Media watch – Thursday

16 June 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. Pete Kane

     /  16th June 2016

    Seems Paula’s ‘office’ is not alone. Poor Wellington. Mind you, the officers have run a muck for a long-time as with other authorities. Actually, I don’t think the RMA helps the situation much.'s-leaks

  2. PDB

     /  16th June 2016

    The PPTA – ideology more important than children.

  3. Nelly Smickers

     /  16th June 2016

    ‘The Guardian’ in the UK, leads with frightening story about a new *crime-wave* hitting our shores ❗

    And it’s not about 500kg of meths shipped out of China…….

    • Dougal

       /  16th June 2016

      Likely the culprits misinterpreted the term “stone fruit” thinking avocado’s had some “special powers”.

  4. Klik Bate

     /  16th June 2016

    An interesting link from KDC on Hillary’s chances being ruined…….

  5. Gezza

     /  16th June 2016

    Unbelievable. The best thing on Freeview channels tonight is Benny Hinn! :/

    • MaureenW

       /  16th June 2016

      It’s good to see some comedy back on free to air

      • Gezza

         /  16th June 2016

        That sod’s been promising to make me rich for months. It’s God’s plan for all of us he says.


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