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TV3’s The Project – A Babyboomer lowers the boom

By   /  March 27, 2017  /  Frank Macskasy, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  24 Comments

If Mediaworks is attempting to cater to Babyboomers, then shite offerings such as ‘The Project’ will not cut the mustard. It is a pale, immature, sickly parody of professional journalism. What else can you call something that is fronted by people whose day-jobs are comedians?

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Mark Weldon’s fan club offers support

By   /  May 12, 2016  /  Frank Macskasy, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  11 Comments

It appears that there are now two supporters for Mark Weldon;

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Mediawork’s at war with NZ on Air – Possible conflict of interest as first reported last year on TDB

By   /  February 17, 2016  /  Frank Macskasy, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  14 Comments

It has taken nearly eight months, but after my initial findings, this story has finally been reported by the msm.

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EXCLUSIVE: Blogger threatened with lawsuit over questions of conflict-of-interest regarding Mediaworks

By   /  June 20, 2015  /  Frank Macskasy, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  36 Comments

The following story elicited a thinly veiled defamation threat by a senior Mediaworks boardmember.

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Friends, Kiwis, Countrymen! I come to praise John Campbell, not bury him

By   /  May 24, 2015  /  Frank Macskasy, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  14 Comments

Whatever is slated to replace ‘Campbell Live’, I care not one whit. Short of the second coming of Jesus Christ; time travellers from the future; the breakout of world peace, or some other vastly improbable event, our household will no longer be watching TV3 News and whatever follows.

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Producer of ‘The Nation’ hits back at “interference” allegations over ‘Campbell Live’

By   /  April 20, 2015  /  Frank Macskasy, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  12 Comments

If a blogger – untrained in media or journalism – has to advise a TV producer “how to cover it on TV now that it’s broken”, then one of us is in the wrong job.

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The Curious World of the Main Stream Media

By   /  April 14, 2015  /  Frank Macskasy, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  18 Comments

Considering that ‘Campbell Live’ is one of the last serious current affairs programme remaining on free-to-air television, one would have thought that this was worthy of scrutiny by either ‘Q+A’ or ‘The Nation’.

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