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  Reply # 1767196 19-Apr-2017 10:55
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Is it just me or is this 'news article' no more than an advertisement?

 

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  Reply # 1767200 19-Apr-2017 11:03
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Not strictly a Stuff or Herald headline, but OneNews last night led with Simon Dallow trumpeting the "Pay equality breakthrough for women". I'd love to know if he and Wendy Petrie are on equal pay for equal work (reading an autocue)........

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  Reply # 1767202 19-Apr-2017 11:04
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It is what is euphemistically known as an 'advertorial' but it should specify that.

 

 





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  Reply # 1767390 19-Apr-2017 14:55
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Geektastic: "Big pay rise for women!"

Said pay rise will cost "the government" $500 million. Not the taxpayers then. That's good. Special government money that comes from somewhere other than tax. A magic tree perhaps?

 

When it's good, the money is supplied by the government or the councils. When it's bad, it's the taxpayers and ratepayers that need to stump up.

 

However, this really is one of those things that irritate me - money doesn't come from guv'ment, it comes from tax payers.

 

I moot that every expenditure by guv'ments and councils clearly state that the taxpayer and ratepayer will be paying.

 

"Mr and Mrs J Smith win leaky $1.4m house claim against council - council to pay all costs to remedy and legal costs"

 

"Ratepayers will have to pay $1.4m to fix Mr and Mrs Smiths leaky house."

 

"Taxpayers didn't get a vote to give MP's 12% payrise, costing taxpayers $1.2M per year extra"

 

(rubbery figures)





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  Reply # 1768539 21-Apr-2017 17:25
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'Snipers' spotted in Arrowtown as top world spies gather

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  Reply # 1768542 21-Apr-2017 17:44
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"Psychic's prediction for nuclear war"

Probably should be in the Trump thread but... seriously ridiculous as a news article 🙄

The clairvoyant claims he knew Trump would win the US election as far back as 2015.

He also reportedly predicted the billionaire businessman would become the "illuminati king" who will "bring the world into WW3".




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  Reply # 1768545 21-Apr-2017 17:49
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Stupid headlines is one thing. Spreading stupidity is another level... Of stupid.

They call themselves journalists.




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  Reply # 1768574 21-Apr-2017 19:40
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How is this "Breaking News" - Totally dilutes the meaning!

 

(From the herald! - They don't deserve CAPITAL letters)

 

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  Reply # 1768586 21-Apr-2017 20:42
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PhantomNVD: "Psychic's prediction for nuclear war"

Probably should be in the Trump thread but... seriously ridiculous as a news article 🙄

The clairvoyant claims he knew Trump would win the US election as far back as 2015.

He also reportedly predicted the billionaire businessman would become the "illuminati king" who will "bring the world into WW3".




But did he accurately predict Alex Jones will be queen?

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  Reply # 1768666 22-Apr-2017 02:09
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Apparently, whales are now "giant fish" rather than mammals. http://www.nzherald.co.nz/world/news/article.cfm?c_id=2&objectid=11842963




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  Reply # 1768693 22-Apr-2017 08:53
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More Daily Mail quality reporting. Who do you blame? The schools? The Internet? At the rate we are going this really will be the planet of the apes soon.

 

 





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  Reply # 1768707 22-Apr-2017 09:10
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*Shrug* Well, we've already got a monkey in the whitehouse. yell


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"This country will only have 10 minutes to prepare should North Korea launch a nuke"

Then click on the article and "this country" turns out to be Japan.

Literally true but vague enough to mislead. When Nz newspaper says "this country" most would assume it's talking about Nz....

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afe66: "This country will only have 10 minutes to prepare should North Korea launch a nuke"

Then click on the article and "this country" turns out to be Japan.

Literally true but vague enough to mislead. When Nz newspaper says "this country" most would assume it's talking about Nz....

 

But from their point of view it worked .... you clicked.

 

Which is the whole point of these reprinted articles that they deliberately copy wholesale and attach misleading headlines to.

 

Sadly, I'm old enough to remember back to when the Herald was a reputable source of actual news.


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  Reply # 1770753 26-Apr-2017 16:16
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It still is a reputable source of news.

But now it's also a source of 'you wouldn't believe what happened when..'.


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