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Blogs and the Political Establishment

Written By: - Date published: 11:01 am, July 4th, 2018 - 43 comments

Being in the thick of student politics in the mid 2000s, I was around just at the very beginning of social media.

Blogs and Activism

Written By: - Date published: 3:00 pm, October 26th, 2016 - 63 comments

What contribution can a blog make to activism?

New blog: Corner Politics

Written By: - Date published: 10:53 am, February 8th, 2016 - 11 comments

Welcome to a new political blog, Corner Politics – “a point at which significant change happens – by Lamia (@LI_politico).

Blog rankings

Written By: - Date published: 1:19 pm, April 8th, 2015 - 16 comments

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NZ Media and blogs vs blogs

Written By: - Date published: 10:32 am, December 6th, 2014 - 42 comments

Snippets from a detailed and interesting report on the ownership of NZ media, media trends and issues, and the role of blogs post dirty politics. One major quibble – not all blogs are created equal, no more than all TV is game shows, than all radio is talkback, or than all websites are porn.

The power of blogs

Written By: - Date published: 11:22 am, June 3rd, 2013 - 221 comments

One of the most bizarre aspects of the Collins / Lusk faction’s plans (as per the leaked Lusk paper) was their perception of and plans for blogs.

Evolving online media in NZ

Written By: - Date published: 11:31 am, August 26th, 2012 - 13 comments

NZ is well served in the range of online offerings that are exploring beyond the fringes of the mainstream media. Welcome to a new player, Bernard Hickey’s JOURNALISM.ORG.NZ.

Daily show interview: Blog Wars

Written By: - Date published: 2:04 pm, May 10th, 2008 - 15 comments

A great interview by Jon Stewart on political blogging. Well worth watching. The part about evolution of blogging in the US is particularly interesting. New Zealand obviously lags behind in some ways but, as is often the case in this small polity, things also have a tendency to move faster once they get going. I […]

Mistakes, I’ve made a few

Written By: - Date published: 2:22 pm, April 26th, 2008 - 91 comments

David Farrar’s three more prominent weaknesses came together in a speculator PR disaster yesterday. The weaknesses are his ego, his trick of using pictures of naked women to boost hits on his site, and his reverse midas touch, whereby every he touches turns to, well, it doesn’t turn out well. See, Farrar led the campaign […]

Clark’s answers delayed

Written By: - Date published: 4:33 pm, April 23rd, 2008 - 25 comments

We had hoped to have the answers for our ‘interview the leaders‘ series from Helen Clark today. I talked with the PM’s office and they explained the questions are with Clark, she’s been busy travelling, and we’ll have them as soon as they come back. So, they’ve asked for an extension and I said ‘fair […]

Ralston sez: leave poor Johnny alone

Written By: - Date published: 5:45 pm, April 20th, 2008 - 61 comments

In the Herald today, Bill Ralston sticks up for poor John Key who has been the subject of personal political attacks recently. Like Key, Ralston wonders what is “the cost of the Government using countless bureaucrats to endlessly scour records in an attempt to discover inconsistencies in any utterance [Key has] made”. Ralston needs to […]

Ng on fact-free politics

Written By: - Date published: 1:02 pm, April 2nd, 2008 - 17 comments

Keith Ng of Public Address has a long-standing commitment to improving the quality of journalism in this country. Now, he is proposing a non-partisan wiki-style forum for fact-checking politicians’ statements. It seems like a great idea. We constantly see politicians making statements that are not backed by the facts but have time to only cover […]

Belated big-ups

Written By: - Date published: 10:37 am, March 28th, 2008 - 6 comments

It’s been a bit remiss of us to have failed to welcome The Hand Mirror into the left blogosphere. I’ve only just had a proper look at it and I’ve got to say it is gold. Sort of like one of those action movies where half a dozen superheros get together to save the world. […]

Labour with its claws out

Written By: - Date published: 11:28 am, February 19th, 2008 - 31 comments

The Press has a good article on the political blogs. The Standard and our mates Kiwiblogblog are referred to as “Labour with its claws out”. As has been explained before, we are not Labour: we are a loose group of Leftwing writers, some of whom are associated with the labour movement, but the image is […]

