Written By: - Date published: 7:57 am, February 14th, 2018 - 77 comments
Following Bill English’s resignation the question is who will be National’s next leaders. The Standard authors have put their heads together and come up with some suggestions.
Written By: - Date published: 2:30 pm, February 1st, 2018 - 18 comments
Turns out Mike Hosking was eminently and delightfully replaceable.
Written By: - Date published: 11:03 am, January 16th, 2018 - 128 comments
It’s great news that Hayley Holt has landed a cool new gig hosting TVNZ’s Breakfast show. It’s not so great that before she even gets on the air we have to endure the pontification of some pundits about whether or not it’s “OK”, given she stood as a Green Party candidate in the 2017 election. […]
Written By: - Date published: 9:00 am, December 28th, 2017 - 265 comments
Ben Torkington has proposed on twitter that there should be a white dude of the year competition. Who should be the inaugural winner of this esteemed competition and why?
Written By: - Date published: 6:15 am, December 20th, 2017 - 56 comments
“Further, his comments the following evening were confusing and insufficient to correct the inaccurate information for viewers.”
Written By: - Date published: 1:29 pm, August 10th, 2017 - 81 comments
“Hosking is an inappropriate choice to present the election debates in a fair, unbiased manner.”
Written By: - Date published: 8:19 am, August 3rd, 2017 - 18 comments
Jacinda Ardern’s ascension to Labour’s leadership appears to have given the Party that most important of campaign phenomena, momentum.
Written By: - Date published: 9:29 am, July 25th, 2017 - 106 comments
Mike Hosking does not want there to be a debate on how much he earns from TVNZ and thinks that there would be an adverse irrational response from the public if the information was released. This is the best reason yet why disclosure should occur.
Written By: - Date published: 9:36 am, June 10th, 2017 - 141 comments
“His policies are from another age, and so extreme that when push comes to shove, when people actually have to decide who runs their country, short of the small collective of Marxists who have never quite joined the real world, Brits know full well there is only one choice.”
Written By: - Date published: 7:27 am, June 3rd, 2017 - 41 comments
Guess which two NZ broadcasters have disgraced themselves by lining up behind Trump’s lunatic fringe denier posturing.
Written By: - Date published: 4:23 pm, May 11th, 2017 - 37 comments
Perhaps we the people want real news after all? Time for a change?
Written By: - Date published: 11:14 pm, March 18th, 2017 - 9 comments
The Winston Peters take on it:
“Come on. Tell us something we don’t know”
Written By: - Date published: 1:06 pm, October 28th, 2016 - 75 comments
Hosking’s pro-Nat rants have been compared to “state TV in China” and “Fox News-style comment”.
Written By: - Date published: 1:45 pm, June 22nd, 2016 - 119 comments
There’s a petition – Get Rid of Hosking – it’s closing in on 16K signatures. Dirty Politics Farrar is a mite agitated about it, so let’s all give the Streisand effect a big hand.
Written By: - Date published: 10:13 am, June 20th, 2016 - 54 comments
Are we doing censorship to protect the government’s media assets now?
Written By: - Date published: 8:00 am, June 19th, 2016 - 128 comments
Liz Gunn sets out why Mike Hosking needs to be removed as TVNZ’s frontman.
Written By: - Date published: 9:02 am, June 2nd, 2016 - 80 comments
Hey Mike Hosking – how many dead and deformed babies is the precious Olympic schedule worth to you anyway?
Written By: - Date published: 12:25 pm, December 29th, 2015 - 87 comments
Some random musings on what happened in New Zealand’s media this year.
Written By: - Date published: 8:15 am, November 28th, 2015 - 48 comments
Nothing Matthew Hooton says can be taken at face value, but perhaps there are rumblings within National about 2017.
Written By: - Date published: 10:37 am, November 20th, 2015 - 42 comments
Cameron Slater and his associates are legal morans. This has been extensively investigated and judged on by the Court of Appeal in a judgement released yesterday. I have a wee look at it and the steaming heap of faecal matter that these idiots tried to get the judges to consume.
Written By: - Date published: 8:46 am, October 1st, 2015 - 23 comments
The echos of John Key’s ponytail pulling harassment of a waitress continue.
Written By: - Date published: 11:40 am, September 13th, 2015 - 162 comments
Jeremy Corbyn’s election provides a further opportunity to discuss if elections should be won by tacking to the centre or adopting a principled approach to politics.
Written By: - Date published: 9:24 am, August 29th, 2015 - 83 comments
To try and excuse his obvious bias Mike Hosking is now claiming not to be a journalist (unfortunate that his bio material says he is). That Hosking would try and disown journalism speaks volumes to his character.