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The Neverending Story in Mainstream Media Fairytale Land

By   /  October 22, 2017  /  Frank Macskasy, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  21 Comments

The media role is reporting post-election politics has not been an edifying spectacle to watch. Put simply, the most exacerbating aspect of three weeks of coalition negotiation has not been the length of time – remarkably short by international standards – but the interminable, inane,  media commentary we’ve had to endure.

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When the mainstream media go feral: the descent into sheer farce, according to Tova O’Brien

By   /  July 25, 2014  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Frank Macskasy, Most Recent Blogs  /  9 Comments

It had to happen, I guess… The media pack-campaign against Labour Leader David Cunliffe has managed to plumb new depths of absurdity.

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When the mainstream media go feral: A tale of two holidays

By   /  July 24, 2014  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Frank Macskasy, Most Recent Blogs  /  19 Comments

The recent non-story on David Cunliffe’s three day holiday should be proof-positive that the mainstream media (msm) is fixated on pumping out as many “bad news” reporting as can be generated by a headline-seeking; advertising-driven; lazy corporate-media system.

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