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Trumpwatch: Voter fraud, Presidential delusions, and Fox News

By   /  January 28, 2017  /  Frank Macskasy, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  33 Comments

Trump’s campaign and presidency has been marked by a series of exaggerations, half-truths, and outright lies. One of Trump’s most recent lies is his allegation of massive voter fraud in the US 2016 presidential elections;

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Tax Cuts Galore! Money Scramble!

By   /  November 27, 2016  /  Frank Macskasy, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  10 Comments

Since National has not thought twice at under-funding the Health Budget, it certainly does not seem troubled at using tax-cuts as an election bribe, and undermining this country’s future superannuation savings-fund for selfish political gain.

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TV Review: The Nation

By   /  July 7, 2016  /  Frank Macskasy, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  8 Comments

TV3’s The Nation on 2 July was probably the most incisive investigative journalism this blogger has seen for a long time. The only “fault” is that The Nation is ‘buried’ at the ghetto time-slot of early Saturday (and repeated early Sunday morning). Mediaworks is wasting a tremendous opportunity to use their current affairs journalistic team as a critical lynch-pin of their broadcasting line-up.

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Lies, Damned lies and Statistical Lies – ** UPDATE **

By   /  July 6, 2016  /  Frank Macskasy, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  19 Comments

At the stroke of a pen, unemployment fell from 5.7% to 5.2%. Simply because if a person was job-searching using the internet they were “not actively seeking work“. Which beggars belief as the majority of jobseekers will be using the internet. It is the 21st century – what else would they be using?

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The Mendacities of Mr Key # 15: John Key lies to NZ on consultation and ratification of TPPA

By   /  January 8, 2016  /  Frank Macskasy, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  73 Comments

At every opportunity, our esteemed Dear Leader and other National MPs and Ministers have been eager to assure New Zealanders that the text of the TPPA would be submitted to a select committee; scrutinised, and ratified by Parliament before it was signed.

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Key’s TPPA Falsehoods – “We’ve never, ever been sued” ***up-date ***

By   /  October 17, 2015  /  Frank Macskasy, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  69 Comments

Not even a fortnight passed since he uttered those fateful words – an apparent challenge to the gods – and New Zealand is now being sued;

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To Annette King – we’ll hold you to that!

By   /  August 1, 2015  /  Frank Macskasy, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  8 Comments

Right up until last week, National’s ‘spin’ on the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) was that it would not be permitted to impact on Pharmac or it’s ability to buy cheap, generic medicines.

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