Greatest hits / Greatest shits | Issue 20

Greatest Hit

Without a doubt, Greatest Hit this week goes to Nicky Hager, who has created what can only be described as a “shitstorm” in response to the publication of his new book. Prior to its release, the hilarious Twitter speculation alone was enough to warrant it this prized award; but Dirty Politics, released Wednesday 13 August, one-upped its anticipation by being entirely full of juicy scandals about some of our most beloved politicians and political commentators. Whale Oil was thoroughly unimpressed.

Greatest Shit

Winston always says that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, but it’s hard to be stoked when AUSA hits Yahoo NZ with a story they copied from Critic. Essentially, using our supreme and complex analysis, they too figured out how much it would cost certain politicians if they went to university today. They even presented some of them with certificates. Unfortunately, they managed to get Steven Joyce’s cost wrong, undercharging him by about $2000. Presumably, this is because they fatally forgot to include miscellaneous Massey fees in their costing.
This article first appeared in Issue 20, 2014.
Posted 12:53am Monday 18th August 2014 by Carys Goodwin.