New talent at the Herald

Written By: - Date published: 4:34 pm, March 15th, 2008 - 8 comments
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I imagine this by-line is an error, but given the way the Herald’s been evangelising for the Right lately you do have to wonder…

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(Hat-tip: gobsmacked)

8 comments on “New talent at the Herald”

  1. J 1

    Richard Prebble would surely be an improvement on this by “big businessmen groupie” Franny in the hearOLD .

    “The Government is clearly determined to underpin its own political legacy by spending up large on major taxpayer-funded projects in election year.Think about it as a 21st century version of Think Big – the raft of energy projects launched by Sir Robert Muldoon’s National Government ”

    No I think i’ll just remember the Muldoon government as it was, an
    arrogant bunch of National party members.

    and this from brain fried fran

    “In 1990, the then Labour Government left the Treasury coffers so bare that an incoming National Government was forced to rescind its own big budget policies and slash spending to redress a fiscal crisis.”

    That’d be the government with the labour finance ministry that the shadow act party ran for 4 of the 6 year term, the one that oversaw a huge collapse in the economy, a recession we hurled into thanks to those fiscal geniuses Douglas and Prebble.Remember that Franny. Even the modern Labour Party admit that period was incredibly poorly fiscally managed and yet will we ever hear apologies from the National Party for the financial absurdities of Muldoon and Richardson and Birch and Brash.Go home Fran and read more histories.

  2. Christopher Nimmo 2

    Take a look at the story now (http://www.nzherald.co.nz/section/1/story.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10498365)

    They TAKEN AWAY THE BYLINE.

    I certainly hope it is an error.

    [lprent: the link above is here. Part of the friendly service – yeah right. It was easier to edit the comment than type in the link.]

  3. Vic 3

    Don’t panic – I used to work loading online news and the CMS used at the Herald probably does the same thing ours did. This means it will suggest an author if it finds the name of anyone who has previously written something for the publication anywhere in the article. If the person loading is rushed or tired and forgets to check – hey presto – Richard Prebble is in the house. Or rather, on the page.

  4. lprent 4

    🙂 Vic that sounds exactly like the classic over-helpful software SNAFU. I can imagine that it’d be incredibly embarrassing on occassion.

    CMS stands for Client Managed Site for those of you who haven’t run across one.

    Oh and SNAFU is Situation Normal – All Fucked Up. Ok – I can’t resist, reminds me of a clueless Key with an out of control tongue?

  5. the sprout 5

    well if APN can get Prebble writing the Listener’s summer politics column, i wouldn’t be so surprised the Herald had him supplying them material. bet it comes really cheap.

  6. Dean 6

    “CMS stands for Client Managed Site for those of you who haven’t run across one.”

    It can also stand for Content Management Suite.

    “Oh and SNAFU is Situation Normal – All Fucked Up. Ok – I can’t resist, reminds me of a clueless Key with an out of control tongue?”

    Touche.

  7. Dean 7

    “well if APN can get Prebble writing the Listener’s summer politics column, i wouldn’t be so surprised the Herald had him supplying them material. bet it comes really cheap.”

    Does anything that isn’t the party line ever enter your keyboard, or do you work hard to ensure that you don’t think naughty thoughts?

  8. lprent 8

    “It can also stand for Content Management Suite.”

    Thats a new one on me. I’ll have to look it up (but not tonight). It does sound a lot like corporate speak for the same thing.

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