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The desert that is the NZ Herald in the morning

Written By: - Date published: 8:48 am, June 20th, 2019 - 19 comments

This morning read at 0645 it was the New York Times with a subscription, BBC World which doesn’t need one, Sydney Morning Herald without one, NZ Herald without a subscription, Stuff doesn’t need one, Huff Post which also doesn’t need one, and the Guardian which I toss change to on a periodic basis. The NZ Herald absolutely sucks and doesn’t deserve a premium.

The Herald paywall

Written By: - Date published: 11:43 am, April 28th, 2019 - 59 comments

The Herald is getting ready this week to install a paywall.

National’s meh leadership contest

Written By: - Date published: 4:27 pm, February 22nd, 2018 - 76 comments

National’s leadership contest is one week old.  The latest is a central edict that all candidates have to be nice to each other and a claim that candidates are not offering senior positions to MPs in exchange for their support.

The Herald is obsessed with the latest Colmar Brunton poll

Written By: - Date published: 10:17 am, December 17th, 2017 - 47 comments

The Herald’s weekend political comment includes detailed analysis of the Colmar Brunton poll, now a week old, but ignored the details of the mini budget.

Guest Post: Monbiot, Attenborough and Soper on environmental collapse

Written By: - Date published: 10:14 am, December 6th, 2017 - 43 comments

Guest post by Ed about the intellectual rigour of George Monbiot and David Attenborough and the rater strange response of Barry Soper.

Federated Farmers need to cut the crap

Written By: - Date published: 1:09 pm, September 20th, 2017 - 98 comments

Federated Farmers continued their fear campaign today in a Herald editorial. Their anonymous demand is that “Farmers should know they are still appreciated”. It is hard to have respect looking at bills that urban dwellers and businesses pay tofix their environment, while Federated Farmers bullshit about the environmental impacts of farming and how they don’t like paying to fix them.

HERALD EXCLUSIVE ON HIT AND RUN shows they haven’t read it

Written By: - Date published: 7:44 am, March 31st, 2017 - 57 comments

Worst piece of “journalism” on Hit and Run so far.

Update: To their credit, as of 11am this piece of nonsense seems to have vanished from The Herald website.

Peter Thiel’s citizenship and consequent questions of corruption

Written By: - Date published: 6:28 pm, January 28th, 2017 - 52 comments

Journos have been looking at how Peter Thiel gained citizenship. Not because he shouldn’t have been made a citizen. But it was done without any public notice using a special section of the immigration act. That reeks of a corruption route by a minister or officials. Reasons need to be made public for this and other decisions done this way.

Mining engineer: Solid Energy’s decision is “irrational”

Written By: - Date published: 1:37 pm, November 24th, 2016 - 35 comments

An engineer’s report concluded it would be safe to enter the mine to look for evidence of the cause the blasts which killed 29 men.

Guest post: Swipe right for sexism

Written By: - Date published: 4:00 pm, October 21st, 2016 - 22 comments

Originally posted at Tangerina. This is in response to an earlier column Society, not rugby, needs to change its culture by Peter Jackson, Editor of the Northland Age.  Mr Jackson is right; society does need to change its culture. Rugby doesn’t exist in a vacuum – it’s played and managed by people. Imperfect people, impressionable people, people […]

Herald Bingo

Written By: - Date published: 9:00 am, January 20th, 2016 - 39 comments

Can be used either as a bingo card or as a drinking game.

The media in 2015

Written By: - Date published: 12:25 pm, December 29th, 2015 - 87 comments

Some random musings on what happened in New Zealand’s media this year.

NZ Herald: Damning report rewritten after ‘war-room’ meeting

Written By: - Date published: 7:53 am, November 14th, 2015 - 16 comments

The Herald seems to have accidentally deleted the online version of yesterday’s big story from Kirsty Johnson on how the government manipulates media perceptions. However could that have happened?

John Armstrong – a person worth disagreeing with

Written By: - Date published: 9:14 am, October 17th, 2015 - 23 comments

Today John Armstrong published his swansong at the NZ Herald. He is losing his long battle with Parkinson’s disease. Like most things that John wrote, it is worth reading. Certainly that was how he was regarded here. More than 500 of our 17,000+ posts referenced his work.

Would the last journalist to leave The Herald please turn out the lights

Written By: - Date published: 11:21 am, August 23rd, 2015 - 30 comments

The Herald is shedding journalists. Dita De Boni will be particularly missed.

Local right wing media on climate change

Written By: - Date published: 10:23 am, July 18th, 2015 - 139 comments

Jack Tame on Newstalk ZB has recently brought refreshingly realistic commentary on climate change.  Meanwhile in the Herald climate change is thought to be a good thing because summers become warmer.

Where is The Herald’s apology to Amanda Bailey?

Written By: - Date published: 11:03 am, July 4th, 2015 - 19 comments

The Press Council found that The Herald had fell “sadly short” of professional standards. Under the circumstances simply publishing the decision is not enough. NZ Herald – where is your apology to Amanda Bailey?

NRT: What is the Prime Minister trying to hide?

