Media watch – Friday

3 February 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.

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  1. Gezza

     /  February 3, 2017

    Aljazeera TV News: Mad Dog’s First military success also a military & diplomatic disaster as US authorities admit civilian deaths.

    0605 hours

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  2. Colin Craig’s court battles have been a major focus at Whale Oil, when Craig has been hammered.

    But I still haven’t seen any posts there since this news from Tuesday: Colin Craig wins defamation case

    They didn’t miss the news, Pete Belt referred to it in comments on Wednesday. Maybe they have moved on from Craig in court news.

    • Gezza

       /  February 3, 2017

      Well, there’s possibly also a likelihood they think Colin would take a close interest in anything said there, & they know that he’s very litigious ? 😳

    • Joe Bloggs

       /  February 3, 2017

      Whale Oil: home of alternative facts…. not worth the time and effort.