Simon Runting

Court Reporting From The Public Gallery – Circus In High Court #6

The circus at High Court #6 this next fortnight is a disgrace to the legal profession and a terrible advertisement for the art of litigation.

From the dead cat wearing rates avoider Penny Bright to the feral in front of me in the public gallery wearing socks with his jandals and track pants, I cannot help feeling sorry for John Banks having to put up with his career and legacy tried in front of a bunch of rabble. I do not particularly like John Banks as a politician, but no one deserves this.

It is no surprise Banks didn’t go for trial by jury.  The people in the gallery attracted to the case are not and never have been his peers.  They appear a sublime mix of potential admissions requiring treatment for compulsive mental conditions.  Court groupies.

At adjournments we have the ridiculous scenario of media invading over the courtroom floor casually interacting with the Crown QC dare I say it giving him some tips after a reasonably limp performance to date, members of the public gallery often talking sometimes even while the Judge is speaking, a compulsive cap wearer and then there is career law-spotter Joe Karam.  I cannot work out if Karam is there for Dotcom’s eventual deportation or Banks if he is wrongly found guilty after delivering a morning of direct mail.    Read more »

He should know better

Paparazzi superstar Simon “Porkchop” Runting made an arse of himself this afternoon being the world’s least discreet paparazzi photographer.

Today he didn’t even find bush and blazingly stood taking pics for his master The Pork Chop.

Problem is he was so slow, he got papped first.

Simon Runting papped again

This is now the second time this blog has papped Runting.

Surely this makes him the most #biwinning cameraman in the world.

Models look out at Fashion Week, imagine Runting coming at you in the changing room?

Papping the Pap

via the tipline

Simon Runting is a paparazzi photographer, he is top of his game. Runting was responsible for the NZ privacy tort Hosking vs Runting.

Until now there has never been a photo taken of Simon Runting, but look at what we have here, NZ’s worst muck raker and NZ’s top paparazzi photographer together in the same shot at the Canon Media Awards. Unsurprisingly neither got an award.

Simon Runting and Pork Chop

And here is a second photo of Simon Runting and Pork Chop’s pet Scottish dwarf Norrie Montgomery.

simon runting and norrie montgomery