Jonathan Milne, managing editor for Newsroom Pro, has expressed his indignation about the outcome of a court decision yesterday in an article headed Posie Parker wins the beautiful freedom to make an ugly argument.
Newsroom Pro laments:
High Court Justice David Gendall has regretfully allowed an outspoken anti-trans activist to enter New Zealand, but warns the expression of her views may be harmful to our vulnerable rainbow community. Jonathan Milne does his best to be civil.
Milne is very civil in saying Kellie-Jay Keen-Minshull, who calls herself Posie Parker, is entitled to her own identity, and to expect the basic civility from others of recognising that identity. And then:
I do wish she’d show that same civility to others.
We look forward to the follow-up article that might well be headed Posie Parker’s right to exercise a beautiful freedom is muzzled by ugly political activists.
Milne is sure to express his thoughts on civil behaviour among protesters – isn’t he? – when he opines on what happened today, according to this report in the New Zealand Herald.
The report is headed Posie Parker tour of NZ: Anti-trans activist Kellie-Jay Keen-Minshull quits rally after being pelted with soup and begins:
Continue reading “A serving of soup curbs Posie Parker’s appetite for speaking – and shows that might is right in protecting NZ from “ugly” ideas” →
Brian Tamaki’s grasp of New Zealand history does not match the magnitude of his chutzpah.
News media are reporting the Destiny Church leader has been taken into police custody and his group, the Freedom and Rights Coalition, has broadcast this on social media.
This puts a name to the Police announcement that a 63-year-old man was arrested in relation to a breach of bail conditions following an event in Christchurch earlier this month.
The police said the man was due to appear in the Auckland District Court via audio visual link later today.
According to RNZ:
Tamaki is facing charges of breaching Covid lockdown restrictions and a condition of bail was that he not attend further protests.
Tamaki and his wife Hannah earlier posted a separate video in which he said the police were coming to arrest him.
Was that a joyous hallelujah we heard ringing around the nation? Continue reading “Tamaki is a tad late with his “political prisoner” claim – but it isn’t too late for him to try martyrdom” →
A bold headline on a press statement released today proclaims: One Third of Voters may Vote Conservative.
Clearly this was not related to the politicking in Britain, where the the Conservatives are struggling for support.
A recent YouGov poll found the centrist Liberal Democrats were the surprise leader in a new survey which asked British voters who should lead Parliament.
The Liberal Democrats held the support of 24 per cent of voters, while the Labour and Conservative parties were tied at 19 per cent each.
The far-right Brexit Party came in second place, with 22 per cent of voters’ support.
The press statement we referenced in the opening paragraph related to poll results in this country and was released by the New Conservative Party, which clearly has mastered the craft of spin doctoring.
Christians were left out of considerations in the headline, disguising the broader poll finding (as headlined on Kiwiblog) that 33% could vote for a conservative or Christian party. In that headline, “conservative” was spelled with a small “c”. Continue reading “Poll points to a heartening level of support for conservatives AND for Christians” →