Media watch – Friday

7 April 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 credible and effective.

14 Comments

  1. Gezza

     /  April 7, 2017

    Aljaz tv. 10 people have been killed by a roadside bomb in Mogadishu, Somalia. The bomb hit a minivan. No group has claimed responsibility yet.

    (Evacuation of Edgecumbe featured as a short news item late last night, with aerial footage of flooding.)

  2. Gezza

     /  April 7, 2017

    Aljaz tv. Two Iraqi Air Force pilots have been killed after their helicopter was shot down by ISIL over Mosul. The helicopter was supporting Iraqi police forces. Footage of the helicopter going down in flames. It is the first military aircraft shot down by ISIL.

    • Gezza

       /  April 7, 2017

      Corrections from item re-run: They were Army pilots. It is the first military aircraft shot down by ISIL since the offensive on Mosul began.

  3. Gezza

     /  April 7, 2017

    Aljaz tv live. T-Rex gave brief media statement in Florida announcing that Trump administration has decided Assad has to go as soon as ISIS is defeated & the rest of the International Community has to fall in line with this & get together & stop all this warring & bring peace to Syria. And there is to be no argument.

    • Gezza

       /  April 7, 2017

      (Or words generally to that effect.)

      The Syrian Foreign Minister also featured in a separate Press Briefing stating emphatically that the Syrian Arab Army has not and will not use chemical weapons against our women and children, and these chemicals were released when their forces attacked rebels who were storing them in warehouses & got them from Iran & Iraq. 🙄

      He also noted that they would not even use chemical weapons against terrorists, & that they do not attack their women & children – unlike the terrorists – who regularly kill their women & children with their indiscriminate mortar attacks.

    • Gezza

       /  April 7, 2017

      Further to this James Bays noted that Trump has completely flipped his on Assad in the last few days suggesting perhaps that there has been something on Fox news.

      • Gezza

         /  April 7, 2017

        *… flipped his POSITION on Assad …

        • unitedtribes2

           /  April 7, 2017

          The Weird thing is its hard to see the mileage for Asad in this attack. He was winning. He had some support other countries. USA had no intension of intervening. What goes on in the Alawite mind. Unless

          • Gezza

             /  April 7, 2017

            Yes, I know. Does make me wonder to be honest. Cui bono?

  4. Nelly Smickers

     /  April 7, 2017

    ATTENTION: CAN YOU HELP ❓

    If you live in the *NORTHERN* part of the country you may be able to *assist the Police*….

    If you see this gentleman….*do not approach* – CALL 111

  5. Nelly Smickers

     /  April 7, 2017

    It just goes to show……you’re *never* too old ❗

    http://www.nzherald.co.nz/world/news/article.cfm?c_id=2&objectid=11833860

  6. Kevin

     /  April 7, 2017

    Prentice to Netsafe: Stop hassling me or else!

    https://thestandard.org.nz/dirty-politics-done-in-the-netsafe-style-part-3/

    “I am sure that the usual dirty politics operatives and hopefully Netsafe can be assured that I will do exactly what I say. I don’t tolerate repeated deliberate wasting of my time. If we have to push this to a criminal charge, then I will.

    While the authorised agent under the Act has been granted immunity against civil actions, they are still liable for criminal actions. Rather than allowing political debate to be stifled under the misapplied application of this Act, I am happy to take direct legal action against individuals who misuse it. But if you have a legitimate complaint, then just be up front with it.”

    I suspect NetSafe is taking Prentice’s response as a non-compliance with the HDCA which kinda now makes him as liable as Steph.

    Prentice, the gift that keeps on giving.

    It’s real simple Lynn. Contact Steph and tell her someone’s complained about her thread and ask whether she wants you to take it down. If she says no then sweet, leave her thread up if you want – you’re protected against liability. If she says yes then take the thread down.

    Oh, and by the way Lynn, opinion isn’t a get out of jail free card with regards to defamation, even if you “don’t know for certain”.