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Letter to the Editor – An own-goal from a particularly stupid National Supporter


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There was something about this letter that didn’t quite ring true…


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It seemed “too cute” by far. Too clever. And it seemed familiar, as if I’d read the story elsewhere – or something similar to it.

Sure enough


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Which prompted this response from me to the Dominion Post’s editor…


from: Frank Macskasy <fmacskasy@gmail.com>
to: Dominion Post <letters@dompost.co.nz>
date: Thu, Oct 2, 2014
subject: Letter to the Editor


The editor
Dominion Post


Re Dave Christie’s letter, telling the story about his “friend’s little girl wanting to grow up to the the Prime Minister so she could house and feed all the homeless people; and then Christie replies they should all mow his lawns for $25 and do other work around his house”.(1 Oct)

Perhaps Mr Christie could have added that the story was actually lifted, almost word-for-word, from Republican House Representative, Michelle Bachmann’s Facebook page.

It is one of those apocryphal political fables that regularly does the rounds on the internet.

The only difference is that when Mr Christie copied and pasted it, passing it of as his own “letter to the editor”, he changed one important feature. The American version had the homeless guy working for $50.

It seems that a National Party supporter couldn’t bring himself to pay that much, and halved the remuneration.

National advocating cutting pay for New Zealanders? Apocryphal indeed.

Own goal, Mr Christie, own goal.

-Frank Macskasy

[address and phone number supplied]




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  1. 4 October 2014 at 9:39 am

    Reblogged this on Talking Auckland and commented:
    Something to make you smile and go OWN GOAL.
    Now if we use the Exchange rate and go from US$50 then to keep it level he should have been paying around the NZ$60 mark. So heck an over 50% pay cut? Yeah own goal

    • 4 October 2014 at 10:42 am

      Re the exchange rate. Indeed, Ben, another factor Mr Christie over-looked.

  2. Dirk
    4 October 2014 at 11:53 am

    Frank, you just don’t get it. The MSM loves reposting right wing propaganda pieces as genuine grass roots homespun wisdom. Plagiarism is appreciated in the world of the echo chamber. Besides it reinforced the notion that hard working little girls are expected to support lazy dole parasites. A great distraction from the real parasites, tax cheating ultra wealthy elites.

  3. 4 October 2014 at 12:57 pm

    Well sprung Frank. Now just do the next hoplink to Whaleboil or Kiwibog and another blue or yellow echo-chamber reverberation revealed.
    Sickeningly easy to spot aren’t they?

  4. 4 October 2014 at 1:46 pm

    As of today, the DomPost still hasn’t published my letter. Perhaps it’s too embarrassing for them as well?

  5. Deb Kean
    4 October 2014 at 2:14 pm

    I suspect they never will, Frank… but at least it’s out there now!
    Deb 🙂

  6. 5 October 2014 at 6:47 pm

    I had a similar experience …but when asked the little girl why she wanted to be Prime Minister she said “so when I get caught doing wrong, I can change the law so what I did is now right !”. Welcome to the Key regime.

    • 5 October 2014 at 9:43 pm

      Heh heh heh… you should’ve written that as a response and sent it to the Dom Post, Mick. 😀

  7. Who Gnu
    8 October 2014 at 2:13 pm

    Oh this is priceless!! ROFLMAO!!! 😀

    They’ll never publish that, Frank, it makes the Dom Post look like total fools for publishing plagiarised bullshit!!

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