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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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EXCLUSIVE: The Donghua Liu Affair – how the NZ Herald played their part in #dirtypolitics

By   /  September 19, 2014  /  Frank Macskasy, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  30 Comments

Speculation that the Beehive office of Immigration Minister, Michael Woodhouse, was behind the release of a letter linking Labour leader, David Cunliffe, with controversial Chinese businessman, Donghua Liu, is supported by Twitter chatter linking Herald editor, Shayne Currie, with Cameron Slater’s Whale Oil blog.

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EXCLUSIVE: Was the Donghua Liu Affair another example of Dirty Politics?

By   /  September 11, 2014  /  Frank Macskasy, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  95 Comments

So how did Slater and Farrar manage to refer to a story in their blogposts that had yet to be written and uploaded onto the NZ Herald website?

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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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