NZ Herald

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.

I think he may soon wish he was back inside a comfy kiwi jail… ¬†¬† Read more »

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:

Herald-plagiarism

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 »

Herald busted over native advertising

Have you read The NZ Herald and their 12 questions series?

What about the constant featuring of their Brand insights and the strange articles about people attending the University of Auckland MBA course?

Well wonder no more.

It is actually undisclosed paid advertising masquerading as journalism and boy are they happy about the results.

After my posts of yesterday this turned up on the tipline.

To: [REDACTED]
Subject: UABS and NZ Herald Partnership

Colleagues

As many of you will be aware, the Business School has been involved in running a marketing partnership with the New Zealand Herald over the past few months which we drove through the Graduate School of Management.  The New Zealand Herald took our programme into their Brand Insights initiative  around 2 months ago and the analytics have without doubt proven the campaign to be a success. The partnership delivered a mix of contributed articles from academics, a weekly blog from one of our current MBA students Sarah Stuart (well known NZ journalist, ex Deputy Editor of the Herald on Sunday and Editor of Woman’s weekly as well as the face of the Herald’s 12 questions series) and a video series using Sarah’s well known 12 questions format. We were also able to run advertising  for specific events for the MBA programme or promote Executive Education courses as part of the campaign page. The partnership ran over 6 months (we are finalising our last two videos at this time featuring Professor Kaj Storbacka and Dr Lester Levy and our final 3 contributed articles will run by mid Nov). Some highlights from the analytics of our campaign without going into pages of detail or graph overload show that the content was engaging, on average the blogs achieved excellent readership (unique views on some blogs hit well over 5,000 and on the aggregator over half a million impressions).  Average time spent reading the blogs was 3 minutes, similar time was spent on the videos and on the contributed articles.  When the content aggregator was used, naturally the blogs and articles were more prominent on the site.

The link below will take you to our page where you can view some of Sarah’s blogs and our academic staff contributed articles:

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/universityofauckland/news/headlines.cfm?c_id=1503679

And this link will take you to an example of one of the videos:

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/news/video.cfm?c_id=1503079&gal_cid=1503079&gallery_id=144775

Through analysis we were able to determine that the campaign drove traffic to the GSM website directly from the NZ Herald and those that visited the site were looking at between 2 to 6 pages after landing, suggesting a genuine interest in the programme, the requirements etc.¬† Read more »

Why the silence? Bludgers don’t want us to know how much bludging they are doing

Team NZ always asking for more

Team NZ always asking for more

The bludgers in Team NZ are being assisted by the government who is playing secrets over precisely how large the bludging is.

This is completely unacceptable.

If taxpayers are stumping up cash then we are entitled to know just how much extra corporate bludging that Steven Joyce is happy to fund.

The Government will not say how much taxpayer cash Team New Zealand have requested to help bankroll their next tilt at the America’s Cup.

Documents about public funding of the yachting syndicate sought by the Herald through the Official Information Act were either heavily redacted or withheld by officials acting for Economic Development Minister Steven Joyce.

Citing the public’s right to know how its money is spent by public officials, theHerald has lodged an urgent appeal with the Ombudsman.¬† Read more »

“National might think it is all over. It might be just the beginning”

The NZ Herald are sitting on a pile of unused (and still stolen) Dirty Politics information, mostly the stuff that came from my emails. ¬†When it became clear that they weren’t destroying Whaleoil, nor National, it was as if a switch was thrown – overnight, all leaks and coverage stopped.

Now that the election is over, the conundrum of how to deal with me still sits up. ¬†They don’t just need a Cameron Slater Killer Whaleoil Killer, they need a Freed Killer as well.

But there is a much more personal reason for many Herald journos.

A number of NZ Herald journos have fallen silent after trying to frame their involvement¬†with Dirty Politics¬†from their perspective. ¬†I’ve not responded to these in public in any detail – instead I’ll present the Inquiry with the evidence instead. ¬†They can sort out the wheat from the chaff.

In the mean time, the NZ Herald have run out of people who can publicly attack me that aren’t already compromised by having¬†been part of Dirty Politics.

It seems John Armstrong has drawn the short straw now.

National is hardly keen to resurrect the matter. The Prime Minister’s success in shooting the messenger to kill the message, National’s subsequent stunning victory at the ballot box, and the thrashing handed to Labour and that party’s post-election meltdown have pushed the contents of Dirty Politics well out of the political limelight.

The rotten smell lingers, however. And National should think seriously about acknowledging it is badly tainted and do something which shows it is genuinely cleaning up its act.

No doubt many in the party are instead quietly revelling in what comes close to state persecution of Hager for the trumped-up crime of exposing the ugly truth about the true level of National’s adherence to New Zealand’s fundamental democratic and constitutional principles. No doubt many think the party has got off relatively scot-free despite indulging in some pretty abominable behaviour.

Keep in mind that the NZ Herald are¬†donkey deep in this as well. ¬†They are trying their hardest to frame the issue so Dirty Politics might just, finally, take out yours truly as well as become the constant irritant for National during this term. Read more »

Nice try Herald, but a woman still gently weeps on Rudman’s column

Yesterday I drew attention to two article about Syria and the Herald’s stupid captions.

Well, it is clear that someone at the NZ Herald is still tasked with monitoring WOBH.

AS soon as “Tainted” Fisher discovered the errors he rushed to have the captions changed.

The woman is now reacting:

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Weeping or celebrating? I don’t think the Herald knows either

Have a look at these two stories from the NZ Herald today:

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and;

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