Well the simple answer to being insulted would be your ratings.
I don't know but Simon Pound said on Nat Radio your show doesn't rate. Again, when does the inbedded reporter know when they're being bribed?
Once the right conditions are set, conspiracy is not required. (Fave movie Seven Crosses sets this out pretty well.)
I don't think it unreasonable to question these things, as I did with the seemingly extortionate practise of Damien Christies repeated bad news then got a big prize story.
As for the psydonym - you know who I am, I've been honest with you on that.
As this is prob my last time here let me wish you all, Russel, and your family well in the future.
My question yesterday was not so much absurd, as hyperbole. Mike Williams has reluctantly taken his nose from the trough and following the money is always a good starting point.
When does complanency become a complicit act?
Russell, you have mused here in the past that you don't have the face for TV (few of us do) and yet you have gained a show on a govt funded station with little TV time yourself and a station with little appeal in general.
This after an unprecedenced act in modern times, but with considerable historic resonance. That you still support the action taken here ( I'm hesitant to use the word Police,as this action in all likelyhood involved anyone with tax paid fire arms) as opposed to the local cops picking up a couple of rifles from unlicened owners without any fuss.
Like the inbedded reporter, do you even know when you have been bribed?
As for Gilchrist & Rees, I think it's worth remembering he is 40yrs and she is 22yrs.
Is your personal TV Station payment for your support of Operation 8 & the extended police powers?
Are there further revelations about Labours secret police to come?
Islander wagged at Aranui High - blows the class thing out of the water. Oh the imprint Christchurch school snobberey has on one.
Repition, Emma already covered.
I always thought it was a North Island/ South Island thing (like bach vs. crib).
That line is the Waitaki River. We in Canty have baches and our southern cousins have cribs.
Marlborough Boys' wagged and in Christchurch I bunked. I didn't need to avoid school at MBC as I rowed and therefore nothing was expected of me in Summer and we had X-Static FM our school radio station to escape to & play music in winter.
What about the Incas and the Pyramids and volcanic stone formations ... er stone walls cut by the Incas?
As one who has never voted National, I'm most impressed with 12month Herceptin on offer and a little backdating, and heartened by what looks like an increase in State Housing and improvement of standards.
I've had a theory for a while that each Party Lab/Nat does more for their non-constituant voter. Like National & Maori and Labour & Army. This strengthens their stand in the fight for the middle ground but is a rather perverse event.
The Kiwi saver thing is a bit of a non-issue in my opinion as it's new and was only ever a vote grabbing bribe. The Tax cuts vs acc levy increase cancell each other out, not a big deal.
90 days sounds interesting, but maybe it's a whipping boy for the Unions to claim a an inch or two in the papers.
Another one bites the dust....
David Kirk resigns! 68% loss of stock value in a year.
That Trade Me guy must be ROFL