So the NZ Herald editor admitted in his chat session last week that they monitor blog sites to get tips….so their “decent journalists trained and skilled” can do real stories.
In line with this post a few hours ago, I thought I’d give it a spin.
Five Great things to do in Auckland. On a weekend, if you like. Weather really not relevant. Or not in Auckland. Just five great things to do.
That was easy, obvious and also shameless. Which is everything Whaleoil stands for. It’s a guilty pleasure for some, an Instruction Manual for Life for others.
Or any cat. Just make sure you take the collars off first. Wouldn’t want to be able to link the bodies to owners after the fact.
That’s the article headline in the NZ Herald.
Do you want to know what these 5 things are?
I bet you want to know…
5 things to do in Auckland, not anywhere else presumably, specifically Auckland, and it appears good weather is part of the deal.
Ready? Read more »
As part of the NZ Herald’s 150 year celebrations, they interviewed their own Editor yesterday. To be honest, I think that by cleaning out a few bad apples, there might be some hope for the future after all. That’s some pretty straight talk from Shayne.
NickK blogs at No Minister about the audacity…perhaps he should have said mendacity…of the media in essentially running interference in support of Len Brown.
One thing this whole sordid, grubby little affair has done has been to flush out the ethics of the media and show them up for the utterly biased scumbags most of them are, especially at the NZ Herald.
What is enlightening watching the Len Brown saga unfold is the sheer audacity of the left wing media and their ability to manipulate the story to suit their mate, Len Brown.
I’ll say at the outset that I think Brown can ride this out, if there are no other mistresses with tawdry affidavits splattered across the internet. He can take a couple of months off with his family and let Penny Hulse run things. By that time its Christmas and then there’s a further six weeks, or so, with no council business. By February 2014 people will still remember, but it is less relevant. I don’t think it’s an “offence” to resign over, but it comes pretty close. If there is abuse of council funds, or other women, then he’s toast. Read more »
I might be causing myself some grief with this one…but I couldn’t resist.
If Anonymous wanted to take out the heart of the National Party communications operation, why didn’t they target Whale Oil?
— Philip Matthews (@secondzeit) July 30, 2013
I wonder if David Fisher, Shayne Currie and the other mongs at the Herald are regretting turning their newspaper into a Kim Dotcom PR rag?
They should because despite their best PR efforts Kim Dotcom ranks very lowly indeed with Kiwis in trustworthy stakes…coming in at 98 out of a 100. Read more »
Even David Fisher, Kim Dotcom’s PR go to guy, got an award. Just goes to show just how far NZ journalism has sunk when an “embedded journalist” gets an award for re-writing what a lawyer has released as news.
But on the day that they are skiting to all their readers they visit this travesty upon us all
The NZ Herald has run a story by-lined by John Hall about a supposed Vietnam Veteran found after 44 years of being missing in action presumed dead.
A United States Army veteran has been found living in a remote Vietnamese village 44 years after his plane was shot down and he was presumed dead.
Unclaimed, a documentary by Canadian filmmaker Michael Jorgenson, claims that a frail, elderly man, found in a remote south Vietnam village unable to remember the English language, his date of birth or even the names of his wife and two children, may be Sergeant John Hartley Robertson – a former Green Beret shot down in 1968.
Robertson was working on a special operation over Laos when his helicopter was downed.
Despite his body never being found, he was presumed dead for nearly half a century.
Vietnam veteran Tom Faunce says he was on a humanitarian mission in Southeast Asia in 2008 when he was told of the existence of an “army brother” who had been shot down 40 years earlier, listed as “deceased in action” and forgotten about by the US Government.
Faunce teamed up with Jorgenson to track the mystery man down and find definitive evidence that either proved he was Robertson, or out him as a hoaxer.
The Herald story gives the reader the idea that this is indeed the missing man. Read more »