Is there any good news?

This is the front page of the Herald website:

And this is Stuff:


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  • Anonymous

    Grim day to be reading the news for sure, also a staggering amount of drownings reported this summer.

    The good news: Labour is still a mess, a chinese chick is looking for a sperm donor so might be up for a root and Ricky Gervais is likely to ruffle more feathers after being named to host the Golden Globes again.

  • Anonymous

    I wonder if the Chinese chick is CK…… ? 

    • CK isn’t Chinese or contemplating breeding

  • The Good news is that the sun is due to rise tomorrow as per schedule. 

    In addition the Labour party is not in Government. Add to that a world cup victory last year. Throw in the fact that NZ is not part of the Euro zone and is not having to make super large cuts. 

    Furthermore you have one of the largest blogs in the Nation.

    And it could be far worse imagine how boring this blog would be if we were in North Korea.

    “Whale Oil Congratulates Supreme leader on his Anti American Speech.” or “Whale Oil thinks that Life has never been better under the Dear Leader” or “100 Reasons why the Dear Leader is the best”

    It could be far worse. 

  • Orange

    I think the point is that bad stuff will always be happening but it is a worthy and noble goal to pursue good news as well. Stories at least of triumph in adversity rather than just adversity. Such page full of bad news is trying to pander to the lowest kind of ambulance chasing human retardedness and lust for blood in order to “entertain” and presumably try to sell the papers.

  • phronesis

    None of that is news. The credit downgrade would be news if it wasn’t for the fact you would have to have drowned some time ago not to see it coming. Random people dying doing random things is not interesting in any way. I am sure something happened in the world today but no chance of it actually being reported here. 

  • Agent BallSack

    And in other news..with Trevor Mallard outing himself as Labour’s 34th homosexual member, the party now has the required 76% required to utter the word gay and not be sexist.

  • History of Violence

    We get our good news from the Whale, especially as DPF has gone all safari suit on our asses recently. Keep those leftie balls in the vice, and keep giving those leftards the “good news”

  • Jimmie

    Re: the chinese chick it gives a new meaning to the term ‘asian invasion’ I guess.

  • C4D

    Yep there is some good news.

    geologist warns ‘global COOLING is almost a slam dunk’ for up to 30
    years or more — ‘There is no single piece of real evidence that points
    to CO2’ as driving temps

    • C4D

      sorry – to be found at climate depot.

  • Morley

    i think its great that you can advertise for a root on national tv

    • Steve and Monique

      Second that.

  • Steve and Monique

    16 year old shitbag from Turangi blown up by Taliban.Fuck was just a dream.

  • Paulus

    Good news does not sell Newspapers.