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16 Responses to “Newspaper coverage of the 2008 election”
Lefties analysing lefties. Yeah, that’ll be worth something.
Is this the same Janine Hayward who used a Greenpeace Aotearoa template for her submission to the Environment Ministry on Climate Change??
And who recently worked for the Waitangi Tribunal?
The same Janine Hayward who claims to know what is meant by the phrase ‘the principles of the Treaty of Waitangi”, and describes them thus- “the principle of active protection, the tribal right to self-regulation, the right of redress for past breaches, and the duty to consult.”
The notion that NZ’s media did a professional unbiased and effective job of reporting on the issues of the 2008 election is an utter absurdity. One that only ivory tower university employed professionals unable to think outside the left wing academic paradigm could ever so guilelessly promote.
Have you considered Redbaiter that the mainstream newspapers write for their audience, which in New Zealand is generally centre right, not hard right authoritarian, i.e. you are the minority and your business will not keep them afloat. In the end most New Zealanders like some minor form of socalism, be it only the concept of public schools and basic healthcare. The idea of an unchecked capitalist society where the state only provided the armed forces and police would not be many’s cup of tea I would imagine, much like a heavy socialist society of rationing and heavy market restrictions only would appeal to a select group as well, who I would argue would be unlikely to buy main NZ newspapers either.
If you actually read the methodology used it seemed pretty unbiased to me, based on party rather than fundamental political beliefs.
I guess the simple fact is to you (and I imagine you agree to some extent) is that the media have no party to support except Act who are not currently a socialist party, because the National party are currently heavily in a centralist position, and the support for Act is by memory around 4% of which half most probably were voting on their controversal law and order policies.
Jeff, you must think people have all the time in the world.
There are so many misunderstood concepts, so many examples of rank ignorance and political imaturity in your post, it would take a thousand words to set you straight, and I don’t even have time for the few I’ve written anyway.
Go get your brain widened, and then get a friggen grasp on reality for chrissakes.
A 19 year old who will in the next five years contribute more to the NZ economy than you have done in your miserable 50 something years Phool.
When will get “get” that you do not have the right to comment or be listened to by those who work, pay tax and contribute to our society, until you get off your junkie arse your opinion or ideas are not wanted nor are they valid.
Red in regards to how many years, I have no clue, guess you already know the answer to that. In regards to total time spent, if I was to test that my methodology I would employ would be crude, but in summary would be to take a sample say the last week and sum up number of posts and then the number of words in those posts. It would also I guess have to take into some sort of account a summary of the posts you have read in regards to your posts. Finally you would have a better idea of how long it takes you to post something.
Could be interesting from a purely random point of view, but to be honest seems to much effort for not enough gain 🙂
And Whoar wtf does someone’s age have to do with whether they can have an opinion. Seriously that attitude can go and f*** it self.
Phool, phool, you misunderstand. I didn’t express a desire, I merely stated that it would have been better for everyone if the government of the time had just disposed of you like one does a used tampon.
And if families are now need to know info, my father was a carpenter who taught me to save my money so I wouldn’t have to go on a dole, and we wouldn’t have even begun to look at upper working class status if it weren’t for the inheritance from my great-grandfather who copped it in the mid-90s. I’ve been in state education in my entire school life and have never been on any kind of state benefit. Does that tick the boxes of your little profile?
Do you really think it is good for a bludger to steal from hard working Kiwi’s?, a lot of those hard working Kiwi’s will be Labour or left wing voters, do you think it is right that they should have to graft so that Phool can sit at home taking drugs all day?