A lesson for the MSM: Stop pimping the poor

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Further to my posts from yesterday, here, and here, and with the help of the commenters and the Tipline, I would like to show Anna Turner from The Press that she doesn’t really have to aspire to take “Pimping The Poor” crown off Simon Collins.

Just about every time you look, the stories don’t stack up.  Either they are Labour Party (or Green Taliban) ringers, or the people paraded as an example of how the government is failing the most vulnerable in society falls apart when some non-cursory attention is directed their way.

I have already torn the assertions that  AJ McIlroy and Anne Bovey are unable to find an affordable place to live apart.  I also have torn their assertions that they are dirt poor apart.  And so, today, we continue to expose that AJ McIlroy and Anne Bovey are nothing more than attention whores and professional victims with a public trail of destruction in their wake.

Just a little Googling could have saved you some professional and personal embarrassment Anna.

You could have avoided this:  

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Here are some basic checks you should have done.  First, publicly available Tenancy Tribunal records:

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Followed by publicly available bankruptcy records:

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Before I carry on, Anna, there is absolutely no doubt that these people can’t find a place to live.  But you pitched it as being a failure of the system, aka the Government, to help these financially poor people.

Stop it.

Just stop it.

Ok, let’s carry on.

Let’s discover where some of the money that they aren’t paying to their landlord (and goodness knows who else) is going.

Let’s start with booze.

 

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That bottle didn’t come from a 4 pack either.  Check top left of the photo.

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Now, they have at least two cats.  Which isn’t really a responsibility you need, with food, flea collars, inoculations and vet bills.  Not when you can’t even pay your rent.

Next:  Fags

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That’s one of those “cheap” Zippo lighters.

Oh, speaking of Playboy, when you can’t afford to pay rent, you really don’t want to have a hobby like collecting branded Playboy paraphernalia:

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Question.  If you can’t pay your rent, should you own and operate a top of the line smartphone?

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Or perhaps more than one?

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Note the beer in his hand.  Is he ever seen without drinking alcohol of some kind?

It’s pretty clear these people aren’t poor because they have no money.  They are poor because they have spent the money they have irresponsibly.

On top of that, Anne is a bit of an attention whore

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Yeah, AJ, great job!

I don’t think Anne “missed Christchurch” very much at all.  What she missed was all the Government handouts.

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Yeah, I think that’s put the pressure on Anne.  I’m sure Housing New Zealand would love to have you as a tenant.  They’re chomping at the bit.

Anna, just don’t Pimp the Poor.  And if you insist, make sure the story actually holds water.  Because these people can’t find anywhere to live because they are part of the feral class.  But worse:  they also expect to live a life with smoking, drinking, pets, lots of children and operating top of the line smart phones while at the same time taking advantage of people by not paying their bills.  They have enough disposable income for tattoos, body piercings and jewelry.  They just choose to not pay for the essentials of life, while having plenty of money for luxuries.

Next time, if you absolutely have to Pimp the Poor again?  To prove how Christchurch isn’t having enough Government support after the earthquake because of lack of housing, or whatever, do your homework first.


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