Yellow Peril by Tze Ming Mok

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Yellow Peril: Asian Angst: is it time to send some payback?

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  • Ben Austin,

    Jim, those were interesting links you provided, thanks

    London • Since Nov 2006 • 1019 posts Report Reply

  • Kenneth.Y,

    Congrats. I've been reading PA for loooong time, but never really bothered (:p) to participate in any discussion. It will be interesting to see what North and South prints on their July issue. The absolute minimum I believe. I'm also willing to bet that they will give (Codding)*(ton ) yet another chance to defense herself on why providing factual accurate information (rather then fudging stats) to her read is an insult to them. Time will tell. Again, gratz guys.

    Auckland. The Big Apple • Since Jun 2007 • 2 posts Report Reply

  • Craig Ranapia,

    Craig: I noted your subtle inclusion of economic nationalism in the same breath as jingoism and immigrant-bashing. One can very much be economic nationalist and an inclusive multiculturalist.

    *giggle* I didn't think I was being subtle at all, but if you cab pull of that magic trick please tell the likes of Anderton, Peters, Turia et. al. Now, to be fair, do I think you can be a scrupulous and fair-minded critic of free trade, open markets and a liberal immigration framework? Yes, and I'd go further and say they're public policy debates we need to have. But you can only have those debates when, to be blunt, objective reality gets a look in. Sorry, but I remember when Peters was up and down the country frothing about an 'Asian Invasion' of little yellow folks who were stealing our country out from under us -- and it just wasn't true. Let's say that again: IT JUST WASN'T TRUE.

    Coddington, for all her sins, is nowadays in no more a position to influence trade or immigration or foreign policy than you or me. There are far too many respectable xenophobes still in Parliament who do, and it looks increasingly likely they're going to have enormous influence over the shape of the next government. No matter who wins.

    That's worth thinking about -- and I hope the media is actually going to step up and decide what's more important. A sensational headline, or actually contributing to a thoughtful debate that leads to good public pollicy.

    North Shore, Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 12370 posts Report Reply

  • steven crawford,

    Atlantis • Since Nov 2006 • 4310 posts Report Reply

  • hamishm,

    I heard Stephen Franks on The Panel and it was an odd performance. It sounded to me that he didn't believe what he was saying. He was putting out the standard "what were once protectors of freedom of speech are now oppressors of it" line without any conviction because he knew that he was defending a bucket of crap. And he knew that he was wrong but was prepared to take a bullet for the team. Very odd but then I'm pretty used to feeling like I'm in an alternate universe when Mr. Franks is talking.

    Since Nov 2006 • 357 posts Report Reply

  • Heather Gaye,

    Press Council: complaint upheld.
    Codding*ton: they didn't mention the stats at all, so the stats must be correct!
    Press Council: didn't want to insult the intelligence of our readers.

    Morningside • Since Nov 2006 • 532 posts Report Reply

  • James Graham,

    And you have your scalp:
    North & South editor Langwell resigns

    Congrats to all involved.

    Tauranga • Since Nov 2006 • 12 posts Report Reply

  • Danyl Mclauchlan,

    North & South magazine editor Robyn Langwell has been forced out of the job she has held for 22 years.

    A source close to Langwell has confirmed the editor is to step down from the role, with June 23 set to be her final day on the job.

    Rumours of her impending departure began circulating yesterday, when subscribers received the July issue of the magazine, featuring an editorial by Langwell, entitled Golden Moments.

    In the column, Langwell described her job as editor as "the role I love" and paid tribute to the writers and designers at North & South, commending their talent and tenacity.

    It is understood that Langwell is not leaving of her own volition and lawyers are involved in the matter.

    ACP Media, which owns the title, is believed to have made Langwell redundant as part of a restructuring move.

    ACP group publisher Deborah Millar was unavailable for comment today but yesterday told the Business Herald she expected to confirm changes to the company by the end of this week.

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 927 posts Report Reply

  • andrew llewellyn,

    Wow. Result!

    Since Nov 2006 • 2075 posts Report Reply

  • Lee Wilkinson,

    hoist with her own petard!

    Whangarei Heads • Since Nov 2006 • 45 posts Report Reply

  • Lee Wilkinson,

    Bruce Hucker gone down as well?

    Whangarei Heads • Since Nov 2006 • 45 posts Report Reply

  • Keith Ng,

    Uh oh, spaghettios!

    But it's not us, it's just restructuring... right? But that's what it says...

