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PM John Key

PM John Key

 

The media have been in such a lather determined to find dirt on John Key in the stolen e-mails. They kept failing to get any traction and then finally, FINALLY they had him. They waved their evidence around wetting their pants with excitement. They had him in a corner, he was dead as a Dodo, there was absolutely NOTHING he could say that would get him out of the corner they had painted him into.

Breathlessly we waited to see how John would reply………………..

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I hope the NZ Herald know what they’re doing… Bryce Edwards is quite the spiteful liar!

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This from Martyn’s union and Kim Dotcom funded hobby blog:

We are losing the voice of Bryce Edwards in an election for a right wing troll who wanted Nicky Hager’s address published so he would be harmed and another right wing troll who pretends to be a Labour supporter. 

It’s interesting to see that even Bryce Edwards isn’t good enough for the NZ Herald.   His continuous claims to be non-partisan are laughable and demonstrably untrue.

But that’s ok.

What the Herald should really worry about is that they are now on the Doc’s shit list.   Read more »

Crim hugger, victim enabler and now Green Party cheerleader Simon Collins on:

Crim hugger, victim enabler and now Green Party cheerleader Simon Collins is using his employers organ (yes, I did) to offer you a choice:  The Nats that will hurt you, or the other lot who will give you lots of free stuff, in an article called:

…choice between the carrot and the stick

With the stick being National.

I’ll spare you the actual diatribe, but here are two photos selected for the hit piece:

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Face of the day

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“It seemed a very odd thing at the time and I presume that someone may have been interested in the information that was on that laptop” Ms Collins said.

It’s one of a series of interesting little break ins around computers, she told the Herald.

She said that included the break ins at Mr Mitchells’ offices in September and October last year in which a laptop and phones were stolen.

Mr Mitchell also told the Herald on Sunday his email was hacked during those burglaries.

Ms Collins and Mr Mitchell’s reports of break ins come as the Government responds to Nicky Hager’s book Dirty Politics with claims the writer and the left in general are the ones indulging in dirty tricks such as the hacking of blogger Cameron Slater’s website which yielded the messages Hager based his book on.

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The three biggest lies of Hager’s book

These are the three biggest lies of the Hager book.

They cannot go with out calling them out.

The first big lie is that the PM’s department “hacked” the Labour party website. This is a lie and one repeated by the NZ Herald and John Armstrong this morning.

Hager’s allegations are many and varied. They are extremely serious. But one stands out. The allegation that one of John Key’s minions hacked into the Labour Party’s database is – to put it bluntly – the modern-day equivalent of the 1972 burglary of the Democratic Party’s national committee headquarters in the Watergate complex in Washington.

And everyone knows whose head rolled at the end of that saga.

This is a lie. The Labour party website is extremely well documented, by me at the time. The website was open to the world and anyone could access it. It was not ever hacked. Furthermore it was not the PM’s department that alerted me to the openness of the Labour party website…I had two sources, neither of which are from the PM’s department.

The second big lie is that PM and/or the PM’s office told me about Phil Goff’s briefing from the SIS. They did not.   Read more »

Oh no… the Herald did it again. And again.

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What is it with the NZ Herald and getting front page stories about dead people right?  Last time they ran the photo of a Jackass C-List “star” on the story of the death of a New Zealand soldier.

Today, they provide a deep, meaningful quote to start of their grief porn about Robin Williams’ death, and they can’t even attribute it to the right movie.

I can’t throw the first stone; we had a mistake in one of our articles yesterday, but this sort of thing is a recurring problem at the Herald.  Their photos tend to have problems, and that isn’t something that has been fixed for a long, long time.

Someone at the Herald doesn’t care enough for this problem to be addressed.  Here is another example from today   Read more »

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Herald now writing stories from plane spotters

So it looks like the Herald is taking uncorroborated panic stories off plane-spotters now?

An airliner about to land at Auckland Airport climbed sharply to avoid a potential collision with another plane taking off at the other end of the runway.

“It climbed like a bloody blizzard and the other plane was nose up and was taking off too,” said a witness to the manoeuvre, which the Airways Corporation and Air New Zealand are putting down to standard procedure.

The man, who did not want to be named, was parked at a lookout near the airport just after 6pm on Monday while waiting to watch a giant Airbus 380 take off.

Ahead of it in a taxiway queue was a 171-seat Air New Zealand Airbus 320 due to fly to Christchurch, while another of the airline’s A320s was on its descent from the east, flying in from Adelaide.

“You could see this plane coming in to land – it would have been between the [Southwestern] motorway and the end of the runway – then suddenly the other A320 just moved out into the runway,” the witness said.

“I thought, ‘that’s close’, but it just paused on the end of the runway – for about 10 seconds. Then it just gasses and starts rolling down the runway to takeoff speed.”

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NZ Herald’s Tim Murphy turned into a Travel Zombie by Air New Zealand

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Tim Murphy is stuck in Hawaii

The New Zealand Herald’s Tim Murphy is one of the more high profile victims of an indicator light problem that has grounded an Air New Zealand flight in Hawaii for several days, leaving its passengers stranded with paid-for accommodation, $1000 compensation, and nowhere to eat or sit in the warm summer sun. Read more »

Get rid of the troughers, not the services

42.8% of Aucklanders surveyed by the Herald want Auckland Council to cut staff and salaries to reduce costs.

Many Aucklanders believe the best way to deal with looming budget cuts by the Auckland Council is to reduce staff and salaries, according to the latest Herald-DigiPoll survey.

The council is facing cuts of hundreds of millions of dollars a year in running costs and capital investment in a 10-year budget being prepared by Mayor Len Brown.

The survey found that 42.5 per cent of Aucklanders believed the best way for the council to meet its budget plans was to reduce staff and salaries.

This was followed by 20.3 per cent support for rates rises of more than 2.5 per cent and 19.2 per cent support for delaying the $2.86 billion City Rail Link from 2016 to 2020.

A council suggestion to reduce services such as inorganic collections and library hours was supported by 8.9 per cent of the 248 Aucklanders in the survey of 750 people.

DigiPoll general manager Nandan Modak said the sample of 248 was too small to be considered a poll, but the Auckland results reflected the 750 nationwide responses.

The Auckland Council and its bodies employ about 8100 fulltime equivalent staff, fewer than the 9430 combined figure of the previous eight councils. The wages bill is about $702 million. About 1500 staff earn more than $100,000.

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“Tainted” Fisher’s employer gets a free pass from Kim Dotcom’s political toy

Further to the NZ Herald’s rather gigantic ballsup this morning, the Internet Party think’s it’s OK:

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