Posts by Chris Waugh

  • Hard News: Our own fake news, in reply to simon g,

    at 5 a.m., and I’ll flick on the radio.

    There's what happens at 5am, and there's what gets published or broadcast at "mainstream" hours. E.g. "Car crash, foreign driver involved." Not fake news, but a deliberate choice of facts presented, and a point on the spectrum from actual news presented honestly to just plain fiction. Choices of which facts to present and how to present them are small, important steps that can take the public either towards better informed or just a short ways down the slope towards fake news, and these choices also affect the media's credibility in the public eye. I fear that when the media (all too often) choose the emotive, manipulative, clickbait presentation of news, they make it easier for fake news to flourish.

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    Parade characters

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    At the America’s Cup parade today.

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  • Hard News: One big day at the drug symposium,

    I saw you on Backbenches, Russell, and you seemed caught in the headlights. I think the Backbenches format makes vox pops difficult, especially given how eager the hosts are to share their opinions. What really didn't help with your vox pop was the microphone constantly being pulled away. Combine that with background noise of various kinds, and I think an optimistic estimate would be that us, the viewers at home, got to hear about half of what you had to say.

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    And a couple more

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    Some random autumn/winter (it’s so hard to tell, given how poorly Wellington does seasons…) shots.

    The old Anglican Chinese Mission, Haining St.

    Sunday morning football. Sometimes it seems the sky alone is enough to scare half the parents into keeping their kids home.

    I do like how our hill glows some autumn/winter mornings when the light is just right.

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    It’s been a while. But I found myself with a rare quiet moment and came back for a look. Here’s a couple of shots from last school holidays, a little day trip over to Pukaha Mt Bruce.

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    two more

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    A springy thing to be doing?

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    I do wonder about some of the inhabitants sometimes though. They occasionally seem just a little bit alien.

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