8.2.08

Ματσάκης vs Καρεκλάς!



It's been a while since we've seen Kareklas get all authoritarian on TV. It was, therefore, such a pleasant surprise to see him assert himself on CyBC on Thursday night. Kareklas, who has taught his underlings to say "I will not allow it..." in order to discipline guests on talk shows, was in full force and decided to pick on Marios Matsakis.

Many viewers were convinced that with every "I won't allow you to talk that way" the TV news department boss boy barked, the more turned on he looked. It certainly got a few doddering old wimmin in Ayia Marina Xyliatou a bit damp, not to mention a few burly taxi drivers who'd love to be barked at and spanked.

But inexplicable fetishes aside, young Kareklas ought to get a grip on...his manners and not his manhood when acting as if he owns the joint (that's not what I meant, officer).

Giving 3 of the representatives of the leading campaign double the time allocated to Matsakis and Igoumenides (representing Costas Themistocleous) was a crappy thing to do. This ought to be looked at by the Broadcasting Authority.

Badgering Matsakis is not a very intelligent thing to do. In this case, however the Euro MP put the boy Kareklas in his place.
Boy: "So, how much money did you spend on your leaflet which appeared in all the newspapers...?"

Matsakis: [after a pause, which allowed boy to dig a deeper hole] "It only went into Simerini at a cost of £1000..."
Heh, heh, heh.

Get a brown shirt, boy and a haircut like Emilia's. The taxi drivers would love that...

6 comments:

impius said...

Sieg heil! Sieg heil! Sieg heil!

PanZaf... said...

o igoumevidis avtiprosopeve kapoio ypopsifio o opoios sto dngma dev emfavistike kav (tou edosav 0.1% stnv avagogn !!!)

giati dev epirav kai tous allous ave3artitous ? (e.g. outopos). Eimai apolita sygouros o Outopos tha epiase perisotero % stvn dnmoskopisi apo oti o Themistokelous.

Edw eivai to skavdalo....

o Kareklas kai n omada tou apofasizouv gia mas poioi eivai oi "sobaroi" ypopsifioi kai pioi oxi. Dioti av ntav kathara logo posostou tote o igoumevidis sigoura dev eprepe va ntav ekei kai stnv thesn tuo eprepe va ntav o Outopos kai oi alloi.

Anonymous said...

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http://www.cypruselections.org/

Noullis said...

PanZaf promoting his blog anonymously. HA!!!!

Panayiotis Zaphiris said...

Today, one week before the first round of the Cyprus Presidential
Elections CyprusElections.Org is releasing its scientific prediction
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Our prediction is public at http://www.cypruselections.org/

CyprusElections.Org focus has always been the objective presentation
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direction, we believe that objective and detail analysis and
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upcoming elections.

Our prediction (95% confidence) is that the final results of the
election will be (in parenthesis the range based on our calculated
margin of error - see below for explanation):

Tassos Papadopoulos 34.5% (33.5%-35.5%)
Dimitris Xristofias 32.9% (31.9%-33.9%)
Ioannis Kasoulidis 31.2% (30.2%-32.2%)
Matsakis ~ 1%
Themistokleous ~ 0.5%

Our prediction is not a poll, it is instead a scientific outcome of
data analysis.

Our prediction is based on scientific meta analysis of 23 polls that
have been published since 1st of January 2008.

Our analysis of the 23 polls is based on the following methodology/assumptions:

* We believe in the objectivity of all 23 polls. A lot has been
written in the Cyprus press about the subjectivity of some polls. We
want to believe that all polling companies completed their polls in a
scientific way. In any case, given the large number of polls we
believe that small errors average out when all polls are taken into
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meta analysis we present here is stronger than a single poll.

* The sample of all 23 polls was added together, giving us a total of
26,500 ballots.

* We are treating all 23 polls as a unified single poll running from 7
January to 8 February with a sample size of 26,500 ballots. We believe
that this is a short enough period of time to justify the application
of this methodology.

* For such a large sample (26,500 ballots) the margin of error is
quite small. The margin of error was calculated using an established
methodology to be +- 0.6%

* It should be noted that this is based on analysis of polls published
up to the 10th of Feb. Unfortunately the Cyprus law does not allow for
poll results to be released after that day. Given this we have
increased our margin of error to 1% to account for small changes that
might happen during the last week of the election campaign. Given the
trends from the polls (see graphs in next blog entry) in the last
month, we believe this is a realistic margin.

* We are happy to receive comments/criticism/be-challenged on this analysis.

A detailed summary our prediction with graphs and numerical analysis
are presented in our blog at http://www.cypruselections.org/ the full
report is available on request.

The analysis of the election polls and the prediction of the election
results was done by Dr. Panayiotis Zaphiris a Reader at City
University London. More information about Dr Zaphiris can be found at
http://www.zaphiris.org/

CyprusElections.Org is an independent, objective monitoring service of
Cyprus Elections. CyprusElections.Org is part of Kypros-Net
(http://www.kypros.org), the first, biggest and most popular online
resource for Cyprus.

Noullis said...

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