Written By: - Date published: 10:39 am, January 11th, 2017 - 113 comments
The Taxpayer’s Union has shown a concerning inability to comprehend in its criticism of MFAT for supporting an aid initiative to address malnutrition in Africa.
Written By: - Date published: 9:33 am, December 26th, 2016 - 72 comments
Donald Trump’s success in the recent Presidential Election may have had a lot to do with very judicious use of targeted Facebook advertising and the proliferation of fake news stories.
Written By: - Date published: 9:17 am, December 5th, 2016 - 26 comments
An analysis of things that John Key said about the Mt Roskill shows a series of contradictory positions were taken at various times of the campaign.
Written By: - Date published: 10:11 am, November 28th, 2016 - 161 comments
Fake stories were widely shared by Trump fans before the election. Why is leftie / liberal fake news much rarer? A fake news writer explains.
Written By: - Date published: 10:07 am, November 23rd, 2016 - 17 comments
This is just something that gets my goat, and there was a particularly egregious example on the RNZ Business News this morning. Apparently Wall St was going ‘gangbusters’, and the reason they came up with for that was ‘Wall St’ liking Donald Trump’s policies (lowering tax and building infrastructure apparently). Not long ago Wall St […]
Written By: - Date published: 8:19 am, November 23rd, 2016 - 130 comments
Revelations surrounding the role of fake news in the American election have been stunning. And the critical thinking skills that democracy needs to survive this trend are under attack in our education system.
Written By: - Date published: 9:01 am, November 13th, 2016 - 97 comments
On the same day that the pollsters in the world’s most advanced democracy were shown to have got things terribly wrong a Professor in New Zealand says that National will win next year because of polling data.
Written By: - Date published: 9:15 am, November 9th, 2016 - 126 comments
Andrea Vance has attacked Labour’s Ready to Work policy and claimed that the policy does not add up, despite being told how the figures had been arrived at.
Written By: - Date published: 8:22 am, September 28th, 2016 - 61 comments
While politicos were watching Hillary defeat Donald in the first debate, Roy Morgan released their latest poll, showing Labour massively up and National down a chunk. Is the media narrative broken?
Written By: - Date published: 8:35 am, August 30th, 2016 - 32 comments
John Key has used some very dodgy figures to claim that the housing crisis was worse under Labour than it is now.
Written By: - Date published: 7:22 am, July 26th, 2016 - 56 comments
John Key has thrown Todd McClay under a bus and blamed him for dancing on the head of a pin and for no one telling Key that our second major trading nation wanted to dump sub standard steel on the local market.
Written By: - Date published: 9:58 pm, July 19th, 2016 - 77 comments
“When a democracy cannot rely on its press to provide its citizens with information about political parties that meets the basic standards of fairness, then we can expect a political process that is equally unbalanced.”
London School of Economics study.
Written By: - Date published: 3:17 pm, July 19th, 2016 - 49 comments
Yesterday this was the story: Speaking shortly after his arrival in Indonesia for a three-day trade trip, Key sought to pour cold water on the idea of any Chinese retaliation. While he could not confirm whether MBIE had received a complaint about steel dumping, due to the confidentiality of the complaints regime, the Government had […]
Written By: - Date published: 9:04 am, June 30th, 2016 - 47 comments
After their ridiculous Andrew Little witch-hunt blew up in their faces yesterday, Newshub still can’t let it go. Sad.
Written By: - Date published: 11:32 am, May 24th, 2016 - 51 comments
Nick Smith thinks that the recently developing housing crisis is a figment of our imagination.
Written By: - Date published: 7:02 am, May 17th, 2016 - 90 comments
English is right, Key is lying and he knows it. But Key would rather we were talking about the mirage of tax cuts (again) than current events like the protection of corrupt tax havens or our homeless living in cars.
Written By: - Date published: 6:44 am, May 10th, 2016 - 50 comments
Despite the PM’s assurances, it turns out the his lawyer had direct links to Mossack Fonseca. And so did everyone else in the room when Todd McClay was successfully convinced to drop the IRD review into foreign trust. Someone’s been telling porkies …
Written By: - Date published: 8:31 am, May 9th, 2016 - 37 comments
This morning John Key refused to be interviewed on Radio New Zealand after learning that they intended to ask him questions about the Panama Papers. And some elements of the media are for some strange reason trying to say there is nothing to see because he personally has not been implicated.
Written By: - Date published: 12:05 pm, May 8th, 2016 - 137 comments
Domestic abuser Tony Veitch has written a self absorbed piece about how domestic abuser Tony Veitch is better now. Good on domestic abuser Tony Veitch!
UPDATE: Veitch’s victim’s father calls for a real apology.
Written By: - Date published: 8:27 am, May 8th, 2016 - 151 comments
Rodney Hide thinks that making multinational corporations pay their fair share of tax will make them leave.
Written By: - Date published: 2:01 pm, April 24th, 2016 - 35 comments
The Standard has obtained a copy of a Crosby Textor memo concerning risks posed by Murray McCully’s handling of issues surrounding the awarding of the contract for the Niue resort.
Written By: - Date published: 6:51 am, April 11th, 2016 - 287 comments
John Key personally directed the 2011 law change that turned NZ into an attractive tax haven.
It’s part of a complicated context involving his failed plan to turn NZ into a “financial hub”.