Push polling

Written By: - Date published: 12:30 pm, February 8th, 2008 - 8 comments

Tony Milne responds to National Party blogger, David Farrar’s recent post on push polling. Tony points out that any push polling undertaken during the last election was most likely a three way affair between the National Party, the Exclusive Brethren and conservative political consultants Crosby and Texter. National have repeatedly tried to distance themselves from […]

Substance, not style

Written By: - Date published: 1:37 pm, January 31st, 2008 - 46 comments

I don’t know if this is breaking some cyber protocol (oh, but I don’t much care if I am) but I want to put Jordan Carter‘s post on Helen Clark’s speech up here on The Standard. The reason is that while I agree with a lot of what IrishBill said – mainly that her speech […]

Interesting times…

Written By: - Date published: 8:20 pm, January 15th, 2008 - 22 comments

It seems the cats at newzblog have decided to bring our old mate Robinsod on board as a blogger and his first shot is at Farrar and Whale. I’ve spent more than a few nights on the booze with ‘Sod and the guy’s pretty smart and has definitely been around the traps but I’ve gotta […]

New left-wing blog

Written By: - Date published: 4:36 pm, January 14th, 2008 - 22 comments

While I’ve been away some regular left-leaning commenters here at The Standard and elsewhere have banded together to start NewZblog, a new Kiwi blog that describes itself as “a fine blend of politics with a left twist”. So a big welcome aboard to Red Bus, Illuminatedtiger, Policy Parrot and James Sleep – you guys are […]

The power of the web

Written By: - Date published: 1:11 pm, November 9th, 2007 - 1 comment

All election addicts are casting their eyes to what is happening in other countries & especially over in Australia and in the States. The US political teams lead the way on the integration (and spend power) of web resources & but as this article points out, much of the firepower is pointed at Hilliary Clinton: […]

New blog

Written By: - Date published: 4:46 pm, November 6th, 2007 - Comments Off on New blog

University of Otago political studies student Geoffrey Miller has set up a blog about the ACT Party, called Douglas to Dancing. It seems to take a rather academic, non-partisan approach and looks like it’s got some interesting stuff. Turns out former ACT MP Gerry Eckhoff wants to start a new Country Party. Wasn’t he the […]

A disturbance in the force?

Written By: - Date published: 5:36 pm, October 9th, 2007 - 23 comments

I might be coming to this belatedly (forgive me if you’ve already noticed it) but it seems the left/right blog war has heated up considerably in the last couple of weeks, and there’s some palpable right wing cyber-paranoia going on. It seems the right have got rather used to New Zealand’s blogosphere being their own […]

You can fool some of the people…

Written By: - Date published: 1:02 pm, October 4th, 2007 - 2 comments

…all of the time, and all of the people some of the time, but you cannot fool all of the people all of the time, said Abraham Lincoln. John Key appears to be learning that lesson the hard way, much as Brash did with the Brethren. The PM once referred to Key as “insubstantial”. A […]

Graphically speaking

Written By: - Date published: 9:51 am, October 1st, 2007 - Comments Off on Graphically speaking

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The Standard hearts Kiwiblogblog

Written By: - Date published: 11:10 am, September 29th, 2007 - 1 comment

We’ve just been introduced to a blog we think you might like to meet too: Kiwiblogblog <snip> Kiwiblog is a New Zealand blogging phenomenon. It’s hard to say why. It’s certainly not the most well-written blog in the Kiwi blogosphere. David’s posting style is a little too reflective of its author: short, unpretty, rushed posts […]

Has DPF lost his mojo?

Written By: - Date published: 11:00 am, September 11th, 2007 - 8 comments

I dropped into the National Party’s Kiwiblog again last week and I must say it looks like party insider David Farrar may well be losing his “mojo”. I mean really? He’s been comparing Helen Clark’s policies to “gassing the Jews”? and running lines like: “the Government only thinks that if you question them you are […]

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