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  • Rob Stowell,

    How have the Herald managed to make themselves look worse than the PM on #tailgate? Quite an achievement, for a company awash in PR specialists.
    I reckon Currie needs to apologise and withdraw some of his statements, fast. Out on a limb; still sawing.

    Whakaraupo • Since Nov 2006 • 2091 posts Report Reply

  • Alfie,

    Dunedin • Since May 2014 • 1386 posts Report Reply

  • Katharine Moody, in reply to Angela Hart,

    My thought too.

    Wellington • Since Sep 2014 • 798 posts Report Reply

  • Sofie Bribiesca, in reply to Alfie,

    That is another image of him touching a young girls hair! How many are there? Ew

    here and there. • Since Nov 2007 • 6796 posts Report Reply

  • Rich of Observationz,

    It's not unknown for senior politicians to develop psychopathic tendencies. There appears to have been a whole child molesting ring going on in the UK Tory party, and going further back, some think that Gladstone was Jack the Ripper.

    Back in Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 5550 posts Report Reply

  • FletcherB, in reply to Sofie Bribiesca,

    That is another image of him touching a young girls hair! How many are there? Ew

    I'm assuming/hoping (since it's Stuff) that that is the same one referred to earlier by Bruce Ward as being in an offline Nelson paper?

    Also, different enough to not be noticed as creepy at the time.... but now fitting a pattern?

    Last year, Key was invited to help shave then-Canterbury Earthquake Recovery boss Roger Sutton's head for charity. Key was given the important job of chopping off Sutton's ponytail - and took to it with relish. "Oh yeah, this is actually quite a lot of fun," said Key, with obvious delight. "Can I say how clean your hair is?"

    from http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/politics/67979337/top-10-awkward-john-key-moments

    West Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 887 posts Report Reply

  • Ian Dalziel, in reply to nzlemming,

    This is a pattern of behaviour that feels like “predator” to me

    "I don't think [the friend's] were perturbed, it was no big deal...it looks as if this is a thing he does, it's a way of interacting, it seems.
    "I think it puts a bit more perspective on it...I don't know if it's affectionate or what it is, but it's clearly a thing he does."

    Shill Blackham's passing this off as 'something Key does' is pretty darn flimsy - it needs an 'and thinks he can get away with' added to it.
    Everyone used to say Morgan Fahey (disgraced former deputy mayor of Chch) was a top bloke too.

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 7889 posts Report Reply

  • Ian Dalziel,

    et tu...
    Judith Collins must have thought all her Christmases had come at once when she was asked to comment on this on Morning Report.
    She showed just the right amount of sympathy, yet got the knife in cleanly...

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 7889 posts Report Reply

  • Ian Dalziel, in reply to Alfie,

    follicular folly...

    Apparently Key’s ponytail fetish is known as Trichophilia.
    Whoever would have known that was a thing?

    Anyone with a dictionary reading my post (#5466!! still) at 5.30pm yesterday
    :- )

    My take is dirty Trichophilia may yet do what Dirty Politics couldn't...

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 7889 posts Report Reply

  • Angela Hart, in reply to Ian Dalziel,

    My take is dirty Trichophilia may yet do what Dirty Politics couldn't...

    and isn't that insane?

    Christchurch • Since Apr 2014 • 614 posts Report Reply

  • Michael Savidge,

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    Horseplay...you're doing it wrong John.

    Somewhere near Wellington… • Since Nov 2006 • 324 posts Report Reply

  • Ian Dalziel, in reply to Michael Savidge,

    Horseplay

    Equus ?

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 7889 posts Report Reply

  • Ian Dalziel,

    Big Hair Band...

    For this 'Alice-band through the looking glass' world

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 7889 posts Report Reply

  • Paul Campbell,

    That Taiwanese news channel that does animations of world events .... well #ponygate:

    Dunedin • Since Nov 2006 • 2606 posts Report Reply

  • Bart Janssen, in reply to Paul Campbell,

    That Taiwanese news channel that does animations of world events ….

    Nailed it

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 4451 posts Report Reply

  • Alfie,

    Dunedin • Since May 2014 • 1386 posts Report Reply

  • Jack Harrison,

    “Dear diary,
    Today for the fourth time I pulled the girl at the dairy’s hair. Tomorrow I will be visited by the police.

    I wish i was the prime minister.”

