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EXCLUSIVE: A View To A Kill – Police spin shooting murder

By   /  June 11, 2016  /  Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda, Tim Selwyn  /  33 Comments

The media are why cops can get away with murder, the politicians are why, the rednecks are why, the disinterested complacent lefties are why, the flakey airheads who like cats more than people are why, the booffhead rugby troglodytes focused on All Black groin strains are why. The NZ Police are getting away with murder right before our eyes. What can we do about it?

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RNZ review of Helen Clark interview

By   /  April 13, 2016  /  Most Recent Blogs, The Liberal Agenda, Tim Selwyn  /  11 Comments

Helen’s colonial mentality of a straight-forward and uncontested notion of European supremacy is a typically white New Zealand combination of studied ignorance and hypocrisy. The plucky little nation, the Pacific nation.

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Obituary: Ranginui Walker 1932-2016

By   /  March 1, 2016  /  Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda, Tim Selwyn  /  4 Comments

The rain sheets weeping over Opotiki. Tears for a fallen chief. The kohu descends. I ran to cover, turned on the radio. Twitter. Ranginui Walker has died. He will stay in Auckland.

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TV REVIEW: Story – viewing notes

By   /  September 16, 2015  /  Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs, Tim Selwyn  /  8 Comments

I, I, I, me, me, me… and I, I, I, don’t care. I can get no sense of height from the radio so I cant recognise the peril and even then I just don’t think I would care. There was no lesson, there was no point – Garner had answered that in the negative by way of his babbling.

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Going to the Mana AGM 2015

By   /  June 15, 2015  /  Most Recent Blogs, The Liberal Agenda, Tim Selwyn  /  9 Comments

We enter the low rise Maori space on the periphery of a high rise campus. A campus otherwise dominated by the kaupapa of the Pakeha and dependent on the international market of immigration. Here is a reprieve, a sanctuary from all that. Hanging on at the edge. A bit of real in the estate. An entity of colonial resistance inside the wire. This was the venue for last weekend’s Mana AGM.

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Of all the mindless war cult propaganda of ANZAC Day the most tasteless and disgusting exploitation must be this

By   /  April 20, 2015  /  Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda, Tim Selwyn  /  18 Comments

Of all the mindless war cult propaganda of ANZAC Day the most tasteless and disgusting exploitation must be…

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RNZ: the final broadcast 2/3

By   /  April 19, 2015  /  Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs, Tim Selwyn  /  Comments Off on RNZ: the final broadcast 2/3

Part 2 of a 3 part series recording the last minutes of RNZ National.

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The final broadcast of Radio New Zealand 1/3

By   /  April 11, 2015  /  Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs, Tim Selwyn  /  7 Comments

This is how NZ ends

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X Factory

By   /  March 18, 2015  /  Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs, Tim Selwyn  /  8 Comments

Have we witnessed reality TV eating its own heart out?

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Media Watch – Is TV finally dead?

By   /  March 4, 2015  /  Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs, Tim Selwyn  /  6 Comments

I haven’t watched much television recently. By much I mean none, and by recently I mean a year… at least. A short enough time to appreciate the joys of being without, but not long enough to break the psychological dependency.

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MEDIA WATCH: Morgan’s crusade: Mau is less

By   /  February 8, 2015  /  Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs, Tim Selwyn  /  4 Comments

Morgan has made all the usual mistakes. Pakeha diluting everything as they do for ownership purposes. Pretending the Treaty is principles instead of what it actually says is the obvious problem with Morgan.

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Dirty Politics: the book review

By   /  September 9, 2014  /  Most Recent Blogs, The Liberal Agenda, Tim Selwyn  /  24 Comments

Page 117 is as far as I can stomach to read of Nicky Hager’s Dirty Politics before writing this review. The emotional arc of the shit rainbow painted so vividly and irrefutably in this book began with wet anticipation – and went through stages of wonderment, scepticism, alarm, fascination, horror and dismay – to this point of dry retching.

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One man’s struggle to find a copy of Dirty Politics

By   /  August 23, 2014  /  Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs, Tim Selwyn  /  14 Comments

Don’t tell me this guy has the last one. God, no. No. Let this guy just put it back… just put it down. Put it down! OK, he’s now enthralled, he can’t put it down – and I can’t stand in between the security sensors any longer blocking the entrance

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How not to debate on television: the Joyce-Robertson example

By   /  August 12, 2014  /  Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs, Tim Selwyn  /  5 Comments

There will be many more examples with more than just two candidates coming up which will demonstrate how badly and quickly political discussions can degenerate during the election campaign, but that one was a classic.

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TV REVIEW: Hosko – 7 Sharp tonight

By   /  August 5, 2014  /  Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs, Tim Selwyn  /  13 Comments

Wagging finger in a lecture, Hosko – under the sheen of Natural Glow – rebukes xenophobes and other mythic figures.

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Radio Live – off Mark

By   /  July 28, 2014  /  Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs, Tim Selwyn  /  1 Comment

The Top Marks lasted five weeks on Mediaworks radio station The Sound. This may have something to do with last being relevant in the mid-1980s when there were only two commercial FM licences in Auckland and they were on one of them.

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