Almost a week after the attack, Pita Sharples gets around to expressing his outrage

June 11, 2011

Let’s check out the time sequence.

A family was assaulted in Hastings on 4 June.

An NZPA report was posted on the Herald website next day.

The Herald – so help us – yesterday reported the same crime under the heading Hunt on for thugs who attacked family

And then – lo and behold – Maori Party co-leader Pita Sharples got around to expressing his outrage and denouncing the buggers who engaged in the attack.

Yep. By then it was almost a week after the event.

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Why Wira wasn’t a winner

August 2, 2009

Looks like Whaleoil was burning the midnight oil, to bring news to the blogosphere of the National Party‚Äôs new board and Wira Gardiner’s failure to win a place. He submitted his post at 2.53am.

Alf was tucked up in bed at that time, has slept in this morning, and so has been beaten to the punch.

Dunno if Whaleoil got any sleep but he was back on the job at 9:08am to bring news that the board selected Peter Goodfellow as the new National Party president to succeed Judy Kirk.

He is not impressed.

When it comes to who was first to bring us news of the party’s new board, Alf notes that an NZPA report was timed at 5.28pm yesterday. There may have been earlier reports.

But Whaleoil is entitled to brag (and does) that he got it right while the mainstream media got it wrong when they predicted Wira Gardiner would get on the board.

Ok so The Whale is 5-0 on the board selections and the MSM is 0-5. They all predicted Wira Gardiner would get on the board and they were all wrong.
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