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Outdated Views? Andrea Vance On Sean Plunket — The Daily Blog

We don’t normally feature this left leaning blog however more and more they are seeing sense.

IT’S ONE OF THOSE throwaway lines which, precisely because so little conscious thought was given to it, tells us so much. The author, Andrea Vance, is an experienced political journalist working for Stuff. The subject of Vance’s throwaway line, Sean Plunket, is an equally experienced journalist. It was in her recent story about Plunket’s soon-to-be-launched…

Outdated Views? Andrea Vance On Sean Plunket — The Daily Blog

MEDIAWATCH: ODT attack a reminder of how damaged the Hate Speech fight will be — The Daily Blog

WARNING – A LEFTISTS NZ BLOG TALKING SENSE!

Otago Daily Times newspaper lambasted for publishing ‘despicable’ Speak Up For Women ad The Otago Daily Times newspaper is being criticised for publishing an advertisement by the controversial feminist group Speak Up For Women. A photo of the advert, published in the newspaper on Tuesday, was posted to Twitter by a Dunedin resident. The advertisement…

via MEDIAWATCH: ODT attack a reminder of how damaged the Hate Speech fight will be — The Daily Blog

Face of the Day — The BFD | Media

 

Wrongly Wrongson over at The Daily Bog Blog has described what happened yesterday to NZ First MP Tracey Martin as… the coldest most spiteful political kneecapping in NZ history Oh my God, NZ First just did a drive by shooting of one of their own MPs and it was brutal. Martin was the lead negotiator…

via Face of the Day — The BFD | Media

Ummmmmm – about Trevor Mallard’s accusation of rape — The Daily Blog

CommentsLogo  We don’t normally feature this leftist NZ Blog on our Conservative website however they seem to be talking some sense (at times) these days and credit where credit is due, they have some good points here in this article.

Sorry Trev, that dog don’t hunt! When Trevor Mallard stated to the country that there was a serial rapist still walking the halls of Parliament when releasing the report on bullying, you believed that Trevor must have access to compelling evidence that would give him the confidence to state this so factually, and that while…

via Ummmmmm – about Trevor Mallard’s accusation of rape — The Daily Blog

Politicians should be reminded not to misuse Police – The Free Speech Coalition — The Daily Blog

 

The Free Speech Coalition calls on the Police and Human Rights Commission to remind politicians that they can’t misuse false complaints Police to suppress criticism. It is especially important to uphold the freedom of speech guaranteed under section 14 of the New Zealand Bill of Rights as elections loom. “This follows media reports of a…

via Politicians should be reminded not to misuse Police – The Free Speech Coalition — The Daily Blog

The biggest challenge charging Tarrant with terrorism is the media’s self censorship — The Daily Blog

 

My first thought when it was announced last week that white supremacist and terrorist Brenton Tarrant had been charged with committing an act of terrorism was how the media’s agreed self-censorship of their coverage will impact the trial. The addition of the charge of terrorism would require the prosecutors to prove Tarrant’s motives when it…

via The biggest challenge charging Tarrant with terrorism is the media’s self censorship — The Daily Blog

MEDIA WATCH: What the Auckland Peace Action train wreck on Magic Talk says about the Woke Left — The Daily Blog

You know things are going wrong for the Left in NZ when their Liberal Media “The Daily Blog” starts talking sense and agreeing with Free Speech. They say as Progressives get older they become more Conservative and here is an example.

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Wow, the Auckland Peace Action train wreck interview on Magic Talk today really highlights what happens when activists stay inside their social media echo chambers. The Woke’s ability to actually debate and convince other people to see their point of view has been utterly depleted by smug Millennial culture social media interaction that only preaches to…

via MEDIA WATCH: What the Auckland Peace Action train wreck on Magic Talk says about the Woke Left — The Daily Blog

The cauldron that is NZ Politics right now — The Daily Blog

Pardon us for featuring “The Daily Blog” but it is one of the Leftist NZ Blog Sites we monitor. In recent times they have become fixated on the smaller Centre Right Parties especially New Conservative. They are right to be worried and so we have included their blog article here.CommentsLogo

Has there been a period of time in NZ’s recent political history when there was so much seething political action and tensions beneath the skin of the body politic? As MMP reproduces the failures of the tyranny of the majority by handing the vast majority of votes to two political parties, there are beep bubbles…

via The cauldron that is NZ Politics right now — The Daily Blog

Waatea News Column: The rise of a new right wing movement makes for an interesting start to 2019 — The Daily Blog

commentslogo  Our  NZ CONSERVATIVE COALITION comments on this left wing NZ Blog article is the mention of “Alt-Right” . We contend that the culture change that has happened in NZ and all over the world is that the “Right” has stayed where they were and it is in fact the left that have gone “Alt Left”. In moving so far left they have made the right look further right but that is far from the truth. The New Zealand New Conservative Party represents moderate right leaning policies that have been traditionally accepted for many generations. It is the left as espoused by this leftist blog that have departed from the truth, swapped truths for lies and attacked traditional family values. The reader should stay tuned to NZ New Conservative Party as they are becoming a force to be reckoned with especially as NZ First have thrown their support to the NZ Labour and Greens allowing them to get progressive policies in place that many normal NZ First and right leaning voters would now find abhorrent.

