Media watch – Sunday

29 January 2017


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.

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.

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.

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 please include attribution).

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  1. Gezza

     /  29th January 2017

    Good morning, blogboss.

    Trump bans Muslims for 90 days. Suspends refugee intakes for 120 days:

    Muslim majority countries – & some other countries which, I assume, are good countries – go apeshit:

    Aljazeera TV News is currently reporting that Iranian President, Hassan Rouhani, has banned US citizens from entering Iran for 90 days.

    That is all. 0600 hours.

  2. Gezza

     /  29th January 2017

    Aljazeera TV News: Theresa May & Recep Tayip Erdogan announce Turkey & Britain have agreed a £100 million deal to develop fighter jets for Turkish Air Force.

  3. Gezza

     /  29th January 2017

    Aljazeera TV News: Trump to call The Angela, The Vladimir, & four other world leaders today – “it is unusual for a president to have a workday on Saturday” (dunno about that one).

    Aj Moscow Reporter says a ‘Cult of Trump’ has developed in Russia stretching from Moscow to Vladivostok.

  4. Kevin

     /  29th January 2017

    OAB is back!

    Mystery solved.To be fair on OAB even though he is a dick his ban seemed a tad unfair – especially since it was because of a reply he sent to the author who ended up banning him (TS authors are rather precious).

  5. Kevin

     /  29th January 2017

    OMG. Martyn Bradbury actually does a bloody good post.

    Apart from his remarks about Trump (which is just opinion anyway) this is 99% on target and pretty damn insightful.

    I’m in a state of shock.


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