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  Reply # 1750470 30-Mar-2017 07:56
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At least the NZ Herald didn't run this Daily Mail story which really has to take an award for the best clickbait ever http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4349456/Drone-hits-Prince-William-s-helicopter-near-miss.html

 

 

Wills cheats death: Prince's helicopter horror as a lethal drone comes within HALF A SECOND of his air ambulance in dramatic near-miss - but was it reckless or deliberate? 

 

 

Just make sure you skim down the article to see where it mentions that William wasn't even on board the helicopter.

 

 


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  Reply # 1750630 30-Mar-2017 11:41
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sbiddle:

 

At least the NZ Herald didn't run this Daily Mail story which really has to take an award for the best clickbait ever http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4349456/Drone-hits-Prince-William-s-helicopter-near-miss.html

 

 

Wills cheats death: Prince's helicopter horror as a lethal drone comes within HALF A SECOND of his air ambulance in dramatic near-miss - but was it reckless or deliberate? 

 

 

Just make sure you skim down the article to see where it mentions that William wasn't even on board the helicopter.

 

 

 

 

 

 

0.5 seconds is a pretty accurate measurement....!






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  Reply # 1750631 30-Mar-2017 11:43
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gzt: The clickbait pays for the quality. You don't have to click on it. Let someone else do it.

 

 

 

As soon as you find the quality, please do us all a favour and tell us where it is...! cool






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  Reply # 1753006 2-Apr-2017 07:45
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Will gladly throw money at anyone who adds a clickbait filter to Firefox!


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  Reply # 1757445 6-Apr-2017 11:54
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From the Herald now:

 

 

 

"The entire town of Edgecumbe's been told to leave immediately because of a beached stop-bank."

 

1) Edgecumbe has not 'Edgecumbe's'

 

 

 

2) Breached, not 'beached'

 

 

 

 






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  Reply # 1757459 6-Apr-2017 12:10
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"Edgecumbe's" is a valid contraction of "Edgecumbe has".

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  Reply # 1757464 6-Apr-2017 12:17
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Jimmy Nesham has had a crack at Stuff on twitter following an apparent "dis" by Brendan McCullum. It's a sensitive man that takes "quick recovery soon" as a dis.

"Brendon McCullum can't resist a dig at struggling SA great on eve of IPL and reckons Daniel Vettori might need to suit up."

Articles headline has been changed since it was originally posted.


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  Reply # 1757466 6-Apr-2017 12:21
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Stuff and NZ Herald getting a tweet and running with a "story" out of nothing or something insignificant is happening more and more.





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  Reply # 1757469 6-Apr-2017 12:23
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Behodar: "Edgecumbe's" is a valid contraction of "Edgecumbe has".

 

 

 

Not appropriate for formal writing such as a newspaper article.






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  Reply # 1757473 6-Apr-2017 12:28
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freitasm:

 

Stuff and NZ Herald getting a tweet and running with a "story" out of nothing or something insignificant is happening more and more.

 

 

 

 

It's happening everywhere. Formerly good newspapers such as the Daily Telegraph and The Times in the UK do it as well.

 

They are also filled with drivel that would never have made print newspapers.








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Geektastic:

 

Behodar: "Edgecumbe's" is a valid contraction of "Edgecumbe has".

 

 

 

Not appropriate for formal writing such as a newspaper article.

 

 

Luckily we're talking about a gossip rag now, not a newspaper. wink


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  Reply # 1757598 6-Apr-2017 14:51
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Geektastic:

freitasm:


Stuff and NZ Herald getting a tweet and running with a "story" out of nothing or something insignificant is happening more and more.



 


It's happening everywhere. Formerly good newspapers such as the Daily Telegraph and The Times in the UK do it as well.


They are also filled with drivel that would never have made print newspapers.


Are you a subscriber to Daily Telegraph? They have a paywall.

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  Reply # 1757641 6-Apr-2017 15:19
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I actually paid the Guardian Supporters earlier last week. My first paper. I thought of The Washington Post as well, but a bit more expensive so will have to wait for next budget cycle.

 

Did/Would not even consider a local one.





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  Reply # 1757644 6-Apr-2017 15:25
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freitasm:

Did/Would not even consider a local one.



What's your take on the NBR? I get a free subscription through work.

I have a Chch Press subscription however that's only because I need paper to light my fire in winter and I've got a cheap deal. I do pay for a New York Tiimes subscription which I do read.

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