A new right wing movement in New Zealand is set to attempt to emulate the high vis vest movement in France with protests planned on February 2nd. The only connection between the NZ alt-right who are planning these protests and the French Left who are staging them in Paris is anger against fuel taxes and…

via Waatea News Column: The rise of a new right wing movement makes for an interesting start to 2019 — The Daily Blog

Trump’s Christian death cult behind US embassy move to Jerusalem — The Daily Blog

The massacre of Palestinians by Israel over the US Embassy recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s Capital is driven by fanatical American Christians who see violence in the middle east as a pre-requisite for their rapture to heaven. Sounds crazy? It really is… Middle Eastern prophecy: Is Trump King Cyrus reincarnated, destined to herald the end…

via Trump’s Christian death cult behind US embassy move to Jerusalem — The Daily Blog

What happened to New Zealand? When did anger and fear warp social policy into state sanctioned spite? — The Daily Blog

Something happened to NZ and I’m not sure when it happened. Somewhere along the line we stopped using empirical evidence to shape public policy and allowed fear and anger to warp it into state sanctioned spite. We see this in public policy towards prisoners, beneficiaries, the mentally ill and police policy. This state sanctioned spite…

via What happened to New Zealand? When did anger and fear warp social policy into state sanctioned spite? — The Daily Blog

The 3 reasons why the 2018 Budget is so depressing for the Left — The Daily Blog

When the Leader of the Opposition can claim on TV that ‘trickle down’ works, you know we are a country still in the grip of neoliberal culture. There’s a lot that is positive in this budget, let’s not allow the perfect to eclipse the good here, but we also need to acknowledge that the budget…

via The 3 reasons why the 2018 Budget is so depressing for the Left — The Daily Blog

The NZ Herald Troll Farm and their predictions of doom for the Left — The Daily Blog

So far the Troll Farm at the NZ Herald comprising of Hosking, du Plesses-Allan, Hawkesby & Soper have all breathlessly foretold the end of this Government, the death of the Green Party & demise of NZ First – all in just 6 months! Not even the Book of Revelations is this apocalyptic. Include Hooton, an…

via The NZ Herald Troll Farm and their predictions of doom for the Left — The Daily Blog

“Convergence Des Luttes” – A Convergence Of Struggles — The Daily Blog

EMMANUEL MACRON will be hoping that Mark Twain was wrong about history. In the French President’s ears, the celebrated American novelist’s famous observation that although history does not repeat itself, it sometimes rhymes, can hardly be reassuring. Fifty years ago, exactly, Paris erupted in what looked like (and, by all accounts, felt like) a revolution.…

via “Convergence Des Luttes” – A Convergence Of Struggles — The Daily Blog

Come on Phil Twyford – the government can do better than this! — The Daily Blog

On Friday the government announced it is spending $100 million to provide emergency housing for New Zealand tenants and families this winter with a staggering $37 million for motel accommodation. It is stupid of the government to spend tens of millions on motel accommodation for homeless families when we have 33,000 empty homes in Auckland.…

via Come on Phil Twyford – the government can do better than this! — The Daily Blog

Cameron Slater just said WHAT regarding the Clarke Gayford smear??? — The Daily Blog

Ummmm, what? Whale Oil blogger Cameron Slater denies involvement in Clarke Gayford allegations Appearing on his show on Thursday, Mr Slater says he had nothing to do with the “scurrilous rumours” being spread, arguing he’s “no friend of the National Party”, and “it’ll be a cold day in hell before I do anything to help…

via Cameron Slater just said WHAT regarding the Clarke Gayford smear??? — The Daily Blog

Dear Audrey – National MP ignorance doesn’t mean dirty politics isn’t happening — The Daily Blog

Audrey Young channels John Key Audrey Young from the NZ Herald is very quick to attack Jacinda for suggesting the online smear campaign against Clarke is ‘dirty politics‘… That makes her calculated reference to “dirty politics” in her statement unfair on National. As she well knows, ‘dirty politics’ is no longer a generic phrase, but…

via Dear Audrey – National MP ignorance doesn’t mean dirty politics isn’t happening — The Daily Blog

