Poppies on stilts
Okay back-hander-swipes-at-the-mainstream-media-for-cocking-up- why-Don-Brash-tripped-himself-up-on-purpose-on-bFM-with-Noelle- in-the-first-place aside – I am really stunned by the sheer venom so many have spat at Noelle, I mean some people are really taking time on those anonymous posts, this is becoming some sort of Oprah on meth venting session. It’s odd because the exact same vitriol was heaped on Oliver Driver’s appointment to Sunrise. Sweet Jesus you would’ve thought Oliver had personally sodomized each of their pets the way some were posting, yet Sunrise has had a massive jump in ratings and Oliver has been asking some of the hardest current affairs questions within the news spectrum and that flood of venom dries up pretty quick when the next object of vilification on sanctimonious grounds stumbles into sight. I don’t think Noelle was purposely plagiarizing any more than anyone of us do day in day out as we discuss the news of the day, which is what she does. Now of course you have to acknowledge where things come from, and she will be much more careful of that in future, but to try and have her publicly flogged for the grossest of intellectual dishonesties is just ludicrous and says more about those posting than it does her. Noelle is where she is because the girls got talent and her columns in the Herald are some of the papers best work (that back handed compliment wasn’t on purpose, I just forget how bad the Herald is sometimes). Her piece on traveling over the Urewera’s was gripping, her questions on feminism were honest and her column on the National Party power women was sublime.
Give the girl a break and go hunt down your next media victim, why the hell don’t you do something useful and crucify Garth George, for the love of God, hasn’t he earned it yet?