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This is a selection of tweets about and on polling day in the New Zealand general election. The most recent are at the top. More will be added: retweet any further suggestions to: bryce_edwards [Read more below] Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at liberation
Voting and end of campaign Toby Manhire (Herald): We'll laugh about this ... in 50 years John Armstrong (Herald): Intriguing end to remarkable election campaign Gordon Campbell (Scoop): On a campaign that is ending as it began Stephen Keys: Election 2014 – Looking out for number one Tim Watkin (Pundit): The story's not done yet - a final post Chris Trotter (Bowalley Road): Getting The Message Russell Brown (Public Address): Time to Vote Andrew Geddis (Pundit): Will Judith Collins cost John Key his third term? Barry Soper (Newstalk ZB): It's been a strange election campaign Claire Trevett (Herald): Gamemakers wreak... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at liberation
Conservatives Newstalk ZB: Colin Craig, press secretary part ways Herald: Colin Craig's press secretary quits, reportedly calls him a 'manipulative man' TV3: Colin Craig: Public doesn't trust Govt RNZ: Craig says party will get over threshold Steve Braunias (Metro): Campaign Diary: Day 12 Peter Cresswell (Not PC): Don’t vote for Colon Leaders debate TVNZ: Fast and feisty final leaders debate Claire Trevett (Herald): Final debate: Leaders keen to avoid Dotcom Adam Bennett (Herald): Fourth debate: No power sharing with Peters Herald: Key v Cunliffe: Who won the fourth debate? Stuff: Leaders' debate: Numbers don't add up Simon Wong (TV3): Leaders:... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at liberation
‘Moment of Truth’ Russell Brown (Public Address): Interview: Glenn Greenwald Steve Braunias (Metro): Steve Braunias’ Campaign Diary: Day 11 Jarrod Gilbert: Right and wrong don’t matter: what we can learn from Nixon Herald: Southern Cross' chief executive: Key should check his facts Eileen Goodwin (ODT): 'I don't think' NSA has bases here: Key TVNZ: John Key dismisses mass surveillance project claims Aimee Gulliver: Spooks aren't capable of bulk spying: Key TV3: Dotcom's former bodyguard trusts Key The Press: Editorial: Serious issues need answers Tova O’Brien (TV3): John Key quiet on XKeyscore Radio NZ: 'Moment of Truth' on world stage David... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at liberation
Moment of Truth and GCSB Ryan Gallagher (The Intercept): The Questions for New Zealand on mass surveillance Edward Snowden (The Intercept): NZ’s PM isn’t telling the truth about mass surveillance Glenn Greenwald and Ryan Gallagher (The Intercept): NZ launched mass surveillance project while publicly denying it Tim Hume (CNN): Snowden, Assange, Greenwald, Dotcom: Can this gang of four take down a PM? Dene Mckenzie (ODT): Key will weather the storm Andrea Vance (Stuff): The Snowden files: What did we learn? Claire Trevett (Herald): PM calls for evidence of surveillance Rob Hosking (NBR): The 'Big Reveal' shows more, and less, than... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at liberation
Greenwald and GCSB Andrea Vance (Stuff): Spy scandal - what we know and what we don't No Right Turn: Key lies to us again Paul Buchanan (Kiwipolitico): Double Trouble David Fisher (Herald): John Key denied internet cables tapped by NSA Bloomberg: New Zealand says it will release documents to deny Glenn Greenwald’s ‘proof’ that nation spied on its citizens The Standard: The enablers Liam Hyslop (Stuff): Kim Dotcom: Seven 'Moment of Truth' alternatives Radio NZ: Greenwald claims NZ data already collected Rob O’Neill: Dotcom, Greenwald, Assange and Snowden target New Zealand Tim Watkin (Pundit): Keeping up with the rapid story... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at liberation
This is a selection of the instant reaction and analysis on Twitter to the revelation of the purported email relating to John Key’s involvement in Kim Dotcom’s extradition ‘entrapment’. The most recent tweets are first. More will be added. [Read more below] Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at liberation
Glenn Greenwald Michael Botur (Herald): The GCSB does not conduct mass surveillance on Kiwis - Key Stephen Keys (Unframed): Greenwald, GCSB and the war on dissent Bryce Edwards (liberation): Top tweets about Glenn Greenwald and New Zealand spying Andrew Gunn (Stuff): Here comes a mega-download Radio NZ: Revelations could cause 'diplomatic blowback' Steve Kilgallon (Stuff): Kim Dotcom to reveal spying details Newswire: Key: Mass surveillance did not go ahead Radio NZ: Greenwald to reveal details of spying claims Claire Trevett (Herald): Spying claims force PM to release classified documents TVNZ: Internet-Mana: Release of spy documents an abuse of PM's authority... Continue reading
Posted Sep 13, 2014 at liberation
