Posts Tagged ‘crosby’

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?

Spin doctors

Written By: - Date published: 3:59 pm, July 9th, 2008 - 2 comments

Havoc interviews Hager

Written By: - Date published: 5:44 pm, July 7th, 2008 - 15 comments

Hager confirms that his info comes from a leak from within the National Party, not as the Nats would have you believe, a devious external computer hacker intent on exposing them.

Havoc interviews Key on Crosby/Textor

Written By: - Date published: 1:51 pm, July 7th, 2008 - 31 comments

Here’s some great audio of Key running Crosby/Textor lines to avoid answering Havoc’s questions. Around the half way point my personal favourite C/T line even makes an appearance: “I intend to run a positive upbeat ambitious campaign; I think it reflects my personality”. As Havoc observes “[John] you’ve spent the last nine months gaining New […]

Crosby Textor spin the use of Crosby Textor

Written By: - Date published: 1:52 pm, July 1st, 2008 - 33 comments

I wish some journo would ask Key whether Crosby/Textor helped him with lines on how to handle questions about his using them – they must have a standard set they give their clients. Would Key really have thought of this one himself: John Key says the vast bulk of advice he takes is from the […]

Same old National. Same old spin.

Written By: - Date published: 10:46 am, July 1st, 2008 - 39 comments

Former National Party MP Marilyn Waring wrote in the introduction to The Hollow Men: I must admit to a sense of anticipated despair about the treatment [the book] might receive… The focus may be on looking for and condemning the leakers as opposed to scrutinising an appallingly mendacious political campaign. This has been precisely the […]

Key: National’s great white hype

Written By: - Date published: 1:39 pm, May 5th, 2008 - 21 comments

Tom Frewen’s latest column seems to have somehow slipped through the usually rigourous editorial process at the NBR. The sidebar reads: “John Key’s lyrics sound like the gobbledygook of Bushisms”. “Yeah, I mean look, the truth is, with the greatest respect to Rodney, he doesn’t understand the telecommunications sector very well if he can’t sort […]

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