Posts by Hilary Stace

  • Hard News: UPDATED: Media Take: Election…, in reply to Rich Lock,

    Those were standard articles about a politician and it wasn't during an election campaign. This one is a picture of a politician masquerading as an All Black, wearing their uniform, and flanked by real All Blacks. A use and abuse of 'iconic' imagery on many levels, designed to be displayed prominently on shop shelves throughout NZ during an election campaign. No authorisation statement either.

    Wgtn • Since Jun 2008 • 2026 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: UPDATED: Media Take: Election…,

    What about the cover of the rugby magazine with John Key pretending to be an All Black? It is in every book and magazine shop and dairy across NZ. Surely that is an election advertisement. Much more so than a song or a former MP's dresses.

    Wgtn • Since Jun 2008 • 2026 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Dirty Politics,

    Giovanni's latest Bat Bean Beam post is angry and sad at the state of NZ journalism.

    Wgtn • Since Jun 2008 • 2026 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Dirty Politics,

    Lovely piece by Mandy Hagar on her brother http://mandyhager.blogspot.fr/p/occasional-political-rant.html

    Wgtn • Since Jun 2008 • 2026 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Dirty Politics,

    Love the way that some commentators are now disclosing their interests before commenting. Maybe things will get more ethical now.

    Wgtn • Since Jun 2008 • 2026 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Dirty Politics,

    Yet another piece of fall out. One story in Dirty Politics concerns the cleaning industry and lobbying by WO and co against a hard fought government agreement on some standards to protect workers (and eventually overturned by Simon Bridges this year). Now the head of the BSC wants some answers http://www.voxy.co.nz/politics/bsc-president-demands-answers-over-hager-book/5/199497?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter

    Wgtn • Since Jun 2008 • 2026 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Dirty Politics,

    I wonder what will happen to ipredict now that it has been shown up as just another tool for manipulation of the message?

    Wgtn • Since Jun 2008 • 2026 posts Report Reply

  • Access: Respect, please, in reply to Glen Koorey,

    I hope they use those manual wheelchairs with the horrible little front wheels that get caught in every crack in the pavement and threaten to tip the occupant out.

    Wgtn • Since Jun 2008 • 2026 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Dirty Politics,

    Just hopefully there are some decent National Party people who read the book and find this behaviour as shocking and dirty as we do. Maybe they will try to reclaim their party just as we are trying to reclaim democracy.

    Wgtn • Since Jun 2008 • 2026 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Not doing justice, in reply to Russell Brown,

    David Shearer also said he thought there was a lot more anti-Semiticism around this election and how sad and inaccurate that was.

    He would be a great foreign minister. Is comfortable in all environments and with people from all backgrounds. Mentioned that part of his job was showing people around Gaza - like Tony Blair and Ban Ki Moon. Gave some advice in his talk to John Kerry. But as an old hand not in a pretentious way. Also said Gaza was not genocide - Ruanda was genocide - he was there too.

    Wgtn • Since Jun 2008 • 2026 posts Report Reply

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