Media watch – Monday

20 March 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. Nelly Smickers

     /  March 20, 2017

    Watched the first episode of *The Batchelor* on TV3 last night. As I said to Wayne, ” Gawd, the new guy Zac somethingorother looks a bit of a dork to me…….funny eyes” o_O

    • Nelly Smickers

       /  March 20, 2017

      I blame her dad’s *breakfast cereal* 😛

  2. Missy

     /  March 20, 2017

    Problems with School Kids in Australia, it sounds like it has been going on for a few years.

  3. Zedd

     /  March 20, 2017

    I saw a sports news on TV1, a NZ ‘lady’ weightlifter thrashed the rest of the field & won the Gold Medal. The issue being ‘she’ was once a he & is still built (& looked) like a man.

    I’m surprised the other competitors were not ‘up in arms’ about it. The reporter said they are talking about creating a new competitor class ? ‘how Bizarre’!

    • Corky

       /  March 20, 2017

      Lets hope Trump can turn things around, Zedd%.

      • Zedd

         /  March 21, 2017


        what.. do you think Mr T should have entered the competition too & beat ‘her’ 😀
        Now that would be ‘fake news’ !

  4. Nelly Smickers

     /  March 20, 2017

    Looking at the picture, I’d be pretty sure you’d never see any of them enjoying the fresh *Bluffys & Dom* at Soul Bar…..

    • Corky

       /  March 20, 2017

      You would think butter wouldn’t melt in their mouths. My guess…8 years..out in 4. The jail sisters in Arohata will have them ship-shape in no time,