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DIRTY POLITICS EXCLUSIVE: The Donghua Liu Affair: One Year On

By   /  July 10, 2015  /  Frank Macskasy, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  59 Comments

The full story of the NZ Herald’s manufactured hate campaign against David Cunliffe – how can mainstream media get away with such dirty politics?

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How biased are the media? A Patrick Gower case study

By   /  November 24, 2014  /  Frank Macskasy, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  39 Comments

Quite simply, any reasonable individual would have arrived at the conclusion that Gower should have disqualified himself and the role given, instead, to the highly talented Lisa Owen.

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MSM under-mining of new Labour Leader already begun?

By   /  November 21, 2014  /  Frank Macskasy, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  33 Comments

How long before the corporate MSM – sensing sensational headlines and potential advertising revenue – begin baying for blood and drafting stories which begin to portray Little in a negative light?

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EXCLUSIVE: The Donghua Liu Affair – how the NZ Herald played their part in #dirtypolitics

By   /  September 19, 2014  /  Frank Macskasy, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  30 Comments

Speculation that the Beehive office of Immigration Minister, Michael Woodhouse, was behind the release of a letter linking Labour leader, David Cunliffe, with controversial Chinese businessman, Donghua Liu, is supported by Twitter chatter linking Herald editor, Shayne Currie, with Cameron Slater’s Whale Oil blog.

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EXCLUSIVE: Was the Donghua Liu Affair another example of Dirty Politics?

By   /  September 11, 2014  /  Frank Macskasy, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  95 Comments

So how did Slater and Farrar manage to refer to a story in their blogposts that had yet to be written and uploaded onto the NZ Herald website?

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The Donghua Liu Affair: the Press Council’s decision

By   /  August 30, 2014  /  Frank Macskasy, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  21 Comments

My complaint to the Press Council, lodged on 5 July this year, related to a series of article published in the NZ Herald, predominantly by staff reporter, Jared Savage. The articles ran from 18 June to around 26 June. The complaint fell into six main categories;

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The Donghua Liu Affair: Evidence of Collusion between the NZ Herald and Immigration NZ?

By   /  August 21, 2014  /  Frank Macskasy, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  10 Comments

One cannot escape the conclusion that some form of collusion has taken place between Immigration NZ/Minister Woodhouse and the NZ Herald.

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