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Why did the NZ Herald protect a bullying sex offender’s identity?

Yesterday the NZ Herald ran a story about Gin Wigmore pushing back on a Facebook troll.

The NZ Herald ran a screen shot of the post and the response from Wigmore.

For some reason they obscured the identity (photo and name) of the troll.

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Was the rummage in the office worth it?

The two night shaggers who put on some entertainment for bar patrons in Christchurch by shagging each others brains out are no longer working for the firm who employed them.

I think they should have used the Len Brown defence…they’d still have their jobs.

The two office workers caught in a high-profile sex romp with the lights on are no longer employed by the Christchurch firm they were with at the time, according to NZME News Service.

The 50-year-old married senior manager at Marsh Ltd and the English-born 25-year-old woman have reportedly not returned to work since the late-night romp on January 30 that was witnessed and filmed by dozens of drinkers at Carlton Bar and Eatery across Papanui Rd.

The man, who has two teenage children to his wife, who found out about the affair only after seeing the images on Facebook, refused to comment when approached at his Sumner home this week.

What? The man who found out about the affair only after seeing the images on Facebook…What the hell…he was involved in it!

The insurance company’s bosses launched an employment investigation after the sex session made international headlines.

A Marsh spokeswoman said the company “could not provide any comment” on the conclusions of their internal inquiry.

It’s not known whether the wife is standing by the man.

She did not respond to queries from NZME News Service this week.

The younger woman involved in the affair has moved out of the house where she had been staying, close to her fiance.

Why are the media still after them? Bloody panty sniffing arseholes.

If it is good enough for a shagger like Len Brown to keep his job then why not them?

 

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Face of the day

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Is today’s face of the day a proud Muslim Father of two daughters?
Nope, don’t be so arrogant as to impose your silly western, civilised views and culture on this follower of the religion of peace.

The important thing is that we must respect his culture and be tolerant of his ideology like all good, politically correct, liberal apologists.

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Is Buzzfeed the most important news organisation in the world?

Quite possibly it is.

Of course mainstream journalists will scoff at Buzzfeed but it is undeniably successful in ways that the editors at Fairfax and the NZ Herald can only dream of.

Why is that?

Let’s look at the past paradigm…which ironically is still the current paradigm in the mainstream.

Like a great many such things, some of journalism’s most precious ideals were the happy result of geography and economics. That is, in any given geography, the dominant newspaper tended towards a natural monopoly for two reasons:

  • When it came to costs, the ownership of expensive printing presses and distribution channels made entrance difficult for potential competitors
  • As for revenue, broad-based advertising, at least in the pre-targeting era, naturally flowed to the channel with the greatest reach

The interaction of these two economic realities made newspapers fabulously profitable and veritable cash machines; the editorial side, meanwhile, freed from the responsibility to directly make money, could instead focus on things like far-flung bureaus, investigative journalism that in many cases took months to develop, and a clear separation between the business and editorial sides of a newspaper. The latter was important not just for the avoidance of blatant corruption, but also because it imbued the editorial side with a certain responsibility to focus on stories that deserved to be written because they mattered, not because they were sensationalistic.

This last point was best exemplified by The New York Times’ famous slogan, “All the news that’s fit to print” and by the paper’s legendary Page One meetings where editors would pitch stories for inclusion on the most valuable real estate in journalism. It’s important to appreciate that this was more than just a slogan and meeting; there are important assumptions underlying this conceit:

  • The first assumption is that there is a limited amount of space, which in the case of a physical product is quite obviously true. Sure, newspapers could and did change the length of their daily editions, but the line had to be drawn somewhere
  • The second assumption is that journalists, by choosing what to write about, are the arbiters of what is “news”
  • The third assumption is that the front page is an essential signal as to what news is important; more broadly, it’s an assumption that editors matter

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A tattoo I would get

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This tattoo is awesome…it’s one that I would wear with pride.

A poignant tattoo honouring Kiwi war veterans has caught the world’s imagination, going viral on social media just days after being inked onto a Lower Hutt man.

A photo of Bruce Neal ‘s patriotic body art had gained 128,000 likes on Facebook by this afternoon, plus nearly 5000 comments and 40,000 shares.

