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Russell Brown's Hard News


September 2005

Looking like a winner (Sep 20)

Anything Could Happen (Sep 16)

National forcibly marries lesbians! (Sep 15)

Hitching Sinners (Sep 14)

Some Numbers (Sep 13)

Gadzooks! (Sep 12)

In Brief (Sep 09)

Interesting day (Sep 08)

This just in ... (Sep 07)

What a Cult! (Sep 07)

Bad policy, baby (Sep 06)

Ugly As (Sep 05)

Another Email Emerges (Sep 02)

August 2005

Just making it up (Aug 30)

What would we like you to say about us? (Aug 29)

The Odds (Aug 26)

The who-the-hell-knows debate (Aug 23)

The Breeder Bounty (Aug 19)

Everyone's becoming the media (Aug 18)

Liberated! (Aug 17)

UFOs (Aug 16)

Pride and Astonishment (Aug 15)

No Debate (Aug 12)

Nice and Nasty (Aug 10)

With grace and good humour (Aug 09)

Cracking Lion Reds on the back of the seat (Aug 08)

Motivation! (Aug 05)

The Unenvied Official (Aug 04)

Hurtling Backwards? (Aug 01)

July 2005

Stories it is now safe to tell (Jul 29)

Conniptions (Jul 28)

Hail the New Victorians (Jul 25)

Que? (Jul 22)

King of the Zeitgeist (Jul 21)

White collared (Jul 20)

Sound and light (Jul 19)

OTOH (Jul 15)

Information (Jul 14)

Some behaviour issues (Jul 12)

Bloody Murder (Jul 08)

Everybody must get stoned (Jul 06)

So, what do you think of New Zealand? (Jul 05)

The National Arena (Jul 04)

June 2005

A Very Big Day for Me (Jun 29)

Clever, creepy (Jun 28)

Actually, it's not alright ... (Jun 24)

Show us the money (Jun 23)

Bits and pieces (Jun 22)

Reading the polls (Jun 20)

Grrrr ... (Jun 17)

Clever. Not. (Jun 15)

But hardly innocent either ... (Jun 14)

Don't describe, characterise (Jun 13)

What are they smoking? (Jun 10)

Po-faced outrage (Jun 09)

Lounge weekend (Jun 07)

Very much on (Jun 03)

Perverse Routing Decisions (Jun 02)

D'oh! (Jun 01)

May 2005

Treading Carefully (May 30)

Sick As (May 27)

Shooting Down (May 26)

"Dawn Raid" is already taken ... (May 25)

You had to be there (May 24)

Budget Blog: Short Version (May 19)

Budging (May 19)

An Education (May 17)

Nightmare on Molesworth Street (May 16)

Going nuclear? (May 13)

Some big news from me (May 11)

Barrels and bandwidth (May 09)

Hangover blog (May 06)

Oh Bovver (May 05)

Brother Sword of Compassion (May 04)

Blackout! (May 03)

April 2005

Can hardly wait (Apr 29)

This unusual affair (Apr 28)

Things being what they are (Apr 25)

What would Jesus have on his iPod? (Apr 22)

Economically incorrect (Apr 21)

Fisking, feminism, etc (Apr 20)

Choice (Apr 19)

On Drugs (Apr 14)

Very Hairy (Apr 13)

News from the front bum front (Apr 11)

The Gayest Thing Ever? (Apr 08)

Scroll down for politics (Apr 07)

Selectively Remembering the Pope (Apr 06)

Meltdown! (Apr 05)

Doggin' (Apr 01)

March 2005

Missing George (Mar 31)

Once more ... (Mar 30)

Hysteria (Mar 29)

Incipient Moonbats (Mar 24)

Front page next day (Mar 22)

Going Live (Mar 21)

Speaking freely (Mar 18)

Responses (Mar 17)

Wellington Rising (Mar 16)

Leave the chip behind (Mar 15)

Mighty wind (Mar 11)

Peters again (Mar 10)

