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Hard News: The Politics of Absence

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  • Steve Barnes,

    Excelunt Mr X, Excelunt

    The wireless north ;-) • Since Dec 2006 • 4613 posts Report Reply

  • Hebe,

    Anyone else noticed that National's billboard slogan "For a brighter future" could easily become with a splat or two "For a righter future"? Killer copywriting.

    Christchurch • Since May 2011 • 2552 posts Report Reply

  • Steve Barnes,

    The wireless north ;-) • Since Dec 2006 • 4613 posts Report Reply

  • Rob Stowell,

    Anyone else noticed that National's billboard slogan "For a brighter future" could easily become with a splat or two "For a righter future"?

    I saw one last week (out Halswell way) that said "For a blighted future". Gone the next day, though!

    Whakaraupo • Since Nov 2006 • 1434 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha, in reply to Rob Stowell,

    For a blighted future

    Here's a whole set of em.

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 16272 posts Report Reply

  • 3410,

    Just for laughs...

    According to the Herald, quoting a candidate is now a "dirty tricks campaign".

    Allegations of a dirty tricks campaign against ACT's Epsom candidate John Banks are rife and the blame is being laid at Labour's feet.

    Pamphlets are circling highlighting past comments made by Mr Banks, including anti-homosexuality and racist ideas.

    Auckland • Since Jan 2007 • 2618 posts Report Reply

  • Joe Wylie, in reply to 3410,

    According to the Herald, quoting a candidate is now a "dirty tricks campaign".

    It's an ACT thang - 'how durst thou mock the differently abled'. Since Brash's return it's pretty much the house style.

    flat earth • Since Jan 2007 • 3325 posts Report Reply

  • Sofie Bribiesca,

    Speaking of absences.In driving around and then through Eden/Epsom yesterday, my man commented that he hadn't seen any billboards bar 1 for John Banks. Concerted effort or what?

    here and there. • Since Nov 2007 • 5920 posts Report Reply

  • Ian Dalziel,

    Billbo 'ard man...
    Just for laughs II...
    The Press reports that the election billboard vandalism
    season has begun...
    I wouldn't be messing with the Labour hoardings in Chchch as it appears Brendon Burns lives up to his incendiary name, and carries the makings of a molotov cocktail in his car!

    Christchurch Central Labour MP Brendon Burns said he had not heard of any damage to his campaign hoardings, but was always prepared.
    "I keep a bottle of meths and a rag in my boot.
    I've taken a few moustaches off my face over the years."

    Hair-razing stuff indeed...
    ;- )

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 4555 posts Report Reply

  • merc,

    In my area the billboard for a brighter Key future has been replaced by a billboard for Banks...

    Since Dec 2006 • 2471 posts Report Reply

  • DeepRed, in reply to 3410,

    Just for laughs...

    According to the Herald, quoting a candidate is now a "dirty tricks campaign".

    It's like the frat boy scene in Borat - the title character didn't slander the frat boys, they slandered themselves.

    The southernmost capital … • Since Nov 2006 • 4060 posts Report Reply

  • DeepRed, in reply to Ian Dalziel,

    The Press reports that the election billboard vandalism
    season has begun...

    And someone turned Labour candidate Paula Gillon into Batman.

    The southernmost capital … • Since Nov 2006 • 4060 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha, in reply to 3410,

    quoting a candidate is now a "dirty tricks campaign".

    Isn't the issue there more about misrepresenting the recency of his quotes? The man's opponents don't need to resort to that to see the back of him for one last time.

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 16272 posts Report Reply

  • 3410,

    Isn't the issue there more about misrepresenting the recency of his quotes?

    Is it?

    Auckland • Since Jan 2007 • 2618 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown, in reply to 3410,

    Just for laughs...

    According to the Herald, quoting a candidate is now a "dirty tricks campaign".

    The great irony there is that Banks was the beneficiary of a really dirty leaflet campaign run by his own people (with the rather shameful connivance of the NBR) before he was defeated for the mayoralty by Dick Hubbard.

    At least Banks actually said the things in the new leaflet. Even if, as Sacha notes, it's misleading as to when he actually said them.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 18512 posts Report Reply

  • 3410,

    Okay...
    Looked up the primary source (forgive me for being reluctant to trawl through WhaleOil and Kiwiblog).


    Note to self:
    Never, ever, ever, assume that the Herald has their facts straight. (When will I learn??)

    Note to Levi Joule:
    Fuck you. You've turned a small opportunity to remind people of Banks' racist comments into a medium-sized opportunity for people to see Labour as dishonest. You're an idiot.

    Auckland • Since Jan 2007 • 2618 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha, in reply to 3410,

    You're an idiot

    Ae. Lack of coherence and discipline will not win elections.

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 16272 posts Report Reply

  • DexterX, in reply to Sacha,

    Lack of competence.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 1174 posts Report Reply

  • Ian Dalziel, in reply to 3410,

    Snark, The Herald Angles singe...

    Never, ever, ever, assume that the Herald has their facts straight.

    I note the Herald's Talking Heads piece with Roger Shepherd (Flying Nun) and Roger Langston (Garage mag) today mentions some band called the Tall Dwarves!!
    30 years and they still can't get the Tall Dwarfs name right...
    Interesting listening though, the years just drop away...

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 4555 posts Report Reply

  • 3410,

    Roger Langston

    Ahem. ;)

    Auckland • Since Jan 2007 • 2618 posts Report Reply

  • merc,

    "Key doesn't have the guts to debate the issues that matter to kiwis. He's only interested in the short term. I will make the tough decisions."
    http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10762235

    Since Dec 2006 • 2471 posts Report Reply

  • Ian Dalziel, in reply to 3410,

    Well spotted and flagged!

    Roger Langston
    Ahem. ;)

    oops! I jolly well over-rogered that
    didn't I... what a complete dick!

    Of course I meant - Richard Langston
    apologies, genuflections and thanks

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 4555 posts Report Reply

  • DeepRed,

    Prostetnic Vogon Joyce vs Auckland, round 2.

    D:<

    Right, that's it, my Holiday Highway poster is nearly ready.

    The southernmost capital … • Since Nov 2006 • 4060 posts Report Reply

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