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Topic # 161643 14-Jan-2015 14:01
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Hi all,

I'm reading nzherald via RSS feed and at a lunch break i saw this in my RSS reader:



but the link to the full article brought up "page not found" when i tried to read it.

The article is still available in Google cache though:

https://www.google.co.nz/?gws_rd=ssl#q=site:nzherald.co.nz+Max+Key+keeping+questionable+company 

I'm wondering what could be the reason this article was published and then taken out?

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  Reply # 1214834 14-Jan-2015 14:17
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Maybe it was incorrect and this was drawn to their attention.  It wouldn't be the first time a newspaper has ben caught out copying and pasting inaccurate information from social media.

IMHO politicians families, especially kids should be out of bounds.

PS newspapers edit, the classification office censors.




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  Reply # 1214840 14-Jan-2015 14:21
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maybe deemed not news worthy by the Editor 




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  Reply # 1214847 14-Jan-2015 14:36


I find it ironic that John Key's son is allegedly (good word that!) associated with someone who has been arrested for making a bomb.

Perhaps, all the GSCB/surveillance law changes were so he could keep an eye on his son:)

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  Reply # 1214850 14-Jan-2015 14:39
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apparently it wasn't Dan Bilzerian

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  Reply # 1214851 14-Jan-2015 14:39
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MikeAqua:
IMHO politicians families, especially kids should be out of bounds.


I don't see why if there's a real story, the children are over 18 (John Key's son is 20) and it's properly researched, backed up by facts, etc, etc.  Perhaps this one wasn't, in which case fair enough that they pull it.

I do understand the sentiment that politicians\celebrities\etc families, in particular kids, should not be harassed or attacked by the media when there isn't a real story - prime example was the attack on Obama's kids a while back in an opinion column by some republican aid(?) - but I disagree that they are completely "out of bounds" no matter what the story is...



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  Reply # 1214861 14-Jan-2015 14:53
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Looks like the original posted story was a hoax.
http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11386325



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  Reply # 1214872 14-Jan-2015 15:09
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Cue conspiracy and cover up theories in 5...4...3...2




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  Reply # 1214921 14-Jan-2015 15:53
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djtOtago: Looks like the original posted story was a hoax.
http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11386325

It was only a matter of time before NZHerald posted something like this. I wonder if they will be a little more cautious in the reporting of social media 'events' after this.

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  Reply # 1214982 14-Jan-2015 17:38
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gzt:
djtOtago: Looks like the original posted story was a hoax.
http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11386325

It was only a matter of time before NZHerald posted something like this. I wonder if they will be a little more cautious in the reporting of social media 'events' after this.


I'll give you one guess

a) No

or

b) No





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  Reply # 1215002 14-Jan-2015 18:07
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djtOtago: Looks like the original posted story was a hoax.
http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11386325



A hoax or a joke? There's a bit of a difference.

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  Reply # 1215033 14-Jan-2015 18:58
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I assumed this thread would be about the NZH censoring itself by not publishing the Charlie Hebdo cover, despite a cover implying they would.  Typical of this trashy rag to cave into terrorism and give up press freedom while at the same time having a go at the PM due to a third-hand connection

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  Reply # 1215067 14-Jan-2015 19:52
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JWR:
I find it ironic that John Key's son is allegedly (good word that!) associated with someone who has been arrested for making a bomb.

Perhaps, all the GSCB/surveillance law changes were so he could keep an eye on his son:)


I find it depressing that the kids of famous people are seemingly considered fair game by the media now, purely by virtue of their parent's job. As far as I can see he wasn't accused of doing anything illegal, or even anything vaguely immoral, just being in the same photo as someone who was a bit shady. Plus, according to this link it would appear that the photo itself was a hoax, which is presumably why the story was pulled.

Even if it was true, if it wasn't for his father's job they wouldn't have cared for an instant about the alleged "transgression" - although how he was actually supposed to have transgressed, even if it was true, eludes me.

The media should stick to reporting on politicians and what they have done, or are alleged to have done, in their own right - and leave their kids alone.

I hope that the editor of the Herald will issue a fulsome personal apology to Max for this nonsense.

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  Reply # 1215072 14-Jan-2015 20:06
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Hang on a minute. Key posted it and captioned it himself. Did he not? The herald was publishing in the public interest. The problem it appears no fact checking or publication of doubt.

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  Reply # 1215073 14-Jan-2015 20:07
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it was a prank

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  Reply # 1215108 14-Jan-2015 21:11
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Who do the herald think they are , whale oil ?

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