    This is a feminist issue and the national party pakeha are an embarrassing slite for white people. Jesus, this is an illustration of the thinness of the political conservative mind to the much needed idea of not just being a dick but also actively controlling your dick.

    wellington • Since Aug 2014 • 296 posts Report Reply

  • steven crawford,

    The most surprising thing about John Key and his ponytail pulling activitys, is that he isn't having brain fades over it.

    Atlantis • Since Nov 2006 • 4316 posts Report Reply

  • linger, in reply to Jack Harrison,

    the much needed idea of not just being a dick...

    NOT being a dick, that's the hard part. So to speak.

    Tokyo • Since Apr 2007 • 1889 posts Report Reply

  • Rob Stowell,

    I'd like to make a press council complaint about Glucina's alleged deceit. Anyone know if someone else is doing this already?
    I keep going through Curry, Glucina and Tim Murphy's tweets, quotes and 'statements'. They started the day saying Bailey's claims (about Glucina) were totally untrue. Yet the final Herald statement seems completely - in a very weaselly way - compatible with Bailey's account. In some details it supports, in others confirms it.
    There's an attempt to muddy the waters with talk of 'a pool story'.
    Is this a real thing (apart from in extreme circumstances)? Is it common at the Herald that they'd share their copy? Has Glucina ever written a 'pool story' before?

    Whakaraupo • Since Nov 2006 • 2091 posts Report Reply

  • Jack Harrison, in reply to Rob Stowell,

    It's also a story of low wage jobs. Do not fuck with the worker physically. That's a conservative principle. I'm not a liberal but I can't place the attitudes of some of my white bros on any political spectrum.

    wellington • Since Aug 2014 • 296 posts Report Reply

  • Jack Harrison, in reply to linger,

    It's confusing.

    wellington • Since Aug 2014 • 296 posts Report Reply

  • nzlemming, in reply to Rob Stowell,

    I’d like to make a press council complaint about Glucina’s alleged deceit. Anyone know if someone else is doing this already?

    I've seen a couple of comments on Facebook and Twitter from people who say they have, but I coan't remember who, sorry.

    There’s an attempt to muddy the waters with talk of ‘a pool story’.
    Is this a real thing (apart from in extreme circumstances)? Is it common at the Herald that they’d share their copy? Has Glucina ever written a ‘pool story’ before?

    Pool stories tend to happen when you've got really limited access, such as aboard Air Force One, or embedded in Iraq. You might get one also around a court case of particular note (unless it's about a Prominent New Zealander, of course). I doubt that Glucina has ever shared her lunch, let alone a story.

    My understanding is that she went in posing as PR to help the employers and the victim manage the media fallout and help them craft a statement to be released. Once she had the photo and the interview, it turned into an article.

    Waikanae • Since Nov 2006 • 2930 posts Report Reply

  • Jack Harrison,

    There is an assumption from glucinaville that we are all possibly the subject of gutter journalism.We are all dirty.

    It is very unpleasant when the citizen is scared of the fourth estate.
    Amanda has been stripped off her basic civil rights by the same journo who had an obsessive hate for a pretty decent local television N.Z media presenter and a friend of many. Amanda deserves a hawkseby pay out, they have fucked up her career.

    wellington • Since Aug 2014 • 296 posts Report Reply

  • Alfie,

    Unlike our media, the Guardian makes the link between Glucina and Dirty Politics and ponytailgate.

    Since the waitress complained of the prime minister’s harassment in an anonymous post on leftwing site the Daily Blog on Wednesday, questions have arisen about the New Zealand Herald’s actions and its links to Key’s governing National party, which surfaced in the lead-up to last year’s general election.

    Last year, Rachel Glucina was among several journalists implicated in Nicky Hager’s book Dirty Politics, which alleged senior government officials were executing smear campaigns against opponents with the help of media. Hager said he tried to avoid shaming journalists in the book, with the exception of Glucina, whom he described as “despicable”.

    They've also got hold of a Herald internal email sent to editorial staff on Thursday afternoon, in which Currie defends Glucina and the way she went about obtaining the "interview" with Amanda Bailey. You can read that email here:

    http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/4/24/1429858509712/ShayneCurrieletter.png

    While Currie is attempting to take the moral high ground with claims that all parties were aware that they were participating in a Herald interview, at no stage does he say that he spoke with Amanda Bailey. One would have thought that was essential given the circumstances.

    Conveniently, the Herald says there's no recording of Glucina’s interview.

    Dunedin • Since May 2014 • 1386 posts Report Reply

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