On sale tomorrow

November 7th, 2012 at 8:03 pm by David Farrar

 

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68 Responses to “On sale tomorrow”

  1. Pauleastbay (5,035 comments) says:

    Oh dear it needs a decent subby already.

    From the cover

    Who, how, why and when?

    The answers are all known and are of little consequence anyway the mans dead.
    I do hope they don’tgo into detail regards cause of death, not necessary and voyouristic.

    Won’t be wasting the dosh on the strength of this cover alone. And that chick isn’t even a NZ model

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  2. labrator (1,846 comments) says:

    Agreed PEB, of those four questions only one is not widely known and unless we get to read the note (if one exists) we’ll never know for sure why. I’m surprised Telecom is letting its logo be associated with scantily clad women.

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  3. coolas (110 comments) says:

    How about some respect Farrar.

    Gregs funeral is on Friday, and its a given that Slater is insensitive, but for you to support Gregs photo alongside a pinup girl before hes buried is crass. How about thinking of his family before supporting your toxic friend.

    Shame on you.

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  4. nocommentkiwi (35 comments) says:

    ‘Kraut’

    Crass.

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  5. Jimmy (16 comments) says:

    Is the truth on sale in Palmerston North? I’d love to buy a copy

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  6. bc (1,344 comments) says:

    Ewww tacky!
    It may suit the Whaleoil crowd but are kiwibloggers really going to buy that?

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  7. seanmaitland (472 comments) says:

    labrator – thats incorrect – the wider public only know 1 of those – the pancreatic cancer part of it wasn’t really reported. You don’t really need a note if you’ve been diagnosed with terminal cancer though, so I guess a note won’t really shine further light on it.

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  8. Bed Rater (239 comments) says:

    He’s really pissed that Dotcom tried to have a go at his beloved Banksie, isn’t he?

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  9. peterwn (3,211 comments) says:

    I was going to buy a copy – until I saw the proposed front page.

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  10. mikenmild (11,246 comments) says:

    ‘Is the truth on sale in Palmerston North?’
    Classic. Only for the right price; but I gather there is an underground movement of some sort there that may be able to help you.

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  11. RandySavage (200 comments) says:

    Classy

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  12. Kea (11,878 comments) says:

    What a bunch of self righteous pretenders. Who do you lot think your fooling with your overt display of some undefined higher morality ?

    I would not buy the thing either, but I would not put on a big show about it, in order to demonstrate how “classy” I was.

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  13. Pauleastbay (5,035 comments) says:

    Kea

    I’m not remotely classy but looking at the cover nothings changed with the truth and the sub editor that allowed that cover out needs kicked in the arse. Its a really shit cover page

    And they could have at least got a NZ model rather than some stock print from The Sun

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  14. Kea (11,878 comments) says:

    Oh dear……….. I think I may have offended the Graham Capill supporters.

    When is he getting out, so he can join you all in your fight for morality and standards ?

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  15. Sandy (47 comments) says:

    Please, please, please pull that disturbing, crass, disrespectful front page. Sensationalising suicide for sales sux.

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  16. Kea (11,878 comments) says:

    Please, please, please pull that disturbing, crass, disrespectful front page.

    Oh God !!! will some one pleeeeeeaaaaaaaaaasssssssssssseeeeeeeeeeeee think of the children :) :)

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  17. wally (63 comments) says:

    Coolas @ 8.21. Totally agree.

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  18. Nostalgia-NZ (5,036 comments) says:

    A bi-polar front page for sure.

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  19. iMP (2,333 comments) says:

    I give Truth a year before it morphs into a baby Whale.

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  20. Alan Johnstone (1,077 comments) says:

    Just horrid, racist on the dot com thing, utterly disrespectful on the King issue. The family asked for privacy and to see this, with him pictured alongside some skank is dreadful. No way to treat a husband and father, and from what I understand a decent man. He’s not even buried ffs.

    Shameful.

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  21. nasska (10,882 comments) says:

    From a thread on WOBF tonight entitled “The Front Page of Truth this week” a reply by Whale to a comment:

    …”Small changes, incremental…I can;t alienate the base on day one…we have already worked on the front page for next week and I think you will like the changes”…..

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  22. henrietta (7 comments) says:

    Does anyone know if you actually have to buy it to “WIN! A yum goodie bag!” ?
    I want to win but don’t want to fork out $2.80 for it, fabulous as the prize pack looks.

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  23. Kea (11,878 comments) says:

    Just horrid, racist on the dot com thing, utterly disrespectful on the King issue. The family asked for privacy and to see this, with him pictured alongside some skank is dreadful. No way to treat a husband and father, and from what I understand a decent man. He’s not even buried ffs.

    “SKANK” do you know the woman personally and do you have some reason for calling her a “skank” ?

    Or are you just a misogynistic prude who is offended by the female form?

    Take your pick prick.