Sky jinks (Mar 09)

Exceeding well over? (Mar 07)

The gnarlier questions (Mar 02)

All souls (Mar 01)

February 2005

Days in the sunshine capital (Feb 28)

Big Long Rant (Feb 24)

Paris Hilton too! (Feb 22)

And onwards ... (Feb 21)

A stand against the surrender of taste (Feb 18)

Proper Opposition (Feb 17)

After SpongeBob (Feb 15)

Hysteria (Feb 14)

The other scandal (Feb 11)

Just a location (Feb 09)

Talkback Radio With Pictures (Feb 08)

Fog of summer (Feb 04)

Geeky Thursday (Feb 03)

Old Uncle Don (Feb 02)

A new chapter (Feb 01)

January 2005

Strung out, naked, etc (Jan 27)

Gosh (Jan 26)

Redefining worthless opinion (Jan 25)

Debrief (Jan 24)

Good Day Mediaphiles ... (Jan 21)

Geeky stuff (Jan 20)

Back from the Rock (Jan 17)

Forcible medication and coercive treatment (Jan 09)

Our round (Jan 07)

The Uncharitables (Jan 04)

December 2004

Tsunami media (Dec 30)

Tired but happy (Dec 24)

That bloke (Dec 22)

Spinning of yarns (Dec 20)

Vrrrrrmmmm ... (Dec 17)

Argy-bargy-whoops-a-daisy (Dec 16)

What price the Mother of the Nation? (Dec 15)

Smells like teen spirit (Dec 13)

The Liberal Lollyscramble (Dec 10)

Let's get on (Dec 09)

Sharp (Dec 08)

Funny old week (Dec 07)

Wellington Again (Dec 06)

Not any Friday (Dec 02)

All the fun ... (Dec 01)

November 2004

Real conscience (Nov 30)

Incendiary! (Nov 29)

A good week for Mr Z (Nov 26)

Inquiry on, dudes (Nov 25)

Man of Mystery? (Nov 24)

It's Hell that gets on my tits (Nov 23)

Spooky (Nov 22)

Fridayed (Nov 19)

Whatever, Trevor (Nov 18)

Have a go if you're hard enough ... (Nov 17)

Friends of Dorothy (Nov 16)

Another night on the town (Nov 15)

Still on the wires (Nov 12)

It would be madness (Nov 11)

Back in town (Nov 10)

Emotional Maintenance (Nov 05)

Get yer evangelicals out (Nov 04)

Coverage (Nov 03)

It's the science, stupid (Nov 02)

October 2004

Koha return (Oct 29)

Three statements (Oct 28)

The Sweetest Thing (Oct 27)

Nightmare scenario (Oct 26)

Freaky Friday (Oct 22)

Hip Hop Blog (Oct 21)

After Corngate (Oct 20)

And a party too! (Oct 19)

L-Dopes (Oct 18)

A good day (Oct 15)

Surely not ... (Oct 14)

Weird War (Oct 13)

Toast (Oct 11)

Golden Weather again (Oct 08)

Hospo gossip (Oct 07)

Alternative Reality News (Oct 06)

Unglamorous (Oct 05)

Shilly-shallying (Oct 01)

September 2004

The envelope, please ... (Sep 29)

Late run (Sep 28)

Hitting the fan (Sep 27)

We know nothing ... (Sep 24)

The Pain (Sep 22)

Smother Hubbard (Sep 19)

Pleas for attention (Sep 17)

I'm a New Zealander, get me out of here! (Sep 16)

Major Barney (Sep 14)

Flap (Sep 13)

Rock Against Blowhards (Sep 10)

Unenlightened self-interest (Sep 09)

Innocents II (Sep 08)

Locked up (Sep 07)

The Innocents (Sep 06)

Going local (Sep 03)

Globe agog (Sep 02)

August 2004

The Race (Aug 31)

Counting (Aug 30)

Hell-bent for leather (Aug 27)

Mo' Destinies (Aug 25)

