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Hard News: A cog in the Mediaworks machine

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  • Ian Dalziel,

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 7771 posts Report Reply

  • Alfie, in reply to Ian Dalziel,

    Scout’s closure was always inevitable. It just came down to Mediaworks’ desire to save face versus the costs of continuing with a loss-making and ultimately doomed site. The ill-advised decision to associate Mediaworks with the increasingly toxic Glucina was down to Weldon. His departure has finally allowed them to cauterise the boil that was Scout.

    One wonders what "new opportunity" awaits Glucina. She has no discernable talent and following this debacle, added to her immoral hatchet job on Amanda Bailey, no credible media company would touch her with a barge pole.

    Maybe she’ll pop up with Hoskings or Henry where narcissism trumps credibility. Or perhaps they’ll find her a role in the National Party’s dirty tricks brigade. The latter would seem to be the most natural fit for someone of her proven ineptitude. After all, Key still owes her the vile role she played in ponytailgate.

    Dunedin • Since May 2014 • 1343 posts Report Reply

  • Ian Dalziel, in reply to Alfie,

    no credible media company

    Where do I look for one of those in NZ?

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 7771 posts Report Reply

  • Alfie, in reply to Ian Dalziel,

    Where do I look for one of those in NZ?

    Under a rock somewhere. Or just wait for a few months because there are a couple of bridges just waiting to turn into a pile of rubble.

    Dunedin • Since May 2014 • 1343 posts Report Reply

  • Ian Dalziel, in reply to Alfie,

    a couple of bridges just waiting to turn into a pile of rubble.

    That includes the reckless and feckless Simon Bridges I assume...
    I'm also guessing there will be some large public sculptures involving non-load bearing steel tubes all round the Waikato soon...
    ...or perhaps they could be turned into sleeping pods for the homeless?*
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/travel/article-2220053/The-Mexican-hotel-rooms-recycled-drain-pipes.html

    *(Not sure what size the naff 'steel' ones are though...)

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 7771 posts Report Reply

  • Alfie,

    A relevant tweet from Herald journalist Francis Cook.

    Scout lasted a lot longer than I thought it would. Is it too early in the day to start drinking?

    Dunedin • Since May 2014 • 1343 posts Report Reply

  • Alfie,

    Mediaworks have axed their midday news bulletin. No surprises there. Did anyone ever watch tele at that time of the day?

    The same story confirms that Glucina left the premises on Friday, which will have endowed TV3's Friday night drinks with a slight hint of karmic glow.

    Dunedin • Since May 2014 • 1343 posts Report Reply

  • mark taslov,

    +HR=E’s replacement of the show that replaced Campbell Live kicked off with a hiss and roar; +HR=E* giving Michele A’Court free rein to express the much neglected* trans exclusionary perspective.

    Men don’t have to use these products at all, all women have to use them

    *This Transgender Man Is Showing People That Menstruation Isn’t Just a Female Thing

    *My Period and Me: A Trans Guy’s Guide to Menstruation

    *No mention of 300lb derelicts this time despite a familiar face.

    Te Ika-a-Māui • Since Mar 2008 • 2268 posts Report Reply

  • tomachi, in reply to Robyn Gallagher,

    That's a cool idea. Make a clean separation of concerns. Hello Robyn.

    Auckland • Since Dec 2009 • 2 posts Report Reply

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