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The Failed Estate: Us and Them

Written By: - Date published: 9:00 am, December 31st, 2017 - 20 comments

In Australia the Murdoch press has chosen the Christmas down period to try and whip up some anti beneficiary hysteria.  Jim Parker from the blog Failed Estate calmly dissects the figures and concludes there is no reason for concern.

The Herald thinks Jacinda Ardern is a Marxist

Written By: - Date published: 8:38 am, December 13th, 2017 - 204 comments

The Herald has equated Jacinda Ardern’s desire to temper the worst excesses of capitalism with the full embrace of marxist communism.

The election campaign, the $6,000 toaster and the media beat up

Written By: - Date published: 9:02 am, June 5th, 2016 - 24 comments

In Australia in the midst of the election campaign an ordinary Australian, Duncan Storrar, talked publicly about how difficult it was to live and support his children on the minimum wage.  The response of the right through News Corp was to attack and humiliate him.

Same sh*t different election

Written By: - Date published: 10:55 am, May 10th, 2015 - 164 comments

The English Election campaign and the results felt like a rerun of the New Zealand 2014 election campaign.  Slick Crosby Textor designed attacks on Labour’s stability and on the leader and an imbalance of resources contributed to the result in both cases.  How does the left counter this?

Rupert Murdoch on Charlie Hebdo

Written By: - Date published: 8:30 am, January 11th, 2015 - 123 comments

Rupert Murdoch has tweeted questioning if most Moslems are peaceful and saying they are responsible for extremists within their ranks.

What now for Sky TV?

Written By: - Date published: 10:45 am, March 4th, 2013 - 42 comments

News Corp is selling shares in NZ Sky TV.  What does these mean for the on-going decline of public broadcasting?  It is possibly part of the shift away from media moguls, and towards control of news media by bankers.

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