A confused story

October 4th, 2013 at 11:00 am by David Farrar

The Herald reports:

Domestic spying agency the Security Intelligence Service is looking for a new deputy chief executive who will advise Prime Minister John Key on internal and foreign threats.

No they’re not.

It is not an job. The job is for a Deputy Chief Executive of the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet, who will oversee their Intelligence Coordination Group (ICG), National Assessments Bureau (NAB) and the Security and Risk Group (SRG).

While the SIS is New Zealand’s domestic spying agency the successful candidate will provide leadership and coordination of both the domestic and external security sector.

Again the job is not an SIS job. It is a job.

 

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29 Responses to “A confused story”

  1. contheneo (27 comments) says:

    Looks like the story has been updated.

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  2. kowtow (8,211 comments) says:

    How shit is our MSM?

    They’re an embarassment.

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  3. anonymouse (709 comments) says:

    +1
    The edit fairies have been at work

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  4. Archer (204 comments) says:

    That’s the Herald for you…

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  5. Archer (204 comments) says:

    Test

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  6. Dennis Horne (2,374 comments) says:

    Embarrassment

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  7. tvb (4,330 comments) says:

    Looks like the PM is wanting more help with his statutory functions in the intell area. This is quite sensible. I felt the PM is far too busy to give long and scholarly attention to intell warrants and the like.

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  8. Ian McK (237 comments) says:

    These lying bastards should be brought before the courts for misleading the public at every opportunity. I am sick of so-called journalists and their socialist doctrine, doing their best to brainwash everyone into their perverted ways of thinking. Combined with unionised teacher rabble, what chance do our youngsters have when constantly bombarded with their left-wing shit.

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  9. peterwn (3,239 comments) says:

    They amended the story, but did not amend the 5.30am ‘dateline’ – seems very 1984-ish (In the book, the ‘star’ Winston Smith’s job at the Ministry of Truth was to ‘update’ historic news stories to reflect current Party thinking). Perhaps the Herald should do a small supplementary print run and ask libraries to replace their copies and destroy old ones.

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  10. mikenmild (11,247 comments) says:

    Probably just shows the Herald does not know very much about Wellington or our government.

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  11. speters (108 comments) says:

    Yes, there is no difference between updating historic news stories to fit Party ideologies and updating a news story a few hours after publication to fit the truth…

    Ian McK – in what way was the original story socialist doctrine?

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  12. kowtow (8,211 comments) says:

    Correcting spelling on blogs is petty.

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  13. cha (3,935 comments) says:

    Indeed kowtow – muphry.

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  14. kowtow (8,211 comments) says:

    cha there’s a world of a difference between a spelling mistake and a journalist not knowing the difference between to bring and to buy.

    Note the difference ,a journalist and a poster on a blog.

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  15. cha (3,935 comments) says:

    It’s the Americanisms – Lieutenant voiced as Lootenent etc etc – on the idiot box that really annoy me kt.

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  16. Dennis Horne (2,374 comments) says:

    It’s the apostrophe in the possessive “its” that gets, me, and it’s widespread now. “It’s” means “it is”. The lack of apostrophe is the exception to the rule. You need to lean the rule as you learn your multiplication tables — apparently not taught either nowadays — by rote. At least not taught by teachers.

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  17. BeaB (2,108 comments) says:

    Ha. Muphry still rankles.

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  18. OneTrack (2,987 comments) says:

    It’s the Herald. Nuff said.

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  19. kowtow (8,211 comments) says:

    Horned One ,are you are have you ever been a teacher?

    I have a particular thing about bought and brought. It’s bad enough to pronounce it without the ‘R” but now people are actually extending that to the written word.

    And it’s happening with pronunciation of other “BR’ words like broadcast and broadband.Just a matter of time before the r gets dopped fom those too.

    Quite embarassing.Go on Horney,corect me again.

    cha ; Do you mean the likes of our news readers who say Loo ,when they read the word Lieutenant,not knowing the correct pronunciation?If so agreed ,again it shows how poor our journalists are.

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  20. kowtow (8,211 comments) says:

    BeaB

    Doesn’t rankle at all. As I said ,I learned something new,totally irrelevant but new non the less.

    Also you’re a teacher so your attitude is no surprise.

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  21. Dennis Horne (2,374 comments) says:

    I’ve read what you believe, kowtow; you’re capable of believing anything.

    If we’d said “brought” for “bought” or “I rung” for “I rang” or “yous” we’d have been corrected or punished. Nowadays teachers say it doesn’t matter, if they notice at all.

    I don’t take offence at anything you say, kowtow. Nor do I need an invisible crutch. Or hide behind a pseudonym.

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  22. cha (3,935 comments) says:

    # kowtow Yeah, that and depicting people not wearing headdress saluting – all well and good if you’re a seppo but not here.

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  23. kowtow (8,211 comments) says:

    Dennis you can be amusing,at times. But bringing invisible crutches and my beliefs to this is off topic, uncalled for and rude.

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  24. Elaycee (4,356 comments) says:

    So the Hoorald has published a piece that is factually incorrect / totally misleading.

    Well, blow me over with a feather…

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  25. flipper (3,952 comments) says:

    As at 2.54pm
    The Herald is still running this crap headline….


    PM seeks new spymaster

    Prime Minister John Key is on the lookout for a new spymaster to advise him on internal and foreign threats. The Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet advertised
    …..”

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  26. mikenmild (11,247 comments) says:

    The job used to be known as the coordinator of domestic and external security. Not really the ‘spymaster’, just a bureacratic link in the chain of command.

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  27. ldypen (35 comments) says:

    No surprise.. confused+herald=story… pfft… MSM crap as usual, the problem is that there are too many idiots that actually read and then believe the rubbish they write!

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  28. kowtow (8,211 comments) says:

    cha ,has some service under your belt?

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  29. cha (3,935 comments) says:

    As a kid, 68 through to 73 with No 7 with an eye on flight training. Chucked it in and went surfing instead.

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