Shayne Currie

Dirty Media – Today Audrey Young Should Be Embarrassed To Be a Staffer at The Herald

Yesterday Audrey Young wrote under the cloak of NZ Herald sanctimony that she was embarrassed John Key was Prime Minister. I wonder what she is thinking today of her employer.

It turns out that today’s story in the NZ Herald was a sting under the close watch and approval¬†of Shayne Currie (and outgoing Editor Tim Murphy who is still in the building).

I have warned of this behaviour emerging as standard at the NZ Herald with the recent appointment of Dirty Politics insider Fran O’Sullivan as a former tool of the ninth floor to now born-again centre left scorned woman. ¬†O’Sullivan only last week announced from the lofty heights of her self-appointed throne that we need a more “adult” media.

I have to hand it to Shayne Currie, nothing in Dirty Politics was as downright evil and sneaky as this hit job on someone who didn’t want their story to be run using his own staff. He went ahead in full knowledge of what happened. ¬†There can be no throwing of his staffer under the bus for this incident no matter how much his left wing luvvies try. ¬†It is Currie’s responsibility as to what goes in the paper.

Nicky Hager will not be happy. ¬†He expects more from media he omitted to mention in Dirty Politics. ¬†Oh that’s right, he is currently collaborating with the NZ Herald as he thinks he has them all eating from the palm of his filthy little hands.

In the meantime Audrey goes from yesterday’s sanctimony back to her gin and pulling a pay check from an embarrassing employer.

And I am betting the planned and deliberate deceit from the NZ Herald machine is now far worse for this woman than a little pull of her ponytail.

Dirty Media Appointed In “New” Role – As First Broken on Whaleoil


As first broken on Whaleoil¬†and more recently over the weekend Fran O’Sullivan’s trip back to the centre left is complete now she’s stood up for Campbell live and more recently public broadcasting all the while cutting off her nose in politics¬†with the ninth floor to spite her face.

The leftie luvvies at The Standard and The Daily Blog appear completely bamboozled by¬†this rapid¬†transformation. Remember this is a woman who does nothing without self-interest. ¬†¬† Read more »

The sanctimony and hypocrisy of the NZ Herald

Quite apart from their propensity to make stuff up at the NZ Herald they also possess weapons grade sanctimony and hypocrisy. They play Dirty Media but pretend they are holier than thou.

They are running a campaign using a tainted journalist and someone who trades in private and personal data to run allegations against the NZ Government for spying.

They are laundering information on behalf of a traitor, Edward Snowden, and assisting Nicky Hager, perhaps New Zealand’s most prolific spy and holder of other people’s data.

They write editorials decrying the situation but their editor was involved in his own spying against a competitor.

In 2009 Currie was sued by a former assistant editor of the Herald on Sunday for unjustified dismissal. Reporter Stephen Cook, who helped Currie launch the tabloid, was sacked in 2008 after two drug squad detectives visited the Herald on Sunday offices looking for him. Cook had reportedly been seen at an address, which was under police surveillance. On the day the case commenced Currie faced further scrutiny when the New Zealand Herald revealed examples of industrial espionage, including allegations he sent a reporter to the rival Sunday Star-Times’ print site to obtain advanced copies in a bid to get stories for his own paper. The allegations were again reported in the Sunday News and Sunday Star-Times branded “unprecedented spying”. ¬†

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Drinnan joins Fisher on the making stuff up naughty bench at the Herald

We all know David Fisher makes stuff up, he got slammed as did his editor Shayne Currie, by the Press Council for making stuff up over a Customs story.

John Drinnan is another who makes stuff up, often interviewing his keyboard and yesterday he got his chops busted.

So egregious were his “fabrications” yesterday that MediaWorks issued a very strongly worded press release.

Their spokeswoman, Rachel Lorimer said:

CLARIFICATION ‚Äď Jono and Ben and Campbell Live

There is on-going speculation that the Jono and Ben show is being considered as a possible replacement for Campbell Live.  This seems to be based on a fabrication by the Herald and has unfairly led to significant negativity towards Jono Pryor, Ben Boyce and the rest of the Jono and Ben team.

