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NRT: Sensationalising the status quo

Written By: - Date published: 1:41 pm, September 4th, 2014 - 55 comments

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Pity the political reporter. Committed to horse-race style reporting and desperate for an ‘angle’. Patrick Gower on 3 News last night was desperately talking up how “complicated’ National’s… current arrangements are?? Use your brain Paddy…

Well Done Paddy

Written By: - Date published: 1:12 pm, March 6th, 2014 - 55 comments

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For anyone who’s had enough of the media being footloose and fancy free with their reporting.

Tricky Patrick Gower in NZHouse of Cards

Written By: - Date published: 11:43 am, March 6th, 2014 - 132 comments

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In need of public service media. TV3 News is a neoliberal propaganda vehicle.  I’ve stopped watching it.  However, today Martyn Bradbury posted a transcription of last night’s highly distorted report by Patrick Gower, with a critical analysis of just how much the report misrepresents.

This week’s Jonolist award goes to….

Written By: - Date published: 8:35 am, September 12th, 2013 - 84 comments

You are NOT the story

Jonolist award to Patrick Gower for slanted reporting of a non-poll result, continuing his anti-Cunliffe lines.  Special mention to 3 News report on The Vote bovver boys, against affordable housing for those in need, forcing a “back-down” from Turei on lowering house prices. Need better MSM.

The non-resident property speculators are….?

Written By: - Date published: 10:03 am, July 30th, 2013 - 49 comments

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An NZ Herald Editorial exposes John Key’s politically motivated spin against Shearer’s housing policy, but also takes some swipes at the “left”. Gower misleads, by repeating Key’s “anti-Asian” smears, supported by the eg of a website targeting South African property speculators.

Jonolism or Journalism?

Written By: - Date published: 7:44 pm, July 29th, 2013 - 48 comments

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Patrick Gower’s report on TV3 6pm News tonight, on Labour’s housing for Kiwis policy, shows what is wrong with corporate infotainment TV news.  He gets tonight’s award for Jonolism.  Here’s hoping the Campbell Live tonight will show Gower how it should be done. [Update: Campbell interviews Ferguson]

3News poll

Written By: - Date published: 6:22 pm, July 21st, 2013 - 160 comments

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Three News’ latest poll tonight doesn’t look good for Labour.

Truth no longer matters

Written By: - Date published: 10:15 am, July 14th, 2013 - 167 comments

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A significant proportion of the media is now heavily invested in the narrative that David Shearer is about to be rolled as Labour leader. As Matt McCarten puts it today “Truth no longer matters” and “civil society is poorer for it”.

Can democratic parties succeed?

Written By: - Date published: 10:02 am, July 9th, 2013 - 110 comments

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Can democratic parties be successful major parties in modern politics? The media’s drooling obsession with the “man ban” really makes me wonder, particularly with the level of ignorance displayed by Patrick Gower and others.

ImperatorFish: Patrick Gower put on notice by colleagues

Written By: - Date published: 2:51 pm, June 30th, 2013 - 25 comments

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Gower told 3 News last night that he was not concerned about questions surrounding his leadership, or the failure of 3 News to move ahead of One News in the ratings. “Look, I’m confident I’ll still be here for the 2014 election,” Gower said. “Nobody in the team has said anything to me about any trouble.”

Tory journalist of the year

Written By: - Date published: 3:44 pm, June 8th, 2013 - 16 comments

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And the winner is – Tracy Watkins.

“Name” journalism & voter dis-engagement

Written By: - Date published: 8:55 am, November 29th, 2012 - 75 comments

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Criticism of “anonymous” bloggers is a symptom of change that threatens to make politics more democratic.  The rise of “name” journalism and infotainment have increased voter dis-engagement.  However, well-managed blogging (by any name) can contribute to democratic re-engagement.

ImperatorFish: A Day In The Life Of Patrick Gower

Written By: - Date published: 2:37 pm, November 19th, 2012 - 15 comments

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5:08 am Just asked David Cunliffe the big questions: “Does David Shearer have your full support? How will you vote if the leadership issue is put to the vote in caucus?” He won’t answer me. I ask him again. Still no answer. My cameraman suggests we come back later and try again, when Cunliffe’s awake. We climb out his bedroom window.

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