Media watch – Monday

8 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.

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15 Comments

  1. Nelly Smickers

     /  May 8, 2017

    We switched to exclusively shopping at *New World Supermarkets* years ago…..even though they might be slightly dearer overall, they do offer a far superior product range, fresher meat & veges, bigger brighter stores, friendlier staff, no old-bangers opening their doors onto your car, etc etc……..*and I certainly couldn’t see them going down this track* 😡

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    • Gezza

       /  May 8, 2017

      Your trouble is you’re just having 21st Century adaptation problems, Nelly. It’ll get easier as time goes on. Maybe some time in Wayne’s maimai to work through the traumatic feelings?

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      • Nelly Smickers

         /  May 8, 2017

        Not at all G – despite what I was taught at school and understand from the Bible (*Luke 23:43*… *Matthew 25:46*)…..Wayne has convinced me the possibility of *reincarnation* should not be dismissed.

        Wayne already sincerely believes *he has been here before*….. and will come again. His biggest concern is the *outlook for all of humankind*….. and that should *Countdown’s* stance take root, when he returns for a third time, he could well find himself to be the only one left 😡

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        • Gezza

           /  May 8, 2017

          Don’t know why that should overly concern him. A prospect I suspect he faces every time he takes a few mates to his maimai.

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        • Pete Kane

           /  May 8, 2017

          Anyway Nel, and more importantly, how was the great man’s aim on the big day?

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          • Nelly Smickers

             /  May 8, 2017

            Honestly PK…I think the whole thing’s become nothing more than an *expensive joke* ❗

            They only got *24 ducks between 3 of them*….expended over 200 shells and destroyed six decoys in the process. And Bob told me Wayne actually shot three of his on the *lawn of the farmhouse*, when a flock flew in early Sunday morning for the toast-crusts like they do when we go there out of season 😡

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            • Gezza

               /  May 8, 2017

              How are the waders looking? Any leaks?

            • Nelly Smickers

               /  May 8, 2017

              That’s why I was asking asking after *Catkin* yesterday….she mentioned here a few days back that she might have a pair of old *Skellies* she’d like to sell.

  2. Blazer

     /  May 8, 2017

    a masterpiece from saveNZ @TS…

    ‘Key read the mood away from austerity (and believe me for the last 25 years everybody has become sick of user pays and being told to tighten up your belt and how bankrupt the country is). So his strategy of just selling off the country to cronies, mortgaging up the country with debt and making everyone feel rich with property prices, were more of a hit than another 25 years of austerity.

    Key’s the guy that gets a credit card and spends up big on rubbish, with nothing to show for it, but someone else has to clean up the mess. That is now in the hands of austerity English and his merry gang of yokels, plus the wheels are falling off with water poisoning, P epidemic, biosecurity threats, housing, transport and environmental crisis, EU tax investigations into his zero tax havens . Key realised that even his alternative facts had passed their shelf life and bailed out, to wing and fall man, English.

    The right are winning because they also do anything to get and keep power. There is no long term thinking. Lazy immigration, dirty politics, giving away resources to cronies, making stuff up, (now known as alternative facts), all ok in a days work to keep power.’

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    • PDB

       /  May 8, 2017

      Indeed a ‘masterpiece’ of left-wing insanity and delusion – thanks for posting.

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    • Corky

       /  May 8, 2017

      Sounds like a hate filled Leftie to me. Someone who’s a nobody, believing in a nobody political party. Someone John Key and National crushed. A Leftie without hope.

      Translation: surplus to requirements in the modern world.

      Yes, thanks for posting that Blazer. I find light entertainment after a hard day’s work paying for you and your cronies benefits …relaxing.

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  3. Pete Kane

     /  May 8, 2017

    “Colin Craig likens alleged defamation to medieval punishment”

    Latest series in NZ’s current political ‘Soapy’ just out (wonder if Netflix will pick it up?). Couldn’t help wondering if it might have been wiser for Colin’s QC to read the letter and for Colin to simply (ie without drama) confirm. but maybe I’m just being picky on the first episode.
    http://www.radionz.co.nz/national/programmes/checkpoint/audio/201843068/colin-craig-likens-alleged-defamation-to-medieval-punishment

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