Written By: - Date published: 3:27 pm, June 23rd, 2015 - 20 comments

You have to ask why Rachael Glucina departed the NZ Herald for National’s beneficary and friend Mediaworks. No Right Turn has been trying to find out how much contact John Key or his office had with Glucina when she did the dirty and unprofessional interview with the victim of John Keys ponytail pulling. Why he still illegally trying to cover those contacts up?

Sheepgate: the McCully mess

Written By: - Date published: 8:33 am, June 3rd, 2015 - 20 comments

The media have joined opposition demands that Murray McCully’s actions in relation to sheepgate are investigated.  If John Key really expects high standards from his ministers this is the least that should be done.  Update: And a claimed “independent audit” of the tender process was conducted by none other than MFAT.

NRT: An abuse of the OIA

Written By: - Date published: 6:17 pm, May 22nd, 2015 - 2 comments

No Right Turn points out that the answer given by John Key in response to an Official Information Act request was completely inadequate legally. It doesn’t matter if he was in his guise of the infamous Parnell Pony Puller, or PM as he sometimes likes to call himself. He isn’t allowed to advise Rachael Glucina of the NZ Herald to attack his victim and then hide it behind his official role.

Numerical illiteracy at the Herald

Written By: - Date published: 1:21 pm, April 29th, 2015 - 46 comments

Today, we see a Herald ‘editor’ demonstrating exactly how useless they are at interpreting polls. They are saying that a poll where almost all of the sample was taken before the Ponygate story broke, indicates that it doesn’t matter much. To rub home just how stupid and out of touch the Herald editors were last week, it then whines about nasty social media. What can one say of these cloistered monks of  ‘journalism’… Plenty.

Nasty little bloggitses

Written By: - Date published: 12:46 pm, April 29th, 2015 - 76 comments

The Herald today has editorialised suggesting that on the basis of part of a poll Ponygate has had no effect.  It also claims that fair minded people are defending Key.

Chaos and Mayhem at the Herald

Written By: - Date published: 12:25 pm, April 23rd, 2015 - 139 comments

The Herald has responded to criticism of its role in publishing the identity of the victim of John Key’s creepy behaviour by publishing, at this stage, three different responses.  What is going on?

The more complete Donghua Liu timeline

Written By: - Date published: 2:34 pm, February 22nd, 2015 - 89 comments

Yesterday’s Herald revealed that Donghua Liu made a second donation to National in 2013 which was repaid to him after last year’s election.  A brief timeline was provided but in the interests of greater understanding I thought a fuller timeline would be helpful.

Written in a deep summer haze

Written By: - Date published: 8:44 am, January 5th, 2015 - 94 comments

I was astonished by an anonymous NZ Herald editorial on New Years day – “NZ economy is in a good place and thriving”. Obviously an inferior intellect was slow cooked in the warm holiday weather. It turned to mush and regurgitated one of Bill English’s wet dreams. Dairy prices are unlikely to rebound any time soon.

Fran O’Sullivan and Dirty Politics

Written By: - Date published: 1:02 pm, October 11th, 2014 - 33 comments

Fran O’Sullivan’s column in the Herald today clearly lays out why the issues surrounding Hanover Finance’s collapse should be investigated by the Police and not by a Government inquiry.

Political advertising on election day

Written By: - Date published: 11:59 am, September 20th, 2014 - 3 comments

I’m getting scattered reports and images of political advertising popping up on various websites. They seem to look like accidents more than a deliberate strategy.
Updated: In other news blogger does a good selfie…
Updated 1300: NZ Herald mobile site still has political ads popping up periodically.
Updated 1550: Quinovic Mt Eden have clearly violated electoral law with a mailout.

Polity: Shameful, innumerate reporting of Herald poll

Written By: - Date published: 8:48 am, September 19th, 2014 - 32 comments

If a politics editor at a major National newspaper doesn’t know basic statistics, then you’d have to ask how she retains her job? Having a jonolist apparently deliberately distort the meaning of a poll that is taken, and whose results was not linked to in the article, is a complete travesty.

Get clean politics into the Herald

Written By: - Date published: 3:00 pm, September 13th, 2014 - 22 comments

Action Station want to run a full-page ad in the Herald calling on politicians to clean up NZ politics. (Update: only $580 needed! Let’s do it!)

National’s sockpuppet is trying to muzzle press?

Written By: - Date published: 8:18 pm, September 4th, 2014 - 218 comments

Cameron Slater looks like he is the front person for National’s attempt to muzzle the press over their dirty politics for the next few weeks. How else can someone who has been pleading poverty in court seeks a High Court injunction against reporters writing about whaledumps of his emails? Updated with a offer to keep feeding and publicising the whaledumps.

Polity: Herald on Labour

Written By: - Date published: 10:08 am, August 27th, 2014 - 69 comments

The NZ Herald has been notable for the blind stupidity of their editorials since its formation in the 1860s and its enthusiastic fostering of the New Zealand civil war for short-term profit. Today’s editorial continues that long tradition of blind stupid ignorance by being surprised (yet again) at Labour’s long tradition of fiscal responsibility.

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