Written By: - Date published: 6:36 am, June 12th, 2017 - 18 comments
The UN called for an investigation into Operation Burnham. Very inconvenient for the Nats who would rather sweep any dead civilians under the carpet and forget them. So naturally Gerry Brownlee responds with a lie.
Written By: - Date published: 7:49 am, April 29th, 2017 - 41 comments
The Nats are settling in to election mode – smoke and mirrors. Steven Joyce feeds us billions of dollars worth of lies.
Written By: - Date published: 7:23 am, April 23rd, 2017 - 18 comments
According to David Fisher (Herald) the NZDF never investigated allegations of civilian deaths at the time of Operation Burnham. They received only a summary of the whitewash ISAF report. They refuse to look further. This is the behaviour of an organisation with plenty to hide. Hager and Stephenson have facts, the NZDF are hiding behind a transparent fig leaf of deliberate ignorance.
Written By: - Date published: 8:46 am, March 22nd, 2017 - 25 comments
Even then, local “journalists” were just parroting overseas reports despite having a major vanguard for the post-truth epoch playing out right before their very eyes
Written By: - Date published: 6:50 am, February 28th, 2017 - 176 comments
Some folks Bill knows are telling him stuff and he’s basing immigration policy on it. The facts say otherwise. Bill English is full of shit and it’s time that more media called him on it.
Written By: - Date published: 2:03 pm, February 13th, 2017 - 36 comments
English is a less convincing liar than Key.
Written By: - Date published: 10:19 am, February 10th, 2017 - 56 comments
With this vicious infighting exposed the government is clearly in total disarray.
Written By: - Date published: 7:02 am, January 23rd, 2017 - 195 comments
The Trump / Spicer claim that the inauguration crowds were “the largest audience ever to witness and inauguration, period” are such an obvious lie that it seems unhinged. But there could be method to the madness.
(Update: Apparently in Trump speak these are “alternative facts”.)
Written By: - Date published: 6:39 am, December 2nd, 2016 - 21 comments
Key says he expects National to lose in Mt Roskill – under the bus for Parmjeet Parmar. He won’t be attending the wake either, and he spins another lie just for good measure.
Written By: - Date published: 12:00 pm, November 19th, 2016 - 11 comments
For six years the families of the men who died at Pike River have not had clear answers about what happened. From the Pike River Royal Commission, they got some answers. From the government, nothing but lies.
Written By: - Date published: 12:30 pm, November 12th, 2016 - 25 comments
I trust the truth will be reported by all the media that reported the lies.
Written By: - Date published: 10:36 am, October 25th, 2016 - 49 comments
Latest fear mongering sounds like a rerun of the jihadi brides lie, which as an editorial summary put it – “raises serious questions about the accuracy of claims made by John Key, SIS boss Rebecca Kitteridge and Security Intelligence Minister Chris Finlayson.”
Written By: - Date published: 9:48 am, August 26th, 2016 - 119 comments
Written By: - Date published: 7:03 am, August 25th, 2016 - 75 comments
Most of the media has reported the Government’s “3%” spin on the extent of residential property purchases in NZ going to foreign buyers pretty uncritically. There have been honourable exceptions, and yesterday property editor Anne Gibson in The Herald joined them.
Written By: - Date published: 9:07 am, August 16th, 2016 - 33 comments
When caught abusing new powers the response will be the same as when caught out abusing the old – meh, so sue us.
Written By: - Date published: 12:34 pm, August 9th, 2016 - 37 comments
Lefties have been saying it since forever, but it’s nice to have Hillary Clinton on record.
Written By: - Date published: 10:30 am, August 2nd, 2016 - 22 comments
Anyone who believes the Nats’ figures needs to listen to yesterday’s interview – Why won’t Nick Smith answer this one simple question? Excellent work from Garner.
Written By: - Date published: 3:17 pm, July 19th, 2016 - 50 comments
Yesterday this was the story: Speaking shortly after his arrival in Indonesia for a three-day trade trip, Key sought to pour cold water on the idea of any Chinese retaliation. While he could not confirm whether MBIE had received a complaint about steel dumping, due to the confidentiality of the complaints regime, the Government had […]
Written By: - Date published: 9:16 am, July 6th, 2016 - 35 comments
2007 Key vs 2016 Key on the housing crisis. Someone is telling lies!
Written By: - Date published: 7:56 am, July 2nd, 2016 - 38 comments
Interesting pieces recently on “post-truth” politics. They rightly tear strips off Key and a government that lies and denies reflexively and at all levels, and has been doing so for eight long years.
Written By: - Date published: 11:25 am, June 26th, 2016 - 69 comments
Is it true that 40 percent of us pay no tax? Why, no, no it isn’t.
Written By: - Date published: 7:22 am, June 18th, 2016 - 52 comments
For eight long years National have been telling us that the 90 day trial (fire at will) law was all about creating jobs. Yesterday a new Treasury report showed that it had failed to do so. RNZ: “The government now says its 90-day trial period was never about increasing the number of jobs in New Zealand”. Of course.
Written By: - Date published: 10:05 am, June 9th, 2016 - 43 comments
The housing crisis is not going away, and National needs to offer something better than lies, damn lies, and statistics.
Written By: - Date published: 2:49 pm, May 31st, 2016 - 19 comments
Good work fact-checking by Geoff Simmons at the Morgan Foundation. Contrary to Key’s lie, Labour builds more houses than National.
Written By: - Date published: 3:27 pm, May 25th, 2016 - 140 comments
Paula Bennett’s “big” housing “announcement” today is a re-announcement with a twist of lie.