Media watch – Tuesday

10 January 2017

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37 Comments

  1. chrism56

     /  January 10, 2017

    I note Breitbart has now responded to the Fake News story
    http://www.breitbart.com/london/2017/01/08/fake-news-fake-news-media-sow-division-with-dishonest-attack-on-breitbarts-allahu-akbar-church-fire-story/
    From the details they list and show, it seems the substantive story was correct and just some of the relatively minor details wrong.

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    • duperez

       /  January 10, 2017

      Do the accounts also show that using the same details an occasion/incident can be reported accurately yet be depicted in totally different ways?

      For example saying, “He came into the room and put the book on the table” might be described by someone else, “He stormed into the room yelling his head off and threw the book on the table smashing other stuff onto the floor.” Both accurate yet a matter of intent?

      The first account might be said to be inaccurate but ‘stormed” “yelling” and “smashing” are open to interpretation.

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  2. Klik Bate

     /  January 10, 2017

    Looks like ‘Celebrity Deaths’ are continuing early into 2017…..

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  3. Blazer

     /  January 10, 2017

    RIP ……Dead dingoes dorks as they say in Oz.

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    • Alan Wilkinson

       /  January 10, 2017

      Dingoes on Fraser Island are pretty aggressive in my experience.

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      • Gezza

         /  January 10, 2017

        I’ll bet they got as good as they gave Al.

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      • Pete Kane

         /  January 10, 2017

        Some might say the field of reply here is pretty open and extensive here.

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        • Gezza

           /  January 10, 2017

          My bet is he bit them.

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          • Alan Wilkinson

             /  January 10, 2017

            One actually nipped my wife. Kept circling around to get behind us. I was very tempted to give it a stoning but resisted.

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            • Gezza

               /  January 10, 2017

              I’m sorry to hear about your good lady’s injury, but given that you can seem quite aggressive yourself, here, when the possession occurs, I would like to hear the dingo’s side of story before rushing to judgment.

            • Gezza

               /  January 10, 2017

              Yep. Fraser Island dingos are known for it – see above.

  4. Noel

     /  January 10, 2017

    I thought it was dead dingos donger and is related to been extremely thirsty..
    He did suggest that in life he had some cruel dice thrown.
    Perhaps he’ll get some peace now.

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  6. duperez

     /  January 10, 2017

    On radio yesterday I heard NZ Police Association president Chris Cahill concerned about the availability of guns in the country. Ironic that today the importance of having a gun is shown. Or are pretend guns just as good?
    http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11778705

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    • Gezza

       /  January 10, 2017

      That’s fascinating & very telling about the police’s ability to deliver on Judith’s assurances.
      Probably best to only try that one if you don’t actually own a firearm.

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  7. Noel

     /  January 10, 2017

    Duperez.
    Should have informed the insurance company.
    They would have followed iup.

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    • duperez

       /  January 10, 2017

      Yes, and the victims would have had to tell the insurance company they had informed the police, probably had to give a file number and so on. In the end if the police had gone to the thieves and got the bikes back the probable damage to them would be for the victims to put up with and deal with. If the bikes were not retrieved and there were an insurance payout the victims would have to wear the excess cost.

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  8. Zedd

     /  January 10, 2017

    I see on Al Jazeera.. Drump is set to appoint his ‘son-in-law’ as a chief Pres. advisor.. “Yes Sir, No Sir, 3 bags full Sir”

    .. nepotism ? :/

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  9. Joe Bloggs

     /  January 10, 2017

    Kremlin names the Cheezel employee of the month

    Capping an extraordinary year for the former television host, the Kremlin has named Donald J. Trump its Employee of the Month for December.

    “No one has worked more tirelessly for the glory of the Fatherland than Donald Trump,” the Russian President Vladimir Putin said in an official statement. “He has set a high bar for all Kremlin employees, and for that, we salute him.”

    http://www.newyorker.com/humor/borowitz-report/kremlin-names-trump-employee-of-the-month

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    • Klik Bate

       /  January 10, 2017

      Joe – great post ! But can we assume it is actually a ‘SPOOF’ ❓

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  10. Blazer

     /  January 10, 2017

    Trumps election speak u-turn…not inspiring,-Matt Taibbi…fantastic writer on Wall St….

    http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/features/the-vampire-squid-occupies-trumps-white-house-w456225

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  11. MaureenW

     /  January 10, 2017

    Ohhhhh …. Massive New Year’s resolution from Flavell – hope he’s not planning any overseas trips.
    http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11779628

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    • Gezza

       /  January 10, 2017

      “Key is no longer PM. He has retired. He is a backbencher. The reason he retired was to have more time with his family and he should be able to do that without the Herald paying a photographer to take long distance photos of him and Bronagh at a swimming pool, having lunch, filling up a car with petrol etc”

      He’s a millionaire playboy who suddenly quit his job & left the country. One can understand the media interest.

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      • Alan Wilkinson

         /  January 10, 2017

        You have a weird definition of a playboy.

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      • PDB

         /  January 10, 2017

        The Herald of old wouldn’t have published such ‘tabloid fodder’ – even scoop.co.nz (which was a tabloid gossip site) got hammered for posting about Hosking cleaning his car and this is no better.

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  12. Blazer

     /  January 10, 2017

    where to file it…’on the cusp of something ..special’…or ‘a brighter future…’

    http://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/news/article.cfm?c_id=3&objectid=11779664

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    • Gezza

       /  January 10, 2017

      “Home ownership is nudging a new low with the least number of Kiwis living in their own home in 66 years.”

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