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Hard News: Media Take and Godwin's Election

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  • Russell Brown, in reply to Bart Janssen,

    And it seems now political satire is under attack
    Darren Watson’s video Planet Key apparently cannot be played by the media.

    I don't really have a problem with this. There are rules around broadcast media during the campaign period and they're being applied. The video can be played on the news and the only real loss is the couple of radio stations that had actually been playing the song itself. It's online media and no one's getting in the way of that.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 22756 posts Report Reply

  • Rich of Observationz,

    There are rules around broadcast media during the campaign period and they're being applied

    Basically, Radio Live and Newstalk ZB are allowed to run 24/7 right-wingery, so long as they don't actually use the words "Vote National". Fox News is allowed to broadcast "fair and balanced" content on Sky Channel 88 - I guess they won't use the words "New Zealand" from one week to the next.

    But play a song critical of our beloved leader, and they're after your licence.

    I'm seriously thinking about hiding an FM transmitter with a car battery in a building or park somewhere, tuning it to a free guardband frequency and broadcasting the John Key song on an endless loop until the electoral commission track it down.

    Back in Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 5550 posts Report Reply

  • Lucy Telfar Barnard,

    But by my reading of the Electoral Act, it shouldn't be "banned" anyway. All it should require is that when the song's finished the DJ should say "And that was Darren Jones PO Box 555 Auckland, with his new song 'Planet Key'", and that would satisfy the requirements of the Act, wouldn't it? He's presumably not paying the stations to play the music, so he's not incurring advertising expenses over $12,500, and he's an individual, so he doesn't have to be registered. What am I missing?

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 580 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown, in reply to Lucy Telfar Barnard,

    But by my reading of the Electoral Act, it shouldn’t be “banned” anyway.

    It's the Broadcasting Act. Don't make me cite the section ...

    All it should require is that when the song’s finished the DJ should say “And that was Darren Jones PO Box 555 Auckland, with his new song ‘Planet Key’”, and that would satisfy the requirements of the Act, wouldn’t it?

    That will be the case if the EC decides it's an electoral advertisement in its online stance. Then the dude would have to display an address.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 22756 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown, in reply to Rich of Observationz,

    I’m seriously thinking about hiding an FM transmitter with a car battery in a building or park somewhere, tuning it to a free guardband frequency and broadcasting the John Key song on an endless loop until the electoral commission track it down.

    Plan!

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 22756 posts Report Reply

  • Rob Stowell, in reply to Russell Brown,

    I’m seriously thinking about hiding an FM transmitter with a car battery in a building or park somewhere, tuning it to a free guardband frequency and broadcasting the John Key song on an endless loop until the electoral commission track it down.

    Plan!

    The idea is to confess afterwards, under duress :-)

    Whakaraupo • Since Nov 2006 • 2091 posts Report Reply

  • Rebecca Williams,

    Rawdin Christie deserved a dressing down, not to mention a decent haircut. Can't stand the man.

    Auckland • Since Mar 2007 • 120 posts Report Reply

  • Ross Mason, in reply to Rebecca Williams,

    Can’t stand the man.

    That is not in the spirit of positivism!

    But who the hell would call their kid Rawdin. Welldone maybe but raw? Bad parent!

    Upper Hutt • Since Jun 2007 • 1588 posts Report Reply

  • Rebecca Williams,

    *Rawdon ... Speaking of typos.

    Auckland • Since Mar 2007 • 120 posts Report Reply

  • Rebecca Williams,

    Positivism has nowt to do wi' it :)

    I prefer my journalists intelligent and with a smidgen of integrity, and my news informative and balanced. She's a hard road finding it in this country.

    Auckland • Since Mar 2007 • 120 posts Report Reply

  • Kumara Republic, in reply to Rich of Observationz,

    I'm seriously thinking about hiding an FM transmitter with a car battery in a building or park somewhere, tuning it to a free guardband frequency and broadcasting the John Key song on an endless loop until the electoral commission track it down.

    Don't let anyone stop you from doing so. Doing it on the move would not be a bad idea either.

    The southernmost capital … • Since Nov 2006 • 5420 posts Report Reply

  • Kumara Republic, in reply to Rebecca Williams,

    I prefer my journalists intelligent and with a smidgen of integrity, and my news informative and balanced. She's a hard road finding it in this country.

