Editorial

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

Editorial, Media propaganda & the Global Media Complex

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The $4 Million Newsroom: Putting your money where your eyes gaze (Crowd-funding a new newsroom model that has ‘The Shit’)

Two imaginary journalists explore a new newsroom model to displace the multi-trillion dollar PooTube news networks that currently dominate the world. Iggy Swind and Sophia Bigg-Storm have done ‘the math’ and find with a modest $4million from the ‘lefty woofter- ish’* news market segment, a modest newsroom with a new newsroom […]

by × May 28, 2015 × Comments are Disabled

Editorial, Media propaganda & the Global Media Complex

Prime Minister is Best ‘dadD’: New Zealand Newspaper Declares John Key ‘Our Father of the Year’ as 2015 Turns 5 Months-old

Prime Minister is Best ‘dadD’: New Zealand Newspaper Declares John Key ‘Our Father of the Year’ as 2015 Turns 5 Months-old

An absent prime minister who leads a double life as a ‘brave’ dad? An art student who gets news media pre-publicity for an art exhibition – in Paris? And a school program called ‘free play’ that manages risk-taking? In this article, we examine why a newspaper editor would announce the Prime […]

by × May 4, 2015 × Comments are Disabled

Editorial, History, Propaganda & Cultural Memory

Corporate Bears at-large: John Campell's sense of fairness is at odds in a 'free market' society where political apathy was import from the United States.

Satisfying TV Market Share Hoes: Why ‘Systemic Political Apathy’ Infected NZ’s Mediascape – Part II

Corporate Bears at-large: John Campbell’s sense of fairness is at odds in a ‘free market’ society where political apathy was imported from the United States in the mid-1980s.In Part II of this editorial, Sophia Bigg-Storm and Snoopman find that exponents to the Cult of World Domination, ‘The Illuminati’, are behind […]

by × April 20, 2015 × Comments are Disabled

Editorial, Media propaganda & the Global Media Complex

Apocalyptic Infection: Hitting zombies hard and often is the only effective means to kill off the 'free market' contagion.

Satisfying TV Market Share Hoes: Sexing Up Current Affairs or Manufacturing Soap? Part I

CURRENT AFFAIRS SHOW TO BE CHOPPED? STOP BECAUSE “ZONED-OUT” TV AUDIENCES, SAYS PRIME MINISTER STOP “PLANNED SYSTEMIC APATHY” SAY INVESTIGATIVE JOURNALISTS BIGG-STORM AND SNOOPMAN STOP   By Sophia Bigg-Storm and Snoopman   In this editorial, Sophia Bigg-Storm and Snoopman track the commentary on the possible canning of a current affairs […]

by × April 20, 2015 × Comments are Disabled

Editorial, Satire, sarcasm and snoofs

Attention-seeking: And Other Acts of Bravery for the Cause of Love

Attention-seeking: And Other Acts of Bravery for the Cause of Love

Dr. Snoopman finds out why valuing attention-seeking over nurturing the joy-killer of New Zealand cultural life, the perennial Tall Poppy Syndrome, is crucial to our survival.  By Dr Snoopman, 23 December 2014 Ahoy, Attention Seekers! It turns out, we never grow out of attention-seeking. The importance of engaging with one […]

by × December 23, 2014 × Comments are Disabled

Editorial

Snoopman News Turns a Whole One!

Snoopman News Turns a Whole One!

By Snoopman   To friends, accomplices, associates and regular readers, your enthusiasm, encouragement and energy is sooo appreciated. To occasional readers, come back, don’t be sooo fickle! (We do critical takes on big picture issues too). Thanks to the Coatesville Pirate Media Crew for the wonderful support during a magical […]

by × August 19, 2014 × Comments are Disabled