Posts by Sofie Bribiesca

  • Hard News: Everybody has one, in reply to Ian Dalziel,

    I still reckon Hosking is a self absorbed cuff snapping patronising waste of carbon ...

    Ohh you're too nice. :)

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  • Hard News: Everybody has one, in reply to Tim Croft,

    because how can someone being drained of that much opinion possibly be always sincere about what they say, if a few hours later they have to churn out more opinion?

    John Key does it too and relishes it. He has an opinion on everything and has decided he knows best. It's rather handy Hosking agrees with him. Talking heads tend to blather on with ease because "EGO" because vanity, because arrogance. Then subservient people around you constantly confirms you are right then money paid convinces yourself.
    I think the crossovers between radio, TV , Newspaper is a dangerous precedent. Even Jono and Ben admitted last night they spend up to 18 hours a day together. Thank Christ they are only trying to be funny.

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  • Speaker: Saudi sheep: Misappropriating…, in reply to Ian Dalziel,

    I see Jim McClay got one also

    Jeez that Todd McClay is a piece of work too ain't he? - that question time absurdity earlier in the week was Kafkaesque in the extreme

    So many McClays, thought you were talking about his father, (Roger) for a minute there

    Is Jim related?

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  • Hard News: Everybody has one, in reply to James W,

    He claimed he's not a journalist but someone in his comments today suggested he should take the journalist claim out of his facebook profile as that would be confusing. I dont have anything to do with facebook or know how it works but I gather he has friends on face book who could be confused by this. Also Had enough of Hosking article in Stuff indicates the saturation we are experiencing

    In the past month, broadcaster Mike Hosking has been given a platform to voice his views 70 times across his Newstalk ZB show, his NZ Herald column and the television show Seven Sharp. He's been at the centre of programmes on the air for about 65 hours

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  • Speaker: Meet the middle, in reply to Russell Brown,

    *Not the blogging kind of whale.

    Saw your vid. Glad to read that he refloated. Hope he made it through the channel out to the ocean without incidence.
    I've been priviledged to get up close to a whale (for filming purposes, thanks CBS) It is very special. Sticks with ya.

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  • Speaker: Meet the middle, in reply to DeepRed,

    I wonder how much of that budget has been diverted to buy Mike Hosking another Ferrari?

    I said as much in my latest comment to her. It probably wont get in but her last piece is well worth reading. Dita De Boni, Her last Herald article
    Another good writer pushed under the bus.

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  • Speaker: In defence of the centre, in reply to DeepRed,

    A big part of Helen Clark's victory in 1999 was when she buried the hatchet with Jim Anderton,

    ...and Andrew Little said on the Nation this week that it was too far away from the Election to talk about coalitions but Labour had worked with the Greens and NZFirst in the past and could do so again but Lisa Owen ignored him and just wanted to say whatever it is she interrupts with.

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  • Speaker: In defence of the centre, in reply to BenWilson,

    You'd stick to your guns and just continue to refuse fleshing out the conflict zone, talking instead of the similarities and concessions that are not blockers to either group.

    As I see it, Labour should be automatically doing that with Greens and NZFirst. Point out what similarities exist, then how the differences are strengths if they join forces for the benefit of what the public want. Point out the happy middle ground is with working as one together.

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  • Speaker: Saudi sheep: Misappropriating…, in reply to chris,

    Ok, done that but any tone you express is completely understandable and frustration is often the good cause for emails. Sacha ,on the other hand can appear to be reliving his punk days where head bangin' was the norm . Not sure that's pro active though. ;)

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  • Speaker: Saudi sheep: Misappropriating…, in reply to Sacha,

    So, no, asking a question like that is not reasonable - it's a wasted opportunity and utterly stupid behaviour that Labour shows no sign of improving on

    That particular question was put down and transferred with much ado about Key avoiding it, which left Andrew Little trying to get it in via a supplementary of NZ First, which was unfortunate. Yes, Key squirmed past it, and yes, double barrelled questions don't work however the Speaker allowed Key to not answer any of question 3 by allowing the transfer when Key is sitting right there. It was about a pledge Key made not the associate Minister of Finance. Why is that ? Key is the "go to guy" the media love to have an opinion from, of which the pledge had strength because it was Key. Little had no opportunity.
    The one thing that question revealed yesterday was that it appeared that Key wouldn't defend his pledge in the House at question 3 or knew nothing about details reflecting his pledge to be a crock.Either way it said a bit shifty.

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