May 6, 2013 by Doug Coutts
Celebrity autocue reader and poster-girl for the If It’s Not Important Why Do I Keep Bringing It Up movement Alison Mau (pronounced Alli-sun) has targeted social media in her latest twitter tirade. Annoyed that her every tweet finds its way onto facebook, Ms Mau sent out an exasperated message to her closest 10,000 followers: “Why the sudden interest in everything I do? Can’t a media superstar have a little privacy? #thisspaceforhire #ironywhatsthat”. Ms Mau, who refuses to discuss her private life except when she’s awake or on the telly, has threatened to close her facebook account unless her friends promise not to disclose her status updates. She is also considering not tweeting as much, with or without her iPhone.
In other news, Family First faces losing its status as a charity. Founder Bob McCroskie says he’s not perturbed and will register the organisation as a sheltered workshop instead, much like the Sensible Sentencing Trust.
The Prime Minister, John Keys, has announced important legislation to allow the GCSB to spy on ordinary New Zealanders. “It’s something that ordinary New Zealanders have been doing to one another for yonks anyway,” he told WWNews on condition we didn’t ask him anything about Aaron Gilmore. “Now we can put it all under one roof and have the sorts of efficiencies that come with National Government-led reorganisations. Oh, and he’s a dork.”
To the weather now, and the rain is predicted to continue for the rest of the week, turning to showers, spas and foot baths if you’re in Auckland and the desolation gets too much. Poor things.