Posts by Myles Thomas

  • OnPoint: Sunlight Resistance,

    Thank you. A must read post

    Auckland • Since Apr 2011 • 103 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Five further thoughts, in reply to Matthew Hooton,

    Everything this guy says needs to be taken with a pinch of salt. He seems to be constantly on message for his team, and his aims are strongly against a left resurgence. Pay no attention unless you want to be drawn into a room of mirrors and maybes.

    Auckland • Since Apr 2011 • 103 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Interview: Glenn Greenwald,

    Govt are specifically saying GCSB doesn't mass surveil. But what about NSA? Or another organisation using GCSB facilities? Words can be twisted so many ways, we could be paranoid, they could be lying.

    The solution is either we trust them blindly or they open up about everything. But secret services like to stay secret for fear of the bogeymen learning too much (questionable scaremongering). Meanwhile, we the public cannot avoid doubting everything they say because it all hinges on a PM with previous form for dishonesty.

    The GCSB would be better off without a dodgy PM making them look dishonest.

    Auckland • Since Apr 2011 • 103 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Privacy and the Public Interest,

    Danyl's bias adjusted tracking poll has National on 44.7% which is a very different proposition. The Dom Post (and Stuff as a result) has always been right-wing, I think most Wellingtons realise that but it still frames their discussions and votes. There's nothing we can do about it apart from provide an alternative media outlet - much like MJ Savage did in establishing Radio NZ.

    Auckland • Since Apr 2011 • 103 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Privacy and the Public Interest,

    "having suddenly acquired the means to retain a Queen’s Counsel" I wonder who is funding the QC?

    Auckland • Since Apr 2011 • 103 posts Report Reply

  • Speaker: Telling Our Own Tales,

    Gerard is absolutely right. ALL the regions are neglected cos the current setup with a govt that requires a profit and no more from TVNZ. The need for regional public service tv is felt more keenly in Chch obviously.

    Of course the way to change things is at the election. People!!!

    Auckland • Since Apr 2011 • 103 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Show some decency,

    It seems that everyone close to bearing some responsibility is in total denial, with the exception of David Fisher. Typical of the whole dirty business, politics and media gamesters to dish dirt without any selfawareness or ethics.

    Reporters and news media need to be careful because if they can't be seen to control themselves, others might want to do it for them - ie a statutory regulatory body.

    Auckland • Since Apr 2011 • 103 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Earning Confidence, in reply to Shaun Lott,

    Margin of error is correct at the 50% point, it drops relative to distance from 50%, so when a party polls around 3-5% margin for error would be less than .5%. Yet another way reporters fail to correctly report polls.

    Auckland • Since Apr 2011 • 103 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Earning Confidence,

    Guy Williams is moderating the Auckland Broadcasting Debate on Sunday at 6.30pm - Pioneer Women's Hall, High St, AK CBD

    I'm expecting it to be a bit of a doozy as we have two new extra guests on the panel - Colin Craig and Laila Harre as well as broadcasting specialists from Nat/Lab/Greens. More info is available at www.betterbroadcasting.co.nz

    Auckland • Since Apr 2011 • 103 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: The Big Bang,

    ...which was nice.

    Auckland • Since Apr 2011 • 103 posts Report Reply

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