Monday, March 9, 2009

Give Duncan Garner a break.

Quite a bit of noise tonight about fatty Garner not crediting Darth Blogger for breaking the Winston stolen car story. David has had a go at his troll farm, Busted Blonde has had a crack (no doubt from her blackberry as she fights her way to the bottom of her fourth or fifth bottle of wine for the day) and no doubt a few others will as well.

I am not going to berate the rotund one for neglecting to do the right thing.
Why not?
This is the same cocktrumpet who insisted on using pictures of Angelina Jolie every time he ran a story in the run up to the election which had some tangential link to the Clark Beast, his subjective editorialising when running stories is legendary and frankly I expect him to continue as a defacto apologist for labour until he chokes on a pie.
Garner is just playing to form.

Well done Whale, yoyu have bagged another one. This DIA twat should be sacked and with a bit of luck will go down as Winston Peters last victim.

On another note.
I had an email the other day from a regular reader of my ranting here. He/She/They/It asked me to start linking when I mention stories or bloggers.. NO
They are all in the sidebar you idle mong.

17 comments:

Psycho Milt said...

They are all in the sidebar you idle mong.

It's your warm-spirited generosity that we all find so endearing, BB...

Barnsley Bill said...

I have issues.

Adolf Fiinkensein said...

Yes, I'd give Garner a break. His tibia for a start.

Barnsley Bill said...

he is just playing to form

Inventory2 said...

BB said "I have issues."

Flippin' heck! I NEVER would have guessed that!!

Barnsley Bill said...

I am now searching the online yellowpages for the shovel and bag of lime shop.

FAIRFACTS MEDIA said...

As I have just posted over at Barnsley Bill, the MSM taking bloggers stories and passing them off as their own is a global thing.
It happens to Iain Dale and Guido Fawkes all the time. The US media does it too.

bustedblonde said...

shhesh Billy boy - so my secret is out. but I only drink the best....

Fran O'Sullivan said...

Get a life - Duncan is a bloody good journalist with lots of mongrel. Do you seriously think we get all pussy in the MSM when someone else jumps on a break and pushes it along. Garner did what any good journalist does - sourced the docts independently(and FFS they were clearly stamped released under OIA stamped on Slater's site) and went for it. If Garner had relied purely on Slater I would be worried - particularly given the sledging of Damien O'C in the election campaign.

Barnsley Bill said...

Pffft. Plenty of mongrel when he is baring his fangs at national or act. More like a pedigree lapdog when labour are the target.
But thanks for commenting Fran, and no we have not forgiven you for sitting on "that" material prior to the 2005 election yet.

Fran O'Sullivan said...

Frankly I don't need your forgiveness BB- if people finally bring me material (weeks after they have touted it round the gallery) and as a last resort and right on up the election eve then that's just bloody bad timing and pathetic orchestration on their part.

A story goes when it's ready. Ie when checked through. Not to suit the political objectives of the National Party.

That National party-linked intermediary (who is well known to this site) could have blown the material himself by using a National MP as his channel, or, going public under his own name. He chose not too? Neither did the Nationals choose to do so.

I'd take you more seriously BB if you had the guts to use your own name instead of hiding behind anonymity.

But like too many on this site you lack the fortitude.

Pity really as I would have hoped the right was made of better stuff.

FAIRFACTS MEDIA said...

I would hate us to argue among ourselves over Election 2005.
A lot of water has passed under the bridge since then.
With hindsight I wish I had pushed out the info earlier than I did.
I had expected the media to work faster here.
But that is my UK ancestry coming out where ten or so national papers means for a far faster news cycle and more of a feeding frenzy among the hacks.
One thing that did catch me out was the Saturday polling day silence, which does not happen in Britain.
I had hoped for a last minute election clincher.
But yes, the others in the press gallery should have followed the story. They had plenty of time.
Furthermore, the National Party should have used the material themselves.
I recall David Farrar pointing to the material once on his blog and I think Whale Oil did too.
I can only guess what their motives were in holding back.
And while I agree Duncan Garner seems more enthusiastic with his anti-Nat stories than his anti-Liarbore ones, it would be better for us bloggers to cultivate relationships with working journos than attacking them.
I would like to have a drink with you sometime Fran but aren't you based in Wellington rather than Auckland?
Oh and I think BB has 'outed' himself on his blog.
As for me, I am led to believe by some that my outspoken views may have cost me employment because my identity is known to some/many already.
Whether this is true or not, I don't know, so I choose to play safe for now.

WAKE UP said...

"That National party-linked intermediary (who is well known to this site) could have blown the material himself by using a National MP as his channel, or, going public under his own name. He chose not too? Neither did the Nationals choose to do so."

Hmmm...seems like we need reminding that National actually won the election big time. Wonder why...oh, I remember, the election theme was "trust".
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"As for me, I am led to believe by some that my outspoken views may have cost me employment because my identity is known to some/many already. Whether this is true or not, I don't know, so I choose to play safe for now."

Damn right FFM: writing opinions, similar to my blog opinions, to papers over my own name (as required), has resulted in my receiving three personal threats to my home address over recent years, and I'm not even being paid for that risk - I'm just a concerned citizen and I don't trust the MSM to keep my privacy secure.

The conventional wisdom now is that the MSM inhibits rather than furthers discussion - Fran's post is a perfect example. Why are you even bothering to write to this blog Fran, when (unlike me, for example) you have untrammeled access to newsprint and can say whatever you like? Or should we not assume that?

Psycho Milt said...

I'd take you more seriously BB if you had the guts to use your own name instead of hiding behind anonymity.

But like too many on this site you lack the fortitude.


Fortitude? What we lack is stupidity. You think I want all this blather turning up when someone Googles my name? It'd be like having all your pub conversations recorded and made publicly available for posterity - bugger that for a joke.

FAIRFACTS MEDIA said...

Well said PM.

But I enjoy and welcome Fran's contributions.

I believe bloggers need to work with the media, not against them.

In fact, Fran O'Sullivan should come to the next bloggers drinks.

WAKE UP said...

Even so, FFM, I'm on my guard against a creeping "holier-then-thou" attitude in the MSM vis-a-vis blogs/bloggers.

WAKE UP said...

"A story goes when it's ready. Ie when checked through. Not to suit the political objectives of the National Party."

"I would have hoped the right was made of better stuff."

No mention of Labour, or W Peters, or of any other derelict/ion.

I have friend who used to quote Fran at me from his reading/s of her in the MSM. Must show him this, should settle the credibilty issue once and for all. Sheesh.