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You must be joking! Geraldine Nordfeldt and WIN

By mr stanhopeless - 1 April 2009 34

Does anyone else think that former WIN news reporter Geraldine Nordfeldt might be holding a grudge against her old WIN buddies? I was going though this mornings canberra times and noticed in the “Today” section written by Nordfeldt that she had a go at WIN News for mocking up a shot of inmates being taken to the new gaol, when infact, the van pictured was empty. The piece ended with the sarcastic line “What a scoop.”

Are we to believe that in her years at WIN she never wrote a story containing shots that were “mocked up” for the camera? Or contained information that was misleading?

This came after a dig about a month ago about the low ratings WIN News had (probably due to her absence) compared to that of high profile drama “Underbelly”.

What’s Your opinion?


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You must be joking! Geraldine Nordfeldt and WIN
Jim Jones 4:37 pm 01 Apr 09

Um .. I’m not over it yet. I’ve never heard of her before.

Then again, the last time I read the Canberra Times they were featuring a line-dancing horse on the frickin’ cover.

monkittee 4:28 pm 01 Apr 09

#10 posted by Jim Jones
(Rabble Rouser)
15:49, 1 Apr 2009
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Meh. Gripes and grudges aside, I find her column infinitely more interesting to read than that of her vapid blonde predecessor.

Who was that?

Nothing like flogging a dead horse.
She is Jessica Wright, works at the CT, used to write the Today column, has riled Rioters more than once. Cue much wailing and criticising. Are we over this yet?

Kaliflower 4:16 pm 01 Apr 09

ricci said :

Geraldine is just fine. She is not the type to hold grudges and as far as I am concerned she is quite professional in the way she operates, both when she was at WIN and now at the CT.

I doubt her boss would agree after a nasty incident involving Geraldine and her old work a few weeks back.

MrMagoo 3:58 pm 01 Apr 09

ricci said :

Geraldine is just fine. She is not the type to hold grudges and as far as I am concerned she is quite professional in the way she operates, both when she was at WIN and now at the CT.

Ricci or is that Geraldine????

ricci 3:55 pm 01 Apr 09

Geraldine is just fine. She is not the type to hold grudges and as far as I am concerned she is quite professional in the way she operates, both when she was at WIN and now at the CT.

Jim Jones 3:49 pm 01 Apr 09

PreciousLilywhite said :

Meh. Gripes and grudges aside, I find her column infinitely more interesting to read than that of her vapid blonde predecessor.

Who was that?

fhakk 3:46 pm 01 Apr 09

Bitter?
No way. (coughs)

Can’t say I blame her.

PreciousLilywhite 2:54 pm 01 Apr 09

Meh. Gripes and grudges aside, I find her column infinitely more interesting to read than that of her vapid blonde predecessor.

housebound 1:43 pm 01 Apr 09

My memory of the ‘defamation’ was that she was quoting out of the report. I think the defamation threat was more about keeping the deck organised just before an election.

Furry Jesus 1:40 pm 01 Apr 09

Perhaps it’s the Negus effect – leaving commercial television suddenly frees the real journalist that’s been imprisoned within. Do REAL journalists even use the word ‘scoop’ anymore? It’s a bit gee whillikers, Mr Wilson, isn’t it?

Where’s Jimmy Olsen these days anyway?

johnboy 1:10 pm 01 Apr 09

I think her picture looking good on the back page would have had more to do with that.

And having the network of contacts needed to do that back page gig.

Kaliflower 12:07 pm 01 Apr 09

Geraldine Nordfeldt has held a grudge with WIN ever since she wrote a rather defamatory piece involving the Government last year which led to her demotion and the sacking of the then Chief of Staff.

The Canberra Times got the scoop on this scandal after Nordfeldt herself leaked the story to them. You have to wonder what else Nordfeldt leaked to the Times during her period at WIN?

Maybe this is how she got her position as their back page fluff piece writer?

Steady Eddie 11:43 am 01 Apr 09

Sounds a bit rich coming from a newspaper which can’t even spell the word “Gallipoli”.

A Noisy Noise Annoys 11:19 am 01 Apr 09

Was this the CT’s April Fool’s Day joke?

mr stanhopeless 11:17 am 01 Apr 09

Perhaps Geraldine’s just playing the joker, and it’s all fun and games between her and her old work colleagues. But I suspect there’s more bitterness to the relationship these days…

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