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Are you taking the piss?

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With TV3 dedicating 4 live journalists and 15mins, while TVOne more live ‘on the spot’ journos and 18mins to the Backon Flu Hysteria, is there any wonder with the above headline.

Stuff and NZ Herald also hang your head low, your reporting has been shit.

Meanwhile the 2 Scottish (see it’s global now) people with Porker flu have or are recovering, they had it mild. National Radio in it’s 8min round up of the Pandemic (no it’s not yet) reported poor old Debbie from the North Island somewhere isn’t going to her friends wedding in a part of Mexico 2000km away from the outbreak, poor Debbie, you’ll be pleased to hear she’s still off to the US for a holiday.

FFS Media stop taking the piss and scaring the people, you are collectively an embarrassment.

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The media’s got a stiffie about itself…

I have never been a fan of those inane polls that they carry on news web sites, aside from all of the issues like the stupidity of the questions and even greater insanity of the answers they let you choose from. Today however, it took a strange twist.

From the story about National’s policy on ‘Life meaning Life’, Stuff ran a story about itself – or the comments that people left on it’s website, which in turn led to a front page poll, which created more copy for itself.

http://www.stuff.co.nz/vote08/4718242a28435.html

There are several issues here, apart from the gross nature of some of the comments; Continue reading

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