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WTF: June 3 2008 – Don Brash and the Greens

Tuesday, June 3rd, 2008

Gordon Campbell on the Resurrection of Don Brash and the Greens 1. The Resurrection of Don BrashDon Brash faces the media shortly after the release of Nicky Hager’s The Hollow Men - late 2006*****Given the chapter and verse of Don Brash’s complicity in his own cynical re-packaging contained in Nicky Hager’s ...

WTF: 30 May 2008 – Stone, McClellan and the Greens

Friday, May 30th, 2008

Gordon Campbell on Sharon Stone, Scott McClellan and the Greens annual conference 1. In the wake of Sharon Stone’s comments at the Cannes Film Festival about Tibet and the Dalai Lama, China’s official state news agency has branded her “the public enemy of all mankind” - an even harsher review than ...

WTF: Gordon Campbell on Obama’s Speech Last Sunday

Tuesday, May 27th, 2008

If you haven’t yet read Barack Obama’s speech a couple of months ago on race, it can be accessed here. While nominally about Obama’s controversial pastor Jeremiah Wright, the speech was more about Americans whose opportunities have been blighted by racial, gender and economic barriers, and by an unrequited need ...

WTF: Beating up on Goff

Wednesday, May 21st, 2008

Click to enlargeWhenever the media whines in future about politicians refusing to answer their questions, Phil Goff’s interview on Alt TV is a perfect example of what can happen when they do : a beat-up of monumental proportions, not even remotely supported by what was said.

WTF 20 May 2008: Brady needs to inquire into Immigration Bill

Tuesday, May 20th, 2008

Minister of Immigration Clayton Cosgrove – Auditor-General Kevin Brady will soon be snuffling through his department*****No indication yet as to how any of the various inquiries into the Immigration Service will relate to the Immigration Bill, a cornerstone items on the Government’s legislative agenda this year. In its current form, ...

WTF – May 8 2008: Sealord, Tax Cuts, Retirement

Thursday, May 8th, 2008

Click to enlargeScoop image - Lyndon Hood*****1. Sealord, not Law’ed. How ironic that Sealord – half owned by Maori business interests - was being denounced on RNZ this morning by foreign human rights agencies for co-exploiting the fisheries resources of the indigenous people of Western Sahara. This isn’t the first ...

WTF – Week of April 21

Monday, April 21st, 2008

News to bemuse from the last week in politics...