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  # 2162416 17-Jan-2019 09:23
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Christchurch triple fatal: Dead teens' link to high-profile murder-suicide

 

 

 

So...two kids (of three that were involved in fatal crash) were related to a guy that went on a murderous rampage before they were born...

 

 

 

How is any of it relevant? 





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  # 2162418 17-Jan-2019 09:29
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Christchurch triple fatal: Dead teens' link to high-profile murder-suicide

 

 

 

So...two kids (of three that were involved in fatal crash) were related to a guy that went on a murderous rampage before they were born...

 

 

 

How is any of it relevant? 

 

 

And more to the point, it rubs salt in the wound of the family. 


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  # 2162434 17-Jan-2019 10:03
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Just another sensationalist clickbait regurgitation. There really need to be some standards imposed on irresponsible media reporting here. Articles like this serve no useful purpose. 

 

 





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  # 2162448 17-Jan-2019 10:22
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Just another sensationalist clickbait regurgitation. There really need to be some standards imposed on irresponsible media reporting here. Articles like this serve no useful purpose. 

 

 

 

 

Couldn't agree more. 

 

It's completely irrelevant, not to mention disrespectful to the family - despite their dodgy past and the kids' multiple indiscretions...the family just lost two kids in a car crash...don't print nonsense clickbait articles that simply add to their pain. 





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  # 2162569 17-Jan-2019 14:09
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So...two kids (of three that were involved in fatal crash) were related to a guy that went on a murderous rampage before they were born...


How is any of it relevant? 


Agree. If this is not raised by a family member or another party in comments to the media then it is not relevant. I don't see any public interest is served by reporting this.

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  # 2162572 17-Jan-2019 14:16
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Just another sensationalist clickbait regurgitation. There really need to be some standards imposed on irresponsible media reporting here. Articles like this serve no useful purpose. 


This is not unique to New Zealand. It's a thing that cable/tv news ambulance chasing type stuff started doing and then traditional 'print' media eventually followed to compete.

Personally I don't want to see media restrictions. I'd prefer outlet voluntary ethics codes. That removes some of the competitive aspects of this kind of 'news'. This was effectively the case a long time back when major outlets didn't bother with this stuff and only the tabloids sometimes did it.

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  # 2162579 17-Jan-2019 14:38
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Actually, after posting.. I just read the article. Some of those conditions are actually satisfied. Unless those quotes from a family member were essentially provoked to get a sensational article the reporting is relevant.

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  # 2162777 17-Jan-2019 21:21
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Rikkitic:

 

Just another sensationalist clickbait regurgitation. There really need to be some standards imposed on irresponsible media reporting here. Articles like this serve no useful purpose. 

 


This is not unique to New Zealand. It's a thing that cable/tv news ambulance chasing type stuff started doing and then traditional 'print' media eventually followed to compete.

Personally I don't want to see media restrictions. I'd prefer outlet voluntary ethics codes. That removes some of the competitive aspects of this kind of 'news'. This was effectively the case a long time back when major outlets didn't bother with this stuff and only the tabloids sometimes did it.

 

 

 

What type of person hits up a family who just lost their kid, inside of 24 hours? Then expects to get them to make sense.

 

 





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This is a bit of a rant about news media videos.

 

Some videos I've watched are just a collection of still pictures strung together. Others like the one I'm going to link to show the event, but have stupid music playing over them for no purpose.

 

Link


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  # 2164390 20-Jan-2019 18:25
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A non-news item of stunning inconsequentiality. If RNZ can't find anything better than this, they shouldn't bother trying. They are going downhill faster than an avalanche in the Alps.

 

 





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  # 2164391 20-Jan-2019 18:27
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Rikkitic: They are going downhill faster than an avalanche in the Alps.

 

Unfortunately that does seem to be the case. I saw one on there a couple of days ago with the attention-grabbing line "Burger King forced to change ad". Meanwhile the article itself says that BK voluntarily changed the ad upon hearing that someone had complained.


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  # 2164430 20-Jan-2019 19:58
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A non-news item of stunning inconsequentiality. If RNZ can't find anything better than this, they shouldn't bother trying. They are going downhill faster than an avalanche in the Alps.


So.. what is that as a percentage? It is Inconsequential.



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A non-news item of stunning inconsequentiality. If RNZ can't find anything better than this, they shouldn't bother trying. They are going downhill faster than an avalanche in the Alps.

 

 

I'll see that RNZ gem and raise you this one they currently have on their home page:

 

'World's cutest dog' dies from 'heartbreak'



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road rules - Stuff 

 

Buried in this article is the following statement: "You risk hefty fines, a loss of 50 demerit points or driver disqualification."

 

Woulda thought losing 50 demerit points counts as a good thing!


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Not so much a headline as disingenuous writing.

There was a story yesterday claiming that the richest person in NZ had got richer by the same amount as the poorest 50% had got poorer.

Now, that might be the case. I make no comment on that. What is not the case, but it's implied, is that the richest somehow took their gain from the poorest like a swap.





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