Posts Tagged ‘journalists’

Easy Climate Action

Written By: - Date published: 12:35 pm, November 6th, 2018 - 55 comments

Another promising front is opening that might help encourage people to sit up, take notice, and act.

How Slater manufactures smears

Written By: - Date published: 9:45 pm, October 14th, 2014 - 55 comments

Unusually the IPCA chair Judge Sir David Carruthers has written a letter to Matthew Blomfield clarifying that “perjury” is a illusion of the rogue “journalist” and fantasy blogger Cameron Slater. Plus news on the theft of Blomfield’s hard disk. Another judge destroys Slater’s carefully inflated memes with facts.

Popcorn time: how craven is Slater?

Written By: - Date published: 9:36 pm, September 12th, 2014 - 33 comments

A nice decision by Justice Asher. We are now sort of journalists. But it left Cameron Slater naked in front of the clipping shears of Matthew Blomfield’s defamation case.

Polity: Through the looking glass

Written By: - Date published: 12:17 pm, August 20th, 2014 - 16 comments

John Key has been running a pretty simple diversion strategy over the past week asserting that Labour knew about Hager’s book (they didn’t), that they aren’t interested in policy (our mailbox is full of their policies), and that the public will ignore the book (our stats are skyhigh). He is a loser.  Rob Salmond puts his view.

Polity: When general reporters cover political stories…

Written By: - Date published: 11:19 am, August 10th, 2014 - 9 comments

You really have to ask what journalists are trained in. Clearly not learning about existing party policies. Some reporters managing to miss that Labour has been planning to extend Paid Parental Leave for 3 years.

Polity: Trevett wrong on polls

Written By: - Date published: 6:13 pm, May 11th, 2014 - 32 comments

The activists and very often the geeks of the local political system hang around blogs. They crunch numbers and sample opinions. Like Rob at Polity, we’re always kind of amazed when we read the type of misinformation and outright bullshit that Claire Trevett wrote this weekend about internal polling inside parties. That the subsequent events virtually never seem to back up the claims of the gullible political press gallery people who make them, also never seems to get them to realize that they have been suckered again for political advantage. They must just like biting the hooks.

ImperatorFish: If Political Journalists Wrote Sports News

Written By: - Date published: 2:27 pm, February 13th, 2012 - 8 comments

Scott at Imperator Fish has kindly given us permission to syndicate posts from his blog – the original of this post is here

Speculation began yesterday that Richie McCaw may face a challenge to his captaincy of the All Blacks, after the team’s near-loss in the Rugby World Cup final.

Fairfax milks the cash cow

Written By: - Date published: 11:56 am, July 1st, 2008 - 26 comments

It was bound to happen. The Herald did it about a year ago and now Fairfax is following suit. Getting rid of subeditors who actually live in the same town as the paper for which they write. In their place Fairfax is offering New Zealander newspaper readers Centres of Editorial Expertise. The trouble is that […]

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