Canon Media Awards- an exercise in progressive cynicism and vanity

Read through this and have a laugh at the outrageous and cynical self congratulatory artifice on display in an industry already dying for an excess of those very indulgences. A few talented people but the majority are outside of their enthusiastically back slapping peer group, largely irrelevant to any ongoing social discourse. Photography Winner(s) Photographer…

Drinnan- Henry show not making money

I’ve never got Paul Henry, and I don’t know why people watch him. Apparently, along with pain in the arse liberal Mike Hosking, he’s regarded as some kind of right wing political force in NZ’s media. I see them both as occasionally politically incorrect but right wing (in the general sense) no way. I last…

Fabian Society cares about our news

The Fabian Society is meeting today to discuss “The Future of Journalism and our Democracy”. They say Journalism is a critical part of a healthy democracy. But today it is under pressure from all sides – internet is changing how we consume media, entertainment is preferred to journalism, media owners scout round for new business…

Media speculates on Key’s replacement

I guess after so long beating up our ever timid socialist Prime Minister the media would like to see some results for their efforts. However it seems Key’s popularity with the cronyist welfare addicted corporate sector and the likewise big govt dependent majority of the population at large is hard to dent. So why not…

Nigel Farage goes after politically corrupt BBC

Nigel Farage has confronted the BBC amid ongoing claims the broadcaster is biased towards left-leaning voters. The Ukip leader yesterday cancelled a BBC Radio 1 appearance and spoke out against the corporation announcing that if the UKIP gained enough votes, he would work to see it lose funding and influence. Farage was annoyed at not…

Media progressives cannot be won over says Rush

Rush Limbaugh declared yesterday that any attempt to win over media liberals with reason was doomed to failure. He says they’re immune to logic and only have their own mission in mind, and that is to spread the gospel of progressivism and discredit anyone who opposes it. He says- ….it’s a mistake to go on…

SBS host uses ANZAC day to attack Western armed forces

I’d guess most readers would be familiar with the Australian SBS television network. Like the ABC its a public broadcaster that has been captured by the communists and unremittingly pumps subversive programming into Australian society, under the guise of being a “multi-cultural” broadcaster, as if that’s not enough to shut it down anyway. Scott McIntyre…

Be grateful, the Guardians are looking out for us

Things that make you grit your teeth- A television commercial for the Korando sport utility vehicle built by the South Korean automobile manufacturer SsangYong Motor has been ordered off New Zealand television due to its use of fog lights. The add was filmed overseas but shows a Korando being driven over a variety of terrain…

Campbell Live on the skids, commies squealing like stuck pigs

Campbell Live celebrated its 10th anniversary in March this year with some of the worst ratings the series has ever had. The average audience for the week ending 30th March was down a disappointing 19% on the previous week to only 154,576 viewers per night with Tuesday and Thursday delivering only 116,040 and 118,590 viewers…

In US mainstream television, left loses, right wins

With its 53rd consecutive quarter total audience win, Fox News Channel saw a 10% primetime rise among adults 25-54 in first-quarter 2015 over last year. Nielsen reports that with 321,000 on average among the 25-54s in primetime, Fox News thrashed rivals CNN (187,000) and MSNBC (132,000) with more news demographic viewers than the other two…