Media watch – Tuesday

13 December 2016

MediaWatch

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  1. Klik Bate

     /  13th December 2016

    Chinese Media reports…..

    Let’s hope it catches on here! The number you see coughing and spitting in Queen Street is truly revolting 😡

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  2. St John and his producers …… how surprising…. and what a surprise to see the story buried on the Entertainment section of the online NZ Herald… Not highlighted on the main webpage. But I suppose journo’s protect their own, regardless of a breach of the supposed journalistic ethics and standards these guys are supposed to operate by. At least mediaworks have to broadcast it in the Story slot, but given that shows ratings did anyone see it??

    An activist piece masquerading as News. But that is the way it rolls now. No unbiased reporting just spin baby, spin.

    And then the Media get all upset when people don’t believe them and call them out on their half truths and twisting of facts to suit a predetermined narrative. Our journalism schools need a solid think about ethics and standards – and how they teach them to their students…

    http://www.nzherald.co.nz/entertainment/news/article.cfm?c_id=1501119&objectid=11763334

    “It also referenced the BSA’s ruling, which stated the reports were inaccurate, unfair, based on “a pre-determined, narrow view of Ms Harkema and her practices”, were edited to portray her as dishonest and left out vital information relevant to the broadcast.”

    The fine wasn’t big enough and all the people involved in the show cop none of the financial cost.

    Is that an apology emanating from the RNZ studio St John currently works from??? Yeah, Nah… its just the sound of a journo suckling on the public teat and continuing on their merry way….

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  3. Blazer

     /  13th December 2016

    wonderful Kiwi success story,real business making real products….

    http://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/news/article.cfm?c_id=3&objectid=11765469

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  4. Steve

     /  13th December 2016

    Interesting post over at Kiwiblog:

    brett68

    Who’s running the Stand with Pike campaign?

    http://standwithpike.nz/

    Out of curiosity, I did a whois look up on it.

    registrant_contact_name: Piko Consulting Ltd
    admin_contact_name: Nevada Halbert

    Piko consulting seems to be a PR company based out of Wellington who according to google is owned by a chap called Rob Egan who according to the bio on Boots theory
    https://bootstheory.wordpress.com/about/

    (cached version)

    Rob Egan is an ex-senior advisor to two Labour Party leaders and co-owner of public relations firm Piko Consulting.

    Nevada Halbert according to a post on Whale oil put her name forward for the Labour seat of Tukituki
    http://www.whaleoil.co.nz/2014/03/labour-selects-home-wrecker-tukituki/

    Having seen this it’s hard not to come to the conclusion that this whole thing is being run by either Labour or other closely aligned lefty activists and is been set up to try and politically embarrass the government.

    I don’t know about you but trying to use a national tragedy where 29 people died to score the political points against the government is about as low as you can go.
    Thumb up 5 Thumb down 2REPLY REPORTDECEMBER 13, 2016 8:55AM

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    • duperez

       /  13th December 2016

      Quick, find out if Egan belongs to a rugby club! If he does the story will expand exponentially and Steve Tew will be on TV and radio helping give the story legs …. It’s on kiwiblog so any implications and inferences are true and fair.

      Alternatively you could listen to the first couple on here:

      …. then ponder that if brett68 had a father or son down the mine what would he be saying and doing?

      To someone saying what he said in that forum might induce him to say
      “I don’t know about you but trying to use a national tragedy where 29 people died to score the political points against the government’s opposition is about as low as you can go.”

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  5. Corky

     /  13th December 2016

    Why didn’t Billy listen to me…its not rocket science.

    http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11766014

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  6. Klik Bate

     /  13th December 2016

    BREAKING ❗

    Winnie tells waiting journo’s ‘…..he worked as a tunneler in the Snowy Mountains when he was younger where they used to lose a man a mile.’ o_O

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    • Gezza

       /  13th December 2016

      Best he goes on his own first. 50 metres in he’ll probably light up a cigarette.

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  7. Blazer

     /  13th December 2016

    Duco won’t have a champ on their books too long if they are serious and this bout comes off!

    ‘Higgins, however, said Parker might be able to get dispensation from the WBO to fight American Deontay Wilder instead, as the winner would therefore unite the WBO and WBC belts.

    “We’re clarifying those facts this week,” Higgins said.

    Duco will enter negotiations with both the Fury and Wilder camps, hopefully with the ability to use the other as leverage if one party tries to get too greedy. Reading between the lines however, it seems the prospect of fighting Wilder, who is recovering from hand surgery, is a lot more appealing to Duco both from a box-office and career development perspective.’D.Cleaver NZH.

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  8. Klik Bate

     /  13th December 2016

    My niece in the US re-tweets..

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  9. patupaiarehe

     /  13th December 2016

    Eleven years? As a taxpayer, I reckon a bullet would be a far more appropriate punishment…
    http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/crime/87503300/peter-niko-jailed-for-11-and-a-half-years-for-exceptionally-cruel-porirua-rape

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    • patupaiarehe

       /  13th December 2016

      Niko had previous convictions for indecent assault and unlawful sexual connection with a girl aged between 12 and 16, from 2005.

      And guess what? This POS could be free in 2024, if he ‘makes the right noises’ around a psychologist……

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      • patupaiarehe

         /  13th December 2016

        Hey, I’ve got a great idea. Let’s lock this guy up for a few years, so that he is really sexually frustrated, then turn him loose on the community… Of course, we can’t tell his new neighbours anything about him, because that would be a violation of his rights…Then when he rapes someone else, lets pretend we did all we could to prevent it….
        Sorry Pete, but this cunt deserves to be shot in the face, right now.

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        • patupaiarehe

           /  13th December 2016

          And as for his lawyer, he deserves to have his throat stood on, while his head is pissed on. I’m off now, for obvious reasons.

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          • Klik Bate

             /  13th December 2016

            wish I’d just said all that stuff Patu…..onya’ maaaate ❗

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            • patupaiarehe

               /  13th December 2016

              I wish I hadn’t, because it might incriminate me, if I ever had the opportunity to do so… 😉

  10. patupaiarehe

     /  14th December 2016

    I’m taking a few deep breaths now, trying to bring myself back to intelligent conversation. Predators really annoy me. I am bigger than most people, so am very aware that I may seem threatening, and try to minimise this by ‘playing the fool’ as much as possible. But the ‘little guy’ at work, likes to yell at people, and tries to ‘exercise his dominance’. We share the same office, and he is a little unhappy that the directors of the company have decided that I am better at dealing with people than he is.

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