For the avoidance of doubt, MediaWorks Corporate Counsel, Alex Nicholson makes the following statement:

“The statement in John Drinnan‚Äôs articles in relation to the Jono and Ben show, which is attributed to ‚ÄúTV3 bosses‚ÄĚ, is a complete fabrication and is not based on fact. Jono and Ben has¬†never¬†once been mentioned in any MediaWorksmanagement forum, discussion or document as a possible replacement for Campbell Live.¬†‚ÄĚ

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Herald journalist attempts blackmail of businessman, and posts audio of it proving his actions

Michael Botur is a journalist at the NZ Herald, or at least he says he is a journalist at the NZ Herald in his recorded phone conversation with Rod Jenden from Wet and Forget.

Botur has been all over twitter last night claiming he was abused by Rod Jenden:


But in listening to the audio it is Botur who is doing the abusing…and potentially attempting to blackmail Rod Jenden by using his position as a journalist and the name of the NZ Herald in order to obtain a settlement. ¬† Read more »

Why did the NZ Herald protect a bullying sex offender’s identity?

Yesterday the NZ Herald ran a story about Gin Wigmore pushing back on a Facebook troll.

The NZ Herald ran a screen shot of the post and the response from Wigmore.

For some reason they obscured the identity (photo and name) of the troll.


Why cover that up? ¬†¬† Read more »

Comments of the Day

Today Nicky Hager, a man who writes and sells books based on the stolen data of private NZ citizens is all upset that allegedly the NZ Government spies on its neighbours.

Our commenters are agog at the attitude of the NZ Herald and other so-called journalists.

Salacious Crumb says:

Dear Shayne Currie,

This ANZAC day, please refrain from any reference to our fallen, their sacrifice or those who continue to serve.

Your newspaper at every turn has sought to undermine everything they have fought for; our nations peace, sovereignty and security.

By supporting subversives, criminals and by bowing to the threat of terrorists, you have proved yourselves unworthy as trusted presenters of news and fact in this country.

If the hour comes when we must all make a stand, I would not want the likes of you at my side for I know you could not be counted upon as you have once again shown that the interests of New Zealand are distant to any priorities you might possess.

I would present a white feather, but that would be a rise in my estimation of you and your news outlet.

We can’t really expect much form the likes of David ‘Tainted’ Fisher, a man the Press Council found made up a story. ¬† Read more »

Another Herald journo judged by his peers to have lied

On November 7 last year David Fisher ran a shabby hit piece against Customs and also Maurice Williamson about OIA processes inside the department.

Despite complaints to the NZ Herald they refused to withdraw the article even though factual errors had been pointed out to them. Shayne Currie the editor fought the complaints vociferously.

Customs persisted and complained to the Press Council.

The Press Council has found that David Fisher essentially made stuff up, in effect he lied in his article.

Wide concerns among the media and the public have led the Ombudsman to launch an investigation into Official Information Act practices in the public sector.
The Herald may have been entitled to form the view that departmental rules and guidelines, including requirements for consultation, do open the way to political influence and interference in information releases.
But the documents provided to the Herald, and referred to in the article, do not grant the minister the freedom to change whatever is released.
Therefore the part-sentence included in the article is factually incorrect and the Council upholds the complaint on that basis.

Press Council members considering the complaint were Sir John Hansen, Chris Darlow, Tim Beaglehole, Liz Brown, Jenny Farrell, Sandy Gill, Marie Shroff, Vernon Small, Mark Stevens and Stephen Stewart.
John Roughan took no part in the consideration of this complaint.

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NZ Herald, RIP


HARD PROOF: NZ Herald’s Muslim pandering editorial stance is only a recent thing



Going on today’s NZ Herald Editorial (Editorial: Provocations Charlie Hebdo’s way, not for all)¬†I think you ¬†must have hit the NZ Herald editorial team‚Äôs raw nerve when you posted Thursday‚Äôs NZ Hypocrite post. ¬†Today‚Äôs Editorial ¬†justifying NZ Herald‚Äôs stance on Charlie Hebdo ¬†proves how deeply hypocritical the NZ Herald really is and how ignorant they are about things Christian. Read more »