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  • Nechtan

    Born today 1945 Gary Brooker songwriter, pianist, founder and lead singer with Procol Harum.

    Born today in 1949 Francis Rossi songwriter, lead guitar and vocals with Status Quo.

    Born today in 1961 Melissa Etheridge singer, songwriter and guitarist.

    Today in 1971 “Brown Sugar” by The Rolling Stones went to number 1 in the US. It was their first release on their own label and their 6th US number one single.

    • kereru

      That takes me back! Classic.

  • Carl

  • Dave

    It always seemed to me, the more technologically inclined children and teenagers get, the less likely the are to operate household equipment.

    • Crowgirl

      The only reason to have kids is for the extra help around the house lol

      • Papillon

        My husband was well chuffed once the kids could reach the door of the fridge and bring him a beer. Maybe another year and I can trust the oldest with boiled water and then I’d get a coffee too!

        • hookerphil

          And a few more years he will get 2 beers out.

          • Dave

            and a year later, he and mates will empty the fridge and then chime in, Dad you need more Beer, the fridge is empty.

          • Stuarts.burgers

            Or if they do put beer in it it will DB Double Brown or Ranfurly having drunk all the Emerson ̀s and Three Boys

      • Uncle Bully

        Right. So that’s why beneficiaries in state houses have 8 kids, just to help clean the house to keep it spotless and mould free…

      • twittertit

        My mother always ‘joked’ that the only reason she had us was for the labour we provided. Heh.

    • XCIA

      Then of course there is this………….

  • Jp

    I think Russel Norman needs to have a shave

    • XCIA

      I think he needs a brain transplant because there he is on One News tonight still blagging the fishing industry over the dolphins.

      • Nechtan

        Transplant? That implies that there is one to swap out!

    • Nige.

      Greenpeace have never had a voice piece so vocal before.

      Funny how the media never felt the need to seek opinion from Greenpeace on issues before. Now lo and behold suddenly their new spokesman is the authority on all things “environmental”.

    • Gazza

      You cant shave arrogance

  • George

    Apparently 0.005% of chidren in NZ are changing schools more than once a year, or to put it another way, 1 in every 212 children are changing schools more than once a year. According to the Sunday Star Times this is due to the housimg “crisis” and then they relate a sob story of a woman who had a State House but moved out because she didn’t feel safe after a shooting in the area. She spent time living with different relatives and is now in a motel. Her “spedial needs” (unspecified) son couldn’t go to school for two terms because the school taxi was unable to collect her son because they didn’t know where she lived!

    So here we have a women who was living in a state house, and her “special needs” son being taken to school every day in the school taxi. But apparently, it’s the housing “crisis” that is responsible for her child’s dilemma. Give me strength! You had a house, your son had transport and a secure placement in a school. That is until you decided to move out of your State house. Your decision, your responsibility and your fault. Sometimes life throws curve balls at all of us. You threw a doosie and sabotaged your son’s education, his social circle and his security. Yes, you do have a housing crisis, you created it. I do admire you for bringing up your special needs son though, which is more than I can say about his father.

    • Gaynor

      The damage the msm are doing to our country is unbelievable.

      • Nechtan

        Yet the left swinging blogs and their commentators all seem to think that the govt has the MSM in their back pocket. Go figure.

        • OneTrack

          The left blogs are wrong. Again.

        • Kiwiracer

          I don’t understand that and how they come to that conclusion,

      • OneTrack

        Well, the market is speaking to them, but they can’t see it and they are just doubling down. And after just listening to some highlights of Corin spitting his disdain at Bill English on the news and turning off the screeching Lisa this morning, I am glag to see them go. They have nothing the country needs ie a professional, independent and competent media who holds the government to account AND knows what day it is. Because these activist lefties can’t seem to handle these requirements.

      • XCIA

        Wait for it, there’s more! Yes, tomorrow at 06:00 there will be another expose of New Zealand courtesy of Hager, TVNZ and the Panama Papers.

