NZ Herald

Liars, Damn liars and The NZ Herald

One of these things is not like the other. Can you spot the difference?

How is it that both accounts were based on the exact same report yet came to such different conclusions?

Ms Gwyn said she had also investigated allegations, made before and during the course of the inquiry, that NZSIS officers had acted in collusion with Mr Slater or under direction from the Prime Minister or the Prime Minister’s Office. Ms Gwyn said that these allegations were particularly serious and that she had made full use of her statutory powers to investigate them.

‚ÄúFrom that thorough investigation, I do not believe that any NZSIS staff member contacted Mr Slater to instigate his OIA request. Nor have I found any collusion or direction between the NZSIS and the Prime Minister or his Office.‚ÄĚ

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Chisholm Inquiry – New Zealand Herald Undermine Themselves

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There has been some conjecture among the so called elite of the media regarding the “alleged Gapes smear”. ¬†The report covered off this and a footnote at 42.

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What Fran O’Sullivan and Matt Nippert do not realise is that Cactus Kate has already answered this in the Inquiry even though it is beyond the terms of reference of the inquiry. ¬†They would like to think that Mark Hotchin (completely exonerated in the Chisholm report) paid to “stitch up” not only Adam Feeley but a serious charge of influencing a witness. He did no such thing. ¬† Read more »

Not guilty, and indeed still Honourable (and some impertinent questions)

Here’s the report, for those of you who would like to have a read.

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Chisholm Inquiry: NZ Herald undermined Adam Feeley

Yes here is a headline you won’t read in the NZ Herald.

I will let the report speak for itself.

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Brian Gaynor Made To Eat His Own Humble Pie

Brian Gaynor threw the cloak of sanctimony around his shoulders and rode his high horse during Dirty Politics crying about being sued for defamation and invoking an argument that being sued for defamation suppressed his freedom of speech.

Well, well, well what a difference a few weeks makes.

Yesterday in The Herald both Gaynor and the Herald have had to apologise to Mark Hotchin and Hanover for their Hotchin derangement syndrome on page B12, buried sufficiently back in the rag so as to not be noticed.

I wonder why it wasn’t online? No matter I borrowed someone’s paper so I didn’t have to buy one.

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I bet Phillip Smith wishes he was back in Springhill prison about now

Quite apart from the fact that kiddy fiddlers aren’t that popular in jail no matter what country, you see even crims have ethics, I bet right now that Phillip Smith is wishing he hadn’t absconded from Springhill prison.

This is a video of what conditions are like in the prison he is currently resting up in.

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Meh, close enough

From the dead tree version of the Herald today

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Bylined, photo, you’d think she had the idea all by herself [UPDATED]

See this article in the NZ Herald yesterday:

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Gee, Rhonwyn Newson is an editor and all.

Then let’s see who is credited with the story at the bottom of the article.

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Right…so the Herald and Rhonwyn Newson have claimed this article as their own work. ¬†¬† Read more »

Herald picks wrong sexual abuse victim to illustrate article [UPDATED]

NZ Herald this morning

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The actual Louise Hemsley: ¬† Read more »

Criminal conspiricist party to hacking jailed

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Rawshark?

I have to admit, it’s not a headline I expect to see relating to our media and its accomplices. ¬†But I truly can’t see the difference between the News of the World hacking/media involvement, and the Political parties/Rawshark/Whaledump/Media involvement here.

A former News of the World news editor has been jailed for eight months after admitting involvement in phone hacking at Rupert Murdoch’s now defunct tabloid newspaper.

Ian Edmondson had been a defendant in the trial of former News of the World editors Andy Coulson and Rebekah Brooks, but was excused due to ill health.

Before he could stand trial again, Edmondson pleaded guilty last month to conspiring to hack the phones of a host of public figures between October 2000 and August 2006.

Notice that he didn’t do the hacking himself. ¬†In that sense, Rawshark may even get away with it. ¬†But he was found guilty of conspiracy. ¬† Now that, my dear readers, casts a wide net here in New Zealand when you look through the cast list behind Dirty Politics. Read more »