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  #2146550 17-Dec-2018 14:11
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Very slow news day...



.... and on GZ too?




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  #2146583 17-Dec-2018 15:20
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eracode:
freitasm:

 

Very slow news day...

 



.... and on GZ too?

 

 

Why? The topic is about stupid stuff, not a news topic - so that counts...





 

 

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  #2146602 17-Dec-2018 15:55
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The photo looks like a click bait youtube thumbnail.  If on YouTube the headline would have been '12 yr old gets a nasty surprise.'


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  #2146820 18-Dec-2018 08:12
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If you start categorising what is on Stuff today very little of the content is actually news.  And that's the problem, they do a few well researched topics which are really more like quality opinion pieces.  Apart from those few pearls the rest of the content is almost all opinion type articles of a lower standard.  The main criteria to be a regular opinion writer is to write something each week that will be controversial.


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  #2147070 18-Dec-2018 13:01
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Today's headline, local paper but 'part of the NZ Herald network': 126m Russians on Facebook

 

Actual story, at the end: The Russian disinformation campaign reached 126 million people on Facebook

 

 





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  #2147812 19-Dec-2018 14:42
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Virgin Australia investigation as jet engines stop midair (Stuff).
The aircraft involved was an ATR72, a turbo prop, had its engines flameout one after the other in heavy rain on descent.
The article includes a picture of Concorde with its engines in reheat saying "jet engines automatically restart".




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  #2148002 19-Dec-2018 16:36
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NZH headline today:

“Part of Napier Port to be floated”.

Like a flippin’ big marina? That’ll be handy.




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  #2148021 19-Dec-2018 16:56
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^^^ Dumb idea, that will never fly. tongue-out


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  #2148037 19-Dec-2018 18:13
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Not a local news piece, but one from New York. It's supposed to be "roles"



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  #2151906 29-Dec-2018 15:17
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From NZ Herald: "Mum's Twitter post goes viral after revealing what son found in Toblerone logo"

 

Something that is common knowledge from many years, since its design - the Bern is called "City of Bears" so there is it. But of course the Herald needs a clickbait headline and an empty article that's just repeating the same tweet over and over.

 

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  #2151908 29-Dec-2018 15:24
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Imagine what'll happen when they find out that the FedEx logo has an arrow in it!


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  #2151912 29-Dec-2018 15:32
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It goes back to 1908, and is even mentioned on the wikipedia web page.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toblerone

The Herald isn't the only one to pick up on this "news." It looks like a user posted an item on Reddit, and a bunch of reporters discovered it again.

They really must be desperate for stories, if they using Reddit as a source of news items.



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  #2151917 29-Dec-2018 15:47
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It's getting harder to decide which headlines are dumber than the rest these days!


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  #2152032 29-Dec-2018 22:28
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freitasm:

 

From NZ Herald: "Mum's Twitter post goes viral after revealing what son found in Toblerone logo"

 

Something that is common knowledge from many years, since its design - the Bern is called "City of Bears" so there is it. But of course the Herald needs a clickbait headline and an empty article that's just repeating the same tweet over and over.

 

Quality journalism.

 

 

 

 

The version I read was funnier - it said "Mum goes viral after..."

 

 

 

I hope someone sent for the CDC.






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  #2152033 29-Dec-2018 22:31
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kingdragonfly: It goes back to 1908, and is even mentioned on the wikipedia web page.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toblerone

The Herald isn't the only one to pick up on this "news." It looks like a user posted an item on Reddit, and a bunch of reporters discovered it again.

They really must be desperate for stories, if they using Reddit as a source of news items.


 

 

 

Well, as I have observed before, NZ could easily be served by a single nationally produced weekly newspaper. There really is no need to publish a daily paper - not enough actually happens and since they seem to refuse to consider publishing the news from overseas in any significant detail, they have to resort to Toblerone bears, cats up trees, what some sleb puts on their toast in their Hollywood mansion etc etc just to fill pages.






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