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Ali Jones rips right wing blogger a “new one” on Radio NZ’s “The Panel”

By   /  May 16, 2018  /  Frank Macskasy, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  20 Comments

Unexpected fireworks erupted on Jim Mora’s ‘The Panel’ on Radio NZ yesterday afternoon (Tuesday 15 May) when PR consultant and  former Christchurch City Councillor, Ali Jones, took on National Party apparatchik, pollster, wannabe Bond-villain, and right-wing blogger, David Farrar.

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Once Upon a Time in Mainstream Media Fairytale Land…

By   /  October 7, 2017  /  Frank Macskasy, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  26 Comments

You can feel mainstream media’s frustration with the news-vacuum created by the two week period necessary to count the approximately 384,072 (15% of total votes) Special Votes that were cast this election.

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Election ’17 Countdown: The Strategy of Ohariu

By   /  February 17, 2017  /  Frank Macskasy, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  40 Comments

Had Dunne been ousted from Ōhāriu in 2014 our recent history would have been completely altered. Anyone who believes that the Labour-Green accomodation was a “dirty” deal might ponder the ‘rights’ and ‘wrongs’ whilst spending the night in a car or under a tarpaulin. Preferably in winter.

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Hooton and Farrar slag Key – With friends like these…

By   /  May 17, 2016  /  Frank Macskasy, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  29 Comments

The Panama Papers continue to simmer and National’s greatest fear is that the public will link tax-dodging to the current government. (Up-coming political polls will be interesting to see.) But that is not all that National’s hierarchy has to worry about.

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Judith Collins – the Gift that keeps Giving to the Opposition?

By   /  November 25, 2014  /  Frank Macskasy, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  13 Comments

After the Old Boys’ Network swarmed around now-disgraced CERA boss, and sexual-harrasser, Roger Sutton, with support and to downplay the seriousness of his behaviour – this blogger predicts the following outcome of the investigation into Judith Collins.

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So who’s a “conspiracy theorist” now?!

By   /  August 20, 2014  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Frank Macskasy, Most Recent Blogs  /  24 Comments

If Mitchell’s office was “broken into”, the culprit(s) had to make their way past security; through metal detectors; past National Party staffers; through coridor and office doors. and past his secretary – all controlled by swipe cards.

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When Stupid meets Hypocrisy, the result is David Farrar – *Update*

By   /  August 15, 2014  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Frank Macskasy, Most Recent Blogs  /  13 Comments

When Farrar claims that his physical addresses have been broken into – I am reminded of this blogpost he made on 8 March 2012, which I re-post verbatim and in full;

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When Stupid meets Hypocrisy, the result is David Farrar

By   /  August 15, 2014  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Frank Macskasy, Most Recent Blogs  /  20 Comments

As the sh*t storm over Nickey Hager’s book, Dirty Politics engulfs the National Party; Key’s teflon coating is being scoured away by the nova-like searing heat of public glare;

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When Karma caught up with Cameron Slater

By   /  August 14, 2014  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Frank Macskasy, Most Recent Blogs  /  24 Comments

Slater’s response, on Newstalk ZB was a pitiful attempt at deflection;

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The Donghua Liu Affair – the impending final act and curtain-fall in this smear-campaign

By   /  June 27, 2014  /  Frank Macskasy, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  50 Comments

As the the final acts in the smear campaign that was the Donghua Liu Affair are about to unfold, and the curtain soon to fall, it is worthwhile re-assessing what has occurred; what has been learned; and the fall-out for certain individuals.

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Budget 2014 – How has National exposed itself in Election Year?

By   /  May 18, 2014  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Frank Macskasy, Most Recent Blogs  /  13 Comments

Leaving critical funding till Election Year is tantamount to abusing the victims of sexual violence all over again.

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