Garner hits back over NBR SMOG

As you may recall, I reported on the NBR thinking it was funny to have a headline “Duncan Garner Dead” on one of it’s articles.  An article behind the Paywall, so people couldn’t see it was in fact a satirical piece.

It quickly dawned on the NBR it wasn’t really that funny to broadcast to the world that someone had died, for fun.

They published a correction, but now Garner is taking his pound of flesh.



NBR, I suggest you leave the cute Social Media stuff to the cool kids.  Like MPs *snigger*


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  • johnbronkhorst

    So how did the wife and kids tell??? Or will the be reading his tweet for confirmation?

    • Mr_Blobby

      Still dead from the neck up.

  • LesleyNZ

    NBR should have just added the word “wrong” after “dead” – Duncan Garner was dead – wrong. Then they would have been – right.

  • tarkwin

    Almost as bad as reporting a court decision and getting it wrong. What no apology?

  • Bunswalla

    Why did he date the tweet 1 April? Is he suggesting NBR didn’t in fact do what he’s complaining of?

    Confused, of Mayfair

    • Garner did actually receive a genuine apology, but he’s not accepted it with grace. He’s pushing it all over the media at the moment.

  • Steve (North Shore)

    Just another show pony – a gelding, not a stallion

  • Mr_V4

    FFS, Garner obviously thinks pretty highly of himself if he thinks it will be headline news if he dies.

  • Mr_V4

    Actually rumour has it Duncan has died before, but when he got to heaven St Peter said it was user pays. Left-wing Duncan balked at the cost so was sent to hell instead and he’s been reporting on NZ parliament ever since.