        • sheppy

          Oh deep joy, another week of wall to wall groundless innuendo. Will anyone notice once they’ve switched off?
          Hope TVNZ has the exclusive again so it doesn’t clutter up the first hour of Paul Henry, which is the only thing resembling news I watch when it’s not being overly leftest

        • Nechtan

          Really? Hasn’t comrade Hager soiled his and the MSM’s nest often enough for him to to declared a non-person by now?
          He must have a vice like grip on some short and curlies to have any traction these days.

          • XCIA

            You would think so, which makes me more inclined to think the Aussies are really behind the trashing of NZ/National with their ownership of our MSM because they hate to see us doing better than them.

        • 1dafool

          The attempt to stick it to Jim Bolger didn’t get much traction, who could be next? Perhaps it’ll be some left wing stalwarts to show how insipid and widespread the “corrupt” use of legal business practices are… just need to think of a leftie with business sense, hmmmm, I’ll put the jug on.

        • Sailor Sam

          Who in his/her right mind watches TVNZ at 6AM?
          Paul Henry?

          • XCIA

            I guess some of those who like to get on the road at 05:00 to beat the traffic crush and end up at their work place ahead of time. Personally, I have the Real Truth playing on our TV’s as I loathe Christie. I’ll wait for WO to see what the latest nonsense is all about.

        • Miss Phit

          That poor dead horse is nothing but a few strips of flayed skin and some white sunbleached ribs now.

          Come on MSM, let it go. Move on to something else for all our sakes. You are just looking sad and pathetic now. Lets just remember there are redundancies coming and that list may have room for your name…

          • XCIA

            They are so desperate to make this work for them, I would not be surprised if they invent something.

        • Dan

          Dont worry X. It is just a fella who is going to demonstrate that it is humanly possible to scan most of the million or so files and find something that is vaguely interesting to a small group of tweeters.

      • Aucky

        Why should the MSM worry. Apart from RNZ and TVNZ it’s all foreign owned,

    • Asian_driver

      George, roughly rounded off that .005% should be 0.5%

      • George

        Thanks for the correction! Though I must say a couple of extra naughties never did any harm!

        • IKIDUNOT

          Starting to adopt Labour practices, aye…..

    • jaundiced

      There’s another news item pimping the housing crisis tonight. TV3 ‘found’ (went looking for?) a women ‘forced’ to live in a statehouse with 21 people. Of those, 10 are her children.

      • Miss McGerkinshaw

        Well if I had 10 children I might be happy to live elsewhere and hence feel ‘forced’ to live with em :/

        • Gaynor

          10 Shouldn’t she be living in a shoe!

          • Gazza

            The car wouldn’t be big enough

          • Miss Phit

            Minivan?

          • Sailor Sam

            Another 5 and we would have another rugby team, the “Moaning Blacks”.

      • Chris Bell

        I’m gonna spend the rest of my fertile life bedding my poor lady to have offspring we can’t afford – but no problem, the government have to pay for them and if they later steal, rape and murder, well hey, i’ll blame the system – now where is she?

      • Yellow Admiral

        Good to see they have been visited by Housing New Zealand and the brother-in-law, who is the tenant, has been told to get rid of the ‘extras’ or his tenancy will be terminated.

      • Dave

        serious question, who has 10 children these days? PI by any chance?

        • Aucky

          Close. She moved from Kaitaia to Mangere last year.

          • Gazza

            LOL

          • Dave

            That e plains a lot thanks.

      • Mick Ie

        Her choice to have this many kids and her choice to move to Auckland (housing crisis central). Now, with the support of the Media Party and yet another of their pimping the poor stories, they all expect the government (ie NZ Taxpayer) to fix her mistakes.
        By the way, where’s the father(s)?

  • Nige.

    Alfred12 answered last nights question with:

    “There you go learn something new everyday”

    What is the last thing you can recall learning?

    • ex-JAFA

      Never trust a fart.

      That was just for comedy purposes. I really learned that lesson years ago.

      • Left Right Out

        There was a line in a movie like that… Think it was Jack Nicholson… the next line was never waste an erection… can’t remember the 3rd one

        • Goldie

          Never pass a toilet without using it (Bucket List)

          • Left Right Out

            Thats the one…..

