Media watch – Friday

30 December 2016


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. Alan Wilkinson

     /  30th December 2016

    In three weeks time the world, according to the loony Left, will end when Donald Trump is inaugurated as President of the United States. Since the election result was known their MSM have been alternately fainting in coils, ranting in rage and hurling mud at the coming administration. Their outgoing President Obama has been amusing himself by trying to make life as difficult as possible for the incoming administration intent on removing his legacy.

    In contrast the business world has been upbeat, looking at opportunities and productive reforms with the stock markets and dollar soaring.

    The threatened exodus of outraged celebrities has failed to eventuate. No doubt they will quickly revert to self promotion and self-indulgence via selfie and media.

    The serious participants on the world stage will be manoeuvring and testing to find opportunities and best prospects for their various interests while the Trump administration does the same. The ground has shifted and the new year will settle into a new pattern.

    My feeling is optimistic rather than pessimistic but only time will tell how it pans out.

    • Klik Bate

       /  30th December 2016

      “President Obama has been amusing himself by trying to make life as difficult as possible for the incoming administration……..”

      Spot on there Alan – ‘whom the gods would destroy, they first make mad’.

  2. Zedd

     /  30th December 2016

    I see Drumpf continues to use his new position to help with contracts etc. for Drump inc.

    He also continues to usurp Obama’s position, before he gets to sit in the big chair !

    the FBI/CIA should be looking into it..

    • duperez

       /  31st December 2016

      The FBI/CIA should be looking into it? Why? The new Boss does not believe what they say.


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