Media watch – Tuesday

7 February 2017


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  1. Gezza

     /  February 7, 2017

    Aljazeera TV News: The Vladimir demanding an apology for Bill O’Reilly calling him a killer in TV interview with The Donald.

  2. Noel

     /  February 7, 2017

    Congratulations to Maori who demanded a high fee for Waitangi thingy in North.
    Only item I remenber on the TV was the multi cultur thing at Ashburton.r

    • Gezza

       /  February 7, 2017

      Whole thing went off rather well I thought. A lot of puffing & posturing by those who like to puff & posture and everybody thought their side won the day. The rest of us either happily celebrated our nationhood in our own way or just enjoyed a welcome public holiday. Same again next year might not be a bad idea.

      Be nice if they could send a frigate or an offshore patrol boat next time, just to give Sir Al a break from his annual psychological torture of having to see the Navy’s biggest monstrosity at anchor in the bay when he’s gazing out his kitchen window.

      • PDB

         /  February 7, 2017

        The PM was well accepted at the Marae he visited on the day – as it should be.