Media watch – Saturday

5 August 2017

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14 Comments

  1. Chuck Bird

     /  August 5, 2017

    I am very pleased to see today’s Herald editorial about this fraudster. The tide may be turning.

    Weekend Herald editorial: Second dishonest act makes Turei a liability

    http://www.nzherald.co.nz/opinion/news/article.cfm?c_id=466&objectid=11898947

    • sorethumb

       /  August 5, 2017

      Fill me in here. Do we know she wasn’t living at the same address she recorded as her electoral address?

      • She has stated she didn’t live with the father since before she got pregnant.

        Unless the father or someone else makes an alternative claim there will be no way of knowing,

      • Missy

         /  August 5, 2017

        Only her word that she wasn’t as far as I understand.

        Whichever way it was will affect it all, either she committed electoral fraud (which I believe there may be a statute of limitations on that has passed), or she committed further benefit fraud, which there is no statute of limitations on.

        • Blazer

           /  August 5, 2017

          No statute. ..Bad news for Bennett who apparently never ‘deliberately ‘mislead ..welfare.

          • Gezza

             /  August 5, 2017

            To be fair tho, B, the msm would be after this story like robber’s dogs if they could smell the scent of a real problem for her. I’m still waiting to see if anything concrete actually comes out of the woodwork there.

    • Missy

       /  August 5, 2017

      I will admit to not having seen every article about this, is this the first the Herald has printed suggesting she resign? ff so, I would suggest that it was the electoral fraud that tipped them over the line, and if so what does that say about the NZ Herald?

      • sorethumb

         /  August 5, 2017

        That electoral fraud which enabled her to vote for her friend while she stood for the same party in another electorate will fool everyone (Yeah, right).

        • duperez

           /  August 5, 2017

          Can you vote in an electorate you don’t live in? Can you say where you live is “temporary” and vote in another electorate? Is there wriggle room in claiming an intent in living in an electorate?

  2. sorethumb

     /  August 5, 2017

    Put my ear near the pillow speaker.I hear
    1. Promo for Noelle McCarthy’s A Slice of Heaven. On it one of those part of the system Maori who decry Pakeha colonisation but defend immigration.
    2. A documentary about getting women to take up engineering. Males were the problem and proactive diversity scoring and incentives were involved.
    3. A story about an American Football star who served his country but was later killed in friendly fire. Despite him saying his Grandfather had served his country while “he had done nothing” . The documentary claimed he was used as propaganda and his views were missrepresented.
    4. Whites in the minority at Harvard for the first time in it’s 400 year history. The pinnacle of progressivism is to be ethnically blind – unfortunately only our white progressives reach that level of superiority.

  3. Gezza

     /  August 5, 2017

    Off to a good start PG. This place could be quite busy today. 👍🏼

  4. Missy

     /  August 5, 2017

    Over at The Standard they are bending over backwards to justify, excuse, and support Metiria Turei’s fraud. On one of the (many) supportive posts about Metiria was this comment.

    https://thestandard.org.nz/gower-on-tureis-sacrifice/#comment-1363074

    “Have you seen the Toby Morris cartoon ?
    Have you ever broken the law or not paid your taxes?
    Done or paid for a cash job?”

    My responses would be:

    No
    No
    No

    Oh, so I have not broken the law, or cheated the taxpayer, I guess however, (based on the tone of this comment) that Ed may have answered yes to these questions.

    And what differentiates those that support those who support Metiria from those who don’t is that those who don’t obviously don’t see anything wrong with breaking the law, not paying taxes, doing – or paying for – a cash job, or even lying on a regular statutory declaration to WINZ about getting a benefit.