Posts by Euan Mason

  • Speaker: The elephant in Room 903,

    Clearly we should conclude that Nicky Hager's book is substantially correct, and that the PM has plenty to hide. What a shameful affair.

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  • Hard News: The long road to Hit and Run, in reply to Neil,

    "Does "other people's war" mean no one in NZ cares or has any involvement?"

    No. Our politicians tell us we send trained killers to help build infrastructure. They know that the NZ public would largely reject the idea of going in with guns blazing at civilians because an ally thinks that is the correct response to "terrorism". So when we find our representatives may have been involved in war crimes, it is appropriate to question whether or not our response is really in keeping with our values.

    In this case war was not the correct response. It was someone else's response and we bought into it. Now we are suffering the consequences.

    Canterbury • Since Jul 2008 • 244 posts Report Reply

  • Speaker: The road to Songbroker,

    Interesting. What do you charge the artists for this service?

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  • Hard News: Helen,

    New Zealand feels harsher, colder and less just without Helen Kelly. RIP Helen. Arohanui.

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  • Field Theory: Not doing enough, in reply to Sacha,

    Who were the “independent” witnesses who claimed that the stripper was not groped by Chiefs players?

    As if there was anyone there who was not connected to them. #pffft

    Agreed. I’m amazed that NZR thought they could get away with this bankrupt exercise, but maybe they thought that rugby gods should be judged by different standards from those applied to lesser mortals.

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  • Field Theory: Not doing enough,

    Who were the “independent” witnesses who claimed that the stripper was not groped by Chiefs players? In what sense were they “independent”? Did they observe her the entire time? Why would a professional stripper tell stories about groping if it did not happen? She would have everything to lose by lying.

    The NZR “verdict” has all the hallmarks of a self-serving whitewash.

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  • Speaker: After the Apocalypse,

    Compelling reading, Clinton, and bone-chilling. Many thanks.

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  • Polity: Key peddles cynical “interest…,

    Since when has the truth ever stopped Key from making outlandish claims? Homelessness, the housing crisis, child poverty, the widening gap between rich and poor, unswimmable rivers, our appalling record on climate change mitigation, fraudulent carbon credits, expanded GCSB spying on NZers, his use of black ops, and even his ponytail pulling are all the fault of the "last Labour Government".

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  • Hard News: Orcon IRL on Journalism: The Video, in reply to Kevin McCready,

    You guys have forgotten that it’s about finding and reporting truth.

    Couldn't agree more.

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  • Hard News: Orcon IRL on Journalism: The Video,

    “We’re talking a lot about journalism lately – and we’re doing it because journalism is facing something approaching an existential crisis.”

    RadioNZ is a great example of independent, but publicly-funded journalism. An independent fourth estate is essential for democracy, and so extending the RadioNZ model may provide a more secure home for the rigorous journalistic analysis that we so desperately lack in a world largely inhabited by least cost, press release parroting advertising outlets (present company exempted from that criticism :) ).

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