Of course the smear on Clarke was Dirty Politics — The Daily Blog

I’ve been working on tracking down this smear against Clarke for a couple of months. Tracing the Troll Army that was acting as an echo chamber, desperately trying to catch the people who were leaking this venom and watching who originally launched it. The National Party have scrambled and claimed they had nothing to do…

via Of course the smear on Clarke was Dirty Politics — The Daily Blog

New Zealand’s new Alt-Right Twitter Trolls: Dirty Politics 2018 — The Daily Blog

I think it was around 2007. The political blogs were in their infancy and I had been given several tip offs regarding the partner of a politician who had supposedly hit on a same sex airline staff member. The story was that the partner had made a drunken pass at a staff member on a…

via New Zealand’s new Alt-Right Twitter Trolls: Dirty Politics 2018 — The Daily Blog

Was Israel Folau a missed opportunity? — The Daily Blog

Maybe it’s me getting old and seeing looming economic crashes and environmental meltdowns that will demand a level of co-operation amongst our squabbling tribes that is making me so reflective but the entire Israel Folau issue just seemed like a terribly missed opportunity. On one side you have the Christian Community who pride themselves on…

via Was Israel Folau a missed opportunity? — The Daily Blog

Greens trash Labour’s chances in Northcote – with allies like this, who needs National? — The Daily Blog

 

First major blunder of Marama’s new leadership. The Greens have bizarrely decided to run in the Northcote by-election. The decision kills off any real chance of Labour winning what could have been an enormous win for the new Government… “The Northcote by-election is an opportunity for the Green Party to promote our early successes in…

via Greens trash Labour’s chances in Northcote – with allies like this, who needs National? — The Daily Blog

Poisoned spies, diplomatic mocking and hate speech: Tova O’Brien doesn’t like Jacinda much does she? — The Daily Blog

While international media gush, Tova burns. Tova O’Brien doesn’t like Jacinda much does she? Her latest story seems intent on cornering Jacinda into saying she doesn’t believe the comments by Israel Folau are hate speech and then damning her for being painted into that corner by Tova… Israel Folau’s gay comments aren’t hate speech –…

via Poisoned spies, diplomatic mocking and hate speech: Tova O’Brien doesn’t like Jacinda much does she? — The Daily Blog

GUEST BLOG: Dave Brownz – What Thomas Piketty and Matthew Hooton (don’t) tell us about the Labour Coalition — The Daily Blog

Thomas Piketty has discovered that all post-war elections in France, UK and US have been won by one of two political parties with a small margin of victory in all cases. He has worked out that both two main rivals represent the 1% leaving the 99% unrepresented. He predicts that these twin capitalist parties will…

via GUEST BLOG: Dave Brownz – What Thomas Piketty and Matthew Hooton (don’t) tell us about the Labour Coalition — The Daily Blog

Who ratted out Hirschfeld & Curran? — The Daily Blog

Radio New Zealand chairman Richard Griffin says Carol Hirschfeld stuck to meeting claim for four months Radio New Zealand’s chairman Richard Griffin says he uncovered the discrepancies about Carol Hirschfeld’s account of a secret meeting with Broadcasting Minister Clare Curran after a tipoff. Griffin says a personal source contacted him late last week to tell…

via Who ratted out Hirschfeld & Curran? — The Daily Blog

Maria Berryman Review: Terms of Reference – New Zealand Labour Party — The Daily Blog

The Terms of Reference for the Berryman review have been finalised. 1. Ms Berryman will inquire and report on: a. all Labour Party policies and procedures in relation to Young Labour events, that existed as of February 2018, having regard to all relevant legislation; b. whether such policies and procedures were applied correctly in respect…

via Maria Berryman Review: Terms of Reference – New Zealand Labour Party — The Daily Blog

Oh come on everyone – how is it a surprise that Labour/Greens/NZ First had no idea what to do? — The Daily Blog

Radio NZ have done an interesting story looking at the plethora of reviews, working groups, advisory groups and investigations that the new Government have announced since coming to power… …there are 3 reasons for this need to go out and talk to the people. 1: This is what democracy looks like When you want large…

via Oh come on everyone – how is it a surprise that Labour/Greens/NZ First had no idea what to do? — The Daily Blog

When will the Human Rights Commission shut down Shakespeare Pop-Up Globe? — The Daily Blog

One would have thought the Human Rights Commission had bigger fish to fry, like, oh I don’t know, finding the funding so they can actually hold the Police to account, but apparently not… Pak ‘n Save’s responsible drinking video ‘discriminatory and harmful’, Human Rights Commission says A Pak ‘n Save ad featuring men dressed as…

via When will the Human Rights Commission shut down Shakespeare Pop-Up Globe? — The Daily Blog

TV REVIEW: Q+A – Jacinda under omnishambles pressure + the madness of the Greens — The Daily Blog

Q+A remain the only political show worth watching in the morning on the weekends and they showed their importance today. The pressure Jacinda is now under with her omnishambles of a week was painfully obvious. She’s desperately trying to clutch to the ‘victim led’ defence. Their ‘victim led’ approach was adopted without any external advice, Police weren’t…

via TV REVIEW: Q+A – Jacinda under omnishambles pressure + the madness of the Greens — The Daily Blog