The Herald

When is a Herald article not a Herald article?

The below article had not one, not two, not three, but four photos.

It had the headline: $10m wrecks on prime real estate

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Squatters have been living in one of the Sarsfield St houses. Picture / Dean Purcell

I wondered what the story was about, as empty buildings on prime land is nothing new and neither is graffiti. The more I read the more puzzled I became as I still could not find the reason behind the story.

Two abandoned Herne Bay properties decay as foreign owners fail to raise funds.
Squatters have been living in one of the Sarsfield St houses. Picture / Dean Purcell
Two multimillion-dollar neighbouring waterfront sections in Auckland are falling into disrepair, with a house on one abandoned and decreasing in value and plans for what may have been the country’s most expensive apartments on the other, being scrapped…

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Let’s come up with some new adjectives to describe the MSM

When Cam was the Editor of a MSM newspaper the MSM still referred to him as Attack Blogger Cameron Slater or Controversial Blogger Cameron Slater or Right Wing Controversial or attack Blogger Cameron Slater. Many of the e-mails taken by the hacker were working e-mails from when he was employed as an Editor and were between him and his many contacts and sources.

After a respected High Court Judge declared Cameron a Journalist the MSM still refused to call him a journalist. When Nicky Hager used information stolen from Cameron it was not reported as a writer of a book based on a Journalist’s stolen information but as a respected Investigative Journalist reporting on a nasty attack blogger! No doubt the fact that Nicky admitted to deliberately leaving out of the book all the journalists who regularly worked with Cameron and shared information with him ensured that he got nothing but positive press about his commercial venture. After all, he protected their skins, so they had to return the favour or be tarred with the Dirty Politics brush.

No doubt when Freed starts giving the MSM a good old fashioned thrashing, pants down they will still refer to him as a Blogger using one of the above adjectives.

No doubt even as they are forced to lay off journalists and tighten their collective belts while giving away even more copies of their outdated and behind the times product they will continue to get a sense of satisfaction from their adjectives.

Well I say why should they have all the fun?

Time to start a collection of adjectives of our own.

                                                          Dead tree media

Dead tree media

Dead tree media

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Houses For Everyone!!! – The Continued Delusion of Bernard Hickey

Bernard Hickey has written some silly pieces on housing issues but this one in yesterday’s Herald on Sunday¬†ranks right up there as the worst.

Residents are fighting a plan by property tycoon Michael Friedlander and QC Marie Dyhrberg to remove eight villas in Ponsonby for more intensive development.

The Herald journalists recently ran a story about this

Mr Thorby has made a submission opposing Ms Dyhrberg proposal for possible commercial development on the site of five villas she owns, but says the lawyer is a friend and does not want to speak publicly

Through these companies, Mr Friedlander wants 2 Franklin Rd and 2 Arthur St, which includes Ponsonby Backpackers in a large villa with its distinctive turret, changed from a residential to a town centre zone due to the sites’ proximity to Ponsonby Rd.

Michael Friedlander doesn’t want to even build more housing for rich people he wants to commercially zone the area. He’s a ruthless heavy-handed style billionaire businessman who quite frankly doesn’t give a shit about heritage, trees or locals. That’s how he’s got rich.

Marie Dyhrberg, defence lawyer to the hapless idiot Teina Pora when he was put in the clink, wishes to knock down five villas and build commercial property that will no doubt sell for more than $1.5m. In the area a modest weatherboard home has recently gone for $1.25m at auction.

Neither of these examples from Hickey will contribute one bit to young and poor people buying their first home. ¬† Read more »

Face of the day

Damien O'Connor Meme

Damien O’Connor Meme

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CNN catches a dose of The Herald Bombs, The Herald points it out

I nearly rolled out of bed with laughter when I read this on The Herald app this morning. What could possibly be more ironic than The Horrid pointing out the bombs of another news agency? At least they now have an idea of what they look like though our eyes.

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The blind irony of hunting outrage

Every time I see an article in the paper or online about hunting, more so African safaris in the nature of the recent Melissa Bachman and The Herald’s bloated emotive bullshit by Bevan Hurley on NZ businessman Mark Gunton I see the same old nonsense repeated. All, if not most of it is based on emotional outrage, lack of understanding, research or all three of the above. Far be it from from us at WOBH to allow biased MSM spin go unchallenged.

This week over 450,000 people signed a Change.orgpetition calling for the South African government to ban big-game huntress and Minnesota-based television presenter, Melissa Bachman. The online fury was sparked after Bachman posted a photo posing with a dead lion she hunted in Africa.

Above is the perfect example of people¬†left wing idiots who do not can not engage logical thought processes, and act on emotional outrage. All of those who have signed the petition are effectively rallying to act against the law, by petitioning to ban a person for participating in a legal act in that country. Read more »

Is there a new kind of sex criminal on the loose?

This story in the Herald is alarming. I wonder if perhaps a “paedestrian” is some sort of sex pervert who roots sidewalks?

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Lord Monckton deals a lesson to “decent journalists, trained and skilled”

Following yesterdays post on Lord Christopher Monckton I thought it unfair to lay all the blame entirely with the scientists, taxpayer funded climate change alarmists. Also to blame was the Herald, ¬†showing another example of how “decent ¬†journalists, trained and skilled” conduct investigative journalism (or lack thereof) and publish skewed misinformation in an effort to push a biased agenda. Last Tuesday The Horrid¬†ran this story¬† on Lord Christopher Monckton, only they forgot to interview him for his response about it. Instead, they approached three New Zealand scientists…who are all troughers that suck on the taxpayer teat one way or another to be alarmed about global warming…and published their cheap one lined personal attacks without a right of reply where they would have been better served addressing his agenda and trying to prove why in their eyes he is wrong. The story the Horrid published was titled¬†Kiwi scientists rally against climate change sceptic.

As any intelligent man would, Lord Monckton took exception to this atrocious excuse for journalism. Here is his response he submitted to the¬†New Zealand Climate Science Coalition followed by his letter to the Herald Editor. Read more »

The Fallout continues: Scribe learns a lesson in social media

Following yesterdays story¬†Washed up rapper kicks Ryder while he’s down on Scribbler’s twitter comments, the Herald and Stuff both jumped on the bandwagon today by running their own stories on the rapper desperately trying to claw his way back to relevance. But one thing he needs to learn is that people saying dumb shit on social media never goes unnoticed, ¬†and they will be crucified for it.

 

 

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Little Flick called to fire in Hunua, rushed down motorway in the wrong direction

The Herald has Little Flick rushing to a fire in Hunua…down the Northern Motorway toward the North Shore…boy that engine can travel vast distances.

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