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: 2:19 pm, February 25th, 2017 - 54 comments
It is day 37 of Donald Trump’s reign as POTUS. Today he decided to attack elements of the press that have been critical of him by banning them from a press conference.
Written By: - Date published: 8:37 am, February 8th, 2017 - 30 comments
The Government is finally moving to adopt Labour policy and loosen requirements for the use of medicinal cannabis.
Written By: - Date published: 6:12 am, December 4th, 2016 - 169 comments
Audrey Young: “The Labour leader has described the win as ‘a bloody nose for National’. It is more like a bloody nose, a black eye and broken jaw.”
Update: As of 11am not a single story on Mt Roskill appears on the online front pages of either The Herald or Stuff. What a surprise!
Written By: - Date published: 10:02 am, November 8th, 2016 - 20 comments
Good call from the Commerce Commission.
Written By: - Date published: 4:00 pm, October 21st, 2016 - 22 comments
Originally posted at Tangerina. This is in response to an earlier column Society, not rugby, needs to change its culture by Peter Jackson, Editor of the Northland Age. Mr Jackson is right; society does need to change its culture. Rugby doesn’t exist in a vacuum – it’s played and managed by people. Imperfect people, impressionable people, people […]
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: 7:53 am, July 30th, 2016 - 161 comments
As the temperatures increase and the sea rises Chris de Freitas still claims that anthropogenic climate change is not a happening thing. And shows his inability to analyze by misinterpreting a Jarrod Gilbert article which describes climate change deniers as charlatans.
Written By: - Date published: 8:11 am, July 10th, 2016 - 60 comments
In the Herald John Roughan has offered some very positive comments about the Labour Party and what it stands for.
Written By: - Date published: 4:09 pm, June 23rd, 2016 - 32 comments
You might be surprised to learn this, but you don’t want a pay rise.
Written By: - Date published: 8:55 am, June 10th, 2016 - 52 comments
* according to Nick Smith and Paula Bennett.
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: 7:49 am, April 28th, 2016 - 31 comments
The Herald castigated the Government over its inaction over climate change in an editorial released this morning.
Written By: - Date published: 7:03 am, March 21st, 2016 - 88 comments
The weekend Dominion Post editorial doesn’t pull any punches.
Written By: - Date published: 7:01 pm, February 15th, 2016 - 148 comments
As if the second round of booing in a week wasn’t bad enough, John Key got royally trolled by a young BGO attendee on Instagram. Then the Herald bizarrely decided her selfie of the PM with his hand tantalisingly close to her hair was a genuine BGO good news story. But wait! There’s more!!!
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: 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: 7:53 am, November 14th, 2015 - 17 comments
The Herald seems to have accidentally deleted the online version of yesterday’s big story from Kirsty Johnson on how the government manipulates media perceptions. However could that have happened?
Written By: - Date published: 10:03 am, September 27th, 2015 - 103 comments
Mass redundancies at the Herald have been described as a blood bath and are clearly having an effect on its quality. Such is its quality there is a question whether the political column this morning was written by a part time travel writer or by Heather du Plessis-Allan.
Written By: - Date published: 3:39 pm, September 18th, 2015 - 67 comments
Very bad news for all those losing their jobs, commiserations to you. It’s a pretty heartless economy out there, and pretty soon there won’t be anyone left to comment on it. Consumers of celebrity gossip will still have it good though, so I guess that’s something.
Written By: - Date published: 7:12 am, August 26th, 2015 - 32 comments
Shane Reti lied about the process of ratifying the TPP. In a Press Release to the Northern Advocate, Reti states “. . . the agreement comes before parliament and opposition parties and select committees for debate and modifications . . .”