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Du Plessis-Allan jumps the shark

Written By: - Date published: 9:59 am, March 18th, 2018 - 87 comments

Heather Du Plessis-Allan has suggested that there is a power struggle happening in the Labour Party.  Without the benefit of things normally considered to be important elements of an argument, those things being facts.

Key’s second waitress bungle

Written By: - Date published: 7:04 am, February 3rd, 2016 - 78 comments

Key’s badly dented “political antennae” took another solid beating yesterday, with his second high-profile bungle involving a waitress.

Serial fondler accuses Labour of “backing rapists”

Written By: - Date published: 4:10 pm, November 10th, 2015 - 214 comments

Serial fondler of young persons’ hair and celebrity PM impersonator John Key lost it in Parliament today.

BSA: Hosking wrong on ponytail case

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.

NRT: Exposing dirty politics

Written By: - Date published: 10:13 am, August 22nd, 2015 - 39 comments

I/S at No Right Turn on the OIA into communications between Key and Glucina.

Press Council finds against Herald over ponygate reporting

Written By: - Date published: 8:37 am, July 3rd, 2015 - 76 comments

The Press Council has ruled that Rachel Glucina and the Herald breached the requirement of independence contained in the Press Council’s principles.

NRT: An abuse of the OIA

Written By: - Date published: 6:17 pm, May 22nd, 2015 - 2 comments

No Right Turn points out that the answer given by John Key in response to an Official Information Act request was completely inadequate legally. It doesn’t matter if he was in his guise of the infamous Parnell Pony Puller, or PM as he sometimes likes to call himself. He isn’t allowed to advise Rachael Glucina of the NZ Herald to attack his victim and then hide it behind his official role.

Campbell live to go and a second hair incident

Written By: - Date published: 2:42 pm, May 21st, 2015 - 59 comments

Interestingly two stories have broken during the presentation of the Budget.  John Campbell has quit TV3 and a further hair incident involving John Key has hit the news.

The rise of Collins and the decline of Key

Written By: - Date published: 8:48 am, May 4th, 2015 - 82 comments

John Key is back in the country and going by his interview on Morning Report this morning has been affected significantly by ponygate.  And Judith Collins has suddenly burst back into public view with the obvious goal of seeking a return to cabinet.  Or is it that she wants to be the next National leader?

Numerical illiteracy at the Herald

Written By: - Date published: 1:21 pm, April 29th, 2015 - 46 comments

Today, we see a Herald ‘editor’ demonstrating exactly how useless they are at interpreting polls. They are saying that a poll where almost all of the sample was taken before the Ponygate story broke, indicates that it doesn’t matter much. To rub home just how stupid and out of touch the Herald editors were last week, it then whines about nasty social media. What can one say of these cloistered monks of  ‘journalism’… Plenty.

Nasty little bloggitses

Written By: - Date published: 12:46 pm, April 29th, 2015 - 76 comments

The Herald today has editorialised suggesting that on the basis of part of a poll Ponygate has had no effect.  It also claims that fair minded people are defending Key.

The waitress the bloggers and the main stream media

Written By: - Date published: 10:31 am, April 27th, 2015 - 150 comments

The Ponygate story provides a fascinating example of the use of social media to break a story.  The simple lesson is to tell a story without a political agenda.  And the response from the right shows a level of disarray progressives can take heart from.

Pillock of the week

Written By: - Date published: 9:30 am, April 24th, 2015 - 48 comments

Although John Key clearly wins the award this week for unbecoming insensitive and bizarre behaviour there is a media figure who did their best to provide him with competition.  And it is not Rachel Glucina.

Abusive and creepy

Written By: - Date published: 6:30 am, April 24th, 2015 - 274 comments

Of all the ways Key could have shot his leadership and his legacy in the foot – this really was the stupidest.

Image from Emmerson in The Herald – definitive.

Chaos and Mayhem at the Herald

Written By: - Date published: 12:25 pm, April 23rd, 2015 - 140 comments

The Herald has responded to criticism of its role in publishing the identity of the victim of John Key’s creepy behaviour by publishing, at this stage, three different responses.  What is going on?

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