BUFOONERY

Bespectacled, besuited Maori Party co-leader Rawiri Waititi made his debut in Parliament on Wednesday. He has a full face tattoo, waved a maori club and wore a stetson.

MORE SUB-EDITORIAL BLUNDERS

Under the heading ‘ENTERTAINMENT’, on Saturday the Herald headed an item,

“Contestant Dead after TV tragedy.”

SHOCK STATING THE OBVIOUS REVELATION

The New Zealand Herald’s political reporter, Jason Walls, reporting of John Key’s quit advise to leakers at the Party’s Saturday Wellington AGM, wrote “The comments received rapturous support from those in attendance”.

DUMB BUGGERS

A Craig O’Hagen posted an item saying, “Any predictions about the election made on November 5th were of course made after the fact”.

NON-JOURNALISM

I love newspapers and rue their demise in the face of the Internet’s news immediacy, nevertheless they don’t help their survival by pandering to every nutter offence-taking complainant who calls them.