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: 9:07 am, April 21st, 2018 - 73 comments
Doofus of the week this week goes to a television personality who is upset that his sexist comment that employers should be allowed to know what their female employees breedings plans are was taken out of context.
Written By: - Date published: 8:30 am, April 9th, 2018 - 45 comments
The comprehensive Commonwealth Games coverage on free-to-air TV is refreshing and something we need to see a lot more of.
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: 7:39 am, November 14th, 2017 - 40 comments
TVNZ’s board has decided to respond to a massive plunge in profitability by paying it chief executive a bigger salary package and a large bonus.
Written By: - Date published: 8:26 am, September 16th, 2017 - 8 comments
A guest post by @invisiphilia on the recent Mahinarangi Forbes interview on the Hui on the abuse of children in foster care and why the Government is wrong in refusing to have a proper independent inquiry into what went wrong.
Written By: - Date published: 6:45 am, June 27th, 2017 - 48 comments
Getting very bloody angry and speaking truth to power.
Written By: - Date published: 3:22 pm, November 7th, 2016 - 23 comments
According to the deficient newshrub on Saturday night there was a distinct lack of support from Labour for the Mt Roskill campaign. In reality 4 buses carrying more than 200 door-knockers including all the Labour MPs other than Little, went to Mt Roskill on Saturday afternoon.
All the best to Michael Wood, who got a great reception on the doorstop.
Written By: - Date published: 10:37 am, June 28th, 2016 - 279 comments
From the circus that never leaves town.
Written By: - Date published: 9:02 am, June 2nd, 2016 - 80 comments
Hey Mike Hosking – how many dead and deformed babies is the precious Olympic schedule worth to you anyway?
Written By: - Date published: 11:13 am, May 15th, 2016 - 43 comments
TV3’s excellent current affairs show, The Hui (Mihingarangi Forbes) just screened a special report on poverty. What happens to people who are kicked off a benefit?
Written By: - Date published: 9:45 am, May 4th, 2016 - 56 comments
MediaWorks CEO and mate of the PM, Mark Weldon, has quit his job. Is it too late to save MediaWorks? Should we care?
EDIT: Staff get in the champers shock!
Written By: - Date published: 9:03 am, April 30th, 2016 - 23 comments
All the best to Hilary Barry in whatever she chooses next.
Written By: - Date published: 10:21 am, March 5th, 2016 - 18 comments
“John Key is nothing if not a gigantic clown.”
Written By: - Date published: 12:51 pm, January 21st, 2016 - 32 comments
TV3 have announced they are getting out of the news business and getting into cross platform media hotdesking across the continuum of diminishing eyeballs. Welcome to TV3 Newshrub, the place where no news is good news!
Written By: - Date published: 8:07 am, November 10th, 2015 - 18 comments
Two liked and respected receptionists at Maori Television have lost their jobs because they are not fluent in Te Reo. But half of the executive are also not fluent speakers yet they retain their jobs.
Written By: - Date published: 8:16 am, October 20th, 2015 - 90 comments
The latest Colmar Brunton poll shows that the opposition block is solidly ahead of National. Yet One News chose to concentrate only on the preferred Prime Minister result and attack Andrew Little because of marginal change.
Written By: - Date published: 4:47 pm, June 8th, 2015 - 73 comments
“Prime News outrates TV3 as audience numbers halve”
Written By: - Date published: 7:39 am, June 5th, 2015 - 28 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: 9:13 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.
Written By: - Date published: 3:06 pm, May 22nd, 2015 - 27 comments
Brief reflections on a few decades of TV from an ex watcher.