(Hint: Â they are all true, just not necessarily spoken by the person the truth belongs to)
Kim Dotcom is feeling a bit of pressure. He calls it smearing…I call it telling the truth.
When I decided to enter politics I knew it will get ugly. My opponents & their media friends will smear me daily. It won’t work: #SmartKiwis
â Kim Dotcom (@KimDotcom) January 24, 2014
1.Â (stative)Â be true, valid, honest.
2.Â (noun)Â truth, non-fiction.
PÄpÄÂ has beenÂ pono.
He has told Missy the truth. Â Read more »
Jock Anderson has written a eulogy (probably the best word for it) on Truth at NBR.
It is worth the read.
New Zealand journalism has much to thankÂ TruthÂ for.
With news the hoary old tabloid wasÂ not publishing this week, and unlikely to again under its current ownership, a cornerstone of independent crusading journalism fell.
Make no mistake â the Great National Weekly has been a social force to be reckoned with, in whatever incarnation it has appeared over 126 years.
TruthÂ pioneered investigative journalism, delving deep and long into the murky affairs of the powerful, privileged and corrupt.Â Read more »
Some people just can’t help themselves:
So while I was away Blubberhole finally fucked up The Truth enough for them to shut it down? Any other good news I miss?
â Damian Christie (@damianchristie) June 18, 2013
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Georgina Bond has a very good article at NBR on the demise of Truth.
Truth rejuvenation became too hard â HortonÂ [Republished with permission]
Plans to rejuvenate theÂ TruthÂ newspaper became too hard, causing its publisher to call time on the struggling tabloid yesterday.
Horton Media chief executive Matthew Horton told NBR ONLINE work had been afoot to restructure the weekly paper over the past six months.
Initiatives included a deal with Countdown to post the paperâs presence in its supermarkets and selling off one of its websites.
Reformatting plans were also in the pipeline to do away with some of the adult content and related advertising to makeÂ TruthÂ more of a âstandard newspaperâ, Mr Horton says.
âBut at the end of the day all these deals took too long and were too hard.”
Mr Horton, who owns a 50% stake inÂ Truth, says the newspaper had continued to lose ground with advertisers and readers over the last few years.
âIt had taken a very seedy turn over the last five years and I think that probably cost the paper a lot of sales. Â Read more »
There has been a lot of commentary about Truth and my editorship…I have been humbled by some of the comments, emails and phone calls. Thank you. But wait till you see some of the gloating too…you would think that the left wing commentators and bloggers who are gloating might have a heart for the good staff who now don’t have jobs while they dance forlornly upon my grave, so eager are they to put the boot in.
First up there is the good:
@Whaleoil you definitely made truth a lot more newsworthy and talked about during your editorship Cameron. And it’s no small thing.
â Alastair Thompson (@althecat) June 17, 2013
So it’s farewell to The Truth. http://t.co/tP2JgvpqwK Before you gloat too much, spare a thought for the staff who will be out of a job
â Imperator Fish (@ImperatorFish) June 17, 2013
Fairfax is reporting the demise of Truth.
I have nothing to add at this point.
Some time in the future I will tell my story of Â the wild ride the last 6 months have been…in the meantime I want to thank the editorial andÂ productionÂ staff I worked with, you were great.
Bottom line is that Truth was too far gone, a legacy of the mayhem caused by David and Steve Crow. Again I will leave that story for later.
On a day that saw Mediaworks call in receivers, it emerged that tabloid newspaper The Truth may cease publishing after more than 125 years.
Staff at the national weekly have been told it will not publish a print edition on Thursday, and may never publish one again.
Truth, which first published 1887, was thought to have lost a major advertiser last week, prompting its owners to pull the plug.
Truth Weekender general manager Russell Beaumont told Fairfax Media “the owners and shareholders have said we should pause for a cup of tea”.
“We’re having a break, we’re not in receivership, we’re just pausing.”Â Read more »
Winston Peters is a shameful politician. He uses race to bait and especially against China.
NZ First leader Winston Peters has launched an attack on immigration policy and questioned whether Auckland is becoming “the supercity of sin”, linking crime and other problems to immigration from China.
In the speech to a North Shore Grey Power meeting he denied his party was anti-immigrant, saying it was not against bringing in people with skills lacking in New Zealand.
And he pointed to comments by the new premier of China that the biggest challenge facing China was the level of corruption.
“It stands to reason that corruption can be exported and imported,” Peters said.
He said the Government was talking of a million more people in Auckland soon “and there is no prize for guessing where most will come from”.Â Read more »
The latest Truth is on sale today.