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Roy Morgan poll confirms blogger’s prediction – National is in freefall

By   /  November 27, 2017  /  Frank Macskasy, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  11 Comments

It’s taken faster than I thought possible, but the first post-election poll – from Roy Morgan – has the Labour-led coalition rising  whilst National’s support is falling;

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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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TV Review: The Nation

By   /  July 7, 2016  /  Frank Macskasy, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  8 Comments

TV3’s The Nation on 2 July was probably the most incisive investigative journalism this blogger has seen for a long time. The only “fault” is that The Nation is ‘buried’ at the ghetto time-slot of early Saturday (and repeated early Sunday morning). Mediaworks is wasting a tremendous opportunity to use their current affairs journalistic team as a critical lynch-pin of their broadcasting line-up.

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Budget 2016: Did Bill English try to pull a swiftie on ‘The Nation’?

By   /  May 29, 2016  /  Frank Macskasy, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  25 Comments

On TV3’s “The Nation”, Lisa Owen asked Finance Minister Bill English if funding for health and education had been cut on a per-capita basis. The response from English was jaw-dropping;

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Media stories of the Week: US Ambassador dismissive of our laws

By   /  November 29, 2015  /  Frank Macskasy, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  24 Comments

This is a shocking admission that the United States is prepared to ignore our laws, and that our esteemed dear Leader is prepared to turn a blind eye.

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EXCLUSIVE: The truth about GCSB spin

By   /  October 4, 2015  /  Frank Macskasy, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  18 Comments

In effect, the GCSB’s “new role” has moved from intelligence gathering (ie, finding out who is supposedly – and I use that word deliberately – launching “cyber attacks” against us) – to one of being a State-funded-and-operated, quasi-Norton Anti-Virus agency?
Is this credible?

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Polls and pundits – A facepalm moment

By   /  September 20, 2015  /  Frank Macskasy, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  12 Comments

This morning’s episode of The Nation on TV3 featured leaders from Labour, Greens, NZ First, ACT, and Steven Joyce spinning for National. The episode was an appraisal of National’s performance since last year’s election.

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