A humourous slap

August 15th, 2012 at 4:00 pm by David Farrar

From written questions:

Hon  to the Minister for Economic Development(01 Aug 2012): Has the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment deleted any tweets from members of the public which reference the Ministry’s official page; if so, why?

Hon  (Minister for Economic Development) replied: I am advised that the Ministry has no ability to delete ‘tweets’ of members of the public, their Twitter accounts, or their Facebook pages. I am unaware of any legislation proposed by the Government which would give the Ministry this power. Should the Member wish to pursue this possibility, I suggest he does so by way of a Member’s Bill.
Heh.
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13 Responses to “A humourous slap”

  1. PaulL (6,035 comments) says:

    WTF. Did he ask this question wrong, or is he really that stupid? Should they get an adult to review his questions before he asks them?

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  2. capitald (72 comments) says:

    I little bit of research would have saved the member a little bit of embarrassment.

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  3. tristanb (1,127 comments) says:

    “I am advised that the Ministry has no ability to delete ‘tweets’ of members of the public, their Twitter accounts, or their Facebook pages. I am unaware of any legislation proposed by the Government which would give the Ministry this power. Should the Member wish to pursue this possibility, I suggest he does so by way of a Member’s Bill.

    Don’t even joke about it.

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  4. Pauleastbay (5,035 comments) says:

    Its sad ,these clowns are meant to be running the country, nothing but fucking school boys.

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  5. orewa1 (410 comments) says:

    I don’t get the “humourous slap” bit. Am I thick?

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  6. Hamnida (905 comments) says:

    It’s funny because Cunliffe knows something Joyce doesn’t.

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  7. hmmokrightitis (1,595 comments) says:

    Correct – that with Cunliffe’s IQ, labour is his only hope…

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  8. Falafulu Fisi (2,179 comments) says:

    David Cunliffe is an ignoramus.

    They endured David Cunliffe, but of vision there was none

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  9. labrator (1,850 comments) says:

    It’s funny because Cunliffe knows something Joyce doesn’t.

    How to delete other people’s tweets? That’s quite an achievement.

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  10. Flyingkiwi9 (54 comments) says:

    A side note, where possible to delete and censor, such as on their facebook pages, all parties are guilty of doing so. Labour are the worst abusers.

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  11. Lee C (4,516 comments) says:

    As far as I’m concerned, tweeting is for the birds. Like who needs it:

    “hvng a cr*p LOL’

    Get a life, FFS

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  12. b1gdaddynz (279 comments) says:

    It’s funny because Cunliffe knows something Joyce doesn’t.

    Missed the point much?

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  13. labrator (1,850 comments) says:

    As far as I’m concerned, tweeting is for the birds. Like who needs it:

    “hvng a cr*p LOL’

    Get a life, FFS

    What’s even funnier about this is that it is less than 140 characters, so an effective tweet. A tweet about how much twitter sucks.

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