Media watch – Thursday

14 April 2016

Media Watch is an open forum similar to Open Forum where any topic can be introduced, but with a focus on New Zealand media, blogs and social media.

You can post any items of interested related to media.

A primary aim here is to hold media to account in the political arena. A credible and questioning media is an essential part of a healthy democracy.

A general guideline – post opinion on or excerpts from and links to blog posts or comments of interest, whether they are praise, criticism, pointing out issues or sharing useful information.

If being critical address the issues and don’t do personal abuse. Constructive and reasonably balanced criticism is more effective than general moans.

As usual avoid anything that could cause any legal issues such as potential defamation or breaching suppression orders.

Also remember that keeping things civil, legal and factual is more effective and harder to argue against or discredit.

Note that sometimes other blogs get irate if their material is highlighted elsewhere but the Internet is specifically designed to share and repeat information and anyone who comments or puts anything into a public forum should be aware that it could be republished elsewhere (but attribution is essential).

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  1. Nelly Smickers

     /  14th April 2016

    Goodness me – just caught someone called ‘Mark Dye’ on NewstalkZB @ noon

    ….and I thort Danny Watson was the pits! :/

    • Pantsdownbrown

       /  14th April 2016

      Mark Dye seems to be a guy who has a lot of opinions that seem to be created in some sort of idealistic, protective ‘bubble’ that have no relevance in the real world, or how the real world works.

      • Klik Bate

         /  14th April 2016

        Couldn’t agree more. With Kerry Woodham attracting all the old air-stealers in the middle of the day, and that hapless Mark Dye thinking he needs to laugh at everything she says, even Willy Jackson and his Lipstick sidekick might see a rise in the ratings.

  2. Gezza

     /  14th April 2016

    Would Wayne be listening at work? Can’ wait to hear what he thought of him when he gets home. 😎

    • Nelly Smickers

       /  14th April 2016

      Doubt he would have the time to be listening!

      He’s got a business to run, staff to pay, eoy tax returns to prepare……

      You know what I mean, ‘eh Geez? >:D


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