SCOUT.co.nz is terrible, but the whole news industry is moving this way

So I am in shock at the decision by newly launched gossip magazine SCOUT.co.nz to use rifle cross-hairs to target Mike Hosking in what they apparently call an ‘exclusive’ which was that he vacuumed his car in a public street…OMG Stop the presses!!! I’m shocked that this is a story, I’m shocked that this is…

I'm on the bridge – Support for Same-Sex Marriage from within the Church

The post I wrote last week about marriage equality was partly brought about by the movie Selma.  The movie documents the three marches (or part marches) from Montgomery to Selma in 1965. It’s an incredible movie to watch – it brings the civil rights movement to life – and it also impacted me as an…

The truth about Lorde finally revealved

Finally the secret is out, Lorde isn’t actually a teenager from New Zealand, but Randy Marsh from South Park and he makes ‘her’ music mostly in the bathroom at work…well that’s what the creators of South Park would have you believe [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o-oHYTQyTEk&w=640&h=360]   [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IgQJqBoy5pI&w=480&h=360]   In all seriousness this is a pretty huge…

Why the Government, the Opposition and the Media may help Muhammad Rizalman bin Ismail walk

On the weekend when the story broke of the diplomat invoking diplomatic immunity to flee potential charges over a sexual assault I was amazed and concerned as to the tone of the reporting, and the comments made by many as to the alleged incident. Notice I used the word alleged there, I did that on…