Sunday, October 17, 2010


Bloody journos. Picked up the Sunday Star Times this morning, and on the front page there's a lovely free gift: "Key says he's just a man of the people."

In-built Sarcastic Comment Generator instantly kicks into overdrive:

"Yes, in this great country of ours, even a lowly multi-millionaire from the finance industry can rise to become Prime Minister!"

"What an inspiration he must be to other wealthy men considering a career in politics!"

And so on. But then the in-built Reasoning Module catches up:

"Hang on, Key's a professional politician - surely he didn't say anything that stupid."

Read the article
, and sure enough, he didn't say anything that stupid. The journo or sub-editor is contributing the stupid on his behalf. Funny how they always manage to do that - must have an in-built facility for it...

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I'm just waiting for the SST to paint Goff in the same light.

Then the election will turn out to be just like the local body electtions where everybody says the same things for fear of alienating anyone.

Wake me up when it's all over.