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Why it is all over for John Key

By   /  August 31, 2014  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  13 Comments

To use the intelligence apparatus of your state to attack your political opposition is about as far beyond the line as it can get. The media’s inability to frame the story in that manner means they and the electorate haven’t managed to comprehend the enormity of what’s been alleged.

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A brief word to everyone who voted National in 2011

By   /  August 31, 2014  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  19 Comments

I received this interesting email from a National Party supporter today…

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EXCLUSIVE: Déjà Vu All Over Again: John Ansell confirms his participation in anti-Green’s billboard campaign.

By   /  August 31, 2014  /  Chris Trotter, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  194 Comments

THE MAN BEHIND the Iwi-Kiwi billboards that very nearly won the 2005 election for Don Brash and the National Party has confirmed his involvement in businessman John Third’s and former Act MP Owen Jennings’ campaign to drive down the Greens vote in the run-up to 20 September.

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Public Broadcasting Auckland debate 6.30pm tonight now with Colin Craig & Laila Harre

By   /  August 31, 2014  /  Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs, The Liberal Agenda  /  4 Comments

The Coalition for Better Broadcasting debate on public broadcasting happens tonight at 6.30pm in Auckland at the Pioneer Women’s Hall, High Street, Auckland City.

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Winners & Losers in Collins sacking plus what’s the latest on Slater’s new attempt to weaponise the news?

By   /  August 31, 2014  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  65 Comments

Cam can’t rely on Carrick or the other corporate vultures for revenue as Slater is now so carcinogenic, not even the Tobacco Industry will touch him.

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Third party propaganda attacks incoming Labour-led government

By   /  August 31, 2014  /  Frank Macskasy, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  42 Comments

Further to a report by Daily Blogger, Chris Trotter, on receiving information regarding planned attack-billboards, the following billboard is highly visible to traffic on the southbound lane of the Wellington motorway, just prior to the Murphy St turn-off.

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Labour wins the Internet

By   /  August 31, 2014  /  Latifa Daud, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  1 Comment

I’m sure I’m not the only one who tried to vote online for the leaders debate and couldn’t because the website was down. The next option was the txt vote, 75c a pop of course. So I’m not surprised that National ‘won’ the debate given that it wasn’t exactly a fair voting system.

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GUEST BLOG: Anjum Rahman – Rotherham and the need to challenge willful blindness

By   /  August 31, 2014  /  Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts, Most Recent Blogs  /  2 Comments

How callous we are as a society when leap to judgements about the way others live their lives, just so that we don’t have to accept the uncomfortable reality of what has happened to them.

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Review: Hairspray

By   /  August 30, 2014  /  Most Recent Blogs, The Liberal Agenda  /  Comments Off on Review: Hairspray

  Oh Hairspray! What fun! Somehow I managed to miss the movie when it came out, I had no idea really what it was about though I felt it had a vague relation to High School Musical. In retrospect, that is was  probably mostly because of Zac Efron’s presence in both. Though they are equally […]

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Mounting global pressure against Timor-Leste’s ‘death sentence’ media law

By   /  August 30, 2014  /  Dr David Robie, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  Comments Off on Mounting global pressure against Timor-Leste’s ‘death sentence’ media law

CAFÉ PACIFIC and the Pacific Media Centre Online posted challenges to the controversial ‘press law’ nine months ago when it emerged how dangerous this draft legislation was.

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GUEST BLOG: Curwen Rolinson – Spies, Lies and When Campaigns Are Fried

By   /  August 30, 2014  /  Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts, Most Recent Blogs  /  7 Comments

Like most of the rest of the nation’s political classes, I was eagerly affixed to TV One from 12:30 on Saturday afternoon to witness the downfall of Judith Collins.

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BREAKING: I am not a Crook – Whaleoil crushes Crusher

By   /  August 30, 2014  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  70 Comments

A new email has been released suggesting that Collins was attempting to undermine the head of Serious Fraud Office with the help of far right hate speech merchant Cameron Slater.

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BREAKING: Rumours Judith Collins gone at lunchtime

By   /  August 30, 2014  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  9 Comments

If Collins is gone by lunchtime, it will be because the PM understands the amount of damage #whaledump has still to wield and it will be because their internal polling is haemorrhaging. Key has to cauterise the legacy of Dirty Politics somehow. Key does this as a new smear campaign funded by the right is being exposed.

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BREAKING: UPDATE on DIRT ALERT!

By   /  August 30, 2014  /  Chris Trotter, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  20 Comments

Thanks to the information passed to Chris Trotter by “Idiot/Savant” from No Right Turn it is now possible to identify at least some of the persons involved in this latest example of attack politics. What follows is Chris’s response to Idiot/Savant’s timely assistance:

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Comparing burning puppets, hip hop lyrics and drunk student chants to blackmailing MPs, hacking political party computers & SIS info

By   /  August 30, 2014  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  4 Comments

How the hell can a handful of examples that aren’t the ‘Left’ behaving in any such manner as projected by the media be comparable in any way shape or form to evidenced examples of outright political corruption?

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Why has it all gone quiet on Charter Schools?

By   /  August 30, 2014  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Dianne Khan, Most Recent Blogs  /  4 Comments

They’re one of ACT’s flagship policies and the National Party have been gung ho in supporting them. So how come we’re not hearing Hekia Parata, Jamie Whyte, Catherine Isaac, et al singing from the rafters about what a resounding success charter schools are?

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