Media watch – Tuesday

11 April 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 credible and effective.


  1. Gezza

     /  April 11, 2017

    Aljaz tv: Breaking

    There has been a shooting at an elementary school in San Bernadino, California. Initial reports indicate it may have been a murder-suicide & there are possibly others injured.

    • Gezza

       /  April 11, 2017


    • Missy

       /  April 11, 2017

      Telegraph are reporting with live updates here:

      Reports are saying 2 dead and 2 in hospital. It apparently happened in one classroom.

      • Gezza

         /  April 11, 2017

        A wounded pupil has now died. Three dead now. From your link:

        “San Bernardino was reeling from yet more violence after a man walked into a school and shot dead a teacher, his wife, before killing himself.

        Two students were critically wounded in the process – one of whom, an eight-year-old, later died of their injuries.

        The man arrived at the North Park Elementary school on Monday morning, and went into one of the classrooms with a handgun.”

        Will look out for a Presidential tweet.

  2. Missy

     /  April 11, 2017

    Egypt has declared a three month state of emergency, and Israel has closed the border with Egypt in the Sinai, after the terrorist attack yesterday.

    The suspects apparently travelled from Egypt to Syria and back again. Church goers and locals are also upset with a lack of security, they are claiming that the security guards didn’t check anyone entering the church despite an increased threat. Apparently a bomb was found beside the church wall last week.

    The head of security for the governate where the town is located has been sacked for failing to prevent the attack.