Well 20 days later and I wanted to check whether this new story in the Herald was about the same guy, Ron Hoy Fong. Sure enough.
Auckland property investors urged to target deceased estates, 'dummies' and divorcees.
That media coverage of the PolyFest was terrible. I wonder if the journalist involved have ever been to the event. Let alone seen the diligence, discipline and hard-work taken by the organisers, performers and supporters to create that event.
Those media companies are the ones guilty of beating up on people.
Lourde releasing another track just before "Friday Music" comes out ... coincidence?
The song is OK but I prefer Vivaldi's original.
Why did National not stand a candidate? Did they hope that this would split the Labour and Green parties? (FAIL) ... Or did they think Melissa Lee was just not a very good candidate?
Russell said "National probably made the right call when it declined to contest the Mount Albert by-election". But I'm not so sure.
4,000 National Party voters probably voted for Shearer at the last election...
( http://www.electionresults.govt.nz/electionresults_2014/electorate-27.html )
About 10% of the electorate.
Will these National voters again like the calibre of the Labour candidate?
And if so, will they continue to endorse Jacinda over Melissa Lee at the General Election?
If Labour romps home at this by-election... Well no wonder National were running scared.
Well done to all the winners, but I've just noticed that the "publicaddress.net" domain name is registered to a Mr Russelski Brownovich in Skopje, Macedonia. When he asked you for your postal address and credit card details...Well...
Russel said "It was a Google algorithm, not an editor, that made a wholly false claim about the popular vote the "top" story in its rankings."
The Google algorithm seems to be working perfectly.
The more the original story is critcised, the more it is linked to, the higher it is ranked
(probably weighted greater when linked by the Washington Post).
Google users shouldn't interpret the first result as being the most truthful (usually they're ads).
It would be like saying Shortie or Coro St is the best TV drama because it rates highest.
Technically, there is no reason why the herald can't have two different interfaces for people who want serious news, and people who don't. (A proper "news" tab). Of course there is all the news feeds which go up automatically but it would be fairly easy to filter those... by source for a start
I like a good ranter. That is why you have my vote as Waitemata Council member.
Russell said "For all the efforts of researchers, protest vox-pops revealed that many of the people marching did not know a lot about what they were opposing, and believed some strange things about what the treaty portended. Is it enough to merely get people fired up?"
I am surprised you take such a stance on the TTPA protests and didn't recognise a media beat-up job when you see one.
Maybe this will remind you...