Monthly Archives: August 2014

Dirty, Dirtier, Dirtiest Politics

I’ve finally finished Nicky Hager’s Dirty Politics.   I could have read it quickly.  It isn’t long and it wasn’t as though I wanted to savour its contents by reading slowly.  The exact opposite was true.  It took some willpower … Continue reading

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National Spooked: Sneer, Jeer and Smear

I got fed up with politics and media for a few weeks but my Cousin Zelda persona (she who tries to influence rugby and league games by crying drop the ball, send the thug off, miss the goal) reasserted itself … Continue reading

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The Palpable Threat of Dotcom

Coverage of Dotcom at an  Internet Mana meeting in Christchurch delighted me.   Two public relations experts, both women, didn’t see the fun however.   A new low, said one,  like a Nazi rally.   The crowd, young, laughing, exuberant … Continue reading

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