Posts Tagged ‘etc’

The Tory nose-dive roundup

Written By: - Date published: 11:38 am, June 9th, 2009 - 34 comments

I never seen a government crash so quickly, so hard. The Standard was saying before the election that Key was a two-faced facade and his government would push a rightwing agenda. The media chose to ignore the signs. Too caught up in the fun of getting their boy elected to care about what would happen […]

The racist tory edition

Written By: - Date published: 10:40 pm, May 14th, 2009 - 91 comments

In his blog, Colin Espiner asked: “But my question is this: National has known for months it was going to torpedo the tunnels. It knew this decision would kill its chances of winning Mt Albert. So why did no one tell Lee? And why did Key allow one of his new stars to stand in […]

Random media comments

Written By: - Date published: 9:45 am, April 28th, 2009 - 20 comments

Is there any point reading the NBR now Ben Thomas has left? Losing New Zealand’s most promising young journalist and getting Hooton, it’s like trying to replace a talking parrot that’s died with a slug – well it’s scarcely a replacement is it? Does the Trans-Tasman daydream about marrying Key? Because they sure do love […]

The media bash

Written By: - Date published: 11:24 am, February 17th, 2009 - 17 comments

* Did any journo ask Key how much the boot camp is costing per person? Follow my maths. Total cost of new youth punishment measures – $35 million on top of existing costs for 1000 youths per year. So, per youth cost = $35,000 on top of existing costs. Of that, the most expensive element […]

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