    I mean, editors have such a redundant role (in some magazines), they're always the first ones to go.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 543 posts Report Reply

  • reece palmer,

    Apparently Hucker-bee jumped as he was pushed by a group of councillors. His role in promoting the huge rise in water costs over the next ten years (9-10% per annum) saw him become electoral poison for the city vision ticket. He has however only resigned as leader of that particular ticket. He is still deputy mayor and no doubt will run again come the next round of local body elections.

    the terraces • Since Nov 2006 • 298 posts Report Reply

  • Kenneth.Y,

    And it seems like NnS has came to their senses and arranged (codding)*(ton____) to write something less controversial and require very little stats fudging: "Happy pigs live a stress-free live, produce better meat". Which is probably a good move as column about pigs "usually" requires alot less fact checking.

    Auckland. The Big Apple • Since Jun 2007 • 2 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown,

    And you have your scalp:
    North & South editor Langwell resigns

    Congrats to all involved.

    It's not so classy to gloat. I can imagine she's feeling pretty sad being pushed out after more than two decades. North & South was never my favourite magazine, and the Asian Angst episode has been a particularly shabby one, but there's something remarkable about staying in that kind of job so long. And they have run some good features over the years.

    I'm actually pretty sure that the Press Council slamdunk isn't the reason anyway - I mean, like ACP cares.

    They want to reposition the magazine to try and draw back some readers (and some younger readers) and it appears that abolishing the position of editor altogether was the only way of getting Langwell to go.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 22749 posts Report Reply

  • Tze Ming Mok,

    It's not so classy to gloat. I can imagine she's feeling pretty sad being pushed out after more than two decades.

    I agree with Russell. My schadenfreude has run out by now, personally. I hear it was on the cards for a long time - but it's possible that the Press Council decision gave them a useful timing opportunity for lowering the axe. Hmm, ugly mixed metaphors, oh well.

    I actually take more pleasure in seeing someone with one of the most obvious Chinese-guy partial pseudonyms ever (hello Kenneth.Y!) posting for the first time on PA.

    SarfBank, Lunnin' • Since Nov 2006 • 154 posts Report Reply

  • rodgerd,

    And they have run some good features over the years.

    I'd certainly take North and South of 10 - 15 years ago over Listener now. My main beef with them back then was that for a Magazine that was supposed to be nationwide - a counterpoint to Metro, if you like - Langwell's vision seemed to begin and end at the North Shore on more than a few occasions.

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 512 posts Report Reply

  • Craig Ranapia,

    It's not so classy to gloat.

    Certainly not, Russell, and dare I say it there are some sections of the MSM (and bloggers, come to that) who don't have any moral high ground to posture on where Langwell or North and South is concerned. The Herald - and its Sunday tabloid - might want to be the first in line for some quiet self-reflection, because I've heard too many stories about that organ that sound more like Eli Roth-does-__The Office__ than anything else.

    North Shore, Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 12370 posts Report Reply

  • rodgerd,

    The Herald - and its Sunday tabloid - might want to be the first in line for some quiet self-reflection

    "Labour endorses child molesting!" for example.

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 512 posts Report Reply

  • Craig Ranapia,

    "Labour endorses child molesting!" for example.

    There's very little in the way of untrammelled malevolence I wouldn't lay at the feet of Hullum Klark and the Liarbore Dykeocracy (and that's sarcasm folks, please don't bust a blood vessel), but really...

    In a sane would I'd automatically assume you're (crudely) taking the piss, rodgerd - and if we're thinking about the same story, it was another case of a reasonable hard news story getting smothered under the tabloid hysterics. Don't really see who won that game.

    North Shore, Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 12370 posts Report Reply

  • Michael Fitzgerald,

    Did love to hear (on the appologists Nat Radio) Coddington say she wrote for the readers not management or advertisers -the boycott may be the ultimate reason for Langwell & now Coddingtons timely end at North & South.

    Since May 2007 • 631 posts Report Reply

  • Sam F,

    Say what? Coddington's tenure also over?

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 1609 posts Report Reply

  • Michael Fitzgerald,

    On Nat Radios Morning Report Coddington said her contract expires in a month and she will not be renewing it.

    Since May 2007 • 631 posts Report Reply

  • merc,

    Perhaps she could find a gig here? Sure it may not pay but she could recover some cred. Maybe some articles on Crime Tides and stuff.

    Since Dec 2006 • 2471 posts Report Reply

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