    • Left Right Out

      I tell the kids I coach they should learn something every training session… even if it’s that I know bugger all…..lol

    • Miss McGerkinshaw

      How to put ICE contacts into my phone and make them retrievable when phone locked. Now all it needs is for those wanting to access this info to know how, lol.

      Having moved away from Auckland a friend suddenly got worried if anything happened to me she wouldn’t know. Not sure why the extra distance makes a difference but nice though I suppose.

      • Jp

        do you have an iphone and put them in the health feature?

        • Miss McGerkinshaw

          Have iphone but just used contacts and put ICE in where first name goes and then where one would put company put ‘name of person’ – ‘relationship’ and then of course as much other detail as one wants in the rest.

          When reading more about it all note there is such a thing as a ‘health’ feature but haven’t made the time to suss it out. Probably one of those icons I ‘file’ as don’t think I’ll ever use it.

          Oh well got my ‘thing to learn’ all ready for tomorrow, lol

      • Dave

        that is what FB is for, its a good point of contact in those times. Son and friend were detained in Tokyo due to their earthquake, and after trying to call him frantically, he txted back Stop calling / texting, check FB. Then every hour or so, he or travel mates would post an update on FB and tag each other in, meaning all families and friends were well informed, and they could focus on getting out instead of replying to countless messages.

        • Miss McGerkinshaw

          Yeah, don’t do any of the social sites and as yet don’t feel inclined. Hey it all worked before this instant communication so will continue live in the dark ages.

    • Jafarma

      Getting a chinese massage is cheaper and more effective than seeing a doctor and physio

    • Lux

      Being told to be stay calm and breathe ….in an emergency, while having a wild mad panic attack.. and listening.

  • Carl

    Pedantic rant for a Sunday evening. There has not been 6 new All Blacks picked in today’s squad. You become an All Black when you get on the field wearing the silver fern and play. At the moment those 6 just get to grab all the free clothing available and train hard in the hope to make the final team in 2 weeks.

    • Nige.

      I thought the same exact same thing.

      The word they are looking for is POTENTIAL.

      • That you eat whitebait in a pie.

        • Nechtan

          Is that a thing? Mmmm… whitebait pie.

        • Odd Ball

          Whitebait in a pie? sacrilege!

          • Nechtan

            No no…….whitebait in anything (its the marine equivalent of bacon)

          • Gaynor

            No Way Bluff Oysters are the marine Bacon.

          • Gazza

            It certainly is not Kina :)

          • Dan

            Wrong, Paua

          • Dave

            Speaking of putting it in a pie.

            https://youtu.be/ZWoGCdXT07g

        • Nige.

          We all make mistakes ?

  • Isherman

    So apparently 65% of Green Party voters support the US navy sending a warship here as part of the Navy’s 75th celebrations. All it really means of course is that 65% of them want a day out on the water to protest it’s visit, probably while using and donning all sorts of petroleum reliant products to do it.

    • OneTrack

      I hope Obama sends the USS Ronald Reagan.

  • Nessie

    Professors debating climate change.
    Edit: add caption :)

    • Dave of the West Bank

      What, a feed of Loch Ness trout?

    • “That’s not the soap, let it go”

    • kereru

      I say, look here chaps, can someone please pull the plug?

    • Nige.

      “It’s so hot. Look at at the sweat we’ve produced”

      • Lux

        It’s not sweat baby .. ;-O

    • Lux

      Last one to take all their clothes off, and go belly up, has to lick this crib dry..

  • Left Right Out

    choice

    noun

    1.

    an act of choosing between two or more possibilities.

    “the choice between good and evil”

    synonyms: option, alternative, possibility, possible course of action;

    I believe we all want choice…… it is our right to have choice. But there are some out there who don’t believe in the responsibility that comes with choice.

