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Ardern on leadership

Written By: - Date published: 8:09 am, September 26th, 2018 - 102 comments

Jacinda Ardern is storming New York.  In an interview has set out her beliefs on leadership and rebelled against the idea that politics should only be about scoring hits against opponents. National has replied by trying to score political hits against her.

NZ First: We could and should be doing better

Written By: - Date published: 8:58 am, October 20th, 2017 - 15 comments

NZ First chose to be inside Cabinet in a full coalition. I’d rather expected that they would choose to be in a confidence and supply agreement as they did with Labour back in 2005. That they decided to take the risk despite their previous experience with National is a stunning level of trust. But they work well with Labour.

Gower rightly apologises to Greens

Written By: - Date published: 11:44 am, August 10th, 2017 - 35 comments

“Newshub political editor Patrick Gower has apologised to Green Party leader James Shaw for suggesting a bad poll result drove his co-leader to quit.” If you are angry about this – use your vote…

Gower on Turei’s sacrifice

Written By: - Date published: 7:02 am, August 5th, 2017 - 47 comments

Consider the sharp contrast between the lies and dirty politics that the Nats have brazened out in the last 9 years and the way that Metiria Turei fronted up and took responsibility for decades old youthful mistakes. Gower is right that it has headed off the Nats’ attack lines and they will be fuming.

The big mo #LetsDoThis

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.

Someone please give Patrick Gower a hug

Written By: - Date published: 12:12 pm, May 18th, 2017 - 62 comments

Poor wee chap is obviously desperate for some attention, if this latest incoherent thrashing on the dead TPP is anything to go by – Bill English has saved TPP.

Stand With Pike: You shall not pass

Written By: - Date published: 9:24 pm, December 11th, 2016 - 86 comments

Newshub has revealed the attempt to seal Pike River mine is now facing both legal, and physical, roadblocks.

The Million Dollar Minister

Written By: - Date published: 4:00 pm, September 6th, 2016 - 14 comments

No denying the housing crisis now, Nick.

Give it a rest Newshub

Written By: - Date published: 9:04 am, June 30th, 2016 - 47 comments

After their ridiculous Andrew Little witch-hunt blew up in their faces yesterday, Newshub still can’t let it go. Sad.

John Key must apologise

Written By: - Date published: 3:10 pm, June 29th, 2016 - 63 comments

Patrick Gower is off on one of his typical personal crusades against Labour again today: Andrew Little must apologise to John Shewan. Dita DeBoni has the perfect reply. Update: Patrick Gower must apologise…

Gower and the 3 News ratings slump

Written By: - Date published: 9:53 am, August 20th, 2015 - 68 comments

Seems like Hosking is not the only journalist attracting attention for his obvious pro-National bias.

By-elections are FPP

Written By: - Date published: 10:38 pm, March 28th, 2015 - 25 comments

Paddy Gower and Duncan Garner don’t understand our electoral system: “that’s MMP”. By-elections are pure First Past the Post – and that’s why Andrew Little didn’t need to do a deal, and Northland doesn’t stink like Epsom.

Northland is not a “dirty deal”

Written By: - Date published: 11:10 am, March 9th, 2015 - 125 comments

Despite Mr Gower’s excitable tendencies, Andrew Little’s comments that Northland voters may wish to vote to send a signal to the government is not a “dirty deal”.

Calling Mr Gower – more late payments!

Written By: - Date published: 9:49 am, February 19th, 2015 - 203 comments

Apparently Mr Gower worked himself up into an unseemly state of excitement with a chance to stick it to Andrew Little on the telly last night. Here are some more cases of late payments he might be interested in looking in to…

NRT: Sensationalising the status quo

Written By: - Date published: 1:41 pm, September 4th, 2014 - 55 comments

Pity the political reporter. Committed to horse-race style reporting and desperate for an ‘angle’. Patrick Gower on 3 News last night was desperately talking up how “complicated’ National’s… current arrangements are?? Use your brain Paddy…

Well Done Paddy

Written By: - Date published: 1:12 pm, March 6th, 2014 - 55 comments

For anyone who’s had enough of the media being footloose and fancy free with their reporting.

