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One NEWs report 24 hours old, missing detail and punctuation

Twenty Four hours after the terrorist attack at the Paris airport One News reported on it.

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They reported that a man tried to take a rifle off a female soldier but neglected to complete the sentence with a full stop. Perhaps they were is a hurry to get the story published as after all it was already 24 hours old at that point. Readers were not impressed.

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TVNZ: Too much money – Too little brains

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TVNZ is set to abandon more than 40 years of history this weekend, as it farewells the TV One brand, renaming the channel TVNZ 1.

The move, announced this afternoon at the network’s new season launch, is part of a wider overhaul, which will see TV2 renamed TVNZ 2 and One News to become 1 News.

It follows a major overhaul by rival broadcaster MediaWorks this year, which saw it ditch the 3 News brand in favour of Newshub,

The cost of doing this will be substantial.  This branding is through everything in the whole organisation.   The question as to be asked:  what is the net benefit?   Read more »

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One News poll spells ongoing disaster for Little as Winston draws level

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Labour has declared crisis after crisis and watched them all get solved. The one thing they have never declared a crisis in is their own party.

One News has the latest bad news for Andrew Little and Labour.

The latest ONE News Colmar Brunton Poll shows Mr Little is down to single figures (eight per cent) with Winston Peters in the preferred prime minister stakes, while John Key remains well ahead.

“I’m not particularly fazed by it, I know what the task is ahead of me and I’m getting on and doing it, meeting with Kiwis,” Mr Little said.

What a retarded thing to say. He should keep on meeting those Kiwis, it is doing a world of good…for National.

The National Party remains steady on 47 per cent, while Labour is down one to 31, and the Green Party is on 12.

New Zealand First is up two to nine per cent.   Read more »

The sad state of the New Zealand Media Party

Late yesterday, I wrote

At today’s post-cabinet press conference, Andrea Vance asked the Prime Minister a really pertinent question. What does he think about the allegations that UK Prime Minister David Cameron has had his meat and two veg inside a dead pig’s mouth?

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The fact that Vance thought that was the sort of thing that would get her the valuable answers needed to write for her newspaper is bad enough, but it would have died a nice death in the awkward silence of others who were thinking “did she really just ask that?”, if it wasn’t for her tag-team partner and Media Party communications spokesperson, Katie Bradford, spewing it out for all to see on the Twitter machine.

Now we know that Vance and Bradford are now BFFs because Vance will soon be gracing TVNZ’s partially taxpayer-funded payroll with her.   But this tag teaming of the Prime Minister was also picked up by the TV3/Radiolive/Mediaworks stable who are pushing the smear for all it’s worth.   Read more »

One News Poll bad news for Andrew Little, great for Winston

The latest One News Poll is out and it shows that Andrew Little isn’t making any gains both against National nor in the Preferred PM stakes.

Winston Peters on the other hand is winning in the Preferred PM stakes and is just 1% point off being able to claim the moral high ground and take the title of Leader of the Opposition for himself.

National’s by-election beating in Northland appears to have done little to change how the rest of New Zealand feels about the party, latest poll results show.

A ONE News Colmar Brunton poll conducted this month shows National Party support remains steady on 49%.

Labour Party support also remained unchanged on 31%, while the Green Party slipped to one percentage point to 9%.

New Zealand First, on the other hand, has seen a slight bounce – up one percentage point to 7%.

The Conservative Party is steady on 2%, as is the Act Party on 1%. Mana is back in the frame on 1%, while the Maori Party slipped down to 1%.

When converted into seats in Parliament, the poll results would mean National would take 60 seats, Labour would take 38, the Greens 11 and New Zealand First 9.

The Maori Party, Act and United Future would all have just one each.

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Face of the day

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Today’s Face of the day Joshua JViggy Vegneris is going to get a taste of fame. I am granting him this unique experience because he wrote the following on Facebook.

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Sledge of the Day – Mark Jennings

Janet Wilson has had her annual whinge about all the “tits and teeth” on television.

In her blog Adjust Your Set, former reporter Janet Wilson gives rival stations and her old bosses TVNZ and TV3 a serve, saying they are guilty of hiring pretty, young females for their looks and not their news-sense.

“They’re not there because they can do the job better than anyone else; sniff a story out at ten paces or craft a yarn that makes us think,” said Wilson.

“They’re there because they simply LOOK good. Try contrasting that with female reporters in the American networks who aren’t considered up-to-speed journalistically until they’re approaching middle-age.”

Just one TVNZ reporter, Christchurch-based Charlotte Bellis, who was schooled in journalism in the United States, escapes Wilson’s tirade.

Bellis, Wilson says, “seems to have got off her chuff and stopped the tits-and-teeth smirking and got out there and told me something I hadn’t heard before … after all, it is news.”

“The rest belong to that inglorious group, the Pick Me Tribe. These are the prancers who endlessly pick up stories from the front page of that day’s Herald and simperingly regurgitate it on camera.”

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Tonight’s One News Colmar Brunton Poll

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One News/Colmar Brunton shows Dirty Politics barely registering

 

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The left wing conspiracy and smear job initiated with illegal hacking against me and now being pushed hard by the left wing isn’t working.

They have been working towards this all year and now as more and more revealing details are released we can see it is a smear job aimed squarely at National.

The Fact that not a single email be tween me and Labour MPs, nor Facebook messages with the same, and ditto Green party and Winston shows that this is a targeted political smear.

They dare to claim the high ground.

If you believe it was mere coincidence that Labour’s campaign slogan is “Vote Positive” and isn’t related at all to the illegal hacking of my systems then I have a bridge I can sell you.

The good news for voters is that National remains strong and largely unaffected, with changes at the margin of error only.

The campaigning of the complicit media in aiding and abetting a criminal conspiracy to hijack our elections isn’t working.

National has taken a ‘Dirty Politics’ hit in the latest ONE News Colmar Brunton poll, down two points to 48% while Labour has gained two and is sitting at 28%.

The poll accounts for the effects of Nicky Hager’s Dirty Politics book but not this weekend’s developments.   Read more »

TVNZ Gets a dose of the Pallywood blues

Missiles, rockets… all the same right? Just minor details for a newsreader, no real need for specifics when reading an auto queue right? Wrong.  Right on queue our very own One News breathlessly repeats dramatised footage and incorrect details of the conflict in Gaza instead of digging deep and doing their own spade work to bring you the best and unbiased news.

Repeater news is always a problem for both the news networks, and the people that view their stories. A: because the networks look silly when they get holes picked in their shameless parroting, and B: because the average Joe Bloggs gets fed a steaming pile of processed rye grass and is none the wiser when taking everything at face value. Blood sells, and the details that stick in peoples minds are the blood, trauma, the raw emotion and the outrage of such visually dramatic footage in front of their very eyes. What people miss are the less significantly obvious but no less important details that really do piece together what is going on. Quite often a story is delivered surrounded by commentary that doesn’t quite match what is visually captured.

Last night One News ran a story on the conflict in Gaza and Israel, more specifically “children hit by missiles in a playground“, unfortunately Wendy Petrie‘s repeating didn’t quite match the story by a foreign journalist that was reporting the story. As the reporter stated the attack was by rockets not missiles, and therein lies the crucial point of difference. Read more »