No Minister

Stuff you are appalling

I read stuff most days because I like their daily morning and afternoon quick quizzes and have a daily competition with my son as to who scores best. As a result I read a few articles most days and from time to time get the urge to comment – rarely are my comments posted – except for sports articles where probably 90% are.

This morning they had one penned by a Daniel Dunkley entitled `Why our water reforms need to go further’.

Obviously Dunkley is a green as his article focuses on Nitrates from farm fertiliser being the problem and in my view the article did not go anywhere near dealing with what causes water pollution throughout the country.

As they had comments open I penned a comment pointing out the article was misleading and that the vast majority of farmers were very conscious of the need for clean water because it affected their livelihood. I further suggested his article should take into account water pollution from towns and cities as well.

My post got an offensive wording warning but when I looked it over I only saw direct suggestions, no bad language or innuendo so I submitted it at about 8.30am – not showing so obviously deleted. Interestingly there were three other comments showing two of which were along similar lines to mine – they have now disappeared.

Among other things stuff advocate – and this is copied from their page:

`We believe in freedom of speech and in the importance of everyone having a say in a healthy democracy. We aim to give you the whole picture to help you form your own view of the world.

I say bullshit to that.

Written by pdm1946

February 25, 2021 at 10:39 am

Posted in New Zealand

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  1. A typical left wing journalist (but I’m repeating myself), writing for a junk newspaper. The comments they’ve published are typical of Stuff’s readership. Fortunately Stuff is going down the gurgler and with any luck this guy will scuttle back to England. How did he get it in the first place?

    Max Ritchie

    February 25, 2021 at 12:49 pm

  2. Repeat after me … you are not allowed to question the official Government narrative on climate change (or anything else for that matter).

    New Zealand … the way you’ve got it.

    The Veteran

    February 25, 2021 at 1:41 pm

    • I note that Stuff’s banner of begging has started to refer to New Zealand.

      Surely it’s unethical to write things you don’t believe in.


      February 25, 2021 at 1:53 pm

  3. Tom Hunter

    February 25, 2021 at 2:46 pm

  4. I agree, I compete with my 84 year old mother on the daily quizzes. Mildly irritating how many correct answers she gets from pure guesses, but I digress 🙂 I post links to any glaringly “woke” or delusional articles to pals and social media but apart from that I don’t read stuffed and I have an ad blocker on all of my browsers.


    February 25, 2021 at 7:50 pm

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