Media watch – Tuesday

14 February 2017

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41 Comments

  1. Anonymous Coward

     /  February 14, 2017

    The Woman’s Day is out, with a shirtless Max Key on its (shrink wrapped) cover.
    Apparently he’s psychic and politics is hard.

    http://thewireless.co.nz/articles/seven-things-we-learned-from-max-key-s-women-s-day-interview

    • Nelly Smickers

       /  February 14, 2017

      Max is going to be BIGGER than *Justin Bieber* ❗

      Promo and *new single* here…..

      Vote *up or down* what you think of it…… I’ll text Maxy the results at the end of play today ❤

      • Gezza

         /  February 14, 2017

        Very well-rounded. 👍

        Looks like his olds STILL haven’t increased his clothing allowance. 😡

        • Missy

           /  February 14, 2017

          It’s Fiji G, I am not sure anyone wears a lot there! 😉

          • Gezza

             /  February 14, 2017

            Less certainly seemed more in that one. 👍

            • When do we learn what Maxie’s reaction to your poll was Nelly?

              What if he asks you how many people voted …?

      • Anonymous Coward

         /  February 14, 2017

        I’m confused as to how that is a Max Key song. , He didn’t sing it, the music is just a collection of Apple Loops and the video is a thinly veiled advert for an resort and an airline.

        • Gezza

           /  February 14, 2017

          I think his voice is actually in there as a backing vocal – discerned a male voice in the background towards the end. Might be a bit like Jagger sing BVs in the chorus of You’re So Vain? Once you know he’s there & you listen closely you can hear him every time after that.

          • Anonymous Coward

             /  February 14, 2017

            I don’t think I’ll ever listen to this song again though, so I guess I missed it.
            I got the main part though, Fiji airways can fly me to the Treasure Island resort where I can hire a jet ski and drink fruity cocktails with bikini girls.

            • Gezza

               /  February 14, 2017

              Yup. A oncer for me too. Forgotten it already. 👍

            • Missy

               /  February 14, 2017

              didn’t bother listening, saw it was Max Key so decided it wasn’t worth my time – not my kind of music.

              I know, very judgemental of me…

            • Gezza

               /  February 14, 2017

              And what is it with men & ponytails in that family ? 🙄

            • Missy

               /  February 14, 2017

              To be fair G experience tells me it is most men and ponytails….

              Just saying.

            • Gezza

               /  February 14, 2017

              I’m going to give Lurch two points when doing the scoring tallies today for ‘just saying’, because it’s been so influential, Missy. It’s really caught on in a big way here.

      • MaureenW

         /  February 14, 2017

        The video arouses my cringe-meter, and when you say Key hopes to be bigger than Bieber, a bigger what, exactly?

      • patupaiarehe

         /  February 14, 2017

        If that is Max Key singing, he must be wearing a g-string that is 3 sizes too small under his board shorts 😀

    • duperez

       /  February 14, 2017

      Now that his father’s not important are we free to comment on this person and lampoon or whatever?

      • Alan Wilkinson

         /  February 14, 2017

        Probably. But is it as motivating?

        • duperez

           /  February 14, 2017

          Good question. Just the initial pondering posed many questions like, “Why lampoon him anyway?” “Who cares?” “Why has the Herald decided he is a celebrity?” “Is he to be their Kardashian?” “Have they determined he is to be our Kardashian?” “Are any young people out here doing worthwhile things which should be celebrated by even a fraction of the publicity he gets?”

          I’m sure you’re aware of young people beavering away on positive projects without recognition, recognition which would affirm them and their work and encourage them even more.

          • Nah … it’s an advertorial for the new feminism …

          • Alan Wilkinson

             /  February 14, 2017

            It’s click-bait from the Herald. Hoping to score double from Lefties who want to hate him and girls who want to score him.

            • What are the “values” of this perfidious new, commercial entertainment, degraded, masculinely commodified feminism?

              Freedom …? Beauty, youth, sexuality and shallowness …? Desire? To want and acquire … to travel and see the world in a guilded cage of privilege …

              “In this world of fiction, power, wealth and senseless pleasure are the objects of life; folly and crime, beauty and craftiness are the keys to success … It imparts triviality to what should be serious, [and] it gives gross publicity to that which should be intimate …” (Warner)

              I don’t follow gossip columns so I’ve no idea if Max and Carla are an item or not? I suspect not, judging from the video, in which case it is a career-path publicity video, perhaps especially for her … a marketing ploy … in which they are pretending to be lovers … an allusion … sponsored by Treasure Island and Fiji Airlines.

              As shallow as ‘entertainment’ can get … I’ve seen better TV commercials and at least they’re over in 30 seconds ‘MAX’ …

  2. Missy

     /  February 14, 2017

    At the weekend Piers Morgan was on some show in America (can’t remember the name) with Bill Maher, a few others, and a no-name Aussie ‘comedian’. The Aussie shouted over Morgan and told him to Foxtrot Oscar (polite version), JK Rowling tweeted her glee, and it exploded on twitter.

    Today Morgan has written a column on the issue – yes it is one-sided and his view only, you are more than welcome to post a contrasting view, but to be honest the one’s I have read are not flattering to the supporters of the ‘comedian’.

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4219848/PIERS-MORGAN-Anti-Trump-celebrities-shut-up.html

    I hadn’t heard of this guy Jim Jeffries, so I googled him, and what is one of the things that comes up? This very interesting article on his show at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival in 2015.

    http://www.smh.com.au/comment/standup-comedian-jim-jefferies-misogynist-jokes-fall-flat-20150401-1mciqq.html

    This is something that I find quite distasteful, but even more concerning for me is that a woman who claims to be a feminist has publicly supported this guy – a guy who makes jokes about rape.