    You see, in life we get to choose our course, sure there are obstacles that confront us along the way, but then we get to choose how we deal with them. Having choice, as mentioned about is an act of choosing between 2 or more possibilities, yet there are those who want us to believe that choice does not exist for them. Along the way those very same people have come across all or some of the following….
    the choice to eat junk or healthy food
    the choice to drink more water or by more alcohol
    the choice to smoke or not
    the choice to do drugs or not
    the choice to have MORE children that they can’t afford or not
    the choice as a parent to sacrifice ones needs for those of their children

    The list could go on and on……. yet, we are now being bombarded with hard luck stories of people who apparently don’t have choice… they are stuck and nobody is helping them….. they forget that along the way to that point they have so many choices…. they just chose poorly.

    I hate seeing people in need, I really do. I like to think I do my bit to help in various ways…. I’ve visited less affluent area’s and done random acts of coffeeness, I’ve donated clothing, toys and anything I think could be useful to others……. but I find it hard to believe that they don’t have a choice.

    May theory on it all is they don’t have the choice they WANT… and don’t like the choice they need. Sadly, the media want us to believe these poor souls Labour found for them don’t have a choice and haven’t made poor choices rather they are victims of NZ…… well I’m not buying it. You ability to have choice is with you for ever please don’t blame others for you misuse of choice in the past

    • Miss McGerkinshaw

      “Choices are sacrifices. You give up something you want for something you want more.”

      The trouble is they want it all and are not prepared to make any sacrifices.

      • KatB

        A lot of instant gratification choices being made, resulting in a lifetime of regrets, that other people are expected to pick up the tab for. Successful people do what unsuccessful people aren’t willing to do.

    • Nige.

      Problem is that people aren’t able make the choice of less.

      It can be quite satisfying to say no to indulgence.

      • Left Right Out

        A number of years ago my folks said to me, your so lucky to be able to travel to the places you have….. I replied that there was no luck involved…… I didn’t drink, I didn’t go out, I ate modestly and saved hard……I trained hard and was able to travel because of all the hard work I put in…. something I continue to do today. Oddly enough it was the poorish up bringing that helped me achieve all of what I have…..but I made the choices along the way

    • D.Dave

      The burning issue is that people cannot differentiate between “wants” and “needs”. I want all sorts of tools and toys, but, I need very few of them. One, though, is a generator for this winter. I feel in my bones, that it may get a bit rough in North Canty, later on.

      • hookerphil

        i’m thinking a mild (normal) winter this year Dave – well that’s what I think anyway. I also have a generator though quite prepared.

    • Dreadnaught

      Well said. Couldn’t agree more. When and who removed their freedom of choice? It a huge cop out! Choose and then take responsibility.

  • Nige.

    What a world we live in when a mate calls you up and says “come grab a whitebait pie”

    • Brent

      An old All Black mate of mine would eat them with mint sauce

      • Nechtan

        So did my father……..yuk (patties that is never heard or seen of whitebait pies but they look awesome!!)

    • Miss McGerkinshaw

      Sorry but a waste of whitebait and, hopefully, good pie pastry. Surely they would drown each other out taste wise?

      Edit to add: on a poncey square plate no less. What IS the world coming too?!?

    • Goldie

      I’m not a big seafood fan, but Whitebait are awesome. I’m thinking though, that even though that looks good, it maybe a bit over the top. You could make about 100 patties from that lot!

      • Nige.

        Oh there’s heaps of whitebait here in the south. Mouthfuls

        • Miss McGerkinshaw

          First its pies and now whitebait – you want a northern invasion or something?!
          Still think it’s a waste even if you DO have mountains of ’em – so there!

        • Goldie

          Oh, I’m from the Mainland, and have been known to do a bit of Whitebait fishing myself in the day. But… you know… moderation and all that?

          • Nige.

            ??

            Question: How much bacon is too much bacon?

          • Goldie

            In the same way, bacon is awesome, but… there is such a thing as too much?!?(I realise I could get my first down vote here)

          • hookerphil

            Chocolate as well?

          • Goldie

            Yes! Quite frankly, I’m tired of every dessert being nothing but chocolate!