The Wainuiomata ex-army man got inked last Thursday, and just hours later the tattoo was getting thousands of likes after Petone tattoo parlour Pieces of Eight uploaded a snapshot.

“It just went ballistic,” Neal, 59, said.   Read more »

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Why are you sorry? He was a “judgmental little c*ck”

I didn’t realise Linda Cooper had it in her.

I thought she was dead set useless.

But she has come good big time, even if she did apologise afterwards.

Auckland councillor and National Party member Linda Cooper has apologised after she called a man a “judgmental little c**k” on the Pride parade Facebook page.

Ms Cooper had an exchange with Daniel O’Connor who said he thought National MPs Melissa Lee and Alfred Ngaro were against marriage equality.

“Well good on them to be brave enough to come out in support against their constituent Korean and Pacific views,” Ms Cooper said.

When Mr O’Connor said it looked like the two National MPs were trying to piggyback on the achievements they were trying to hold back, Mrs Cooper hit back.

“Get a grip little boy,” she said.

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Face of the day

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Todays face of the day, Elisabeth Sabaditsch-Wolff was found guilty of hate speech. Her crime? Calling Mohammed a pedophile and telling the truth about Islam. In Austria calls for killing Jews are legal but calling Mohammed a Pedophile is illegal.

The last time I checked, a man who sexually touches a 6 year old girl is a pedophile and one who has sex with a 9 year old girl is a pedophile. You can argue that back in the dark ages that kind of child sex was socially acceptable. I would argue that in modern, civilised times it is not. So therefore I confidently and loudly say that the founder of Islam by today’s civilised standards was a kiddy fiddler, a pedophile, a pedo, a pervert, a rapist, a creeper, a pedobear and  a child molester. The forced child marriage that is still sanctioned and happening within Islam is an abomination and is morally and ethically repulsive.

There I have said it. Charge me with hate speech for stating the obvious. What on earth is our world coming to when a woman cannot tell the truth without being arrested and dragged through the legal system while those who call for Jews to be killed not only are left alone, their words are justified by the judiciary.

February 12, 2015 by Daniel Greenfield

It’s not anti-Semitism. It’s anti-Zionism. You can tell because it involves Hitler and killing Jews.

Facebook postings from a Turkish man showing Adolf Hitler, with a statement praising the death of Jews, are a legitimate expression of criticizing the Jewish state, the spokesman for the prosecutor office in the city of Linz, Philip Christl, said on Tuesday.

“I could have annihilated all the Jews in the world, but I left some of them alive so you will know why I was killing them…,” Ibrahim B. wrote on his Facebook page in December.

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Why is Lawrence Yule allowing this?

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Mayor of Hastings and Local Government NZ chairman Lawrence Yule has some pretty tough questions to answer.

He has let a dodgy developer create a slum by illegally putting removable houses on an all too small section, then retrospectively given planning permission.  Read more »

Face of the day

Today’s face of the day is not a racist as this issue is not about race. To some however she will be seen as discriminating against people because of their religion or more realistically perhaps, their surnames.To me she is a person fearful of a political ideology, an ideology that I too fear. Would you put a deadly weapon in the hands of a person whose ideology is the total opposite of democracy and freedom? Is that a risk you would be willing to take?

Arkansas business owner Jan Morgan says business has boomed since she turned her shooting range into a 'Muslim-free zone' Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2931121/Woman-banned-Muslims-gun-range-says-business-booming-banished-matter-public-safety.html#ixzz3QUGT27W3 Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on Facebook

Arkansas business owner Jan Morgan says business has boomed since she turned her shooting range into a ‘Muslim-free zone’ -DailyMail on Facebook

Before I show you the article here is a comment she made about the whole saga.

 

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We shall fight on Facebook, we shall fight on Twitter; we shall never surrender

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The British army are tooling up against ISIS with computers and a social media account.

Rather than sending hundreds of troops around the world, the newest brigade is aimed at the social media war being waged by Islamic State and other terror organisations and their fight to radicalise young people.

The brigade is designed to ‘meet the challenges of modern conflict and warfare’ by winning the hearts and minds of those in battle by both monitoring and engaging with digital and social media channels. Read more »

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