Media watch – Monday

13 March 2017

MediaWatch

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. Zedd

     /  March 13, 2017

    News flash: ‘Convicted drug smuggler’ Schapelle Corby is into the final 10 weeks of parole, after serving 10 years (of a 20 year sentence) for ‘Smuggling’ cannabis into Bali in 2004.
    She reportedly still denies anything to do with the drugs (no finger-prints were taken from the bag with the drug in, to PROVE her Guilty).
    The report said even after she is deported back to Aust. she will not be allowed, by law (proceeds of crime) to sell her story to the media !
    We shall see….. :/

    • Nelly Smickers

       /  March 13, 2017

      She might be okay…Wayne thinks that Mercedes is still stashed in Australia.

  2. Gezza

     /  March 13, 2017

    Maori TV
    8:30 All Talk with Anika Moa – Highlights Special
    (ao) the Best Bits from Singer, Song-writer and Personality Powerhouse Anika Moa and Her All New Talk Show, Bringing Guests, Live Music and Her Frank Perspective on What’s Trending (and Offending)

    Worth a look for a chuckle. Bit rude at times.

    • Gezza

       /  March 13, 2017

      Eg “What would Helen Clark do if Donald Trump grabbed her by the puss puss?” 😬

      • Gezza

         /  March 13, 2017

        On the phone:
        “can you babysit the kids on Saturday night?”

        “what? You can’t because you want to be a man now because you’ve got a new transgender lover called Karlene?”

        “Look, don’t worry, I’ll ask mum”.

        “Yup. Love you too nana, Bye”.

      • Corky

         /  March 13, 2017

        She would rip his balls out before he had time to scream ” this ain’t a beautiful thing” Then once on his knees she’d rip both his eyeballs out. Heather would finish him with a good kicking. I’m a hopeless Aunty romantic.

      • Peet Kane

         /  March 13, 2017

        Turn to Peter?

        • Gezza

           /  March 13, 2017

          Prize goes to Corky for consistency I’m afraid.

          • Gezza

             /  March 13, 2017

            Why not go the whole hog change your name to Peat Cane ?

        • Gezza

           /  March 13, 2017

          Well the good thong about it is, it’s just ended, and the very next thing that’s shown is details of the complaints procedure. Just to be on the safe side she made regular apologies for offending anyone throughout.

          • Gezza

             /  March 13, 2017

            Thong? 😳 Not entirely out place given what I was just watching, but I meant ‘thing’.

            • Gezza

               /  March 13, 2017

              Here’s the missing ‘of’. I give up. I’ll watch your video Pete. 😳

  3. Pete Kane

     /  March 13, 2017

    B……………. I Pad

    • Gezza

       /  March 13, 2017

      I can’t think of a swear word that has as many characters as that number of dots. Are missing space between them 😳❓

    • Gezza

       /  March 13, 2017

      I know what you mean about the FiP tho. Here’s the ‘you’ it missed out when I was proof-reading.

  4. Pete Kane

     /  March 13, 2017

    While on the subjects of b…………… G, so so past b………………. MSNBC.

    • Gezza

       /  March 13, 2017

      Fascinating stuff. Apart from the nauseating Mr Schumer. What’s your gripe with them pete?