Here's an example of Fijian journalism at its best, dated Sunday 21st December.
This is why Fijian newspapers are such a joy to read. Their journos have a knack of publishing the really important bits. None of the po faced hectoring lectures beloved by pinko scribes masquerading as reporters in NZ media. Fijians have the art of turning trivia into affairs of state - always with a little smile behind the oh so serious facade.
Oh and by the way, please note the Acting NZ HC has not been deported (Adolf eagerly awaits the first NCEA encumbered NZ hack's reference to her 'pending deportment.') as widely reported by our newspapers radio stations and TV channels.
"Days after Fiji’s interim Government threatened to expel New Zealand’s envoy here, talks continue between Suva and Wellington in search of a compromise.
“There are attempts on both sides to resolve the issue and that’s where things are at the moment,” said interim Government spokesman Major Neumi Leweni.....
.........However, with only hours remaining, it seems that Government officials are still trying to negotiate a way out of the impasse......
........Interim Immigration Minister Ratu Epeli Ganilau said he was not aware of any order to remove the New Zealand acting high commissioner.
“Nothing has come through to me,” he said."
So there you have it. Cut through the media inspired sensationalist crap and you begin to get an idea of what is really going on. Yes folks, everybody is still talking and negotiating.
Here's the real deal though:-
"Fiji’s interim Prime Minister and acting Foreign Affairs Minister Commodore Voreqe Bainimarama, meanwhile, was spotted after mid-day today amongst the bustling Suva crowd at a busy department store in the capital’s CBD, appearing seemingly oblivious to the simmering diplomatic row.
Bainimarama was seen later with wife Mary cooling off at a New Zealand Natural Premium Ice Cream kiosk and overheard asking for “more nuts” on his ice-cream."
Note well the cruel dictator, so reviled and hated by the down trodden populace, is wandering around department stores in down town Suva and consuming ice cream at a footpath kiosk.
Hardly the image fostered by Clark, Peters and their blogging sympathizers.
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