    The best we can do in the circumstances is to starve the infotainment beast, one boycott at a time.

    The southernmost capital … • Since Nov 2006 • 5420 posts Report Reply

  • Pete George, in reply to Rich of Observationz,

    Basically, Radio Live and Newstalk ZB are allowed to run 24/7 right-wingery, so long as they don’t actually use the words “Vote National”.

    Funny. I see right wingers complaining about their left-wingeryness.

    Dunedin • Since Dec 2011 • 139 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown, in reply to Pete George,

    Basically, Radio Live and Newstalk ZB are allowed to run 24/7 right-wingery, so long as they don’t actually use the words “Vote National”.

    Funny. I see right wingers complaining about their left-wingeryness.

    I think objectively it would be plain impossible to describe Newstalk ZB's daytime output as left-wing. The line varies a little more at Radio Live.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 22756 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown,

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 22756 posts Report Reply

  • CRobinson,

    I watched the show last night Russell, and wasn´t all that impressed with Sean´s question to you: Don´t they have the right to feel the way they do? (ie be offended by the supposed Hitler Youth rally) This is a pernicious and slippery argument. If someone tells a lie, and a second person becomes righteously indignant because they believe that lie, it´s still a lie. Do we have a right to be mistaken or misled? I suppose we do, but that´s not the point. What Sean seemed to be doing was a bit of sleight of hand, where something bogus (eg the KDC paid for all the booze claim) was transformed into something valid (the honest reactions to what was presented to Sean´s trusting listeners). Not an argument I would be particularly proud of making.

    Since Aug 2014 • 8 posts Report Reply

  • Kumara Republic, in reply to Pete George,

    Funny. I see right wingers complaining about their left-wingeryness.

    You mean the likes of Redbaiter and Trevor Loudon, who think everyone's a Commie until proven otherwise?

    The southernmost capital … • Since Nov 2006 • 5420 posts Report Reply

  • stever@cs.waikato.ac.nz, in reply to Rebecca Williams,

    Village between Leeds and Bradford, handy for the airport :)

    Nice crematorium too.

    Enjoy! :)

    Hamilton • Since Nov 2006 • 73 posts Report Reply

  • Ian Dalziel,

    Yes!
    Hager has the goods!

    Dirty Politics, the new book from author and investigative journalist Nicky Hager, will feature leaked emails between Whaleoil blogger Cameron Slater and one of John Key's press secretaries.
    ...
    It reportedly features leaked communications between National Party figures and right-wing blogger Cameron Slater.
    ...
    He said the papers revealed an "an astonishingly cynical and ugly view" of the way National's "proxies" behaved in politics.

    Mr Hager said people would become increasingly astonished as they read through the book because the "dirty politics" only got worse.

    "You will not believe what you read and how bloody awful it is."

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 7889 posts Report Reply

  • Paul Campbell,

    yes he said that when Slater was obnoxious about that kid who'd died on the West Coast, calling him "feral", someone DDOS''d whaileoil in retaliation, taking a copy of ALL their email in the process ..... some time later it was dumped in Nicky's lap and he's done the research and written a book .... seems people on the 9th floor of the Beehive have been hacking into Labour's computers and sharing the results with Slater (and vice-versa) .....

    Dunedin • Since Nov 2006 • 2608 posts Report Reply

  • Brent Jackson,

    Follow on thread is here

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 615 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha, in reply to Brent Jackson,

    thank you

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 19688 posts Report Reply

  • Ross Mason,

    Maybe we need some of this on our TV?

    John Oliver's "Last Week Tonight"?

    What the success of “Last Week Tonight” suggests, on a deeper level, is that American television viewers may finally be tired of the frantic bombast generated by the Stimulation Media.

    What’s more, after years of making do with the therapeutic jibes of Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert, they are finding in Oliver a figure more interested in making sense of the world than in making them laugh.

    Upper Hutt • Since Jun 2007 • 1588 posts Report Reply

  • Ross Mason,

    Oliver's "The Wealth Gap Story" is great

    Upper Hutt • Since Jun 2007 • 1588 posts Report Reply

  • Ross Mason,

    Upper Hutt • Since Jun 2007 • 1588 posts Report Reply

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