Bryce Johns has finished up as Editor at Herald on Sunday, he is the one who laughably complained about some posts of mine and said that his staff are “decent journalists, trained and skilled” and insisted I act like them.
He states in his final article:
You can be assured, however, the Herald on Sunday team will keep delivering for you. I’ve not worked with a more dedicated group, and acting editor Jonathan Milne is a driven man.
We face so many barriers to what we do, particularly the armies of PR spin doctors that inhabit so many of the institutions we report about. They outnumber the journalists, and some take great pride in blocking us in our work.
But they don’t often beat us and readers seem to know that – how else do you explain the paper having the best readership and circulation results in the country over the past three years?
Jonathan Milne is a good guy. I hope he can make changes and not act like a cock like his former boss. But speaking of the quality work that Bryce Johns is so proud of look at this article that is so full of fail.
The headline for a start. Since when have 777s been jumbo jets? …that is a moniker reserved for the 747 aircraft.
Then in the text it states:
The plane had just flown nine hours and 40 minutes non-stop from Singapore. Airport emergency crews were not alerted because it wasn’t until the Boeing 777-300 was on the tarmac that ground staff noticed a section was missing. One astonished airport worker said: “A bite out of a wing had gone.”
The news comes as engineers investigate the loss of cabin pressure on another Boeing 777-300 flying into Auckland this week.
Yeah slight problem with that last sentence…it was a 737-300 that lost cabin pressure, on a domestic flight. Air New Zealand’s 777s fly internationally. Ontop of that the photo thy use is of a 777-200 not a 777-300.
See ya Bryce, don;t let the door whack you in the arse on the way out. Let’s hope Jonathan Milne can make a difference.