Media watch – Saturday

23 July 2016

MediaWatch

Media Watch is 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.

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  1. Pete Kane

     /  23rd July 2016

    Despite timing even a story the pro Hillary NYT can’t ignore.
    http://www.nytimes.com/2016/07/23/us/politics/dnc-emails-sanders-clinton.html?ref=politics&_r=0
    They even linked to this. Maybe a short-lived duty editor?
    https://wikileaks.org/

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  2. Kevin

     /  23rd July 2016

    The Standard is down. Again. And on a weekend where there is at least one big story of interest to New Zealanders.

    I mean, what use is lprent if he can’t even keep the site up?

    Delivering penis memes?

    And don’t give me “he helps moderate the site.” Good god, even the other moderators tell him to pull his head in. If I was a member of the trust the runs the site I’d be looking at how to go about getting rid of him.

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    • lprent warned in advance he was doing a major upgrade this weekend and there could be hiccups.

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      • Gezza

         /  23rd July 2016

        Hiccups? It was often down when I used to visit there when I felt like seeing what haranguing looks like. If he doesn’t get his bloody act together he could end up losing his best commenters to WO & Kiwiblog. They don’t bother too much with TDB.

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        • Conspiratoor

           /  23rd July 2016

          G, a big alpha pook will occasionally crank out a deep throated hiccup. Have you heard a hiccup from one of yours, or are they just the common old n’yips and squawks

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          • Gezza

             /  23rd July 2016

            Yup, c. I let ‘im know who was in charge around my part of the stream bank. He got the message. It’s the three keeeeaaawwwh’s at night that amuse me. Always the same warning, always three times.

            Pooky used to do that whenever he could see Lil’ Pook, Lily Pook & Mrs Pook rocking on up to my pad for some kai – but now the grumpy old tupper grudgingly joins them, eyes me up, keeps his distance, & is the first to slope off when all the crumbs are gone. Mum n the kids usually hang round for 5-10 minutes for English lessons & to chomp up a bit more of the Wandering Jew after I’ve told them no more-all gone.

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        • Kevin

           /  24th July 2016

          He lost two of his best commentators when he banned Gormless and Hooton. The latter gave the site at least some semblance of credibility. Now who he has got left? John Key – hating former North Shore mayors?

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          • Gezza

             /  24th July 2016

            BM & Gosman are still there fighting the good fight of going against the Party Line though. Possibly Alwyn – only looked @ a couple of posts.

            You used to be able to pop a name in the ‘Search’ box & it would find all comments by that person. Doesn’t seem to do that now.

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            • Search was broken by the upgrade.

            • Gezza

               /  24th July 2016

              Wonder if it will be repaired. Gormless was allowed back in as Oleolebiscuitbarrel when I was last a regular visitor, unless he’s copped another ban under that moniker now.

      • Kevin

         /  23rd July 2016

        There’s hiccups and then there’s the site being down the whole weekend. Sure, there’s Sunday to go but still.

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