Given the Southland Times broke the Israeli non-spy story after the Christchurch earthquake, that turned out to be just freaked out students wanting to get home fast , you can say it is one of the less high-brow among our nose-diving fourth estate. There wasn’t much mention of the damage this accusative did to our ’100% Pure Brand’ in Israel, or among Israeli Americans.
Now we all know that Fairfax, like the Horrid, only employs ’decent journalists, trained and skilled’. Well today’s ”A pretty average editorial“ shows some true ‘genius’. There’s unintended irony for you.
“A pretty average editorial” gets the Campbell Jive violins out right at the start:
“The average New Zealand business with a turnover greater than $700,000 a year spends 21 per cent of it on wages. The dairy industry, just 7 per cent.”
You can see where this is heading. Those nasty dairy farmers need to employ a lot more people so they can have shit productivity as, I don’t know , a provincial newspaper based in Southland: Read more »