Written By: - Date published: 9:26 pm, December 17th, 2016 - 33 comments
There’s a lot of it around. The Democrats and their media and spook allies are in a complete lather over Putin’s supposed personal influence in the US election. Confident of victory and its spoils up till midday on election day, the Clinton team are incapable of assessing just what a debacle of a campaign they ran, still less what they need to do now. Lessons abound.
Written By: - Date published: 8:34 am, December 6th, 2016 - 224 comments
What is John Key’s legacy? Rampant Crown debt, child poverty, homelessness, climate change, dirty politics …
Written By: - Date published: 8:52 am, September 27th, 2016 - 274 comments
The first Presidential kicks off this arvo. Who will win? Do we care? Should we care? Stay tuned Standarnistas, it’ll be a doozy!
Written By: - Date published: 8:42 am, September 27th, 2016 - 91 comments
The Ombudsman is to investigate John Key’s failure to disclose communications with David Farrar and Cameron Slater
Written By: - Date published: 6:30 pm, September 14th, 2016 - 82 comments
An old handle flickered back into life briefly this afternoon: In 2014 I dumped: https://t.co/UhZSYEYyar — Whaledump2 (@whaledump2) September 14, 2016 Rawshark – presuming the account is still held and operated by the hacker who exposed the dodgy shenanigans between the WhaleOil blog, corporate lobbyists and senior National Party politicians – started with a screenshot from […]
Written By: - Date published: 8:30 am, May 11th, 2016 - 32 comments
Why did the police offer Cameron Slater the soft option of diversion when he doesn’t qualify?
Written By: - Date published: 4:11 pm, May 10th, 2016 - 128 comments
As reported by Newshub: “Slater sought a court order to keep his name and the details of this case secret forever. However Newshub and others, including the owner of The Standard, fought him in court and won.”
Written By: - Date published: 10:56 am, April 24th, 2016 - 60 comments
Hide’s Herald piece today is straight out of Dirty Politics Farrar’s playbook.
Written By: - Date published: 7:58 am, March 19th, 2016 - 21 comments
The Police’s return yesterday of Nicky Hager’s data, equipment and belongings is – too little and too late – a measure of justice for Hager. But the process doesn’t end there, and open questions remain.
Written By: - Date published: 11:47 am, March 17th, 2016 - 27 comments
Written By: - Date published: 8:06 am, March 1st, 2016 - 232 comments
A term made up by the usual suspects to mock and belittle any criticism of their primary asset.
Written By: - Date published: 11:13 am, February 22nd, 2016 - 65 comments
Danyl McLauchlan at the Dim-Post remarks that the Opposition continues to be unable to get voters to question the Key Government or to even consider the alternative that they are presenting.
Written By: - Date published: 8:31 am, February 15th, 2016 - 85 comments
Claire Robinson has analysed press use of photos during the 2014 general election campaign and has concluded that the major newspapers exhibited substantial bias in favour of Prime Minister John Key.
Written By: - Date published: 2:25 pm, February 11th, 2016 - 35 comments
Winston Peters has stitched John Key up again, this time hook, line and sinker. When Key lied in Parliament about the Northland MP’s supposedly leisurely lifestyle, Peters offered a challenge: provide some evidence or donate $100k to charity. Will cowardly Key take the bait?
Written By: - Date published: 7:00 am, January 27th, 2016 - 76 comments
How many more lies will John Key tell today in his so-called State of the Nation address? Virtual chocolate fish to whomever guesses the closest number.
Written By: - Date published: 8:35 am, December 18th, 2015 - 128 comments
Justice Clifford’s decision that the police raid of Nicky Hager’s home was illegal raises serious questions about what political pressure was applied on the police.
Written By: - Date published: 4:41 pm, December 17th, 2015 - 263 comments
“Wellington High Court judge Justice Clifford issued his judgement today on the legality of the police search of Nicky Hager’s home on 2 October 2014.
The judge found that the search was illegal.”…
Written By: - Date published: 8:15 am, December 9th, 2015 - 14 comments
Yesterday saw the release of the Obmudsman’s review of the operation of the OIA. I think it makes clear an unacceptable level of political interference in the process – albeit not at the level that was rampant in Dirty Politics.
Written By: - Date published: 7:02 am, December 8th, 2015 - 32 comments
No, Judith Collins was never investigated, let alone “cleared”, of the serious issues raised by Dirty Politics. After a token year off Key is happy to have her back because he has precisely as many principles as she does.
Written By: - Date published: 7:33 am, November 27th, 2015 - 36 comments
The Official Information Act is now moribund and access to information beyond its scope is granted only to a chosen few and under strict conditions.