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Kicking a person when they are down is never a good thing

By   /  September 9, 2018  /  Frank Macskasy, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  14 Comments

A seasoned professional like Jane Patterson, working for the most respected media outlet in this country, should know better.  Dumping on a person when they are down and out, at their most vulnerable, has no other name: bullying.

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RNZ Welcomes Investment in Public Media – Radio NZ

By   /  May 18, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  1 Comment

RNZ welcomes the injection of $15m to the public media sector in Budget 2018, says chief executive Paul Thompson. “This is good news and signals the Government’s commitment to investing in a stronger, multimedia RNZ that provides freely-available, high-quality journalism and programming.” “While we have yet to receive detail of RNZ’s share of the funding […]

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Ali Jones rips right wing blogger a “new one” on Radio NZ’s “The Panel”

By   /  May 16, 2018  /  Frank Macskasy, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  20 Comments

Unexpected fireworks erupted on Jim Mora’s ‘The Panel’ on Radio NZ yesterday afternoon (Tuesday 15 May) when PR consultant and  former Christchurch City Councillor, Ali Jones, took on National Party apparatchik, pollster, wannabe Bond-villain, and right-wing blogger, David Farrar.

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Syria: the mendacities of the mainstream media (part tahi)

By   /  April 23, 2018  /  Frank Macskasy, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  33 Comments

“The first casualty when war comes is truth…”

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Observations on the 2017 Election campaign thus far… (whitu)

By   /  September 22, 2017  /  Frank Macskasy, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  7 Comments

The final day of campaign is upon us. Tomorrow is the “official” Election Day and nine years of National government is about to either end – or win a rare fourth term.

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Must hear radio: Radio NZ interviews a neo-con Hawk

By   /  April 15, 2017  /  Frank Macskasy, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  8 Comments

Washington neo-con hawk, Ambassador Dan Fried, promoting the American imperial hegemonic efforts against Russia and Syria and why expansion of NATO into former Soviet states is a “good thing”.

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Is Karl du Fresne happy now? How ‘neutral’ is Radio NZ really?

By   /  August 14, 2016  /  Frank Macskasy, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  19 Comments

In March 2013, former Dominion editor and right-wing columnist, Karl Du Fresne, spat an almighty dummy when he launched a diatribe of accusations of “bias” against Radio New Zealand;

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