          • XCIA

            Chocolate covered bacon is a popular American dish?
            http://www.food.com/recipe/chocolate-covered-bacon-315079

          • Goldie

            If they put Whitebait and melty cheese on it then…Nah… It would still be disgusting…

          • Miss Phit

            White bait cheese rolls? Not really doing anything for me that combo…

          • Goldie

            I dunno… with a squeeze of lemon, you might be onto something!

          • Sailor Sam

            There is never enough bacon, so the question is irrelevant.

    • Spiker

      I’d definitely go some of that.

    • willtin

      Your mate has used too many chia seeds in the filling.

      • Nige.

        You just can’t stand the eyes staring at you

      • Lux

        or not filleted them properly !!

    • KGB

      Only a west coaster could be so generous with whitebait.

  • Misfit

    There is a disturbance in the force…. The rise of Milo Yiannopoulos is the first sign the sleeping bear that is the majority has finally had enough of being poked with sticks by the progressive liberal left wing social justice warriors. Media is in trouble all over the world as they struggle to cope with the changing media landscape. Much like record company’s held a monopoly over the industry being music had to be produced in their very expensive analog studios, the digital age evened the playing field somewhat, such as it is in media now. Twitter and other sites who have harbored echo chambers for the serially offended are on the decline. Bloggers now rule the leaks of new information, anyone can have their say with nothing more than a laptop with a camera and an internet connection. With the colder weather arriving it warms my cockles to see the majority now finally having some effective heroes to our cause and the fight back has begun, The rise of Trump only confirms my points. The establishment is left wing, Many are in power in certain countries, they run the media, they run the university’s and they run Hollywood. One great big PR machine for left wing lobbying. When left wingers say they want to fight the establishment they clearly are separated from the reality that they are the establishment . The more Milo’s of this world who stand up for us the better, for the first time in years I truly feel like people have had enough of the lentil eating socialist losers constantly moaning and we now have a voice, and its fabulous !!!!

    • JEL51

      Damned exciting. There will be riots such is the mentality of the Left but we have all seen that before.

    • Goldie

      I think it was yourself that introduced me (us?) to Milo about a week or so back. I’ve been going through the various YouTube clips since, and he is just brilliant. We need a few more like him! His erudite logic and reasoning are hard to argue against – similar to Christopher Hitchens against religion.

      • Misfit

        yeah, I only recently came across him by accident myself as well, he just caught my attention and then the Depaul thing happened and he blew up almost overnight. Its his views on the MSM I like the most, he claims that most journos all have a mates club to get scoops and protect future job interests, a real old boys club that he wants no part of. He states it well with the idea its not weather your left or right in politics, everyone is allowed to hold what ever views they want but it comes down who wants to interfere with your life the most, Liberty vs authoritarianism .

    • Misfit

      heres a link to a slightly older debate Milo had with a ponse of a liberal left wing professor, as some comments have said its like watching a blonde gay rottweiler maul a fat scruffy cat. Its a longish vid but if you have time and enjoy watching a so called academic absolutely fumble and crumble under scrutiny then this will warm your heart.

      • JLS

        A classic ‘beard’ as defined by Bob Jones. just wet and abhorrent to this male.Bravo Milo.

  • Left Right Out

    I had a chuckle at this pic

    • Sailor Sam

      You asume that Bill and Hill are living together.
      I would call them sleeping together the Hill Billies.

  • Left Right Out

    For those in Christchurch… I’m pleased that quake was over quickly… was just of the NB pier by the looks of it…. decent shunt though

  • For any fellow Supertramp fans, here’s a nice bit of trivia. (pic)

    • Miss McGerkinshaw

      Too cool – thanks.

    • ex-JAFA

      I once ran a customer promo based on that album. The prize, of course, was a holiday in the US. I recreated the album cover with new photography, and all the elements of the promo were named after each track.

    • Moonroof

      Have a treasured 180 gram vinyl of that album. Not a bad track on it.

    • jcpry

      Yet not their best album IMHO. Crime of the Century and Crisis What Crisis while not so successful are better.

