The Media party would have you believe that writing one story of about 450 words per day is onerous work…even harder when they are “on the run”.
But there may be an element of the old adage about idle hands making mischief as well; stories filed on the run mean there’s less scope for the news agenda to suddenly blow out of their control.
All of which is why Frank Bainimarama’s explosive speech hitting out at criticism of his administration very nearly didn’t get covered by New Zealand media at all.
Really? Could have fooled me, there were stories posted on all media site within 230 minutes of Frank Bainimarama’s hard hitting speech…so her claims of not covering it at all are somewhat specious. Plus moaning about an arduous flight on an Air Force C-130…spare me.
So when the state banquet happened after a long day in the Air Force Hercules, an official welcome and traditional sevusevu ceremony followed by a standup with the PM, the travelling media party were feeling the pressure of too much information and too little time, with a growing list of stories to update and file.
Really? Feeling the pressure. Oh the poor dears. what a bunch of precious prima donnas. Read more »