good grief, i just saw russell brown and kerry woodham on sat breakfast talking about the tamihire beat-up..
when asked “did the media do a good job?” brown said yes; that all they really had to do in this case was spectate(?)
he was then asked “was that all they really needed to do in this case?”..both brown and woodham nodded vigorously..
when pushed further and asked didn’t the media have a role in interpreting what went on behind the scenes…brown swerved into pundit mode,(lowering of the voice,sage nods and all), saying the decision finally made was, of course, the right one politically….blah, blah, blah..
excuse me russell; you all bloody got it totally wrong on almost every level..every day..you and everyone else were frothing on about there being no other option but for tamihire to go….i suggest you go back and read your own words…
there was absolutly no analysis by you or any of the others…surely part of your role..you were all like barking dogs following the circus…
and gee russell; far be it for me to beat my own drum, but i also know you read farrars’ blog and are therefor aware that whoar.co.nz was the only media outlet to call this as it was and how it panned out, from day bloody one..(with the exception of rightwing blogger sir humphrey who also called it; albeit in a less analytical, more scatological context/manner)…
so, why no acknowledgment for sir humphrey and whoar.co.nz?…aren’t we meant to be setting new standards here russell, us bloggers?
..i reckon you’ve let the side down russell…and done yourself and blogworld,(which you champion?), no favours at the same time..
why didn’t you have the testicular fortitude to admit, (albeit sheepishly), “we blew it.”
incidently, perigo, another frother, was on holmes last night, covering his ass, and nodding wisely after the event..does anyone ever audit these people?
the proof of my words can be found on this site; (perigo talks a crock; 5/4), (tamihire apologises; yeah, right. 7/4), (tamihire will not resign, 11/4)
but as i’ve noted previously the real story in this story is the subversion of political dialogue manifest in tamihire controlling all content and line of questioning in his appearance on close-up..this with the apparent agreement of the shows’ host and producers..
this became evident when the host strayed from the pre-prepared script..and tamihire barked at him that he wasn’t allowed to ask any questions about that subject and that he(tamihire) had a recording of the pre-show agreement on tape(!)
what the fuck is/was that!
ok, current affairs shows can pay for puff-pieces etc; but this subersion/distorting of the dialogue on the issue of the day is something else entirely; a whole , new, and disturbing ballgame..
did you miss that russell?…you just banged on about how emotional it all made you, watching that close-up interview…wtf?
this shocker was covered by whoar on 7/4 (the power has shifted)
update: sir humphrey has covered the close-up shocker on his site…once again..are we the only ones who see in a nation ofthe blind?