Lloyd Burr

Did a National board member out a National MP?

Yesterday we ran a story about Lloyd Burr?s jealous rage forcing a National MP to come out of the closet, as if anyone really cares these days.

The days of Muldoonist outing of poofs are long since dead.

What is worse is that the tipline is saying that Glenda Hughes, a National Party Board member, has been promoting the story so she can get rid of an MP she wants to replace with one of her hand-picked sycophants.? Read more »

More Boag/Hughes Spin on Clutha Southland

You can always pick a hit job when you know the people behind it. Someone fed their tame journalist Lloyd Burr at Newshub.

Burr has been fed all the lines. We will decode them here for him because he is obviously so far out of touch he practically needs something written for someone who has barely migrated beyond ?Go Dog Go?.

It starts with the headline “Bill English refuses to back embattled MP Todd Barclay? giving the impression that English is backing his opponent. Let’s look at what English actually said and explain it for Lloyd Burr.

Finance Minister Bill English, who held the seat before Mr Barclay, is refusing to endorse him for a second term, meaning Mr Flood has a good chance of taking over the seat.

“It’s a matter for the party. I’m not a participant. The party is doing the selection,” says Mr English.

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Shabby hit job on Joyce by Newshub. Why does anyone trust them?

I’m no fan of Steve Joyce, but Newshub delivered up a shabby hit job on Joyce last night.

New Zealand has jumped from 12th in the world to fourth in the latest OECD rankings of adult literacy.

Thirty-three countries were surveyed, with Japan coming it at number one, followed by the Netherlands and Finland.

But when asked which countries New Zealand had beaten, Tertiary Education, Skills, and Employment Minister Steven Joyce had to consult his advisor in the middle of Newshub’s interview.

“Can you give me the list if he wants to do this bit. Can we do the list?” he said while the camera was still rolling. ?? Read more »

Guess who won Massey University’s Quote of the Year competition?

Massey University held its usual Quote of the Year competition recently, and one of my quotes from the election campaign and Dirty Politics was a finalist.

The finalist quotes were:

I’m sorry for being a man. (David Cunliffe?s unusual apology at Labour’s domestic violence policy launch at a Women’s Refuge forum)

We think it?s, um, pretty legal. (Steven Joyce asked by reporters about the use of a song for the National election campaign that sounded very similar to one by Eminen)

You work in news you puffed up little shit!…When will you glove puppets of Cameron Slater just piss off??(Internet Party press secretary Pam Corkery at a campaign event, when the media kept asking for an interview with Kim Dotcom)

It was all steam and no hangi. (Te Tai Tokerau MP Kelvin Davis describing Internet-Mana after it failed to deliver on the hype on election day)

He could probably survive shooting little kittens in his garden with a shotgun. (Kim Dotcom on how little impact Dirty Politics had on Prime Minister John Key?s approval ratings.

I play politics like Fijians play rugby. My role is smashing your face into the ground. (Whale Oil blogger Cameron Slater after Nicky Hager’s book Dirty Politics was released)

I did not have textual relations with that blogger. (Spoof of John Key’s initial denial that he had received texts from Whale Oil blogger Cameron Slater tweeted by Lloyd Burr of RadioLive)

It terrifies me how much of our economy is stuck inside a dairy cow. (Comedian Te Radar talking to farmers at Fieldays)

Get past the breath-taking PR snow job. (Former CERA communications adviser Tina Nixon describing the press conference to announce the resignation of chief executive Roger Sutton after a sexual harassment complaint)

No more beersies for you. (Tagline in this year?s Health Promotion Agency advertising campaign to reduce harmful alcohol consumption.)

Guess which quote has won. ? Read more »