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  24. Pauleastbay (5,035 comments) says:

    Kea

    Have you been into the bereal juice, you appear a tad agitated this evening

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  25. eszett (2,365 comments) says:

    Pauleastbay (2,778) Says:
    November 7th, 2012 at 8:45 pm

    Kea

    I’m not remotely classy but looking at the cover nothings changed with the truth and the sub editor that allowed that cover out needs kicked in the arse. Its a really shit cover page

    Don’t think a sub is in charge if the front page, more the responsibility of the editor.

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  26. V (690 comments) says:

    Looks like bullshit to me …

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  27. Kea (11,878 comments) says:

    Kea

    Have you been into the bereal juice, you appear a tad agitated this evening

    I don’t go for the berectal juice during the week and I never watch the AB’s either.

    But I do enjoy taunting the terminally self righteous as they try to out-do each other in their displays of moral outrage. ;)

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  28. dime (9,660 comments) says:

    id love to win that goody bag!

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  29. David Garrett (6,729 comments) says:

    Nostalgia: that’s a class comment…

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  30. Souvlaki (38 comments) says:

    ALL of what Kea has said!!!

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  31. Lindsay Addie (1,158 comments) says:

    I haven’t purchased a Truth for years and after seeing that cover I seriously doubt it’ll be anytime soon before I buy another.

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  32. Barnsley Bill (982 comments) says:

    I have read it, the story that the cover leads is explosive.
    Extraordinary tale.
    Typical Whale, he has left people hanging with more questions once you have finished reading it. But he always has more. This looks like a deliberate ploy to try and trap somebody into a denial.
    The full story reads like a Paul Thomas IHAKA novel. If the whole thing comes out we may well see a Leveson style inquiry in this country.

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  33. BigFish (132 comments) says:

    Doesn’t exactly scream classy or intellectual.

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  34. V (690 comments) says:

    nasska,

    There’s a base?

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  35. Sam (498 comments) says:

    Bigfish – why should it?

    Classy or intellectual would not suit either the target market or its editor. If you don’t like it, don’t buy it – let the invisible hand deal to it if it is really unwanted, rather than expect everyone to share your values.

    I don’t buy science fantasy either, but I don’t place moralistic expectations on the genre to suit my own tastes. There is obviously an audience, or it wouldn’t sell. I suspect the same will be true for the evolving ‘Truth’.

    I would like to say that the Classy and Intellectual market is already catered for by newspapers in the country, b ut that would be going a step too far… But I wonder whether it wouldn’t have similar circulation numbers to the ‘Truth’ if one did exist anyway…

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  36. henrietta (7 comments) says:

    Wow, I just looked at the website and guess what….
    You can win a voucher for a Wendy’s Baconater burger too !
    It just keeps getting better.

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  37. niggly (812 comments) says:

    Jeepers some of you guys :-)

    How on earth are the likes of Shane Jones & Trev now gonna go about buying the Truth tomorrow without now feeling “some” guilt with all this attention being brought on by all this “calendar girl” talk!

    Then again never mind Shane and Trev, what’s the rest of the Labour & Green MP’s gonna do when the newspaper is being read in their caucus rooms (to catch up with the political gossip … of course) or is left lying around with the front page standing out?

    Will eyes be averted?

    Will the women MP’s carefully cut-out the calendar girl? Will Shane or Trev volunteer to take away the rubbish bins before they fill up with food?

    Will, after week after week of front page calendar girls, the “old guard” protest by burning their bras, on live TV? Darian, Annette, any other volunteers?

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  38. SPC (5,472 comments) says:

    He should have kept page 3 to page three and let the news lead on the front page, that was the way to hit the ground running.

    This way he is continuing to identify the paper as it has been, not where he says he intends to take it.

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  39. axeman (251 comments) says:

    Count me in for a copy. Especially now that TRUTH has got rid of Bumber, the useful village idiot of the leftards. And Slater is going to expose the Fat German

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  40. Luc Hansen (4,573 comments) says:

    Please God, can this be the last time DPF subjects us to the House of Horrors (lack of) Truth is destined to (continue?) to be?

    Amen.

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  41. pq (728 comments) says:

    sweet jesus

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  42. pq (728 comments) says:

    disgusting Slater, you are vile

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  43. pq (728 comments) says:

    readers need to know that Barnsley Bill sociopath is on the payroll of Slater

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  44. labrator (1,846 comments) says:

    @seanmaitland – The public know 2 out of 4 at a minimum, they know who and where. A lot of people know how too. So that just leaves why. If the Truth’s scoop is that he had pancreatic cancer then I think you beat them to it.

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  45. pq (728 comments) says:

    Farrar do yourself a favour, you are a good journalist, be rid of that scumbag untruth slander Slater

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  46. Jimmy Smits (246 comments) says:

    Purchased it last week, it was garbage. Had like one article in it and 20 pages of classifieds. Pile of shit, will not buy again.

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

    Strewth.

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  48. Mark (1,424 comments) says:

    The big challenge for Cameron is to dislocate this paper from the sex industry. Given the level of advertising revenue probably not an easy task but if he wants this paper to be taken seriously then it will have to happen.