This is a selection of some of the more interesting tweets relating to investigative journalist Glenn Greenwald’s visit to New Zealand to talk about state surveillance. The most recent tweets are first. More will be added. [Read more below] Continue reading
Posted Sep 12, 2014 at liberation
Campaign Simon Wilson (Metro): Let Battle Begin Steve Braunias (Metro): Campaign Diary: Day 6 Audrey Young (Herald): Election 2014: Key support slumps in latest poll No Right Turn: A clear difference on child poverty Victoria Young (NBR): Conservative Party drops court action after Electoral Commission backs down (paywalled) Election Data Consortium: Busting Myths About Non-Voters Matthew Beveridge: Beginning of the end: Reporters on Twitter? Josh White (Newstalk ZB): Surprising level of undecided voters Listener: The things that matter Stacey Kirk (Stuff): Craig denies booze tax to pay for tax-free band Aimee Gulliver (Stuff): Social media the new campaign trail Siobhan... Continue reading
Posted Sep 12, 2014 at liberation
Leaders’ debate Derek Cheng (Herald): Leaders debate: Tax cut in spotlight Andrea Vance (Stuff): Leaders trade wisecracks Herald: Labour comes out on top in Rate The Debate dial Simon Wong (TV3): Leaders tackle taxes, inequality in debate Tracy Watkins (Stuff): Leaders debate: Dog quip sticks Herald: Key v Cunliffe: Who won the debate? TVNZ: John Key and David Cunliffe face-off in the third leaders debate Derek Cheng (Herald): Leaders debate: Tax cut in spotlight Stephanie Rodger (The Standard): A clear Cunliffe win Cameron Slater (Whaleoil): Who won the final leaders debate? Radio NZ: Leaders challenge tax plans in latest debate... Continue reading
Posted Sep 11, 2014 at liberation
Economy RNZ: Key hits back over poverty claims Shabnam Dastgheib (Stuff): Child welfare experts slam tax cuts Rachel Smalley (Newstalk ZB): Who will be brave enough to tackle poverty? Stuff: Harawira: Child hunger the 'litmus test' TVNZ: Majority calls for rise in minimum wage Herald: Editorial: Greens' wage policy has to be affordable for country Gordon Campbell (Werewolf): 19 Reasons Why We Can’t Afford Another National Government Press: Editorial: Two views on the way ahead Newstalk ZB: Child poverty group calling for cross-party action Radio NZ: Doubts over cross-party poverty agreement Kate Chapman (TVNZ): Vote Compass: Government should do more... Continue reading
Posted Sep 9, 2014 at liberation
National Herald Editorial: PM's promise of tax cuts shows lack of judgment Vernon Small (Stuff): Nats fail hypocrisy test Hamish Rutherford (Stuff): Taxpayers asked to blindly wait Gordon Campbell (Scoop): On National’s phantom tax cut package Brent Edwards (RNZ): Tax cut announcement light on detail Adam Bennett (Herald): PM short-changes voters with $10 offer, says Labour TVNZ: Cunliffe: National's tax plan can be written on back of $5 note No Right Turn: That empty void again Rob Salmond (Polity): Key waves hands, insipidly Adam Bennett (Herald): National announces tax cuts for 2017 Simon Wong (TV3): National confirms tax cuts by... Continue reading
Posted Sep 8, 2014 at liberation
Campaign John Armstrong (Herald): Conservatives can expect hard time Tracy Watkins (Stuff): Many grenades on this campaign trail Steve Braunias (Stuff): The secret diary of . . . the party leaders Audrey Young (Herald): 12 days left to save campaign Duncan Garner (Radio Live): Two weeks to go – John Key in the box seat to win Claire Trevett (Herald): Cunliffe: Three parties max in any Labour-led government Isaac Davison (Herald): Kiwis sceptical about Dotcom Patrick Gower (Herald): Get off the blunder bus and take control Paul Little (Herald): Misfits machine draws teen vote Michael Sergel (Newstalk ZB): Coalition quandaries... Continue reading
Posted Sep 7, 2014 at liberation
An initial selection of cartoons to show how the Dirty Politics scandal is being conveyed by cartoonists etc. More will be added. Continue reading
Posted Sep 4, 2014 at liberation
On Friday at 7pm I’m interviewing Nicky Hager at a University Book Shop Dunedin meeting. I’ve asked Twitter for some ideas of what I should be asking him. Below are the Twitter replies so far. I’ll try to put all the questions to Hager at the meeting, but am not expecting him to necessarily answer every one. To add more questions to the list, please tweet them to me @bryce_edwards or leave a comment below. [Read more below] Continue reading
Posted Sep 4, 2014 at liberation
Dirty Politics Derek Cheng (Herald): Rawshark files: The blogger and the politician Chris Keall (NBR): Twitter suspends Whaledump — but hacker returns just hours later with new account, new allegations Michael Fox, Andrea Vance and Matt Nippert (Stuff): Whaledump makes return to Twitter Felix Marwick (Newstalk ZB): Inquiry gets ZB input No Right Turn: Collins, Whale, and Bain No Right Turn: Let the game of whackawhale commence! Michael Fox and Andrea Vance (Stuff): Whaledump Twitter account shut David Fisher (Herald): Whaledump Twitter account suspended Diana Wichtel (Listener): Double trouble (paywalled) Jane Clifton (Listener): White knuckle ride (paywalled) Listener: The rogue... Continue reading
