Posts Tagged ‘crosby textor’

The return of Banks?

Written By: - Date published: 11:47 am, July 14th, 2019 - 28 comments

John Banks is reported to be considering another run at the Auckland mayoralty.

Bene bashing

Written By: - Date published: 11:27 am, June 1st, 2019 - 101 comments

National has engaged in the most crass form of beneficiary bashing in opposing Government changes to the benefit system announced in the budget and passed under urgency.

Memo from Crosby Textor – National’s leak problem

Written By: - Date published: 7:34 am, December 5th, 2018 - 23 comments

The Standard has been leaked an internal memo from Crosby Textor to the National Party concerning its current situation.

Tory Translation Service

Written By: - Date published: 9:39 am, December 17th, 2017 - 211 comments

  I don’t often admit that there is anything that the right do better than the left, but, credit where it’s due, there are a few things. Chief amongst them are dog whistling and wedge politics. These are calculated political silencing tactics that use language to belittle the left and make us appear alienated from […]

There is no housing crisis in New Zealand *

Written By: - Date published: 8:55 am, June 10th, 2016 - 52 comments

* according to Nick Smith and Paula Bennett.

John Key’s dead cat strategy

Written By: - Date published: 9:14 am, May 12th, 2016 - 52 comments

National is hoping to avoid a proper debate about issues raised by the Panama Papers by raising a series of idiotic diversions.

Arise, Sir Lynton

Written By: - Date published: 10:23 am, May 8th, 2016 - 28 comments

Lynton Crosby on his knees receiving a knighthood for services to conservative politics. To me, this really signals who is running the show, who is still running the show, and what their values are.

Memo from Crosby Textor: Murray McCully and the Hagaman donation

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.

Sir Lynton Crosby and Dame Paula Rebstock

Written By: - Date published: 9:42 am, December 31st, 2015 - 105 comments

The British Conservative Government and the New Zealand National Government have both rewarded their friends with titles.

Joining the dots

Written By: - Date published: 7:04 am, November 11th, 2015 - 90 comments

Was Key’s “outburst” in Parliament yesterday an outburst, or was it a strategy?

Paula Bennett and the social housing crisis

Written By: - Date published: 7:00 am, October 23rd, 2015 - 63 comments

Paula Bennett has uncovered the most significant risk that New Zealand faces.  Or has she?

Oh Canada oh Canada

Written By: - Date published: 3:48 pm, October 20th, 2015 - 82 comments

It appears that Stephen Harper’s conservatives in Canada have been voted out of office.

Tony Abbott and the Syrian refugee crisis

Written By: - Date published: 8:49 am, September 10th, 2015 - 74 comments

In the UK, in Australia and in New Zealand conservative governments have initially refused to accept more refugees then in a matter of days they have changed their view.  At the same time they have announced increased support for refugees they have announced military action against ISIS.  Makes you wonder if this is based on Crosby Textor advice.

Jon Stewart – Bullsh$t is everywhere

Written By: - Date published: 8:25 am, August 10th, 2015 - 9 comments

From John Stewart’s last show a brief explanation of the Crosby Textor approach to politics.

Crosby ‘most successful propogandist since Goebbels’ – Ken Livingston

Written By: - Date published: 2:00 pm, May 27th, 2015 - 57 comments

Ken Livingston talks about Lynton Crosby and neoliberalism.

Same sh*t different election

Written By: - Date published: 10:55 am, May 10th, 2015 - 164 comments

The English Election campaign and the results felt like a rerun of the New Zealand 2014 election campaign.  Slick Crosby Textor designed attacks on Labour’s stability and on the leader and an imbalance of resources contributed to the result in both cases.  How does the left counter this?

Drill baby drill will not work

Written By: - Date published: 11:14 am, March 31st, 2015 - 25 comments

Simon Bridges announced yesterday the release of the 2015 block offer. Potentially oil companies could be drilling in deep sea pristine environmental areas off the West Coast where the endangered Maui’s Dolphin lives. He calls for a “mixed balance” of energy generation. But all this means is that he wants the good mixed with the bad.

You can’t make this stuff up

Written By: - Date published: 10:21 am, June 12th, 2011 - 95 comments

The Nats, a party which runs as a franchise of an Australian company (Crosby Textor), reckon that the presence of a mate from Australia at a regional Labour Party meeting shows that Labour is “subject to foreign influence”.

Look. Over there!

Written By: - Date published: 3:26 pm, September 5th, 2008 - 46 comments

A friend has just rung to excitedly inform me that National’s conservation policy has now also been released by Trevor Mallard. That means there is officially a leak in the National Party caucus. I expect in the next hour or so the Nats are going to start their misdirection campaign and I expect it will […]

The stolen emails defence

Written By: - Date published: 10:06 am, August 6th, 2008 - 29 comments

So National has finally reverted to the ‘stolen emails’ defence to combat the damaging recordings from the weekend’s party conference. I’m only surprised it’s taken them this long – the misdirection tactic is classic Crosby Textor and it’s served the Nats well in the past. My guess is that National was hoping Bill’s humiliating charade […]

Like McDonalds, the same all over the world

Written By: - Date published: 12:41 pm, July 25th, 2008 - 15 comments

This is from 2005 in Britain but we saw the same script played out here last month: When SpinWatch asked Tory central press office to clarify the roles being played by Crosby and Textor the conversation was as follows: SpinWatch: ‘I was wondering if you could clarify the role that Lyndon Crosby and Mark Textor […]

Democracy under attack

Written By: - Date published: 3:02 pm, July 6th, 2008 - 27 comments

Ruth Laugesen’s got a piece in the SST today entitled “How National’s spin doctors operate“. She points out that Crosby/Textor’s methods, contrary to the opinion of many other journalists here, do differ from what are considered standard focus group and polling methodologies. Auckland University political studies senior lecturer Jennifer Lees-Marshment suggests that C/T are different […]

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