Media watch – Wednesday

1 February 2017

MediaWatch

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17 Comments

  1. Gezza

     /  February 1, 2017

    Aljazeera TV News: Live – US Border Officials, introduced by John Kelly, Head of Homeland Security, currently giving news conference explaining implementation of visa ban.
    0608 hours

    • Gezza

       /  February 1, 2017

      Immediate steps taken to honour the Court Decision.
      Orders will be enforced humanely & professionally.
      Over 1000 waivers issued.
      Just a temporary halt while they review how they gather & share & assess information and use it to identify ‘nefarious individuals’ who belong ‘nefarious networks’ to stop them entering US intending to do harm.

      Two of them looked a litte embarrassed to have to be there – especially the guy from Intelligence.

      • Gezza

         /  February 1, 2017

        The Press Conference, plus questions from media

        • Gezza

           /  February 1, 2017

          Ok, watched it all now. Ajaz just showed the introductory remarks. I think we can safely conclude it was a shambles.

  2. Gezza

     /  February 1, 2017

    Al Jazeera News: Live event. Trump nominates Neil Gorsuch for Supreme Court.
    http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-court-trump-idUSKBN15F1OW

    • Gezza

       /  February 1, 2017

      1412 hours

      • Gezza

         /  February 1, 2017

        At least when The DOTUS announced Gorsuch as his nominee, he made it ever so slightly less about how brilliant he is in making this choice, & let Gorsuch have some time at the mic to tell the audience how wonderful The DOTUS is.

  3. unitedtribes2

     /  February 1, 2017

    Whaleoil has blocked me completely from viewing his site now. Something about whitewashing add blocker whatever that is. He’s getting rather paranoid these days. Must be the bad health thing. I will miss Daily Roundup. About all I was interested in in the end.

    • Anonymous Coward

       /  February 1, 2017

      Get a javascript blocker and block two scripts, one has’ browser detect’ in it’s name and the other (just to make it hard to find) has ‘ad blocker’.

    • Anonymous Coward

       /  February 1, 2017

      Forbes did a similar thing a while back. Unfortunately when people took off their ad blocker to read the site they got a virus from an advert that was on the site.

  4. Anonymous Coward

     /  February 1, 2017

    Internal Affairs have released Peter Theil’s Citizenship papers:

    “Thiel argued if he were granted citizenship he would better be able to represent New Zealand on the world stage.”
    “”Mr Thiel has never lived in New Zealand,” a report to the Minister of Internal Affairs Nathan Guy said.
    “Mr Thiel lives in the US. He has stated that, if granted citizenship, he would continue to reside there to manage his American companies.”

    Sam Morgan and Rod Drury wrote testimonials.

    https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/3439821-Peter-Thiel-Release-1-February-2017.html#document/p1

    http://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/news/article.cfm?c_id=3&objectid=11790034

    • Gezza

       /  February 1, 2017

      Ctizenship definitely up for sale then. Didn’t NZ protest about Tonga selling citizenship to Chinese nationals a few years back?

  5. patupaiarehe

     /  February 1, 2017

    My blood is boiling right now. Check out this ‘oxygen thief’….
    http://www.nzherald.co.nz/crime/news/article.cfm?c_id=30&objectid=11792546
    Details are still suppressed, because…

    Specific details of the sexual violation charges are suppressed as Stroobant claims publication of the details could put him in danger in prison.

    It doesn’t take too much imagination to realise exactly what he is scared of. And so he should be. I really hope that corrections do their job properly, and remove any risk of suicide from him. If there is any justice in this world, I will read in the paper next week, that he “died from repeated blows from a blunt instrument”, and that “he was in an area of the prison that wasn’t under video surveilliance.”