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  #2501750 9-Jun-2020 21:48
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Not only the headline but the URL as well:

 





 

 

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  #2501757 9-Jun-2020 22:08
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At least they're consistent.

 

 





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  #2503672 12-Jun-2020 14:51
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What has happened to RNZ? Have they replaced their headline writers with monkeys? There are so many of these really  stupid, basic, anyone-in-primary-school-would-notice-it types of errors recently. Whoever writes the headlines doesn't bother to read the articles, or doesn't understand them. It is really off-putting.

 

Anyway, here is the latest dumb, dumb, dumb example: "Nearly half of world population could go below poverty line - report"

 

That is the headline. Click on the link and the article starts: "The Covid-19 crisis could see the number of people in extreme poverty rise to 1.1 billion worldwide under the worst-case scenario, researchers say."

 

I don't know how old the monkey who wrote this is, but the world population has not been anywhere near two billion since flappers were dancing the Charleston. "Nearly half" of it would be a lot closer to four billion.

 

It greatly disappoints me to see RNZ constantly making these stupid kinds of sloppy ignorant mistakes. Anyone with even a minimal education would immediately spot this one. They badly need to up their game if they are to have any credibility as a serious news source. Either bring back real editors or hire real journalists.





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  #2503679 12-Jun-2020 15:02
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Rikkitic:

What has happened to RNZ? Have they replaced their headline writers with monkeys? There are so many of these really  stupid, basic, anyone-in-primary-school-would-notice-it types of errors recently. Whoever writes the headlines doesn't bother to read the articles, or doesn't understand them. It is really off-putting.


Anyway, here is the latest dumb, dumb, dumb example: "Nearly half of world population could go below poverty line - report"


That is the headline. Click on the link and the article starts: "The Covid-19 crisis could see the number of people in extreme poverty rise to 1.1 billion worldwide under the worst-case scenario, researchers say."


I don't know how old the monkey who wrote this is, but the world population has not been anywhere near two billion since flappers were dancing the Charleston. "Nearly half" of it would be a lot closer to four billion.


It greatly disappoints me to see RNZ constantly making these stupid kinds of sloppy ignorant mistakes. Anyone with even a minimal education would immediately spot this one. They badly need to up their game if they are to have any credibility as a serious news source. Either bring back real editors or hire real journalists.



The article does talk about circumstances where 3.7 billion people would be below the poverty line. The 1.1 billion number is extreme poverty.

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  #2503727 12-Jun-2020 15:23
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You are right but I still find it unclear. The distinction made in the article is not made in the headline. The headline on the article itself (as opposed to the RNZ page) is much better.

 

 

 

 





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  #2508873 20-Jun-2020 16:47
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This dumb photoshopped image in a NZ Herald story about a ransomware attack on the Lion brewery:

 

 

They started with the standard photo they use for any article to do with malware, or Teh Dark Webs, or shady goings-on on the intarweb: a hooded fellow in front of a laptop, bathed in sinister blue lighting. Only this time they had to tie it in more with the story. So they did a laughably amateur cut and paste job of plonking down a picture of a can of Lion Red. Then they did a laughably amateur job of photoshopping the can to look like it matched the lighting in the rest of the image. And failed.


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  #2511239 24-Jun-2020 09:23
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From an article in the Herald today

Set in New Zealand at the height of the 1860s gold rush, Dublin-born actress Hewson, plays Anna Wetherell - a young woman who sails to the country from Britain in 1965 to begin a new life.





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Geektastic: From an article in the Herald today

Set in New Zealand at the height of the 1860s gold rush, Dublin-born actress Hewson, plays Anna Wetherell - a young woman who sails to the country from Britain in 1965 to begin a new life.

 

We have all been late to events.


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  #2511358 24-Jun-2020 11:34
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Seems to be a chop and paste of this Daily Mail article:

Daily Mail: Set in New Zealand at the height of the 1860s gold rush, Dublin-born actress Eve, 28 - who is the daughter of U2 frontman Bono and and his wife, activist Ali Hewson - plays Anna Wetherell - a young woman who sails to the country from Britain in 1965 to begin a new life.

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  #2511369 24-Jun-2020 11:47
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Where have all the editors gone, long time passing?

 

 





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  #2511372 24-Jun-2020 11:50
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Rikkitic:

 

Where have all the editors gone, long time passing?

 

 

 

 

I think they're called "aggregators" now. 




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  #2511382 24-Jun-2020 12:02
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On Stuff:

 

Steve Bing, Liz Hurley's ex, dies

 

That's beyond scraping the bottom of the barrel, Stuff.


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  #2511642 24-Jun-2020 18:11
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Wow! Live cross on TV One! Katie standing next to the road where the light rail may one day go. Now that is on the spot action reporting! How do they manage it?

 

 

 

 





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  #2511823 24-Jun-2020 22:15
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Rikkitic:

 

Wow! Live cross on TV One! Katie standing next to the road where the light rail may one day go. Now that is on the spot action reporting! How do they manage it?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lord knows. It's certainly a skill. And now, over to Craig in Blaclutha, where an oddly-shaped carrot has been grown by 76 year old Stanley Cludge....






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  #2515361 30-Jun-2020 21:46
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My God, Stuff's new homepage looks bloody terrible. At least the old one - while not perfect - was reasonably compact. Now it feels like you have to scroll for hours to see anything as the top headlines take up almost the entire top of the page.

 

Fortunately the app hasn't changed - yet.


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