Just go home David



Another Labour policy flop at the Last Chance Saloon


It was advertised as the Labour Party’s last big policy of the election campaign.

We’re getting a lot of this lately, the oversell.

When delivered, however, the plan to set up a $100 million-a-year sovereign wealth fund to invest in “strategic” assets, including clean energy, prompted only a scratching of heads. So small was it in size and so opaque was its intention that Labour’s motive was anyone’s guess. Was it meant to appease Winston Peters? Was it designed to appeal to the Greens? Was it meant for Labour’s left-wingers?

No. ¬†The media was just meant to grab it and whip it into a frenzy of suck-booz-National-you-lose. ¬†None of Labour’s policies are anything but an empty shell. ¬† Read more »

Excuse me while I’m enjoying my day


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What planet is Andrea Vance on?


What’s wrong with Andrea Vance?



It gets better:

When people tell you the “moment of truth” was an anti-climax, a fizzer, a nothing – don’t believe them.

Edward’s Snowden’s appearance, by livestream, in the Auckland Town Hall last night was remarkable. It had nothing to do with Kim Dotcom’s spurious claims about a Hollywood plot. The dodgy Warner Bros email is as relevant to the NZ Snowden Files as John Key’s declassified documents.

Erm. ¬†Andrea… Snowden appearance wasn’t by livestream. ¬†It was pre-recorded.

We were all watching a video, something that was revealed and confirmed by Laila Harre.

Have a look at that Journalist of the Year Canon Award on your desk.


Time for one of those long runs I think. ¬†Clear the thinking. ¬† Get back to reporting instead of trying to skew politics in New Zealand. ¬† Haven’t we all had enough of that by now?


– Fairfax Media

Dotcom to media: Do your jobs

There are people who have bet their professional reputations on Dotcom’s dog and pony show. ¬†I bet this was typed through tears of impotent rage. ¬†Says David Fisher

Kim Dotcom turned up empty-handed for his own Moment of Truth.

He had claimed for almost three years he could prove John Key had lied in relation to his copyright case.

Last night, at the show he had organised, he proved nothing and presented no evidence.

Under the bus he goes.  Whether you believe Tainted Fisher was bought or simply a fanboi, either way, Kim Dotcom has  left him, like everyone else, used and destroyed, in his wake

when asked about the failure to produce his promised evidence, the tycoon turned angry and told the media they were failing at their jobs.

A rare moment when Kim Dotcom and I agree. ¬†I do believe media have failed at their jobs. ¬†They’ve allowed this farce legitimacy for too long. ¬† On purpose? ¬†Bedazzled? ¬† Bought?

Or simply the lust of using Dotcom to bring down one of the most popular National governments ever? ¬† Read more »

Sometimes it is better to let pictures speak their 1000 words


Just 1% in it, Maori party supporters need to vote for Kelvin Davis

Maori Television has a shock poll in Te Tai Tokerau, showing that Kelvin Davis is within 1% of tipping over Hone Harawira.

A major upset could be ahead for Hone Harawira in the MńĀori electorate of Te Tai Tokerau, given the close battle between him and Kelvin Davis according to our MńĀori Television poll results.

Hone Harawira is still leading the electorate on 38%.  However Kelvin Davis is on 37%, so there is just 1% between them.

No doubt, Hone Harawira’s knees will be shaking from those numbers and so too will Internet-MANA. ¬†¬† Read more »

Labour’s vote winning strategy – voter immobilisation

Jerome Mika, the Labour candidate about to take a pasting from Judith Collins in Papakura has revealed why Labour is going to get wasted on Saturday.

They want to immobilise voters.

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Face of the day


Moment of TRUTH?

Moment of TRUTH?

We are STILL waiting Kim.

Show us the hard evidence that you promised.

Where is it?

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