How many careers you know die like this? not many, if any…
Washed up Christchurch rapper crapper ScribeScribbler shows why he’s an unsuitable role model, and an irrelevant drop-kick desperately chasing the fading spotlight on his dying dead career. The 33 year old former drug/alcohol/gambling addict that still behaves and dresses like a juvenile delinquent and who was arrested for public drunken disorder in 2011 showed everyone on social media just what a cock he is:
Brian Edwards has jumped all over this again, like he did on the Mark and Amanda Hotchin stitch up. Back then he may well have been right.
You may recall that the Sunday Star Times responded to my challenge to them to produce either a recording of Marshall’s ‘interview’ with Mrs Hotchin or his written notes of their ‘conversation’ by sending me a menacing lawyer’s letter requiring me to cease and desist or face the consequences. I published the letter on this site.
So just what has Marshall to do with the Barker family? Well Marshall is currently ‘Investigations Editor’ for the News Limited Network in Australia. I’ll let Jonathan Holmes, host of the ABC’s excellent Media Watch, tell the story.
Seems Mr Marshall’s journalistic ethics and approach haven’t changed much since he left our fair shores: no point in letting the facts spoil a good story when it’s so easy to change the facts, just a little. Read more »
He called me about this, and I note that it appears that the Herald sub-editors have probably chopped most of them out since it was mostly about their fanboi attitude to Kim Dotcom…especially David Fisher who is still running the PR lines for him and also the Herald on Sunday journalist who stood up at the Mega launch, intorduced himself and then gushed about how much “they” love Kim.
Peter Griffin is head of the Science Media Centre and is currently in the United States completing a Fulbright-Harkness Fellowship looking at the future of journalism. He says Dotcom has sometimes enjoyed unquestioning coverage.
“I was really surprised at the launch of Mega last week that the journalists didn’t ask about the moral aspects of the Mega business plan,” Griffin says. Read more »
So it’s okay, because he’s not going to steal advertising inventory from small publishers, only large ones. Except that Google and Yahoo aren’t only publishers: they also operate advertising networks that place ads on third party sites – ads that produce revenue that many small publishers rely on.
I’ve written here before about the punishing trends in online advertising. When you read a story hailing 20% growth in digital advertising, you need to bear in mind that most of that is going to the big players – Google and Facebook – and a lesser portion to the larger established media players, such as Fairfax. Read more »
The world’s best gun salesman isn’t having a good time at the moment, First admitting that fiddling with the Second Amendment may not work, and also having armed guards protecting his daughters who attend a school which is supposedly a gun free “safe zone”.
In December, Obama told Meet The Press he was “skeptical” that placing armed guards in schools was “the only answer” to preventing future shootings like the one at the elementary school in Newtown.
“I think the vast majority of the American people are skeptical that that somehow is going to solve our problem,” Obama told MTP. -source
Now it looks like the anti gun outrage brigade are piping up and getting all upset over the NRA showing up Obama for what he is: an elitist hypocrite. Even NZ taxpayer funded leftie repeaters like Russell Brown are squawking along like a sick parrot running out of seed: Read more »