Written By: - Date published: 6:05 am, June 21st, 2017 - 73 comments
From twitter, Holy shit, someone in NZ did some journalism and all hell breaks loose.
Written By: - Date published: 4:05 pm, June 8th, 2017 - 27 comments
Latest polls and some anecdotal evidence from the doorstep are showing a move back to the Tories in Britain. If so it may in part be due to last-minute dark and dirty personally targeted Facebook advertising to voters in marginal seats. They cost so will need to be watched later on here.
Written By: - Date published: 9:13 am, May 13th, 2017 - 12 comments
Covering up inconvenient truths is an old pattern for this government. What percentage of their effort goes in to obfuscating and hiding the facts?
Written By: - Date published: 9:53 am, April 3rd, 2017 - 36 comments
The Standard has on your behalf read the Herald’s latest article on how young people in Auckland can own their home and worked out the most important thing a young person can do to buy a home in Auckland.
Written By: - Date published: 9:29 am, March 30th, 2017 - 47 comments
I just got sent a notice of complaint from Netsafe under the HDCA (Harmful Digital Communications Act). It appears to me that Netsafe still either hasn’t read the act or that they are cooperating with the perpetrators of Dirty Politics. Either way, I don’t have time to deal with people who don’t put in the information required by the act for me and the unknown author to make a decision. Updated
Written By: - Date published: 2:05 pm, March 26th, 2017 - 17 comments
Not so much a tale of two cities as the tales we were spun in relation to one.
Written By: - Date published: 9:11 am, March 26th, 2017 - 20 comments
Some right-wing hacks (like Glenn Beck) are recanting their rants and apologising for the damage that they’ve done. I reckon a few more should follow their brave lead.
Written By: - Date published: 9:05 am, February 24th, 2017 - 62 comments
The Government intends to change the definitions of various indicators in an effort to solve some of the country’s most serious problems.
Written By: - Date published: 8:39 pm, January 30th, 2017 - 27 comments
Killed in the USA?
Written By: - Date published: 10:39 am, January 11th, 2017 - 114 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: 12:59 pm, January 7th, 2017 - 155 comments
In all seriousness. Apparently.
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: 8:53 am, December 20th, 2016 - 62 comments
Steven Joyce believes that doing something is the same as not doing something.
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: 8:38 am, November 29th, 2016 - 100 comments
US President elect Donald Trump has expressed support for a widespread investigation of America’s electoral system
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: 8:31 am, November 19th, 2016 - 51 comments
Despite the Kaikoura earthquakes, the damage to the Capital and the fact the EQC fund is now in deficit, the Government is still holding out the possibility of tax cuts in election year.
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: 12:30 pm, November 12th, 2016 - 25 comments
I trust the truth will be reported by all the media that reported the lies.
Written By: - Date published: 10:38 am, October 2nd, 2016 - 89 comments
Under the rubble of lies…
Written By: - Date published: 9:15 am, September 25th, 2016 - 248 comments
Rodney Hide continues to provide extreme analysis free right wing ramblings courtesy of the Herald. Is it time for them to reintroduce a left wing columnist?
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 […]