Category Journalism

Greenwald, GCSB and the war on dissent

Forget the war on terror. Glenn Greenwald has confirmed what mass surveillance is really about. Keeping track of internal dissenters, those pesky animal and human rights activists; those annoying NGO’s with their irritating agendas; those do gooder environmentalists and their outrageous claims against corporations; and who knows maybe even political parties, especially those with non […]

Patrick Gower “Harden up!”

If you want a great example of why people in this country are disillusioned with politics and the media, look no further than Patrick Gower’s latest effort on TV3 to manufacture some heat, to try and provoke some conflict and a good headline out of Internet-Mana’s cannabis reform policy. Gower is breathtaking in his cynicism […]

MAD DOGS and whales

It seems ironically fitting that the “whale”, as Cameron Slater likes to refer to himself, should be in Israel when Dirty Politics broke cover. This is because not only is Israeli politics a hornets nest of internecine warfare, but also because of Israel’s promotion of its “Mad Dog” persona and the Samson Option, the threat to bring […]

What Whale Oil says about us

With a face only the most one eyed mother could love and an oral orifice that delights in spewing forth personal bile, Cameron Slater is either a very clever, self promoting narcissist or a self loathing creep looking for attention. Maybe both. The saddest thing Nicky Hager’s book Dirty Politics causes us to reflect on, is […]

Iraq, Wikileaks and military force – here we go again

Julian Assange has just had his second anniversary of being holed up in the Ecuadorian Embassy in London. A good time to remember why Wikileaks and Assange became so hated by those in authority. I don’t know if Assange is more egotistical and misogynistic than your average bloke – his personal attributes or failings have nothing […]

David Fisher – Please “Lose” your notes

Accidents happen. Hard drives fail. Things get lost. Journalists like politicians can have memory lapses. The Police and GCSB have convinced (or rather their legal counsel has – the Police and GCSB aren’t that bright) a High Court judge that senior New Zealand Herald writer David Fisher’s research for his investigative book The Secret Life of […]

Is David Cunliffe a National Party plant? You’d think so!

Our leading politicians are morons or so arrogant that they don’t expect journalists to follow up a lead with a Official Information Act request. First National and now Labour have been caught out with cash for access deals with the same dubious character, Chinese “businessman” Donghua Lui. These latest revelations will only confirm once and for […]