Media watch – Thursday

4 May 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.

48 Comments

  1. Nelly Smickers

     /  May 4, 2017

    When *two tribes* go to war…… XD

    http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11849114

    At least in my day we were smart enuff to be in *muffti*

    • Anonymous Coward

       /  May 4, 2017

      “I’m going to waste you … after I go home and get changed” Yeah Right.

      • Nelly Smickers

         /  May 4, 2017

        Another slow day in *Masterton*, A Coward? LOL ❗

        • Anonymous Coward

           /  May 4, 2017

          DELETED IN 3…2…1….

          Grow Up.

          • Anonymous Coward

             /  May 4, 2017

            And crying “What did I do?” “It’s not fair” in 7…6…5…

    • Missy

       /  May 4, 2017

      You have to watch out for girls, dirty fighters – and yes I am speaking from experience, as kids me and my sister were really dirty when it came to fighting, my brother not so much, punches only! Needless to say me and my sister learnt to duck! 🙂

      • Nelly Smickers

         /  May 4, 2017

        LOL..that really *cracks-me-up* Missy ❗ You can’t even spell it properly XD

        • Missy

           /  May 4, 2017

          Spell what properly? Learnt? Learnt and Learned are both acceptable forms of the past tense of Learn, though my understanding is that learnt is the more common British English version.

          I will however hold my hand up to bad grammar, it should be my sister and I, not me and my sister. *hangs head in shame*

          • High Flying Duck

             /  May 4, 2017

            I think NS was being rude…and word spelt wrong was”duck”. :/

            • Missy

               /  May 4, 2017

              I am shocked HFD! Surely a lady like Nelly would never suggest what I think you are suggesting. 😉

            • Nelly Smickers

               /  May 4, 2017

              What are you up to *Saturday morning* morning, HFD ❓ If you’ve got nothing else on, you should head up to *Wellsford* for a look.

            • Gezza

               /  May 4, 2017

              Dunno what Nelly’s on about. 😳❓
              There’s only one way to spell *it* & you nailed it. 👍

    • Kevin

       /  May 4, 2017

      I like the way how the girl after getting clobbered around the ears instead of getting up just fixes her hair.

      Priorities.

  2. Alan Wilkinson

     /  May 4, 2017

    http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11849547

    If you want to worship a mountain I suggest you should consult a philosopher followed by a psychologist but don’t expect me to respect you.

  3. Bill Brown

     /  May 4, 2017

    https://www.whaleoil.co.nz/2017/05/craig-v-slater-preview/

    Interesting post at WO. Smells of a big hint

    Could be Slaters revival to Blogger that delivers the KO!

    Wonder if Brian Henry might then look to deal with the Blomfield case ? Is that even still alive and going ahead / anywhere?

  4. BREAKING NEW FROM PALACE UK. Royal staff called to Palace for Emegency meeting by Lord Chamberlain. Ru ours relate to Queen or Prince hillip’s health.

  5. Who stole the “m”?

  6. THE GUARDIAN NEWSPAPER HAS ADVISED THAT THE QUEEN ELIZABETH II HAS DIED AT 3.15 AM. GOD SAVE THE KING!!

    • Anonymous Coward

       /  May 4, 2017

      I’m calling BULLSHIT.

  7. HERE is the report “http://theguard1an.com/breaking-news-queen-elizabeth-ii-is-dead/”. Be cautious, as I have nt been able to find another source, and the spelling of Guardian in the address bar is unusual!

    • Anonymous Coward

       /  May 4, 2017

      That’s clearly NOT the Guardian BJ. The news is that Prince Philip may be ill.

      • Missy

         /  May 4, 2017

        Prince Philip was looking very sprightly yesterday at his public engagement, so if he is that ill it was a very sudden decline.

    • Bill Brown

       /  May 4, 2017

      Harry knocked up the actress so they married an hour ago

      • Nelly Smickers

         /  May 4, 2017

        Wayne’s mum tweets from the Village……”Camilla’s pregnant ❗ “

        • Blazer

           /  May 4, 2017

          only the ..Col..will believe ..that.!

        • Gezza

           /  May 4, 2017

          Don’t take this the wrong way but, if every village has one, is there any possibility Wayne’s mum is theirs❓😳

        • … “Lady Di’s alive!!!”

        • Bill Brown

           /  May 4, 2017

          It’s Prince George’s

  8. Apologies for the post, but it was a contemptible trick to pull on my generation and a nummber of us were very upset about the false news. AC your comment about my worth at the GCSB comes straight out of the gutter. You lack both courtesy and good manners.

    • Gezza

       /  May 4, 2017

      Yes I see they are reporting the death of Queen Victoria. Must remember never to rush to print on seeing a headline.

  9. Alan Wilkinson

     /  May 4, 2017

    Sex, drugs, cheating – what the media didn’t tell you (over and over again) about Obama:

    http://www.nzherald.co.nz/lifestyle/news/article.cfm?c_id=6&objectid=11849801

    • Nelly Smickers

       /  May 4, 2017

      Mind you Al…..it’s a bit like Wayne just said, “Hardly a revelation, he’s no different to the rest of them.”

    • Orrhhhh man … That’s nothing …!!!

      Half of our MPs have probably done as much philandering …?

      Everyone has a life before …. whatever they’re doing now …

      • Alan Wilkinson

         /  May 4, 2017

        Yes. Remind me when the media said that about Trump’s?

        • Gezza

           /  May 4, 2017

          Unless Obama got caught out bonking somebody else after he married Michelle it doesn’t count.

          • Anonymous Coward

             /  May 4, 2017

            And getting together with the ex for a night, who hasn’t done that?

        • Anonymous Coward

           /  May 4, 2017

          The difference being that everyone knew about Trump beforehand, a President with a dodgy past is a different fish than an ex president who … did what? Had sex, and took drugs,
          Mind you Al, if politicians had to have squeaky clean pasts that would keep the numbers down, there’d be no one to do the job.

  10. patupaiarehe

     /  May 4, 2017

    Really? Of all the things in this world to get upset about, someone is having a moan about this;
    http://www.nzherald.co.nz/lifestyle/news/article.cfm?c_id=6&objectid=11849394
    Lazy parenting? I think not! It’s a simple reminder to motorists that there are kids about. Fortunately enough, the sign has been removed, and the offended parties are now able to find something else to complain about. FFS!!!