The blueprint for media coverage

I copped a lot of flack yesterday because for some reason you should stop what you normally do when a psychopathic, dysfunctional twat goes on rampage and cry a river of tears for people you don’t know.

Now don’t get me wrong, it is terrible what has gone on in China and in the US, but really having a journalist/biographer tweet abuse at you like sanctimonious cocks when their own paper is plastering the news all over their front page is just a bit beyond the pale.


Perhaps he should watch this video from Charlie Booker then march in to see Shayne Currie and educate him.

From a few years ago, Charlie Brooker’s Newswipe takes on the media’s reaction to mass killings, similar to what Roger Ebert was getting at.


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  • I had same problem: look at my two updates to this post on the shooting –

    M final paragraph:

    Though Saarinen’s real problem lay with his profession: an event like this is precisely the time to question everything about Western society. What’s the alternative? To wait a fortnight when it’s disappeared from the MSM and the world has forgotten about it?

    What’s the purpose and rationale of the MSM, if not this?

    • UglyTruth

      The cynical view is that the purpose is to draw attention away from anything that gives a politically incorrect view of Western society. Like stuff’s removal of the reference to the camo guy in their “28 dead” article. The removed text was:

      “Another person was being held in police custody after he was detained in the woods near the school wearing camouflage pants, CBS reported.”

      Shades of Columbine perhaps, where witnesses reported 3-4 shooters while only 2 were officially acknowledged?

  • parorchestia

    Wise words from the expert – the HairOild should take heed.
    And we need stricter gun laws.

  • LesleyNZ

    This is a bit like the pot calling the kettle black David Fisher. Hate it how you bring the word “porn” into the subject like that. Whaleoil posts ” contradictory, crass, poorly-written, repellent crap? No Whaleoil tells the whole story, (and shows up mainstream media) – unlike the NZ Herald who pick and choose what they want us to know about. Fiji situation and climate change being prime examples (and now the David Bain saga – and of course, the Dotcon “soap”). Oh – and tell Audrey Young we love Judith Collin’s hot pink jacket. As my hubby said to me – how catty of Audrey to say what she said about Judith’s jacket. A hot pink jacket is much nicer than a red jacket.
    Audrey Young: Collins carries an obstacle of her own making –

    • Lion_ess

      Typical low-brow press writer to comment on a female politician’s clothing. If this comment encapsulates the quality of her reporting – perhaps she could do Straight Eye for the Queer Guy expose on Shearer’s Team Gay next time.

  • rightoverlabour

    Whale, why engage with sub intelligent pornographers from the herald? The best response is no response in many cases.

  • trisha

    “who the fuck is david fisher?”…… no seriously who is he?

    no one worth listening to that’s preetty obvious cause wtf is gun porn……..
    cameras are ready to roll……2 lonely smith and westons meet in a dark and gloomy alley and begin a voyage of gratuitious….
    or the dirty 30.30 “was just looking for love officer, I didn’t know it was a movie”. …..the mind just boogles.. well mine does anyway.

    what the forensic psychiatrist said in the vid made so much sense.. and all the msm disrecarded his very wise words cause dont let good sense get in the way of making the dosh. msm is all about the money, job protection and status, like who’s on top.
    Roger Ebert also hit the nail on the head… wise men …a rare breed
    msm are just another arm of the mushroom cult…keep them (public) in the dark and continuiously feed them dollops of shit.

  • Patrick

    Fisher is on Dot Kong’s payroll isn’t he?
    That can be the only explanation for his suckhole pap pieces in the overpriced bog roll NZ Herald