Red Alert

Tweet of the Week

Posted by on September 4th, 2011

Tweet of the Week: After more than 130 years the New Zealand Press Association (NZPA) is closing it’s doors. As a provincially based MP this is particularly sad news as our media have been more reliant on NZPA for their NZ-wide news than the bigger media businesses that produce publications such as the DomPost and New Zealand Herald. Thanks to all those journalists who have over the years provided this invaluable service.

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And in a prime example of why diversity of media is important, apparently the most pressing political question for Fairfax this week was ‘Who would you trust to babysit your children?’…. Seriously…

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I guess “Are you going to sell my assets” not high on the list of questions for potential babysitters.

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The Egonomist sees an ulterior motive at play…

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Press Gallery Tweet of the Week: Given that there are more people named John or Don on ACT’s list than women you would think a sitting female MP being binned would’ve attracted a little more attention….

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5 Responses to “Tweet of the Week”

  1. Inverness says:

    Grant

    The difference is your baby sitter didnt ask and you didnt give approval to sell your assets.
    Nationals policy and confirmation of sale of assets has been in front of the electorate for some time.

    If people dont wont a sale they wont vote National .
    Simple

  2. mickysavage says:

    Inverness

    If National wishes to seek a mandate based purely on whether or not they should sell assets they should announce no further policy, order Key to desist from smiling and waving immediately and discontinue their relationship with Crosby Textor.

    Simple.

  3. Spud says:

    I’m sick of articles about sex appeal and babysitting! :evil: !

  4. Martin says:

    We don’t generally assess politicians on their baby-sitting suitability any more than we assess shop assitants on their vehicle mechanical skills or racing commentators on their physical beauty. All might have some of these skills or attributes but how important are they? Just another example of Fairfax engineering dodgy “information” on behalf of the National Party spin doctors. And now I see that NZPA has finally finished. Does that mean that NZ media is now effectively run by Fairfax? Not a pleasant thought!

  5. Sean says:

    Press Gallery Tweet of the Week: Given that there are more people named John or Don on ACT’s list than women you would think a sitting female MP being binned would’ve attracted a little more attention….

    I got to say, thinking of it as binning Hilary Calvert will really explain why no one sees it as a surprise.