Greatest hits / Greatest shits | Issue 21

Greatest Hit

There are a few contenders this week, what with the UBS apparently giving out airline sick bags to anyone who bought a copy of Dirty Politics and the hilarious election broadcasts screening, but Greatest Hit has to go to one of the underdogs of the election: the Civilian Party. They recently selected their deputy leader, Golden Mayan Sweet Pineapple Product of the Philippines, commenting that if it is elected, it “will be the first pineapple MP in our nation’s history. Indeed, it is the first pineapple candidate in our nation’s history. That it has taken us until 2014 to get to this point is a shameful reflection of our past.” What a forward-thinking selection from the Civilian Party.

Greatest Shit

This week the Greatest Shit is a bit of a double whammy. It starts with Pam Corkery, who went off her nut at the Internet-MANA campaign launch. After journalists tried to hassle Kim Dotcom into an interview following a questionable “hacking” comment, Pam called a journalist a “puffed up little shit” and asked “when will you glove puppets of Cameron Slater just piss off?” The second piece of this Shit, however, goes to the media reporting of the I-M campaign launch in the first place. Until Pam went wild, they seemed to have no intention of reporting on the policy releases, instead choosing to screen John Key wandering around holding a piece of paper, or something. Policy is probably more important.
This article first appeared in Issue 21, 2014.
Posted 5:55pm Sunday 31st August 2014 by Carys Goodwin.