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Monday, June 27, 2005

Pathetical Editors

My of my, how the pathetical editors of our TV and Radio stations were conned. They missed the biggest news item from the Gnats conference because someone (guess who is the most proficient serial liar in the land?) told them there was going to be an earth shattering event in Auckland. Israel was going to issue an apology to New Zild!! They fell for it, hook, line and kosher.

What they got was a media publicity stunt contrived by the Prime Money Waster in which there was no apology, no Israeli official present, just Dreary Dominatrix reading a letter from the Yids in which they quite rightly regretted their citizens had been caught out. But apolgy? Hell no. She had been sitting on this for two months and trotted it out when it suited her. (Just like the Foot and Mouth hoax? Strange there has been no word of that police enquiry.) The Israelis were quick to let that little gem be known.

The intrepid speeding reporters ( they had to get from Wellington to Auckland faster than a speeding Prime Waste-Master) missed out on the news coup of the week. Don Brash was a Labour Man. Arguably the most potent weapon in National's arsenal because of it's ability to draw away disaffected Labour supporters and erode the Tailor's Dummy's electoral result, there was hardly a mention. TV3 managed a five second sound bite but there was no commentary.

It is beyond belief that our electronic media, particularly taxpayer funded TVNZ with all its missing charter millions, only seem capable of covering one issue on any one day. Their performance yesterday was nothing short of pathetic. They were simply conned by the biggest con artist New Zealand has known for decades.

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Posted by Adolf Fiinkensein | 6/27/2005 07:58:00 AM

6 Comments:

Blogger Berend de Boer said...

Adolf, you don't understand. TVNZ just needs more funding. That's all. That will solve the problems.

6/27/2005 09:07:00 AM  
Blogger Adolf Fiinkensein said...

Thanks Berend. I needed a good laugh before morning tea!

6/27/2005 10:48:00 AM  
Blogger Davros said...

Don Brash's 'joke' was on both TVNZ and TV3 last evening.

6/27/2005 11:07:00 AM  
Blogger t selwyn said...

Good analysis, AF.

Click fingers. Media reports as they are supposed to. Good media. Pat on head. PM very happy.

6/27/2005 12:57:00 PM  
Blogger Keith said...

Adolf, she just gave the media the excuse they wanted to ignore the Nats. I don't believe for a minute that they were conned.

6/27/2005 03:22:00 PM  
Blogger Paul said...

National quite rightly should feel short changed by they coverage they got. I thought that it was particularly appalling given that Sundays are light new days (the rest of the world being asleep and all). TVNZ might just have to get its collective act together post election and more deliciously, post Charter.

6/27/2005 11:22:00 PM  

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