Editorial

Editorial, Power Crimes and Propaganda

The National Memory Key-Hole:  Retrieving Dirty Politics Laundry from the Media Spin Cycle

The National Memory Key-Hole: Retrieving Dirty Politics Laundry from the Media Spin Cycle

By Steve ‘Snoopman’ Edwards Smooth Departure? Ahead of John Key’s last day in ‘politics’, April 23 2017,  it is evident that the National Laundry Spin Machine is in overdrive to smooth the former prime minister’s passage into the ‘post-politics’ private political system: Neo-Colonial Empire. Indeed, a spike in Key departure […]

by × March 20, 2017 × Comments are Disabled

Editorial, Feature

Aotearoa – The Land of the Fluffy White Ignorati

Aotearoa – The Land of the Fluffy White Ignorati

Part I: How the Media & PR Agents Protect MVPs By Steve ‘Snoopman’ Edwards Fluffy White Ignorati Stir the Storm The news and social media storm that has ensued since Waiheke-born Lara Wharepapa-Bridger posted a gutsy, stroppy 13-minute video on Facebook telling New Zealand about her disgust at Sir Peter […]

by × January 8, 2017 × Comments are Disabled

Editorial, Feature

The Smiling Assassin a Quitter? A Three-Part Series

The Smiling Assassin a Quitter? A Three-Part Series

Part I – Breaking Voice for Breaking News Part II – Why NZ PM’s ‘Running on Empty’ Meme is a Clanker Part III – Why KeyExit is a Hail Mary Pass

by × December 11, 2016 × Comments are Disabled

Editorial, Feature

The Smiling Assassin a Quitter? Running for the KeyExit

The Smiling Assassin a Quitter? Running for the KeyExit

Part III – Why KeyExit is a Hail Mary Pass By Steve ‘Snoopman’ Edwards Running on Empty   When the political actor pretending to be a prime minister, John Key, announced his shock resignation on December 5, he was quick to endorse his finance minister and deputy, Bill English, as […]

by × December 11, 2016 × Comments are Disabled

Editorial, Feature

Honest John: Under the influence of the Wonder Woman's Lasso of Truth.

The Smiling Assassin a Quitter? Nothing Left in the Tank

Part II – Why NZ PM’s ‘Running on Empty’ Meme is a Clanker By Steve ‘Snoopman’ Edwards Nothing Left in the Tank? The political actor who pretended to be New Zealand’s prime minister for eight years made several justifications for his shock December 5 resignation announcement. When taken with other […]

by × December 10, 2016 × Comments are Disabled

Editorial, Feature

The Smiling Assassin a Quitter?

The Smiling Assassin a Quitter?

Part I – Breaking Voice for Breaking News By Steve ‘Snoopman’ Edwards The Secret Seven When one of New Zealand’s greatest character actors John Phillip Key quit his role as prime minister on December 5, the ex-London & Wall Street banker claimed he wanted to spend more time with family.[1] […]

by × December 9, 2016 × Comments are Disabled

Democracy & Counter Movements, Editorial

Insufficient Consent: John ‘The Matador’ Key’s Flag Deception

Insufficient Consent: John ‘The Matador’ Key’s Flag Deception

 By Snoopman “The misuse of power is the very essence of tyranny.” – Frost/Nixon [Universal Studios]   Is ‘D’ for Democracy? Ever since New Zealand’s prime minister John Key drew his ‘silver fern’ flag on TVNZ’s ‘Breakfast’ show in 2010,  as a way to initiate the South Pacific tax haven’s […]

by × March 25, 2016 × Comments are Disabled

Democracy & Counter Movements, Editorial

MEDIA RELEASE: Trans-Pacific Treaty Public Submissions/John Key’s Flag Trick Distraction

MEDIA RELEASE: Trans-Pacific Treaty Public Submissions/John Key’s Flag Trick Distraction

MEDIA RELEASE: For Immediate Dissemination (February 28, 2016).   Subject – The Matador: John Key & His Flag of Tricks The New Zealand government seriously risks failing to reach the threshold of sufficient consent over the Trans-Pacific Partnership Treaty. The conspicuous absence of effort by John Key’s administration to promote […]

by × February 28, 2016 × Comments are Disabled

Democracy & Counter Movements, Editorial

TPPA Crime Reporting Beat Inadequate: Why protests against the wealth & sovereignty ‘Hold-ups’ in progress need to be reported

TPPA Crime Reporting Beat Inadequate: Why protests against the wealth & sovereignty ‘Hold-ups’ in progress need to be reported

Don’t Sign: Anti-TPPA protestors counter ‘done-deal’ perceptions [Photo: Snoopman]   Cerebral Commitment The Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement issue needs to be taken seriously by New Zealand’s news media. Last Saturday (14 November 2015), many news outlets including Maori TV, One News, The New Zealand Herald, the Sunday Star-Times, The Dominion Post and […]

by × November 16, 2015 × Comments are Disabled

Editorial, History, Propaganda & Cultural Memory

Newsroom Conspiracy at Murdoch’s Sunday Times? How a Snowden character assassination piece passed through the ‘Buying-out’ filter of media scholar Noam Chomsky​’s Propaganda Model

Newsroom Conspiracy at Murdoch’s Sunday Times? How a Snowden character assassination piece passed through the ‘Buying-out’ filter of media scholar Noam Chomsky​’s Propaganda Model

The Murdoch Dynasty’s London newspaper, The Sunday Times, just prints what is the official view of Her Majesty’s Government, says its Home Affairs reporter as a way to explain-away a character assassination piece on NSA whistle-blower, Edward Snowden. The Sunday Times front-page story “British spies betrayed to Russians and Chinese”   […]

by × June 20, 2015 × Comments are Disabled