Friday, August 15, 2008

Brief lives

It never ends: whatever the Prime Minister does, the likes of Ian Wishart will always find some way to insinuate blame or a conspiracy. The latest instance is the TBR spin on the news that the PM's friend died while guiding her and others at Lake Tekapo, a sad event which Mr Wishart interprets as Death on PM's watch. How long will it be before some rightist does what was done to Hillary Clinton in the early years of her husband's Administration and suggest that a string of seemingly inexplicable deaths can be associated with the PM?

Meanwhile, Mr Young comments on the hidden agenda which Mr Wishart and Family First have uncovered, the one at the top of the slippery slope which leads to polygamy.

This may have relevance to our previous discussion of Fleetwood Mac.

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

HORSE!

Paul said...

COW!

Lyndon said...

Actually, a couple of people I know have died while Helen Clark has been PM.

It's a wonder I never made the connection before.

Jake said...

You people are all so shallow, focusing on these sideshows while major events are going on.

You haven't even commented once on what Michael Phelps eats for breakfast.

Paul said...

Michael who?

Pablo said...

Excellent point, my Grandmother died when Muldoon was in power He always was a shifty bastard.

Any links to Family First or TBR should come with a health riskk. I still feel somewhat unclean after being directed to Kiwiblogs comments on the gentleman's death.

Anonymous said...

Do have a look at the thread that Ian Wishart has generated...

He is starting to get some stick on his beloved blog..

http://briefingroom.typepad.com/the_briefing_room/2008/08/death-on-pms-wa.html?cid=126667632#comment-126667632

Also note that in his new WWW publication, he seems to be raving on about a new witness in the Crewe murders - about 40 years ago werent they?

Anonymous said...

No, don't tell me- the crime was actually committed by a horde of conga-dancing giant Maori lesbian deconstructionist DPB claimant climate change proponents!!!

It wasn't? Goodness me, Wishfart *is* slipping...

Craig Y

Samuel said...

"How long will it be before some rightist does what was done to Hillary Clinton in the early years of her husband's Administration and suggest that a string of seemingly inexplicable deaths can be associated with the PM?"

'Whaleoil' (Cameron Slater) has already done it. I can't bring myself to trawl through the sludge for the relevant link, but trust me on this.

Anonymous said...

Craig

We will probably never know who the new Harvey and Jeanette Crewe suspect is. One guess has been that it might be a farmer who lived in the district at the time - a man named Arthur Allan Thomas.

To be sure, we would presumably need to purchase a subscription to this new WWW newspaper of Wishart's called TGIF.

I suspect TGIF is intended to replace the aging Investigate. The first free issues was unremarkable in my opinion so I don't expect to be investing.

Anonymous said...

Did you spot their great revelation about "Labour'"Secret "Polygamy/Amory Agenda" in their latest issue? It actually referred to Australian Muslim advocates of polygamy instead.

Do I hear the sound of whirring wingnuts...???

Craig Y

Anonymous said...

Craig

I have read what Wishat inc. had had to say about the speech that was prepared for Ruth Dyson but never delivered by her.

And yes, that was rather a stretch to link to Australian muslim advocates of polygamy as you report. But hey, Australia is quite close to NZ on a global basis. Australia / NZ? Presumably not that much difference in the eyes of Wishart.

The message was sound. It was saying that focus of social policy needed to broaden from social welfare to social development. It spoke of a need to cater for a diverse society with diverse needs.

In the hands of Investigate-style editorial, insinuations of social engineering arose. As Ian keeps being told, our current society is socially engineered. Some of it accidental, some of it deliberate.

The proposed speech by Ruth Dyson could have been delivered without much more fuss than what Wishart and/or co have been able to muster for non-delivery!