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Today’s Trivia



Japanese police fire paint balls at fleeing cars to make them easier to identify later. (source)


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Some fathers’ worst nightmare


Instant carma

I’ve seen something similar to that once myself.   Very satisfying, especially as that driver had entitlement issues (drove a series 7 BMW and passed hundreds of cars waiting to get onto the on-ramp by driving on the wrong side of the road)


Daily Roundup

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2Degrees just emailed me. This is getting absurd

From: “Charlene White” <[email protected]>
Date: 22/09/2014 12:03 PM
Subject: 2degrees
To: “[email protected]” <[email protected]>

Hi Cameron

I understand you are having mobile coverage issues so thought I would drop you a quick line to say 2degrees would be happy to see if we can help you out.

The last few weeks have certainly been an interesting time but we would hate for you to miss out on our great service and coverage due to that. We never set out to upset anyone – we simply made a decision to pause on all political blog sites (not just yours)  until after the election. Now that’s over, our Google marketing has resumed back as normal. Read more »

Post election Prebble

The Letter just came in and among some of the more amusing items (ACT has a strong brand?), these items deserve a wider audience?

TVNZ, TV3 and state radio called this election wrong.

The credibility of our news services has taken a huge hit.

Night after night TV and radio told us John Key was a liar.

First “Dirty politics” and then claims of mass surveillance were given not just top billing but saturation coverage.

The news blogs are going to be the big winners.

This election has been the clearest example yet of the main stream media picking a winner and doing everything they could to make it happen.  Radio New Zealand, TV3 and the NZ Herald had nailed their colours to the mast for such a long time, changing gear was no longer possible once they realised they were backing the wrong horse.

Sadly, it’s been seen as a left v right issue, when it’s really been a right v wrong issue.  By picking sides, and as it turned out, very much the losing side, these media organisations have lost customers and credibility.

Look at the numbers for Campbell Live since Hosking joined Seven Sharp.

Look at the NZ Herald subscription numbers while they are desperately trying to push others out at cost to keep their numbers up.

Viewers are turning off.  Paywalls have been postponed.   Read more »

The Huddle at 1740


The Huddle is back tonight, with Josie Pagani and me on Larry Williams’ show.

Our single topic is the election.

Should be fun.

You can listen online or through usual methods.

I will post the audio tomorrow morning.