I found this old kiwiblog post, writing the latest “Offensive Content” page.
I predicted on 25 July that the Government would not approve the Auckland Airport sale.
When the actual Trade Minister comes out against it, you know it is doomed. He would not speak against it without the PM’s approval. The PM is sending a message to the approving Ministers not to approve it.
Nowadays Winston regularly speaks without Ardern’s approval, it’s a real problem for her.
How times have changed.
As if to re-emphasise my point of earlier, DPF has found Winston’s old speeches, where he sets out the policies he is now condemning.
I seem to remember a blog some time ago recorded an interview with Winston that went something like this:
WP: “National have stolen our policies”
Media: “So does that mean you’ll be going with them, seeing as you agree”
WP: “No, their policies are terrible”.
Updated: Looks like the Herald is awake. (HT again to DPF)
Honestly, do these people think we’re stupid?
One of the best ways blogs work is to bring out facts that might otherwise remain hidden.
There are many examples:
- Fauxtography in the recent Lebanon war
- Dan Rather’s fall from grace
- The Red Cross “targeting” incident
These are a couple of majors there’s lots of examples every day.
- Michelle Malkin was pictured in a bikini supposedly from 1992, then someone pointed out that that bikini only came on sale within the last year or so.
- Little Green Footballs points out today that Syria is boasting the UN can’t stop them.
- Howard Dean stating that Wallace was “Fair” but then changing his story after the Clinton interview.
Often, these sources are as innocuous as the MSM itself (often “quiet” stories), or the readership of a blog. In the case of the Red Cross, it was enough to point out pictures of real destruction by missiles.
My point is this: Original sources often say quite different things to the public presentation and/or interpretation.
Enter Winston Peters. “Brash is Evil”.
Ah… no, sorry he’s not.