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.
Written By: - Date published: 9:37 am, August 19th, 2015 - 59 comments
Media moron Mike Hosking blathering on about how self-interested “experts” are always right. He calls these “Facts”. I don’t think that he would know what a fact is if he tripped over a spreadsheet. Meanwhile announcing a reduction in supply has produced the expected increase in prices in the GlobalDairyTrade auction last night.
Written By: - Date published: 8:35 am, August 18th, 2015 - 187 comments
Yesterday a debate that has occurred on the Standard about how main stream media has a right wing bias became mainstream when Winston Peters accused Mike Hosking of being a National Party Stooge. An online poll provided overwhelming support for his statement. And recently Steven Joyce attacked Rod Oram because his analytical thoughtful analysis critical of the Government displayed evidence of left wing bias.
Written By: - Date published: 1:32 pm, August 17th, 2015 - 72 comments
John Key made some outlandish claims about TPPA opponents this morning on the Paul Henry show. And in response, as usual, he was not pulled up on his claims by his interviewer.
Written By: - Date published: 11:00 am, May 8th, 2015 - 45 comments
From the I kid you not files Mike Hosking believes that Auckland Council is to blame for the housing crisis, not immigration, not favourable tax conditions for landlords, not the global financial crisis and not the lack of restrictions on home ownership. And he believes that Nick Smith should step in and Roll Auckland Council.
Written By: - Date published: 7:58 am, April 10th, 2015 - 186 comments
Written By: - Date published: 7:11 am, February 27th, 2015 - 87 comments
Despite the best efforts of Mike Hosking, the poll numbers tell us that Kiwis have lost their historical appetite for this kind of misadventure.
Written By: - Date published: 7:05 am, October 17th, 2014 - 34 comments
Hosking, Henry, National and SkyCity – it’s all so cozy…
Written By: - Date published: 2:00 pm, July 24th, 2014 - 44 comments
I’m not sure it really warranted being front-page news (Gaza? MH17? Bueller?) but the announcement of Mike Hosking as the anointed moderator for TVNZ’s political leaders’ debates was always going to lead to a bit of head-scratching.
Written By: - Date published: 8:44 am, July 24th, 2014 - 231 comments
For TVNZ to say that Mike Hosking is professional and would act in an unbiased fashion in leaders debates is daft. Mike Hosking has made his opinion of Labour quite apparent over the years. Hosking has a reputation around the left of being a ill-prepared moronic dickhead far more concerned about his car than the people of this country. Rob Salmond’s reaction in this post is going to be pretty typical. TVNZ obviously want to the debate to be about Hoskings rather than the debaters.
Written By: - Date published: 1:57 pm, May 25th, 2014 - 61 comments
Television New Zealand is requiring political reporters to divulge political affiliation, membership and other political party activity. And John Key attacks TV3’s Linda Clark for allegedly helping the Labour Party. Yet Mike Hosking and Paul Henry are free to trumpet right wing spin lines. See the problem?
Written By: - Date published: 1:08 pm, February 28th, 2010 - 23 comments
One of the best pieces I’ve seen about the idiotic minister of broadcasting Jonathon Coleman wanting to starve or bend National Radio into the level of stupidity that the NACT’s prefer. Rosemary McLeod writing “Quality radio easy target for the barbarians” in the Sunday Star Times this morning.
Written By: - Date published: 12:11 pm, February 19th, 2010 - 33 comments
There’s no better illustration of why we need a properly funded Radio NZ than the way the debate over National’s funding cuts have played out on Radio NZ compared to its commercial counterparts.
Written By: - Date published: 11:38 am, August 7th, 2008 - 46 comments
Here’s Close Up from last and Mike Hosking giving John Key an absolute bollocking. Key tries to run Crosby Textor’s new lines: “dirty tricks campaign” and “entrapment”. Hosking doesn’t give him an inch. Definitely worth a watch – if you’re in a hurry fast forward to about the 2:50 mark… UPDATE: commenters have asked for […]