    I had little respect for JK Rowling after her disgraceful comments about Leave supporters in the referendum, but I have a lot less for her now.

    • Anonymous Coward

       /  February 14, 2017

      Interesting that you use the testimony of someone who in any other situation you would most likely dismiss as a SJW or Snowflake.

      • Missy

         /  February 14, 2017

        Interesting you think that i would dismiss this person as being a snowflake or SJW in another situation, you don’t know me and can’t possibly know what I would say about this person in another situation, it is rather arrogant and patronising of you to decide what I would and wouldn’t think in a certain situation.

        I don’t find any form of humour built around rape, or violence funny, if others find rape jokes funny that is their prerogative, but I don’t, and I have no respect for people that make those kind of jokes – or those who are unable to tell a story, make an argument, or tell a joke without excessive swearing.

        http://jamesshelley.com/2015/12/17/jim-jefferies-rape-jokes/

        But to be honest I think you totally missed my point. My point was not about his jokes being offensive (though I think they are), but that a woman who claims to be a feminist, and against misogyny and calls trump a misogynist who supports rape culture, supported this guy – a bit of hypocrisy from the left I think.

        • Anonymous Coward

           /  February 14, 2017

          Fair call. Piers looked like a fish out of water though, not the same man when he’s not in total control.

          • Missy

             /  February 14, 2017

            I think he was ambushed, I haven’t seen the whole programme, just the bit everyone is sharing. To be fair, Piers Morgan isn’t happy anytime someone is shouting him down, I have seen it once or twice over here, I don’t always agree with him, but this piece has some valid points.

            And to be honest JK Rowling is a smug upstart. Her latest is she blocked part of the road outside her mansion to have the hedge cut, and the neighbours were more than pissed! She is hated in Scotland.

            • Gezza

               /  February 14, 2017

              Seems fair. Sturgeon’s probably hated in England.

            • Missy

               /  February 14, 2017

              Sturgeon is hated by everyone except the rabid independence lot, even a lot of more reasoned pro independence folk hate her, and she is starting to lose popular support within the SNP voters too apparently – though I haven’t seen polling information to know if that is correct or not.

  3. Missy

     /  February 14, 2017

    Whaleoil have a post about the call from the HRC for the Govt to apologise about Child Abuse in State Care, supported by Jacinda Ardern. What caught my attention is the headline: https://www.whaleoil.co.nz/2017/02/socialist-cindy-childless-champion-children/

    I am sorry, but her being childless should be irrelevant, I think that is just nasty to say that about her. There was a similar (sort of) situation here during the Conservative Party leadership election when it seemed one of the candidates kept prefacing every comment with ‘as a mother I….’, this was a direct dig at Theresa May who had no children, and the inference is that people with no children have no empathy – Cameron Slater is using the same tactic here. Pete tries to justify it, but in my view it is still shoddy on their part, and stigmatising Jacinda for not being a mother, and detracting from the point of the article – whether you agree or not with it.

    [Posted on this https://yournz.org/2017/02/14/whale-oil-dirty-and-inconsistent/%5D

    • duperez

       /  February 14, 2017

      Ardern can’t comment on kids because she hasn’t had any yet Slater often makes comments about intellect?

  4. duperez

     /  February 14, 2017

    Mark Reason hitting the mark more often as I get older is a sign that I’m getting more reasonable?

    http://www.stuff.co.nz/sport/opinion/89383489/mark-reason-if-you-cant-stand-the-tweet-get-outta-the-bitchin

  5. patupaiarehe

     /  February 14, 2017

    http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11800196
    Mr Laws raises a valid point. The drunken stupidity of this woman, which she can’t even remember, hurt nothing but someone’s feelings. And now the MSM are hanging her out to dry, why bother blurring her face in the video footage, when they are publishing her photo, taken outside the court? Just look at the professional PR consultant, with her smug grin & headgear…. Hmmmm…..

    • patupaiarehe

       /  February 14, 2017

      Former Whanganui mayor and broadcaster Michael Laws has come out on Facebook expressing his sympathy for the woman charged over a racially-motivated attack in Huntly.

      FFS, Islam is not a race! Yet they wonder why no-one buys their newspaper anymore!

      • patupaiarehe

         /  February 14, 2017

        Just to get some perspective on what REALLY happened, it would be interesting to see some video footage of any interaction between both parties, before Ms Walton entered the public toilet. It’s entirely possible she was ‘wound up’ by someone beforehand. Perhaps a professional PR consultant, who had her camera ready to witness the ‘fruit of her endeavors’…. Just saying…

        • Pickled Possum

           /  February 14, 2017

          Yes patupaiarehe I too am sceptical of the motives behind the whole sorry saga.
          They need to have a sit down and figure it out, to come to some understanding of what actually happened. Then promise to never look at one another again.

          Who does NZ want to impress with their “Awww poor thing” bad lady … bad drunken lady. Look at us we are multi cultural…. Jez I betta stop there 😉
          I haven’t seen much on this sorry drunken saga today … did she go to jail?

          • patupaiarehe

             /  February 14, 2017

            Nope Possum, remanded ‘at large’, with one condition being, she stays off ‘the juice’. A good idea, really. Most folk get ‘wound up’ a lot easier, when they’ve had ‘a few’….

  6. Zedd

     /  February 14, 2017

    watched a brief meeting between J Trudeau & d trump.. NO points for guessing who looked like the experienced politician & who looked like “I’ve got NO real ideas”

    BREAKING NEWS; Gen. Flynn (security advisor) has just resigned !!