The New Black (Aug 24)

Crumbs! (Aug 19)

Trivial typing errors and more (Aug 17)

Turn (Aug 16)

Rocking out (Aug 13)

Intent (Aug 12)

Going Boom (Aug 11)

Strange Times (Aug 10)

Sex and terror (Aug 09)

Uncharitable (Aug 06)

Declaring war (Aug 05)

Pink Frost (Aug 03)

Not so rough trade (Aug 02)

July 2004

I, Bloke (Jul 30)

Spooky (Jul 29)

Shrum vs. Shrub (Jul 28)

Fresh air (Jul 27)

Long Days (Jul 23)

The motorcade sped on ... (Jul 22)

Glass Houses (Jul 20)

Take That! (Jul 16)

Brilliant Day (Jul 14)

The News (Jul 13)

Respect (Jul 12)

Good sport and so on (Jul 09)

Houston, we have a problem ... (Jul 07)

Gossip, rumour and fact (Jul 06)

Dear Auckland (Jul 01)

June 2004

Boundless confidence (Jun 30)

Here's hoping (Jun 29)

Visiting the moral wellspring (Jun 28)

Twinked in (Jun 25)

Whatever happens tomorrow (Jun 23)

Clive TV (Jun 21)

The northeast gales (Jun 18)

Not a freakin' clue (Jun 17)

The scary philosopher (Jun 16)

Her Indoors (Jun 15)

Encouraging (Jun 14)

The next one (Jun 11)

Doing it for the kids ... (Jun 10)

Quantities unknown (Jun 09)

Liberal ironies (Jun 08)

At last, it gets interesting (Jun 04)

Going Danish? (Jun 03)

Peers (Jun 02)

Return of the Redeemer (Jun 01)

May 2004

Since I last blogged (May 31)

Stranger still ... (May 26)

Sense and sensibilities (May 25)

Facts are out of fashion (May 24)

Without wishing to be a spoilsport ... (May 21)

Not unbundling (May 20)

Regrettably, spoiled for choice (May 18)

More on the mayor's fantasies ... (May 14)

Roads to glory (May 13)

Idol thoughts (May 12)

Knowing what we believe (May 11)

Bad moves (May 10)

A tragedy for everyone (May 07)

Expectations (May 06)

Old Faithful Chops (May 04)

Dumb and dumber (May 03)

April 2004

Maori Idol (Apr 30)

Birds (Apr 29)

Human traffic (Apr 28)

Telly visions (Apr 26)

People's Voices (Apr 23)

Grim reality (Apr 22)

Impasse (Apr 20)

Back through (Apr 19)

Just this once ... (Apr 16)

Moral thugs (Apr 15)

Later (Apr 14)

Moral fog (Apr 13)

Good things (Apr 08)

Ill Semantics (Apr 07)

Could be better (Apr 06)

Gratitudes (Apr 05)

A rum day ... (Apr 02)

March 2004

New poll: Earth flat (Mar 31)

Welcome home, love (Mar 30)

Like any other New Zealander (Mar 26)

With the best of intentions (Mar 25)

Theatre (Mar 24)

Joy at the Park (Mar 23)

Ill wind? (Mar 22)

Petrolheads (Mar 19)

Party off (Mar 18)

After Aznar (Mar 16)

Defending democracy (Mar 15)

The Mystery Road (Mar 12)

Out of the cart? (Mar 11)

The Corridor (Mar 10)

Very Wellington (Mar 09)

The long campaign (Mar 08)

Silly season (Mar 03)

Six years on (Mar 02)

Blowing up (Mar 01)

February 2004

Doom (Feb 27)

Shore thing (Feb 26)

Fresh hair (Feb 24)

The politics of resentment is no way to run a country (Feb 23)

Going to Evan (Feb 20)

The mother of all debates (Feb 19)

Pop shop! (Feb 17)

Idolatory (Feb 16)

Reaching for the logic (Feb 12)

And it gets worse ... (Feb 11)

