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Court ruling dated 3rd February with the decision NOT to renew the temporary ban


The above court ruling, dated 3rd February didn’t match yesterday’s article in the New Zealand Herald where they stated that Trump’s immigration pause was blocked by a Federal Judge. That news was correct days ago but by the time they published the story on their site it was no longer true. The Herald posted their article on the 4th of February a full day after the court ruled to remove the block. The second the story was published it was only fit for wrapping fish and chips. The actual, block was put in place in January.


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Bob Jones on useless pimping media

Bob Jones is still a national treasure. In his column at NBR he hooks into Fairfax and the NZ Herald:

I once wrote an article speculating about what would happen if there was no news and reached the conclusion that on well-established form, reporters would simply invent it.

Bob, mate, they already do and have done for decades.

Believe it or not, that actually arose in early January.  For three days, nothing significant happened; no murders no interesting courtroom dramas, the politicians were on holiday, no mad murdering Muslim episodes, just nothing. Sure we had an amazing last day at the Basin against Bangladesh but that was sports page territory and you can’t fill the paper with it.  So some journos set to and made up the news.    Read more »


You can get balance in the NZ Herald if you pay for it.


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NZ Herald is right. Trump is wrong

Donald Trump could not have made it more blunt. “We assembled here today are issuing a new decree to be heard in every city, in every foreign capital, and in every hall of power,” he said in his inaugural address. “From this day forward, a new vision will govern our land. From this moment on, it’s going to be America First. Every decision on trade, on taxes, on immigration, on foreign affairs, will be made to benefit American workers and American families. We must protect our borders from the ravages of other countries making our products, stealing our companies, and destroying our jobs. Protection will lead to great prosperity and strength.”

In those sentiments it is possible to hear the end of the American century, an era of global leadership that grew out of Europe’s devastation in two world wars, prospered in the second half of the 20th century against a rival ideology and reached its apogee with the collapse of the Soviet Union. For the past 25 years American values of personal freedom, democracy, open markets and expanding trade has dominated international statecraft and brought prosperity to the United States as well as much of the developing world.

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Fake News shilled by NZ Herald and picked up by New Zealand Blogs

Whaleoil reader Holdonamo cc’d us in on an e-mail he sent to the NZ Herald’s news desk. As soon as I saw the two photos below online I seriously doubted their legitimacy and it appears I was not the only one.

Hi NZ Herald

Any valid reason or rational non-politically biased explanation as to why you are choosing to perpetuate an entirely false narrative and indeed publishing FAKE NEWS propaganda in your published article? Here’s your currently published photo under your own deceptive headline title where you are trying to falsely allege a much smaller turnout for Trumps Inauguration.


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Spock’s selection: It’s news Jim but not as we know it.

I have scanned the Stuff and New Zealand Herald websites to find examples of news headlines that are more suited to a women’s weekly magazine than a serious MSM News outlet.

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So, the NZ Herald spent six months on an “investigation” into hair extensions

The NZ Herald states that they spent six months investigating hair extensions and where they come from.

Here is a tweet from one of their journalists bragging about it:

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NZ Herald thinks it’s OK To ridicule the Old Testament

NZ Herald thinks it’s OK to ridicule the Old Testament.

And, it is ok. Praise the Lord, that Ana Samways chose to mock the old testament, sacred to Christians and Jews, instead of mocking the Quran, Mohammed or Muslims in her sideswipe column from Monday.

What do Christians and Jews do in response to ridiculing of their good book? Why, they write letters and discuss.


This Sideswipe column is only mildly witty in some parts. It was ridicule, but acceptable ridicule, and today, the NZ Herald published a letter from someone who was offended. Good on them. Power of the pen.

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Are NZ Herald ‘Journalists’ Afraid Of Insulting Islam?

Shaykh Anwar Sahib has shut down the at-Taqwa YouTube channel so it is harder now to see the hate that he thinks is appropriate for even public consumption. The widely (except for Labour and the Greens) condemned Auckland hate preacher was exposed in January by Whaleoil for having known Islamic State supporters in his mosque (masjid).

Before the videos were taken down, we found one more clip of interest.

It shows the radical Shaykh admitting that he knew about contact that was made by a ‘sister’ trying to warn the NZ Herald that the masjid promotes terror. We can only hope that she wasn’t beaten with a hammer when she got home.   Read more »

Who would know? The Herald certainly doesn’t

Kelvin Davis made much about so-called fight clubs at a Serco-run prison.

So much so they lost their contract.

Now a report has revealed that fight clubs exist at other prisons, run by Corrections…or does it?

The first paragraph states:

A Corrections investigation into “fight clubs” at Mt Eden prison found evidence that similar fighting rings were being run at other prisons.

And the Herald ran this headline:

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