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  # 2329088 3-Oct-2019 15:52
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Geektastic: Stuff

 

20 Ton Crane Topples into Wellington Harbour.

 

Then a photo of harbourfront housing with this under it

 

"Seaview, near where a crane fell in the harbour."

 

Desktop "journalism" again! (Why send someone outside?)


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Geektastic: Stuff


20 Ton Crane Topples into Wellington Harbour.


Then a photo of harbourfront housing with this under it


"Seaview, near where a crane fell in the harbour."


Desktop "journalism" again! (Why send someone outside?)



I wondered why not a photo of the Beehive, near where a crane fell in the harbour?







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Here we go. A generic pic of a child's toy crane. That should suffice for Stuff:

 


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Geektastic:
msukiwi:

 

Geektastic: Stuff

 

20 Ton Crane Topples into Wellington Harbour.

 

Then a photo of harbourfront housing with this under it

 

"Seaview, near where a crane fell in the harbour."

 

Desktop "journalism" again! (Why send someone outside?)

 



I wondered why not a photo of the Beehive, near where a crane fell in the harbour?

 

Unless someone got photos of it actually falling in, there's no need for photos of where the crane now isn't.
But for some reason "journalism" now requires everything to have a photo attached because they must assume that people are too stupid to be able to read words and create a suitable image in their heads.





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A day in the life of a Stuff reporter:

 

Spend day on reddit, twitter etc.  Find popular thread (169 follow up comments), write story with basically no original content, get it on the front page, deflect criticism that you lazily plagiarised the story from social media by crediting the source and providing a link, create a poll, probably get a christmas bonus and a raise:

 


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geoffwnz:

 

But for some reason "journalism" now requires everything to have a photo attached because they must assume that people are too stupid to be able to read words and create a suitable image in their heads.

 

 

"Stuff journalism" now requires everything to have a photo attached

 

In this case, if they hadn't had a "photo", the article would have been about 50 words long and it would have been obvious how threadbare the story was. They could possibly have addressed questions like "who does the crane belong to?", "why was the crane there?". Even better, they could have accurately said where the incident happened: later updates made it clear it was the oil jetty at Point Howard - if they had to have a picture, then a quick snip from Google Maps / Google Earth would have actually added some information

 

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  # 2332150 7-Oct-2019 19:21
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Oh b*gger! The Internet is "broken again!

 

NZHerald:

 

 

Relay team disqualified from World Champs for hilarious gaffe

 

 

     

  • 7 Oct, 2019 5:51pm
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Watch: Chinese sprinters make a mess of baton change in Doha - but break the internet.

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  # 2332347 8-Oct-2019 08:13
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Oh b*gger! The Internet is "broken again!

 

NZHerald:

 

Relay team disqualified from World Champs for hilarious gaffe

 

     

  • 7 Oct, 2019 5:51pm
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Watch: Chinese sprinters make a mess of baton change in Doha - but break the internet.

 

I guess it depends on how you define broken.

 

HTTP, traffic and routing etc works fine.

 

But the pipes are blocked with "sewerage".  So maybe that's what they mean by "broken"?





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Article headline: "Here's why retailers are reluctant to let you pay with Paywave"

 

Photo caption: "Broadcasting Minister Kris Faafoi had some trouble watching the game on Saturday but considered the issues minor."

 

Obviously Stuff wants to bash Spark Sport at every opportunity...





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Thank you NZ Herald for my morning chuckle.

 

It's not the headline, but in the body of the article about the typhoon cancelling RWC games.

 

"Team and pubic safety is the primary consideration and no decision will be made that endangers safety.

 

I'm sure it will get corrected eventually right?? 





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"A spokesman for Auckland Transport said the ferry was delayed for about five minutes at sea while it was retrieved.

He said it had gone overboard."

Well where else would it have gone?






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Mum slams Bunnings, listing why she can't stand shopping there

 

 

Australia. Who cares? 

 

Also ""Soon enough, while you are arguing over which length of hose you need, cart or no cart, wall-mounted or not, kink rating (settle down) and a multitude of attachments, they [the children] start to crack the s**ts. But you've committed to this and they have to shut the hell up while you do this dance of decisions on a piece of f*****g pipe.""

 

So I guess it her own fault.

 

Next?





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freitasm:

 

JWR:

 

Mum slams Bunnings, listing why she can't stand shopping there

 

 

Australia. Who cares? 

 

Also ""Soon enough, while you are arguing over which length of hose you need, cart or no cart, wall-mounted or not, kink rating (settle down) and a multitude of attachments, they [the children] start to crack the s**ts. But you've committed to this and they have to shut the hell up while you do this dance of decisions on a piece of f*****g pipe.""

 

So I guess it her own fault.

 

Next?

 

 

Next is the amount of unnecessary hard plastic packaging they insist on using, but that is another matter.

 

 





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  # 2335569 11-Oct-2019 14:30
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Mum slams Bunnings, listing why she can't stand shopping there


Have to agree with her on that particular trolley. They are a handful. No easy fix for that. They are designed to manoeuvre in the aisles. All the Bunnings stores I've been to have other trolley options.

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