The Dim-Post

January 26, 2011

The dye is cast

Filed under: media — danylmc @ 9:13 am

On the front page of the Dom-Post, above the fold:

Note that it required the combined powers of the Fairfax political editor and one of their senior journalists to piece together all the elements of this complex and fast moving story. Also contributing: Massey University academic Claire Robinson brings some detached, intellectual analysis to the topic:

It’s not his hair colour that’s the problem. It’s the way he comes across. He tenses up when he’s being interviewed. He comes across as being really angry, and Key comes across as being relaxed and casual and everybody loves him.


  1. An anagram to go with this:

    The big news: Goff hath dyed his haires! Vile taunts!
    Uh right. And so what is the big deal? He’s fifty-seven.

    Comment by Robbie — January 26, 2011 @ 10:35 am

  2. Imagine the outcry if an article about a policy announcement by a female politician was demoted to page 2 to make way for an article about her hairstyle on the front page!

    Comment by kahikatea — January 26, 2011 @ 10:54 am

  3. Kahikatea, wasn’t that (essentially) done during election years with the photoshopping of Helen Clark on election billboards? Or Donna Awatere Huata’s massive make-over (before the Pipi Foundation money scandal)?

    Comment by Ataahua — January 26, 2011 @ 11:07 am

  4. he cant even get a male mid life crisis right- he should have come back from the christmas break with a shaved head and a goatee…

    Comment by GN — January 26, 2011 @ 11:08 am

  5. This is bad for Phil Goff.

    Comment by Francisco Hernandez — January 26, 2011 @ 11:09 am

  6. What happened to the military jacket with the lamb nonchalantly draped over the shoulder look? That had real Messiah potential.


    Comment by JC — January 26, 2011 @ 11:57 am

  7. he cant even get a male mid life crisis right

    And this is his second attempt at it. He already has the wrong bike.

    Comment by Phil — January 26, 2011 @ 11:59 am

  8. John Key has better hair.

    Comment by George D — January 26, 2011 @ 4:32 pm

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