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Sunday, May 13, 2007

The Sunday Newspaper Brunch Club



Joining me this morning on the SNBC, live from Verona on Alt Tv, 11am is Kiwi FM breakfast host, Wallace Chapman and folk hero Lindon Puffin

The David Bain conviction quashed: SST/HOS
So many issues, the Privy Council’s savaging of the Police investigation and our Appeal Court process, the mental impact on Bain and the horror of 13 years inside for supposedly killing your family, Joe Karem is an absolute hero in every sense of the word – can we trust our judicial system?

Kirwan campaign a success, but no services for men needing to talk: SST
We are an uptight and emotionally damaged bunch here in NZ, men have to live up to a weird macho masculinity that robs them of any emotional vocab other than anger – so the $6.4million John Kirwan ad campaign asking for men to reach out is great, except for the fact that the services don’t exist to help men cope, in stead of counseling most GPs are forced to write out anti-depressant medication.

NZ Judge slams Blair for war crimes: SST
Justice Ted Thomas in a hard hitting essay published in The Spokesman has attacked retiring British Prime Minister Tony Blair in legal terms for effectively being a war criminal – what will Blair’s legacy be?

Tests on Vets: SST
Massey University tests are due out tomorrow that will show NZ vets who were used as guinea pigs during Christmas Island Nuclear Tests have had their DNA damaged by radiation.

Trouble at TVNZ mill: SST
Bill Ralston’s wife has walked from TVNZs Close Up programme because of the restructuring – at a time when TVNZ is pulling ahead in the news ratings while Campbell Live trips over itself to be a magazine programme for rich white women living in Parnell. Will TVNZ home goal while Campbell Live home goals? Who is winning the current affairs battle, and are we the Public better informed?

‘Fishing Tragedy’ and ‘rude film’ played at Police Commissioners house in the 1980s: HOS
Tabloid yawns from the HOS – attempting to paint the family of the two kiddies drowned last week as pot smoking drinkers is distasteful and the ridiculous beat up on the cops over a blue movie played at a rugby club fundraiser in the home of the current Police Commissioner in the 1980s based on all things from an investigate magazine report is so underwhelming one can only imagine how desperate the HOS editorial team were when dreaming this headline up.

7 Comments:

At 13/5/07 11:50 am, Blogger plum said...

Hi, I'm a semi-regular, so not familiar with your conventions. I got the impression from the intro paragraph that you're podcasting this. Am I wrong?

 
At 13/5/07 2:12 pm, Blogger bomber said...

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hey plum - the SNBC plays on Alt Tv, sky digital 65 11am every sunday morning, I post up the notes of the topics and news stories from the Sunday newspapers that we talk about

 
At 13/5/07 6:08 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hmmmm "... a blue movie.."?
I think its fair to say that a film showing people fucking animals is something more than just "a blue movie" my friend.

You have been raining shit on the cops (and deservedly so) for the past couple of months - pure as driven snow etc - now you come out on the side of the poor old police all of a sudden, calling this a "ridiculous beat up". What about the allegations that police from Dunedin and Christchurch (you know - that really racist city) have been involved in sex abuse, rape, drug dealing and more, is this a beat up too? Or is it only the cops from B.o.P that are are worthy of our disgust? Wouldn't be anything to do with it all coming from Ian Wisharte would it? Can't be true then, he's a right wing religious nutter eh?? Can't be true then can it? Wouldn't be anything to do with the implication of Labour MPs involvement would it? Nah, surely you wouldn't write these allegations of so easily, especially when the cop in question has admitted the "blue movie" WAS shown at his place.

I wouldn't be so quick to sweep this all under the carpet Bomber, especially given that you are so fond of putting the boot into the pigs when it suits your moral outrage.

 
At 14/5/07 6:28 am, Blogger bomber said...

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Investigate magazine is hardly a credible source - look I have been very hard on cops, check my blog out, and there are plenty of reasons, justifiable reasons, to have a go at cops - but this story is bullshit - coiple of the boys, late at night at a rugby club fundraiser pop on a childish blue movie of a man screwing a chicken - is it purile behaviour? Is it a bit chhildish - YES - but come on, let's not get stupid here, connecting this case to the real concerns like you do in the space of a paragraph

What about the allegations that police from Dunedin and Christchurch (you know - that really racist city) have been involved in sex abuse, rape, drug dealing and more, is this a beat up too?

WTF? How did you jump from a bunch of blokes watching a man screwing a chicken at a late night rugby fundraiser in the 1980s to real and serious issues like the cops raping and drug dealing - the two incidents are not connected, and it just sounds like moralising bullshit - let's focus on the real issues at hand shall we?

Oh and as for the 'it's just because ian is saying it you don't like it', disliking wishart is not an issue taste, it is one of credibility

 
At 14/5/07 12:33 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well don't publish my responce then flipper, see if I care!

 
At 14/5/07 1:57 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"WTF? How did you jump from a bunch of blokes watching a man screwing a chicken at a late night rugby fundraiser in the 1980s to real and serious issues like the cops raping and drug dealing -"

I think you will find that Rickard/Shipton etc... are exactly the type of policemen who would have been watching these movies.

 
At 8/5/08 5:46 pm, OpenID feminismandthelaw said...

Dear Bomber
Your otherwise insightful analyses of cultural and political issues is undermined by your misunderstanding of the technical legal term 'miscarriage of justice'.

If you refer to s 385(c) Crimes Act, you will understand that this term is simply a legal technicality. Every month in NZ, the Court of Appeal sends a case back to the lower court on the basis that some aspect of the case constituted a 'miscarriage of justice'. That, in no way, signifies a judgment about the accused's guilt or innocence.

Consequently, you should not base your analysis of justice/injustice in relation to the Bain case on a legal technicality.

Medea

 

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