  • Yellow Admiral

    So the light-shiners are at it again .. One News trumpeting another shock-horror disclosure from the Panama Papers at 6am tomorrow. I think I’ll turn the alarm off and go back to sleep!

    • pisces8284

      Followed by an item on the amazing revamp of Burwood Hospital. You couldn’t make thus stuff up

    • Miss McGerkinshaw

      How many feet do this lot have? They must resemble a good Swiss Cheese by now me-thinks?!

    • Dave

      It will achieve two things, more people will turn over to other channels, sales of TV’s will increase after people throw things at their current TV.

      Little toy boy is still crying Wolf.

    • Pluto

      They’ll have to do better than Elvis and Hermoine Granger.
      Maybe Homer Simpson has a secret trust.

    • Gazza

      Would there not have been shock and horror if the worst of filth was bought out right at the start , what I am saying is , anything really damaging , would have been used , I am sure that people are over it , and even if Key was mentioned with owning a foreign trust would just say ho hum

    • Isherman

      Another?…was there there a first one?

  • ex-JAFA

    A song I’ve recently discovered. Absolutely love it! I saw Kelly Groucutt live when he was with ELO Part Two and played in Auckland in the mid-90s.
    https://youtu.be/VMJvsPNaD3M

  • Lux

    If you had to compete on My Kitchen Rules…

    What would be Your winning three course menu?

    Edit to add .. the winner gets a trillion dollars and free trip trip to the moon for themselves or someone else .. and an Island getaway with Bear Grylls doing all the cooking and looking after your drinks etc .. ..

    • KGB

      They often fail attempting overly complicated, flashy, restaurant style dishes to two top chefs.
      Honest home style dishes presented like a chef seem to do best.

    • Nechtan

      Bear Grylls looking after the drinks?
      Maybe not unless urine is the same as Double Brown as stated by Carl last night :-)

      • Gazza

        Are you suggesting to bring back the 20 pack Nechtan LOL

        • Nechtan

          Well 2 extra cans could make the difference :-)

        • XCIA

          In the good old party days you could take your gallon bottles down to the wholesale and fill them with whiskey, gin, bourbon and vodka. Then fill up your 5 gallon kegs and you were good to go.

      • Greg M

        The old DoBro on tap, from a big tank not a keg was nectar of the gods. It needs to be very cold and a bit flat, delicious.

    • Papillon

      Goat cheese and roast beetroot tart with caramelized onions to start, pork tenderloin with a pear maple bourbon glaze on kumara mash with green beans to follow, and an apple and rhubarb crumble with vanilla anglaise to finish.

      • Usaywot

        I’ll be right over!

        • Isherman

          Take a ticket and stand in line….

    • Moonroof

      Cheeses, olives and charcuterie for a starter, fine medium rare steak w/Greek salad and pasta side for main, dessert, bitter chocolate with liquer, icecream and a wedge of citrus optional. Still hungry? Back to cheeseboard, and wine if applicable.

  • Lux

    Omaka Show Day, no prizes for guessing where the bar is ..

  • Nige.

    Now….. I probably am overstepping a line by talking about Pete’s past here but…… I was at his place the other month and found a picture of him with his first love.

    I have left it til a bit later in the evening due to the nature of it. (Pic)

    • Nechtan

      Can’t fault his taste but his technique perhaps could do with some work.

      • Nige.

        I’m told he was known for his smooth furry moves and getting straight to the point back in those days.

        • Nechtan

          Must be the smooth caress behind the knee distracting from the full on frontal.

      • Miss McGerkinshaw

        She doesn’t seem bothered so though so perhaps he did all the sweet talking beforehand?

    • Lux

      So funny ..You’re terrible Muriel !!

    • Papillon

      I would say he’s a cheeky little monkey, but I learnt this week that that’s offensive apparently.

      • Goldie

        Cheeky little African Aboriginal?

    • Huia

      They have had to speak to him before about his behavior Nige.

    • Cadwallader

      There is a theory that if enough chimps are given sufficient word-processors eventually one of them will randomly type the entire works of Shakespeare or qualify for a job at WO. The theory was proved by Pete!

