Written By: - Date published: 7:00 am, April 18th, 2021 - 10 comments
Einstein tried to explain complex things and understand reality; Trump tried to explain it away and distort reality.
Written By: - Date published: 9:24 am, September 15th, 2020 - 35 comments
The Taxpayer’s Union, which claims to be opposed to Government waste, is wasting taxpayer’s resources by lodging a spurious complaint with the Broadcasting Standards Authority against Labour’s free apprenticeship policy.
Written By: - Date published: 10:56 pm, September 10th, 2020 - 12 comments
Today’s Checkpoint descended into shroud-waving in the case of a New South Wales family not able to visit their dying father in Queensland because of the strict border closure. As our health officials note, “bereavement issues” are where most care is needed to prevent the virus spread.
Written By: - Date published: 8:17 am, June 14th, 2019 - 102 comments
Mark Richardson thinks he may have a future career and will be able to transform from overpaid TV personality to overpaid public representative.
Written By: - Date published: 1:33 am, November 5th, 2018 - 68 comments
I can only describe Bryce Edwards spin about what a “The Standard” post means is that it is complete bullshit. This site is not the editorial and political monolith. But what else do you expect from a political simpleton with a limited understanding of actual debate. Like Mike Hosking, he is far more suited to a broadcast medium where he doesn’t get robust debate on their inane explanations of real world politics.
Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, October 28th, 2018 - 42 comments
An ineffectual Opposition creates a vacuum that will be filled by the Mainstream and Social Media as they will assume the role of unelected and non-representative opposition in effectuo.
Written By: - Date published: 10:37 am, August 14th, 2018 - 64 comments
Is Radio NZ meeting its obligations to report the news of the world fairly or is it just once over lightly at the public broadcaster? Some thoughts from regular TS contributor Adrian Thornton.
Written By: - Date published: 2:30 pm, February 1st, 2018 - 18 comments
Turns out Mike Hosking was eminently and delightfully replaceable.
Written By: - Date published: 6:15 am, December 20th, 2017 - 56 comments
“Further, his comments the following evening were confusing and insufficient to correct the inaccurate information for viewers.”
Written By: - Date published: 6:06 am, November 3rd, 2017 - 25 comments
Mr Campbell is awarded Presenter of the Year by the Association for International Broadcasting.
Written By: - Date published: 9:02 am, October 14th, 2017 - 44 comments
Anyone feeling for Sean Plunket?
Written By: - Date published: 9:29 am, July 25th, 2017 - 107 comments
Mike Hosking does not want there to be a debate on how much he earns from TVNZ and thinks that there would be an adverse irrational response from the public if the information was released. This is the best reason yet why disclosure should occur.
Written By: - Date published: 3:00 pm, March 21st, 2017 - 5 comments
Is having a strong, independent media an essential part of a functioning democracy? What is the role of the ‘Fourth Estate’ in today’s world? Are the media doing a good job of keeping citizens informed?
People’s Commission has its final workshops in Auckland, and how to submit online
Written By: - Date published: 1:06 pm, October 28th, 2016 - 75 comments
Hosking’s pro-Nat rants have been compared to “state TV in China” and “Fox News-style comment”.
Written By: - Date published: 8:07 am, June 3rd, 2016 - 35 comments
Written By: - Date published: 9:29 am, May 15th, 2016 - 192 comments
Radio New Zealand recently published a piece penned by well known supporter of the right Matthew Hooton. What has happened to the concept of balance?
Written By: - Date published: 9:31 am, May 10th, 2016 - 20 comments
A healthy democracy requires a healthy media, and in NZ both are getting sicker.
Written By: - Date published: 12:25 pm, December 29th, 2015 - 88 comments
Some random musings on what happened in New Zealand’s media this year.
Written By: - Date published: 12:00 pm, June 24th, 2015 - 21 comments
CallPlus folds and kills global mode to avoid legal action. We are not amused.
Written By: - Date published: 1:49 pm, June 23rd, 2015 - 43 comments
It appears that shortly after a meeting between the Minister of Maori of Affairs Te Ururoa Flavell and head of Maori TV Paora Maxwell occurred a potentially embarrassing planned televised debate concerning Whanau Ora was cancelled. Of course the timing is completely accidental and Flavell had nothing to do with it …
Written By: - Date published: 7:39 am, June 5th, 2015 - 29 comments
Mihingarangi Forbes resigned yesterday as a reporter for Marae Televison apparently because of managerial interference in a story she intended to run. In the week since Aotearoa lost Campbell Lives it has now lost arguably the best investigative reporter that the country has.
Written By: - Date published: 9:36 am, May 29th, 2015 - 255 comments
Campbell Live plays for the last time tonight. With New Zealand on Air having new targets that will make support for similar shows unlikely the holding of the powerful to account is about to become more difficult.
Written By: - Date published: 9:13 pm, May 26th, 2015 - 61 comments
Richard Harman concluded his presentation to the recent Fabian “Destination Next Progressive Majority” event by quoting the noted political scientist Bob Chapman’s remark that he had “reluctantly come to the conclusion that it was far more important for a political party to have a communication strategy than an economic policy.” I’m inclined to agree.