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Fighting Talk: Blackball Blackballers, Dead Iraqis

Fighting Talk: Blackball Blackballers, Dead Iraqis

This week on Fighting Talk, we're annoyed about stuff we don't like:


Bust out the pitch-forks

Vigilante justice on the West Coast? I can believe it. "We usually run people out of town who just won't fit in and this guy will never fit in here," the local publican said ...

See: Hamish McKenzie - journalism student, London, Ontario


Things I've Been Meaning to Bitch About 1

Saturday's Dom Post ran a story from The Times. That is, the newspaper some journos refer to as "The Times of London", presumably lest listeners mistake it for the Times of Otago Daily. It was about a particular result - among many others - of the UN Iraq Living Conditions Survey 2004 ...

See: Lyndon Hood - Being Counter, Lower Hutt


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