This week’s Media Take (and a post I’ll write on Tuesday) will be in part about the responses of other journalists and broadcasters – which have by no means all been bad. The pissed-off younger Gallery members who quizzed Key in this extraordinary 20-minute standup were righteous.
But some older media people dismissing the whole book – including evidence that sitting Ntional MPs paid Lusk and Slater to destroy their opponents in selection contests – just really need to take a good, hard look at themselves.
Looking for examples/quotes from Mr Slater or the BlubberyhBlog that are especially egregious. There’s the Greymouth headline, and the Chch quake quote- anything else especially stick out?
Asking for a friend :)
The whole book makes me feel nauseous - and I thought I was quite tough in political and journalistic terms.
I wonder what will happen to ipredict now that it has been shown up as just another tool for manipulation of the message?
Wasn't that obvious before the book?
Tune the Kindle for book updates: I guess it's a rush format job and they'll fix and update.
Mildly irritating but e readers are rubbish for visuals so I don't get the books for anything other than text.
Crisis management 101
Friday, 15 August 2014
As far as book launches go, the publishers of Nicky Hager's Dirty Politics book have made a bit of a meal of it I think.
For a start, they launched it late on a Wednesday. That left much of the media scrambling and made it almost impossible to comprehensibly analyse.
Another frustration? The book was launched in Wellington. Media who weren't there couldn't get their hands on a book. I searched book stores in west Auckland yesterday but it was sold out. So I'm relying on excerpts of the book being emailed to me.
The rest, if you can see through your tears of laughter:
$21US for an ebook? I’ll wait till tomorrow for a physical copy. I would have paid $12-15.
Got the ebook tonight. In a houseful of political junkies that is a bargain: loaded on the Kindle and three laptops via Kindle Cloud. It means avoiding unseemly scrapping over who gets to read a printed copy first.
Cleaners on midnight till 6am.
Clearly if you're a National party member or employee accessing confidential Labour Party data, that' a criminal act because you know you're not meant to be in there. End of.
And oh…fancy that…Slater just happens to be “out of the country"……
In Korea. Or is it Israel?
All that is required is that the access was done ‘knowing that he or she is not authorised’.
That is what is keeping the lights on in the Beehive tonight. Criminal charges are justified.