Media watch – Thursday

16 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.

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).


  1. Missy

     /  February 16, 2017

    The Telegraph’s take on Labours Tour of marginal seats. Quite an entertaining read.

    The tour (which I briefly mentioned yesterday), has been organised by Momentum, so I guess it will go very well.

  2. The People’s Commission on Public Broadcasting and Media. Interesting to note their seemingly entrenched views given that it’s a fact finding expedition.

    • Alan Wilkinson

       /  February 16, 2017

      Jennings and Ralston know what they are talking about. The rest don’t. Looks like they’re outnumbered.

  3. Nelly Smickers

     /  February 16, 2017

    Holy Mother of God ❗ This from twitter of the *Port Hills fires*……

  4. High Flying Duck

     /  February 16, 2017

    Finally Trump will be banished from the headlines as critics of the new Top Gear series swamp the internet…

  5. Joe Bloggs

     /  February 16, 2017

    An admission by Bild that it fabricated its islamophobic reporting of a rioting sex mob of Arab refugees in Frankfurt. A month after whipping up feelings against immigrants, now Bild admits there was no rioting, no sexual assaults, no massive attacks

  6. Zedd

     /  February 16, 2017

    calling for a trump-free day !?

    methinks i’m dreaming…. 😦