Tricky Patrick Gower in NZHouse of Cards

Written By: - Date published: 11:43 am, March 6th, 2014 - 133 comments

In need of public service media. TV3 News is a neoliberal propaganda vehicle.  I’ve stopped watching it.  However, today Martyn Bradbury posted a transcription of last night’s highly distorted report by Patrick Gower, with a critical analysis of just how much the report misrepresents.

This week’s Jonolist award goes to….

Written By: - Date published: 8:35 am, September 12th, 2013 - 86 comments

Jonolist award to Patrick Gower for slanted reporting of a non-poll result, continuing his anti-Cunliffe lines.  Special mention to 3 News report on The Vote bovver boys, against affordable housing for those in need, forcing a “back-down” from Turei on lowering house prices. Need better MSM.

The non-resident property speculators are….?

Written By: - Date published: 10:03 am, July 30th, 2013 - 50 comments

An NZ Herald Editorial exposes John Key’s politically motivated spin against Shearer’s housing policy, but also takes some swipes at the “left”. Gower misleads, by repeating Key’s “anti-Asian” smears, supported by the eg of a website targeting South African property speculators.

Jonolism or Journalism?

Written By: - Date published: 7:44 pm, July 29th, 2013 - 50 comments

Patrick Gower’s report on TV3 6pm News tonight, on Labour’s housing for Kiwis policy, shows what is wrong with corporate infotainment TV news.  He gets tonight’s award for Jonolism.  Here’s hoping the Campbell Live tonight will show Gower how it should be done. [Update: Campbell interviews Ferguson]

3News poll

Written By: - Date published: 6:22 pm, July 21st, 2013 - 160 comments

Three News’ latest poll tonight doesn’t look good for Labour.

Truth no longer matters

Written By: - Date published: 10:15 am, July 14th, 2013 - 168 comments

A significant proportion of the media is now heavily invested in the narrative that David Shearer is about to be rolled as Labour leader. As Matt McCarten puts it today “Truth no longer matters” and “civil society is poorer for it”.

Can democratic parties succeed?

Written By: - Date published: 10:02 am, July 9th, 2013 - 111 comments

Can democratic parties be successful major parties in modern politics? The media’s drooling obsession with the “man ban” really makes me wonder, particularly with the level of ignorance displayed by Patrick Gower and others.

ImperatorFish: Patrick Gower put on notice by colleagues

Written By: - Date published: 2:51 pm, June 30th, 2013 - 25 comments

Gower told 3 News last night that he was not concerned about questions surrounding his leadership, or the failure of 3 News to move ahead of One News in the ratings. “Look, I’m confident I’ll still be here for the 2014 election,” Gower said. “Nobody in the team has said anything to me about any trouble.”

Tory journalist of the year

Written By: - Date published: 3:44 pm, June 8th, 2013 - 16 comments

And the winner is – Tracy Watkins.

“Name” journalism & voter dis-engagement

Written By: - Date published: 8:55 am, November 29th, 2012 - 76 comments

Criticism of “anonymous” bloggers is a symptom of change that threatens to make politics more democratic.  The rise of “name” journalism and infotainment have increased voter dis-engagement.  However, well-managed blogging (by any name) can contribute to democratic re-engagement.

ImperatorFish: A Day In The Life Of Patrick Gower

Written By: - Date published: 2:37 pm, November 19th, 2012 - 15 comments

5:08 am Just asked David Cunliffe the big questions: “Does David Shearer have your full support? How will you vote if the leadership issue is put to the vote in caucus?” He won’t answer me. I ask him again. Still no answer. My cameraman suggests we come back later and try again, when Cunliffe’s awake. We climb out his bedroom window.

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