Deeply politicised police a danger to democracy

News that the BFD blog and its customers and commenters are under police “surveillance” should not come as a surprise. Like most of our public institutions, Police in NZ have been politicized for some time, but especially so since “Cuddles” Coster became Commissioner. As many have already pointed out, the issue here is not the BFD. The police documents released

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In 1944, Patrick Gower would have narked on Anne Frank

A core principle of journalism is a willingness to protect the weak from the powerful, and to always hold those in power to account. When journalists start working for the powerful, they forfeit their right to be called such, and are no longer part of that profession. They become propagandists. Unfortunately, most journalists today fall into this category. At the

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Christopher Luxon’s false dawn

National die-hards are flat out cheering for their “renewed” party, and who can blame them? Of course Christopher Luxon would make a “better” PM than Jacinda Ardern. Of course National would form a “better” government than Labour. However the reality is National has been taken over by a group of politically naïve liberals, (with the possible exception of Simon Bridges)

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Update to New Zealand media’s vile attacks on anti-mandate lock-down protestors

More shocking examples of the NZ media’s political corruption and innate bias. One from Stuff’s “Chief Political Reporter” Henry Cooke and another from the editorial writer at the Otago Daily Times. The current editor at the newspaper is Barry Stewart. If there were any mature and responsible people in charge, both of these media people would be fired for such

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Wrong again Mr Hooton

In a paywalled article in Saturday’s NZ Herald, left liberal political commenter Matthew Hooton calls for Christopher Luxon to act now in securing the leadership of the National Party. Thankfully, the tepid reaction to Mr Hooton’s article suggests no one is reading news and opinion from that source. That the far left groupthink NZ media has been telling us for

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Media says protests against their bias are “dangerous”

Yesterday a NZ television presenter tweeted about how recent protests criticising the media for failing to question govt (on Covid19 in particular) were becoming “dangerous. Mihingarangi Forbes, who was known as Joanna Forbes when she left Fielding High School in 1990, posted the following tweet- A quick look at her timeline shows she has recently celebrated the throwing of a

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Spineless NZ media dance to Jacinda’s tune at abandoned Northland presser

New Zealand’s hard left Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, shocked and demoralised at receiving unscripted questions from media, called off her open air Northland press conference this afternoon and retreated to the safety of a nearby building. She ordered what she called the “accredited media” to accompany her, and they lamely followed just like the fakes and cowards they all are.

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Yale academic trashes Ardern’s management of Covid19 epidemic

During the Covid19 saga Jacinda Ardern’s government has seriously and repeatedly proclaimed itself the only trustworthy source of facts and creditable opinion. The video below proves this claim to be a complete and utter falsity. Worse, its agents in media and academia have viciously attacked any person who attempted to express any information or opinion that challenged the government’s message.

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Its over- the left have won

So many words, and falling mostly on deaf ears. Not just this blog, but many others have been warning for years and years and years about what will happen if NZ does not change its communist trajectory. The trick to life is to always try and see things as they really are. To filter out feelings and distractions, to squint

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Judith Collins versus the fake media

There is a stark difference between Jacinda Ardern refusing to be interviewed by NewstalkZB’s Mike Hosking, and Judith Collins deciding to pull out of interviews with Radio NZ (Susie Ferguson) and Newshub (Tova O’Brien). In the case of Ardern she is the Prime Minister, not the leader of the opposition. She therefore has to be much more accountable. Secondly, the

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The Utter Insidious Evil of the NZ Mainstream Media

Whereas they may provide occasional token disagreement with the Labour govt for the purposes of propriety, the New Zealand mainstream media is umbilically connected to the ideology of the left. Especially that part that encompasses Marxist progressivism, or the idea of the new society, and this connection permeates every news item they produce. Not happy just to silence opposition voices,

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A personal message

Dear friends, I would like to apologise to all of the subscribers, followers and readers of this blog for my unexplained absence. Sorry. I should have at least had the decency to offer you an explanation. (TBH, I never expected the number of messages on the issue). Why was I absent? I just needed a break from politics, so I

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Maori radicals wearing pseudo-Army uniforms at Covid-19 checkpoints

Media have a story this morning about Maori radicals wanting boaties blocked from entering “places where we live”. They argue that as they are successfully blocking roads on the basis of policing Covid-19 restrictions they should be doing the same with boats that have been observed entering northern harbours. They also report that boaties have been seen leaving boats docked

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They told us themselves, and we did not listen

Talkback host Peter Williams suddenly parted company with Magic Talk radio this morning. You can bet your house its because of some issue regarding what he wanted to say or report on the LynnMall terrorist attack. Here is a little story. A Kuwaiti prince was interviewed around ten years ago and asked why his country refused to take Muslim refugees

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Lame Tame, NZ’s one man version of CNN

The worst thing about the virtually blanket left wing orientation of the New Zealand media is that we who are not afflicted with the blindness of that ideology never see questions asked from the perspective we’re interested in. A perfect example was Jack Tame’s interview with Judith Collins this morning where every question was sourced from a Labour party talking

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