Better, faster, cheaper? (Feb 10)

Rushes of blood (Feb 09)

Oh dear ... (Feb 03)

Spooked (Feb 02)

January 2004

Standards of proof (Jan 30)

More in sorrow (Jan 28)

Mo' Fish (Jan 27)

Elijah Wood on acid. And fish. (Jan 23)

Just pick the pretty one (Jan 22)

Doleful (Jan 20)

I still love rock 'n' roll (Jan 19)

Bro vs. Big Bro (Jan 15)

Not writing (Jan 12)

December 2003

New Year Blog (Dec 29)

Thwack (Dec 23)

A good night out (Dec 19)

Seriousness (Dec 18)

We'll see (Dec 17)

History pivots while we sleep (Dec 15)

The P Devil (Dec 12)

Supplementary questions (Dec 11)

Pompous Asses (Dec 09)

Not impressive at all (Dec 08)

Running Rings (Dec 05)

Darth George (Dec 04)

Liars (Dec 03)

About culture (Dec 01)

November 2003

In the area (Nov 28)

Bovine TV (Nov 27)

Hearts and minds (Nov 25)

Usual suspects (Nov 24)

Same again (Nov 21)

And now ... radio spam! (Nov 20)

Thunder Out West (Nov 19)

Roiled Families (Nov 18)

Whatever (Nov 17)

Unleash Hell (Nov 14)

Here we go again ... (Nov 13)

End of the world ... (Nov 12)

Real numbers (Nov 11)

Sitting Ducks (Nov 10)

Twiggy in trouble (Nov 07)

Less than free (Nov 06)

Game on! (Nov 05)

The Westpac scam (Nov 03)

October 2003

New mysteries (Oct 27)

Yesterday's news (Oct 23)

Beautiful things (Oct 22)

Scary synapses (Oct 17)

Returns (Oct 15)

Respect me in the morning ... (Oct 14)

Rugby and me (Oct 10)

Power craziness (Oct 09)

Lomborg (Oct 07)

Gordy's Lament (Oct 03)

Our people tonight ... (Oct 02)

September 2003

Tabloid Tale (Sep 30)

Da Bomb (Sep 26)

Strangeness on the radio (Sep 25)

Hitting Kids (Sep 24)

Sportronic in Beige (Sep 22)

The road to weirdness (Sep 19)

Affectations (Sep 17)

Wham, bam, thank you Pam ... (Sep 16)

The Man in Black (Sep 15)

Worlds collide (Sep 12)

The Moral Lottery (Sep 10)

The Role Model (Sep 09)

Friday frustrations (Sep 05)

Meanwhile on Planet Whacko (Sep 04)

WTF? (Sep 02)

August 2003

I feel your pain, Parekura (Aug 29)

Surging across the spectrum of news (Aug 28)

Gone missing (Aug 26)

Blood, fury and concussion (Aug 25)

The earth moved (Aug 22)

Creeping chaos (Aug 21)

"We have plunged into darkness" (Aug 20)

On the beaches (Aug 19)

Power and people (Aug 15)

Jonathan, Brian and Hone (Aug 13)

Celebrity (Aug 12)

Risk (Aug 08)

Cans of worms (Aug 06)

Taking care of business (Aug 04)

July 2003

Weighing up (Jul 31)

Balancing acts (Jul 30)

Fare go (Jul 29)

Calling in the experts (Jul 28)

Seriously bad (Jul 25)

Departures (Jul 24)

Dark actors (Jul 22)

Spinning the rates rise (Jul 18)

First things first (Jul 16)

Culinary crimes (Jul 11)

Scoop's scoop (Jul 10)

Winter (Jul 08)

Corngate revisited (Jul 07)

Bad seeds? (Jul 03)

In pictures (Jul 01)

June 2003

Listener up (Jun 30)

Love and war (Jun 27)

Drama and democracy (Jun 26)

The Late Debate (Jun 25)

Moral imperatives (Jun 24)

