Posts by Mark Graham

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  • Hard News: The Public Address 2012 Word…,

    Gangnam Style. No question, sexy Lady.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 192 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Party on, dudes,

    One more post, Sacha and it tips to 14,000 (My God, where do you find the time?) :)

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  • Hard News: Party on, dudes,

    'Great' intelligent debate...damn autocorrect

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  • Hard News: Party on, dudes,

    Nov 2006. Yus!

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  • Hard News: Party on, dudes,

    It's a great community of which to be a part. Goof intelligent debate and discussion around topics that are important. Great work, Russell - something you can be immensely proud of.

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  • Hard News: The Righteous Humour,

    genius.
    perhaps a time to flog my facebook page - Bring Back the Daily News with Jon Stewart to Free to Air Television.

    Might need help on that title.

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  • Hard News: Weekend Compendium,

    Joss Whedon remains one of my heroes…

    on another issue…
    Re the debacle with PSA and the resulting story – surely there’s a story on Govt. Depts’ media management which seems to be predicated on obfuscation and denial until caught out that would be perfect for Media3?

    Last week I brought to light a fairly major screw up with the old Dept of Building and Housing over Licensed Builders. Their initial reaction to my first enquiry was to ignore it. After John Gray, from the Homeowners and Buyers Assoc went direct to the top, an answer came which completely sidestepped the issues I raised.

    After going to Radio NZ on Thursday afternoon and being interviewed on the Panel, the DBH spokesperson then came on the next day, said I was completely overstating the case and then proceeded to once more gloss over the issues. However, some digging by Cushla Manning at RNZ news finally got them to admit that there were, in fact, issues with the scheme.

    This seems to be a part of active management of media by Govt, Depts in trying to hide issues – witness the red herrings brought up at MSD around hackers after Keith’s uncovering of the fiasco and Auckland Harbour co and MSD release of personal information around the protesters against their actions.

    This goes back to when I had my radio show and trying to pin down Ministers and assorted Govt dept types was terrible, through to refusals by Govt Ministers to appear on Radio NZ…etc…

    People should be held to account for their actions and decisions and it's getting harder...

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 192 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Music: Decked Out,

    Thank you @dubdotdash. Love your work.

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  • Hard News: "Because we can",

    I'm STILL waiting to see what firm numbers there are on who is "ripping off" the welfare system. There is much talk around targeting those who breed on the system and use social welfare as their lifestyle choice but no-one, ever, to my knowledge has ever quantified just how many there are.

    Bullshit politicking.

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  • Hard News: Paying for what doesn't come…, in reply to Russell Brown,

    ...but there's a basic conflict with public-interest goals in restricting access to the work produced. That's not to say it's wrong -- just that there will be a place fo non-exclusive subscription models.

    You forget, Russell, that the bulk of news media is not there for the public good, as much as it pulls that cloak on, but as a business,notwithstanding Hickey's new venture. News media before the internet was largely accessed by buying a newspaper or magazine. TV was 'purchased' by watching ads.

    Ad revenue is not sufficient to pay for online news services. I have some scepticism around public supported news organisations working, too. You might recall Salon tried this some time ago - no sign of that model now.

    In fact, I lament for the anticipated future of independent news media. As potentially compromised as it has always been, overtly in some cases, especially overseas, there has been some great journalism done. With fewer resources available, this is where we will all suffer - more Fox, less CNN.

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