Greatest hits / Greatest shits | Issue 18

Greatest Hit

Another week brings us another hilarious parody website. This one is making fun of Colin Craig; by going to you’re treated to a number of fake press releases, like: “Perhaps choosing the Conservative Party as a name was a bad choice, as we are constantly mistaken to be the Conservation Party,” said Conservative Party leader Colin Craig, while lying coyly in a field of grass. And if you hang around long enough, a giant picture of his face slides onto the screen. According to 3 News, Colin is “tremendously flattered” at being the subject of a parody site, but has, of course, threatened defamation.

Greatest Shit

New Zealand First is lucky to have a number of strange MPs, and Asenati Lole-Taylor is decidedly one of them. When asked a few questions by the press, Asenati pulled the classic “my phone is ringing” to try and field off some of the reporters. One of them asked her to “stop pretending.” In retaliation, Asenati thrust her phone to his ear, in order to prove the legitimacy of her phone call. There was no one there.
This article first appeared in Issue 18, 2014.
Posted 9:43pm Sunday 3rd August 2014 by Carys Goodwin.