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  49. Mark (1,424 comments) says:

    A strong signal for his future intentions if that is the way he intends to move is to take the scantily clad girl off the front cover

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  50. joana (1,983 comments) says:

    Tacky and tasteless..nothing new here.

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  51. djg (72 comments) says:

    Hey Dime, the goody bag is pictured at the top not on the left.

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  52. Nostalgia-NZ (5,036 comments) says:

    So no difference to you David Garrett that Greg’s photo gets put beside a page 3 girl? Two opposites in my view. I can’t see what difference it would be if the page 3 girl was missing from front page for just one week, or even long term. Do you think it would mean somebody wouldn’t buy the issue otherwise?

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  53. joana (1,983 comments) says:

    Regardless of the content , the whole thing just looks very low budget and amaturish. I agree it is offensive to have the photo of Greg King alongside the very cheap looking woman.

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  54. niggly (812 comments) says:

    Good to see who the moralistic prudes are!

    Anyway the Truth just needs to do what the DomPost and NZ Herald does – they put their scantily dressed women (and occasional men) in the top mast head. There problem fixed!

    In fact, I’d say the NZ Herald and DomPost are worse, their mast heads occassionally feature random unsuspecting kiwis (like teens at the beach), whereas at least the Truth use paid models!

    Carry on moralising!

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  55. Kea (11,878 comments) says:

    Greg King alongside the very cheap looking woman.

    joana, Is that how “cheap” woman look ?

    Do you really think Greg King would be “Offended” standing next to a beautiful woman in a bikini ?

    Don’t impose you messed up misogynistic morality onto others and don’t pretend to speak for Greg King. By all accounts he was a nice normal guy, with a good heart. Very unlike yourself.

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  56. Peter (1,663 comments) says:

    Looks like a paper that can’t make up its mind.

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  57. seanmaitland (472 comments) says:

    I agree with Kea – most people here need to get over it and put away the faux outrage. Assuming Greg King was a ‘red-blooded’ male he, probably thinks it pretty amusing. I bet hes not sitting somewhere crying his eyes out because he post humously shared the cover of a tabloid with a bikini model.

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  58. somewhatthoughtful (456 comments) says:

    At least hire a designer who understands typography. Jesus. As for the content, it is exactly the puerile trash that everyone predicted.

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  59. The Scorned (719 comments) says:

    Jimmy Smits…..Whales only taken over since this weeks issue…..get a copy….its good.

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  60. emmess (1,394 comments) says:

    Carry on moralising!

    It no about morality
    Why would I want to buy a newspaper full of ads for dildos? That can be slightly embarrassing to be seen with.
    A minor purchase like the purchase of a paper is generally a marginal spur of the moment decision.
    The smallest doubt will make someone not bother or choose another paper instead

    People are thinking out whether to buy a copy or not as if they are buying a car.

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  61. gazzmaniac (2,319 comments) says:

    New Zealand finally has a proper tabloid!

    YUS!!!!

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  62. Pauleastbay (5,035 comments) says:

    emmess (1,085) Says:

    November 8th, 2012 at 11:29 am
    Why would I want to buy a newspaper full of ads for dildos?

    Dildo ads are a socail service but why would want to buy a paper that has a column by Chris Trotter in it is more to the point

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  63. thedavincimode (6,589 comments) says:

    Looks like many have of you have interpreted the promise of incremental change as a promise of incremental improvement.

    Will Greg King’s widow and children be getting a complimentary copy?

    Alan Johnstone

    You should try and be a bit more senstive to the feelings of others. The young lady you described as a “skank” could possibly be somebody’s favourite hooker.

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  64. The Scorned (719 comments) says:

    The only thing wrong with it is it needs more hardhitting content……make it bigger Cam! ;-)

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  65. ChardonnayGuy (1,183 comments) says:

    Trottersky. Ick. Why not a real leftie instead of someone whose antic posturing reminds one of the late Christopher Hitchens without the lachrymose dipsomania?

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  66. kyotolaw (52 comments) says:

    Bought a copy. Feeling slightly icky after actually reading it.

    Will stick with the blog for now, but they need to up the content (equivalent of about 4 blog posts in there for the sum of $2.80) and reduce the smut. I could handle a little, but I couldn’t read that newspaper either in the office or at home. If I have to feel embarrassed even to hold the damn thing its not going to work! Its like claiming to read Playboy for the articles…

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  67. Steve (North Shore) (4,520 comments) says:

    Oh boy, this post is full of new names, most who are fudy-duddy prudes with their head up their arse.

    Hey, this is 2012 not 1967 Patricia Bartlet types

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  68. Kea (11,878 comments) says:

    Its like claiming to read Playboy for the articles…

    Why would you lie about it? Do you lie about things often, or only sexual things?

    Why do you “have to” feel embarrassed? Who is forcing you to feel that way?

    Have you always had sexual issues, or did something terrible happen to you?

    I only ask because I am curious about the source of all this fake outrage from the resident Taliban.

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