Dodgernomics (Jun 19)

Philosophy in a bad week (Jun 17)

As desperate as ever (Jun 13)

Just different (Jun 11)

"The worst people in the world" (Jun 10)

Democracy at Ease (Jun 09)

Cracking the ton (Jun 05)

Dutton again (Jun 03)

May 2003

Do the right thing (May 30)

Foreign affairs (May 28)

Sweet! (May 26)

Pique performance (May 23)

Old rockers (May 22)

The Power Plan (May 21)

A queer business (May 19)

Temperance man (May 16)

Very big mess (May 14)

Maximum Respect (May 09)

Salam is safe! (May 08)

Production error (May 06)

Desperate need for attention (May 06)

Junglist (May 05)

How Bizarre (May 02)

April 2003

So spare me the hectoring (Apr 30)

Remembering the Internet (Apr 29)

Paranoid (Apr 28)

Let Freedom Ring (Apr 24)

The thin end of the wedge (Apr 22)

Benevolence (Apr 15)

At least they saved the oil wells (Apr 14)

The to-do list (Apr 11)

Next, please (Apr 10)

Like nobody really died (Apr 09)

Humming 'Que Sera Sera' (Apr 08)

Waiting at the gates of Babylon (Apr 07)

Our war and theirs (Apr 04)

Two Analyses (Apr 02)

Standing back (Apr 01)

March 2003

Being lied to (Mar 31)

Bad Internet (Mar 28)

Yet more on the Russians (Mar 27)

Still with the Russians (Mar 27)

What the Russians are seeing (Mar 26)

Behind the lines (Mar 26)

Factualities (Mar 25)

This just in ... (Mar 24)

Early days (Mar 21)

All the news (Mar 20)

The Empire Strikes (Mar 18)

Hostilities (Mar 16)

Morning dreads (Mar 14)

Electrifying (Mar 10)

Crisis at the Herald!! (Mar 07)

The Bosnian connection (Mar 05)

Barbarians at the email gateway (Mar 04)

Dirty tricks and blood money (Mar 03)

February 2003

Fine work and history (Feb 25)

Magic Bullets (Feb 24)

Week Ending (Feb 21)

The Samoans of Yachting (Feb 19)

A Competition! (Feb 18)

Killing freedom with superstition (Feb 17)

You talkin' to us? (Feb 14)

The Pet Name Boys (Feb 13)

When Linda met Chris (Feb 12)

Cool old lady (Feb 10)

Surly Bonds (Feb 04)

January 2003

I'd rather trust in taniwhas (Jan 30)

Tearing up the world (Jan 29)

Nice city, Mayor still a fool (Jan 27)

I love the smell of hypocrisy in the morning (Jan 23)

Holidays III: Blow-off valves in paradise (Jan 21)

We're the music, they're just the bands (Jan 20)

A Country Wedding (Jan 06)

December 2002

Where Hobbits surfed (Dec 31)

A Summer Without Butterflies (Dec 23)

The Michael Moores (Dec 19)

Unhappy Endings (Dec 18)

Sign Off (Dec 17)

Festive Seasoning (Dec 16)

On the P (Dec 12)

Discontent (Dec 11)

Meanwhile ... (Dec 09)

But which one is John Howard? (Dec 06)

Good Stupid (Dec 04)

Transits (Dec 04)

On Israel (Dec 03)

November 2002

Rained In (Nov 29)

The Infrastructure Spooks (Nov 27)

Southern Skies (Nov 26)

Government by Focus Group (Nov 25)

An Auckland Weekend (Nov 25)

Sniffle (Nov 21)

Quite the Party (Nov 20)

Opportunity Knockers (Nov 14)

Extreme Pragmatism (Nov 14)

October 2004

David Lange's speech notes March 1 1985 (Oct 14)

September 2002

The Last Post (Sep 20)

April 2004

Interview: Bruce Logan, Maxim Institute (Apr 19)

December 2002

Interview: Matt Heath (Dec 04)