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From TV’s “The Nation” – Patrick Gower and James Shaw have a heart-to-heart

By   /  August 13, 2017  /  Frank Macskasy, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  34 Comments

Then, at 6:10 into the interview, there was this jaw-dropping exchange between Gower and Shaw;

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Journalist blocks TDB Blogger

By   /  August 3, 2017  /  Frank Macskasy, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  12 Comments

his action to block a person from even reading what he has written strikes me as totally contrary to what a journalist should be. Journalists should never decide who can  and can’t read their material.

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Election ’17 Countdown: The Strategy of Ohariu

By   /  February 17, 2017  /  Frank Macskasy, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  40 Comments

Had Dunne been ousted from Ōhāriu in 2014 our recent history would have been completely altered. Anyone who believes that the Labour-Green accomodation was a “dirty” deal might ponder the ‘rights’ and ‘wrongs’ whilst spending the night in a car or under a tarpaulin. Preferably in winter.

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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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No More. The Left Falls.

By   /  September 24, 2014  /  Frank Macskasy, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  35 Comments

As passions settle, disappointment wanes to something approaching tolerable, and we start to look at things a bit more rationally, it’s time to review the last few days, weeks, and months…

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Waiting for Gower’s Twittering of indignation…

By   /  July 29, 2014  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Frank Macskasy, Most Recent Blogs  /  9 Comments

Now we can look forward to TV3’s political commentator, Patrick Gower, posting tweets of outrage at Key’s machinations – just as he did two months ago. On 29 May, Gower was scathing at the alliance between Mana and the Internet Party;

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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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Review: TV3’s The Nation – “Let them eat ice cream!”

By   /  May 25, 2014  /  Frank Macskasy, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  26 Comments

The one word that came to mind as I watched the episode was: revulsion. Not revulsion at the fact that our once proud egalitarian nation is now one of the most unequal on the face of this planet – but revulsion at the injection of humour in interviews; panel discussion, and levity between the hosts, Lisa Owen and Patrick Gower.

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