Posts by Deborah

  • Hard News: Public Address founder…,

    Yay! I'm delighted to be a winner. Thanks, Russell.

    Also, I'm totally taking this as an omen for 2017.

    Manawatu City • Since Nov 2006 • 1438 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Public Address Word of the…,

    Also, "fake news"

    Manawatu City • Since Nov 2006 • 1438 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Public Address Word of the…,

    post-truth

    Manawatu City • Since Nov 2006 • 1438 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: The fake news problem, in reply to Russell Brown,

    Snopes? Yeah, I encountered so many idiots who responded to being referred to anything on Snopes by alleging that Snopes was “biased”. People literally don’t want the truth.

    Yeah. One that got me in particular in the last couple of weeks was someone on my FB page, who wouldn't even accept the original source documents. Like, actual court transcripts from the actual day in court. Gobsmacking.

    Manawatu City • Since Nov 2006 • 1438 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: The fake news problem,

    Blanket dismissals of the “MSM” are part of the problem.

    Hear hear! Radio NZ is part of the MSM, and we've all been relying on it heavily for the past 36 hours or so. And having dealt with Matt Nippert with respect to a few tax stories, I'm very impressed by the way he digs and digs and digs to get information out of government and big business.

    Manawatu City • Since Nov 2006 • 1438 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: The fake news problem, in reply to Andrew R266,

    Well, yes, but for example, when I saw a tweet saying that the FBI had announced an investigation into alleged Russian tampering with the US election, a quick visit to the NY Times front page was enough to confirm that it was about as credible as all the frothing from Wikileaks in the last few weeks.

    Manawatu City • Since Nov 2006 • 1438 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: The fake news problem,

    I wanted to cry / scream / shake my head in despair everytime I got referred to sites like USUncut.com if I wanted to know the truth during the US election, and then told that if I referred to the WaPo or NYTimes, that the MSM were just a giant conspiracy.

    Disappearing down <insert your preferred expletive> rabbitholes.

    I'm not sure what to do about it except keep on fighting back, and buying MSM subscriptions.

    Manawatu City • Since Nov 2006 • 1438 posts Report Reply

  • Access: A different and interesting brain,

    Thank you. It's taken me years to get my head around brains and difference. Not good or bad or better or worse: just different.

    Manawatu City • Since Nov 2006 • 1438 posts Report Reply

  • Up Front: I Never Been ta Borstal, in reply to steven crawford,

    I was honoured to be asked, and it's a very small return for the way that you've helped me to change my thinking over the years, Steven.

    Manawatu City • Since Nov 2006 • 1438 posts Report Reply

  • Field Theory: Not doing enough,

    Because in New Zealand two things are at the top of the stats: rugby and domestic violence. This is NZR’s chance to start defeating one with the other.

    We will know that the wider New Zealand community is starting to treat domestic violence as serious crime when an All Blacks player, or a Super Whatever-Number-It-Is player, donates his man of the match award to Women's Refuge.

    Manawatu City • Since Nov 2006 • 1438 posts Report Reply

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