Those who would weaponise difference and seed resentment require brutality, civility is a guard against that. I’m not saying turn the other cheek when a Nazi strikes you, confusing civility with refusing self-defence isn’t a solution, but by strangling off freedom of speech, we only add to their cause, we don’t counter it.Read More →
If people don’t believe in the justice system, they will turn to alternatives to find that justice, which in turn can easily become vigilantism. In an increasingly social media dominated environment, how can we differentiate between subjective belief and objective truth without due process?Read More →
When Reporters Without Borders chief Christophe Deloire introduced the Paris-based global media watchdog’s Asia-Pacific press freedom defenders – including from Australia, New Zealand and Papua New Guinea – to his overview last week, it was grim listening.Read More →
I appreciate this issue is vexatious, there are real concerns colliding with vital principles at stake, but this attack on Chris is beneath you.Read More →
Radio NZ blacklist Chris Trotter so they can set up Don Brash – why no actual freedom of speech debate?
Are Radio NZ so frightened of an actual debate it has to be framed by Don Brash?Read More →
Clare Curran promised public broadcasting, all she’s done is fed the echo chambers and nothing resembling ‘independence’ will emerge.Read More →
…it could have been written by Cameron Slater.Read More →
Pacific environmental and political journalist David Robie has recalled the bombing of the original Greenpeace flagship Rainbow Warrior 33 years ago in an interview with host Sarah Macdonald on the ABC’s Nightlife “This Week in History” programme.Read More →
Farrar needs to claim the media are left wing all of a sudden to delegitimise wider debate and new voices joining that debate.Read More →
FINALLY someone has pointed out that China is using soft power to extend its power into NZ.Read More →
Let me be clear.
I am not criticising the Police response to the tasering of Alo Ngata in Beresford street.
There are enough independent witnesses from neighbours who all universally agree Police used the required force to stop him.Read More →
I shake my head so many times these days over what passes as informed political debate.Read More →
With John gone, we can stop pretending RNZ are some sort of bastion of Left wing thought, they are an elite bubble that promotes the interests of the elites while claiming to be a public service – like so much that pretends to be a public service in this country.Read More →
Sweet Jesus! Parents hide your children – it’s that one time of the year Mike Hosking is kinda right
Labour have to find a solution here or their Deputy Police Commissioner will become a target around their necks.Read More →