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Saturday, October 01, 2005

Interesting additions to TopSpin

There's been a few interesting additions to TopSpin already.

Apparently Jonathan Milne was a member of Labour Youth while attending University. I can see we're going to have problems adding external references for such information when TopSpin itself might be the only location on the Internet which claims this.

Posted by Antarctic Lemur | 10/01/2005 05:31:00 pm


Blogger Ashley Clarkson said...

Pray pardon my ignorance - who is Jonathan Milne?

10/01/2005 05:36:00 pm  
Blogger Antarctic Lemur said...

Politics reporter for the NZ Herald. Often writes politics opinion columns.

10/01/2005 05:52:00 pm  
Blogger Adolf Fiinkensein said...

That's interesting because of all the herald reporters I would rate him as one of the most objective and impartial. Mind you, Churchill, Giuliani and regan were socialists before they grew up, were they not? (As was Donna Awatere)

Do you mean to tell me at last there is to be a public register of journalistic political affiliations, past and present? Oh dear, how relvealing.

10/01/2005 06:09:00 pm  
Blogger Antarctic Lemur said...

Was Reagan? Lets not forget Don Brash.

10/01/2005 06:25:00 pm  
Blogger Ashley Clarkson said...

AL - ta.

10/01/2005 07:28:00 pm  
Blogger Adolf Fiinkensein said...

I might be wrong on Reagan

10/01/2005 07:51:00 pm  
Blogger Rob's Blockhead Blog said...

Reagan was a pro-New Deal Democrat until the late 1940s.

Churchill was never a socialist although he was a Liberal. Was first elected as a Conservative but left when the Balfour govt adopted tariffs as a policy - Churchill was a free trader.

10/03/2005 03:53:00 am  
Blogger darren said...

I agree with Adolf. Jonathan Milne seems fairer than the rest, especially when compared to the Sunday Star-Times.
Yesterday, we had its business columnist, Rod Oram, who else?, berating business for the trade deficit!
I quickly scan over its political section now. Such predictable left-wing humbug.
They even found some "readers" letters commenting on the bretheren leaflets and how it is "greedy" to want taxcuts (obviously to demand higher benefits is not).
The SST certainly needs a clear out. Other lefties like Matt McCarten, Chris Trotter and Willie Jackson provide far better value.

10/03/2005 12:57:00 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Darren That Rod Oram gives me a good laugh every Sunday morning Along with Finday MacDonald Cate Honore Brett and the rest of the Leftie excuses for journalists.They wont print mine or any other right thinkers letters cause they 'offend' their readers At least Granny Hreald gives some of us on the right a fair go

10/03/2005 02:11:00 pm  
Blogger Adolf Fiinkensein said...

Rob's Blockhead Blog. Thanks for that. I recall seeing recently a History Channel doco on Churchill's early political life and I'm sure it was he who introduced the very first social welfare benefits into Breat Britain. That'll do me for being a socialist before he grew up.

10/03/2005 02:47:00 pm  

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