Posted Sep 3, 2014 at liberation
Dirty Politics David Fisher (Herald): Hacker hits back at Collins' conversation denial David Fisher (Herald): Rawshark emails reveal details of 'hit' jobs Patrick Gower (TV3): Hacker: Slater, Collins Facebook messages authentic Felix Marwick (Newstalk ZB): Not all wine and roses for Cunliffe or Key Michael Fox and Tracy Watkins (Stuff): Labour would increase watchdog powers John Drinnan (Herald): PR men say Dirty Politics claims don't hurt Mike Hosking (Newstalk ZB): Double standard over hacking cases Fran O'Sullivan (Herald): Key must widen probe Russell Brown (Public Address): Show some decency No Right Turn: Legacy questions Lynn Prentice (The Standard): Dirty politics... Continue reading
Posted Sep 2, 2014 at liberation
This is a sample of interesting tweets about the Christchurch Press leaders’ debate. The most recent tweets are first. [Read more below] Continue reading
Posted Sep 2, 2014 at liberation
Dirty Politics Colin James (ODT): The health pillar of good government Simon Wilson (Metro): Doubling Down Andrew Geddis (Pundit): Will an inquiry make it all better? Wayne Mapp (Pundit): Not business as usual: Key's leadership style & the bloggersphere Hamish Rutherford and Aimee Gulliver (Stuff): Judith Collins inquiry a long process No Right Turn: A clayton's inquiry Adam Bennett (Herald): PM defends choices for Collins probe TV3: Cunliffe to broaden Collins inquiry if elected David Fisher (Herald): New leak claim hits Judith Collins Derek Cheng (Herald): Whale Oil blogger left out of probe Mike Hosking (Newstalk ZB): A lot of... Continue reading
Posted Sep 2, 2014 at liberation
Judith Collins and Dirty Politics David Fisher (Herald): Hacker releases new Collins conversations Andrew Geddis (Pundit): Debating "Dirty Politics": Media, Politics and Law No Right Turn: Will the police investigate? Tim Watkin (Pundit): What Collins' resignation means for journalism & the campaign Isaac Davison (Herald): Cunliffe expects consultation on Dirty Politics inquiry Duncan Garner (RadioLive): Could David Cunliffe be the accidental prime minister? Gordon Campbell (Scoop): On John Key’s ‘blame it on Judith’ strategy Mai Chen (Herald): New powers to compel will drive Judith Collins inquiry Josie Pagani (Herald) Justice Minister's hands must be clean Liam Dann (Herald): Playing dirty... Continue reading
Posted Aug 31, 2014 at liberation
Posted Aug 31, 2014 at liberation
Campaign John Armstrong (Herald): National careful not to name NZ First as spendthrifts Rachel Smalley (Newstalk ZB): Election 2014 like a James Bond plot Tracy Watkins (Stuff): Press Leaders Debate 2014 David Farrar (Kiwiblog): Will Labour abolish three strikes for repeat serious offenders? Newswire: Panel backs Cunliffe's warning Nevil Gibson (NBR): Election 2014: How to make sense of spending promises (paywalled) Stephanie Rodgers (The Standard): 60 tweeps to follow this election Dave Clarkson (Stuff): Man admits defacing National Party billboards Mike Hosking (Newstalk ZB): The irony of National's housing policy David Farrar (Kiwiblog): The Maori Party list Martyn Bradbury (Daily... Continue reading
Posted Aug 26, 2014 at liberation
Campaign Michael Fox (Stuff): Kids question candidates Talia Shadwell (Stuff): Song threatens to kill Key Vernon Small (Stuff): Labour sees chink in Nats armour Vernon Small (Stuff): Campaign switches to housing, tax cuts TVNZ: The Campaign Trail: Leaders hit the streets Stacey Kirk (Stuff): John Key takes campaign to the West Coast Benedict Collins (Radio NZ): Tax policies divide voters Radio NZ: PM stops short of compulsory history TV3: 'The hacker becomes the heroine' - Trotter Gayathiri Ganeshan (MCDP): A Policy A Day: Disestablish the IPCA Dominion Post: Editorial: Bid to shift focus from mud to policy Isaac Davison (Herald):... Continue reading
Posted Aug 25, 2014 at liberation
Dirty Politics John Armstrong (Herald): PM resolves to harpoon 'Whalegate' Aimee Gulliver (Stuff): Dotcom 'preparing legal action' against blogger Martyn Bradbury (Daily Blog): Why the Secret Intelligence Service feeding Cameron Slater information is so very, very, very serious Laura McQuillan (Newstalk ZB): Peters calls for top-level inquiry into Hager allegations Campbell Gibson (NBR): Councillor stands by PR veteran targeted by Hager (paywalled) Joshua Drummond (Stuff): PM's nice-guy image gone forever Toby Manhire (Guardian): The whale that swallowed New Zealand's election campaign Dene Mackenzie (ODT): Hager's book continues to haunt The Press: Editorial: Time to commit to clean politics Sarah Robson... Continue reading
Posted Aug 24, 2014 at liberation