?,

    Love your work, Craig.

    before I lose my rag

    Go you good thing :-)

    I do appreciate your passion. But insinuating I am <insert your misogynistic misrepresentation here> because I disagree is a bit low.

    I think that you may wish to consider what power government agencies across the globe have to discredit individuals before making too many snap judgements. The Cold War perfected those techniques and just because its over doesn't mean they have disappeared.

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 1631 posts Report Reply

  • Cracker: Lundy and Me.,

    Surely it is *more* of a statement of fact than "normal speak". Evidence has been weighed up, subject to extreme scrutiny and rejected. Normal speak is like a judgement made over a few beers.

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 1631 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: When a riot went on,

    Great article. I know it's a serious topic but this:

    This time, I lost a jandal in the retreat

    only in a Kiwi riot :-)

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 1631 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Who Guards the Guardian?,

    isn't quite as clearly defined as the "publish it all, and let God sort it out" Cult of Wikileaks would have you believe.

    Which is a libel to Wikileaks and the work they had carried out for many years. And the fact that you can make that sort of statement as fact is why I worry about the sort of article Russell has written here.

    Note to self, again: Maybe I shouldn't be so abrupt in my initial comment :-)

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 1631 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Who Guards the Guardian?,

    Just on the money side of things, I am less concerned than Russell. The Grauniad is investing in growth and market share. Ask Xero what that does to cash reserves. It doesn't mean it is not able to generate revenues.

    I love this quote on many levels, including Rusbridger's broad awareness of context:

    "In just five days, Rusbridger said, its traffic eclipsed that of Murdoch’s national newspaper, the Australian. “We’re being a digital disrupter,” he said, smiling. “We’re doing to that market what the Huffington Post is trying to do to us.”"

    It's actually what Murdoch did in the 80s with Sky TV. I think there's a pretty good future for the Guardian online, which is a good thing.

    Maybe they should invest in Public Address for the NZ edition.

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 1631 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Who Guards the Guardian?,

    I don't think you are in league with anyone, except those lizard beings maybe.

    I do think the general approach being taken to Greenwald is a reflection of a meme being perpetuated by the US government.

    I still struggle to see what your point about the timing decision is or was. Of course Snowden was in a hurry, he knew he could be shut down or taken out very quickly. Urgency made sense, the details you seemed to have concerns with generally stacked up as more and more evidence was presented.

    The point you and others seem to be buying into is that Greenwald, Snowden et al are unstable and therefore unreliable. If that's not the case then why not make it clear that is not what you are saying?

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 1631 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Who Guards the Guardian?,

    ...Daily Mail...Ed Miliband. QED.

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 1631 posts Report Reply

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