Posts by Deborah

  • Hard News: Mt Albert: Cooperating,…,

    :-) Thank you!

    I loved being part of the Get Out The Vote push on Saturday. I was doorknocking in Sandringham, and there was so much support for Jacinda. So our big task was to get all those people out to vote. And they did.

    Julie Anne Genter came along to Jacinda's party late in the evening, and was warmly welcomed.

    Manawatu City • Since Nov 2006 • 1440 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Taking the stage in Mount Albert,

    Obviously I’m thoroughly partisan, but I thought Andrew gave a really good speech.

    Something else that was interesting was that there are a lot of younger activists getting involved. Jacinda had a team of mainly young people lined up to go doorknocking after the speech. I headed off to the pub afterwards with Andrew and Priyanca Radnakrishnan and Jenny Salesa, and a whole heap of young people who were all sorting out something for Priyanca’s campaign. I’m thoroughly over the on-going lament about young people not being involved in politics: sure, there’s plenty who don’t vote and don’t get involved, and we’ve got a huge task on our hands connecting with them and encouraging them to vote, but we’ve also got plenty of young activists too. Young being under 30 or so… which looks increasingly young to me.

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  • Hard News: Public Address founder…,

    Yay! I'm delighted to be a winner. Thanks, Russell.

    Also, I'm totally taking this as an omen for 2017.

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  • Hard News: Public Address Word of the…,

    Also, "fake news"

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  • Hard News: Public Address Word of the…,

    post-truth

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  • Hard News: The fake news problem, in reply to Russell Brown,

    Snopes? Yeah, I encountered so many idiots who responded to being referred to anything on Snopes by alleging that Snopes was “biased”. People literally don’t want the truth.

    Yeah. One that got me in particular in the last couple of weeks was someone on my FB page, who wouldn't even accept the original source documents. Like, actual court transcripts from the actual day in court. Gobsmacking.

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  • Hard News: The fake news problem,

    Blanket dismissals of the “MSM” are part of the problem.

    Hear hear! Radio NZ is part of the MSM, and we've all been relying on it heavily for the past 36 hours or so. And having dealt with Matt Nippert with respect to a few tax stories, I'm very impressed by the way he digs and digs and digs to get information out of government and big business.

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  • Hard News: The fake news problem, in reply to Andrew R266,

    Well, yes, but for example, when I saw a tweet saying that the FBI had announced an investigation into alleged Russian tampering with the US election, a quick visit to the NY Times front page was enough to confirm that it was about as credible as all the frothing from Wikileaks in the last few weeks.

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  • Hard News: The fake news problem,

    I wanted to cry / scream / shake my head in despair everytime I got referred to sites like USUncut.com if I wanted to know the truth during the US election, and then told that if I referred to the WaPo or NYTimes, that the MSM were just a giant conspiracy.

    Disappearing down <insert your preferred expletive> rabbitholes.

    I'm not sure what to do about it except keep on fighting back, and buying MSM subscriptions.

    Manawatu City • Since Nov 2006 • 1440 posts Report Reply

  • Access: A different and interesting brain,

    Thank you. It's taken me years to get my head around brains and difference. Not good or bad or better or worse: just different.

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