    • XCIA

      You can’t blame a fellow for having a look, what with all the gender issues and all.

  • Citizen

    The far left, unions, strikes and the ego of Martinez to bring his union back to the top with strong-arm tactics, even as France struggles with 10% unemployment. Rigid labour laws mean it’s a huge risk for small business’ to employ anyone on a full time contract. Is this where Angry Andy would like to take NZ? http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/05/27/england-non-merci-defiant-french-strikers-voice-contempt-for-ang/

  • Lux

    Why is there such a lack of balance in stories in the MSM news?

    OK… There is no balance… most of the time.

    I have been thinking about it for while, and have come the conclusion, that it is much more effective for the media to be negative about all and most everything concerning the government. Once upon a time journalism in NZ used to have two sides to every story, but now days with most journalists, well they just get a story from the Labour Party spinners or from a Facebook persona, take it as the real deal, add a spin and hey presto.. It’s the real thing.

    How has this come about?

    People in the media spinning their stories, say, they are so busy and do not have time… I say poop to them, they just want to tell lies and get the majority of people to agree with them, and keep reading their rubbish. I.e. click bait.

    Even when a so-called journo, goes with a story with a positive honest experience, if it has anything to do with government, they will take one negative person out of hundreds and spin the bad story in the paper, and report that as what is real and what is going on.

    How do they get away with so many lies?

    Conflict makes news; if there is no conflict in a story some media will kick it until it conflicts, and then they will have their news. This is how it is. (Mark Reynolds)

    There is no longer any balance in news, it is not accurate, it is one sided and a one-person point of view, and slanted as the truth, when in fact is all made up, to look real.

    This is a disservice to all New Zealand people, and just another foot in the grave for NZ journalism. I feel embarrassed for them.

    • XCIA

      That’s what happens when the Aussies own you!

      • Lux

        With so many journos losing their jobs, I do not understand why they continue to spin so many untruths. The trust has long gone.

        • XCIA

          A culture has spread like a virus for which an AB has yet to be found. The only cure is to cut it out.

    • hookerphil

      Not sure I am embarrassed for them, they have heaped it upon themselves.

      • Lux

        I totally agree.. it is like alternative news these days on most so called news sites ..

    • Greg M

      It all started to go wrong a few years ago. This has been very clearly shown recently by Corin Dann coming out with the extraordinary statement that “it’s our job to hold the government to account”.
      No it’s not, that is what the parliamentary opposition is for.
      Then we get journalists like the Australian 60 minutes crew attempting to manufacture a news story where it all went predictably and horribly wrong.

      Until the journalism profession gets back to their core responsibility of reporting the news with accuracy, impartiality, balance and without fear or favour I fear they have a very short future. The news is the news, not the people presenting it to us.

      • Lux

        Old crooked one eye Dann .. his cousin is a Labour candidate in Christchurch from memory .. and his brother is at the Herald.. all bases covered for biased .. oops unbiased team reporting …

      • Dumrse

        I beg to differ on just one aspect and that is your use of the word “profession”. I think that went out the door a long time ago.

    • Oldgolfer

      The MSN over the past decades (if not longer) has been taken over by left-thinking people. They see it as their “job” to push their personal views. The “holding authority to account ” mantra is everywhere. Yes, the media has a role to do that, to root out corruption and duplicity and to keep those in power honest, but it for many it goes way beyond that to trying to influence opinion rather than simply reporting events and trying to present a balanced account of events.
      Years ago journalism was populated by many who drifted to it, often simply because they liked writing and meeting people; now it is almost filled with graduates with agendas. As they have progressed up the ranks, that belief of political persuasion has drifted down: viola.
      Most of journalism’s even-handed practitioners have been pensioned off or left for PR roles, leaving this crop. It is only now, as the financial model collapses, will we see change.
      Now you are seeing more boutique news services (Whale oil etc) and this will continue, gradually eroding the mainstream base.

  • pisces8284

    Possibly, but msn would have only had themselves to blame for that

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