HAVE YOU EVER wondered what the enormous popularity of reality television reveals about contemporary New Zealand culture? Understandably, the nation’s cultural elites do not consider this to be an important question. What the lower orders choose to pollute their minds with is hardly worthy of serious consideration. The only social significance attachable to reality television is the extent to which it uses up space and resources that could, much more profitably, be devoted to genuine cultural production.Read More →
Stuff threatened to gut journalism if they didn’t get their monopoly – will this spook Government Broadcasting Policy?
It’s like Stuff keep threatening to gut journalism while yelling ‘what a shame that will be for democracy’ and democracy is too busy sharing a white supremacist explanation for why 9/11 was an inside job that includes aliens and fluoridation in water on Facebook and just mumbles over its shoulder, ‘well off you go then’.Read More →
After shaking my head at the total lack of a media plan to boost the invisibility of the Green Party Welfare reforms, Marama has appeared on the AM Show and given a trainwreck of an interview.Read More →
What a joyful journalistic juxtaposition.Read More →
Honestly, this is seconds away from becoming a Taxpayer Union press release.Read More →
Duncan Garner was on the failing AM Show ranting like lunatic about Jacinda Ardern turning down Donald Trump’s invitation to join his new phase of the War on Drugs.Read More →
TWITTER WATCH BURN OF 2018: Judith Collins blows get tough on crime dog whistle and it explodes gloriously in her face
You would think after retweeting fake news that France was legalising underage sex that Judith Collins would work hard to be less of a malicious pus pit of scumbaggery on Twitter.
You would be wrong.Read More →
He’s a National Party MP, she’s a journalist, and he has no clue the question he asked has already been answered many times.
Burn.Read More →
MEDIA WATCH: Hosking’s anti-free speech attack as hypocritical as Green Party sudden free speech support
The hypocrisy of the Woke Left is as disgusting as the Feral Right.
“It’s only free speech when we agree with what you are saying”, isn’t of any value to anyone.
A plague on both their fucking houses!Read More →
It’s almost as if Noam Chomsky never existed.Read More →
When a kid from a mainstream media NZ news site goes fishing for free content on social media and gets a BURN in response…Read More →
I’m not sure public safety adverts should center on personal advantage as a moral compass, but I suppose after a decade of National, self interest is the only thing young men understand.Read More →
Just when you didn’t think you could detest the IDF anymore than you currently do.Read More →
Winston was a great Acting Prime Minister, there was nothing to ever worry about and watching those same right wing pundits trying to back peddle from their previous criticisms, even though they were made only 6 weeks ago, is a reminder of the echo chamber of the elite media pundits and just how limited the actual range of opinions the mainstream media provide.Read More →
It is so important that Q+A is now on at prime time.Read More →
As someone who has produced independent TV in this country, I look at the $700 000 that was pissed against the wall here and shake my head in disgust. I consider how we at Waatea Māori Radio managed to make a 5 night a week, 7pm Current Affairs show that led the agenda for 7 months for a mere $20k per month and then stare at this SpinOff TV abortion in horror.Read More →