Media watch – Tuesday

9 May 2017

MediaWatch

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25 Comments

    • Pere Kane

       /  May 9, 2017

      Appears like one of the Great Man’s shooting buddies, that you were describing Nel?

      • What’s everyone so up-in-arms about!?

        This is just the neoliberal paradigm working perfectly … as it should … as it was designed to function … the market on FIIRE!!!

        Ron Hoy Fong has merely made himself the blunt but honest mouthpiece of it …

        Now a whole bunch of businesses get to appear as though they’re ethical …

        • Corky

           /  May 9, 2017

          So what you are saying is many businesses are unethical because unethical Ronny acts in a certain manner. So this individual must be a fair representation of them?

          So it’s political.. neo liberalism. Do you think Ron knows or cares what neo-liberalism is? I wonder if he represents the way Chinese do business?

  1. Nelly Smickers

     /  May 9, 2017

    LOL ❗ XD

  2. Thing I’ve observed about the essential change in media and information dissemination is that the MSM can no longer guide the message. The internet has unleashed an avalanche of commmentators. I guess it was an inevitability that would frustrate and polarise media organisations. At least we all know where they stand now, as their biases are obvious and their commentators more honest with partisanship.

  3. Nelly Smickers

     /  May 9, 2017

    Cam takes title in latest television series *The Biggest Loser*

    • Gezza

       /  May 9, 2017

      Dunno who that couple is but I hope it’s not a dashcam still from the cab of the train that hit them 😬

      • patupaiarehe

         /  May 9, 2017

        Be nice G, everyone needs an arsehole… 😀 Well done Cam & J, and congratulations to you both

        • Gezza

           /  May 9, 2017

          Humph. Very selective in our *favours* aren’t we? Don’t see any congratulatory message from you for my anniversary❗️

          • patupaiarehe

             /  May 9, 2017

            Didn’t see you congratulating me on mine. Mind you, it was a while ago, and I ‘wanked on about it’ much less than you have 😛

            • Gezza

               /  May 9, 2017

              It’s not good for you to still carry the bitterness, patu. You need to let it go & move on with your life. 😀

            • patupaiarehe

               /  May 9, 2017

              Obviously not G. Congratulations on your ‘achievement’, and please accept my sincere apologies 🙂

  4. Pete Kane

     /  May 9, 2017

    Cam in the middle one assumes?

  5. Gezza

     /  May 9, 2017

    The truth is out there. The photo NASA never shows you. 😡

  6. Pete Kane

     /  May 9, 2017

    She doesn’t seem to get much smarter (mind you, and to be fair, it’s only been a day).
    https://www.whaleoil.co.nz/2017/05/court-report-day-one/

  7. An interesting quick stat from Facebook going down this afternoon for a while.

  8. patupaiarehe

     /  May 9, 2017

    Good gawd! This sort of thing used to go on pretty regularly in TGA, ‘back in the day’…
    http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11852062
    I hate ‘paedos’, A LOT, but when young ladies ‘tart themselves up’, and look a lot older than they are, who can blame a man for taking them up on an ‘offer’…

  9. patupaiarehe

     /  May 9, 2017

    Watching the news now, and having a chuckle about how Paula Bennett was ‘concerned about being assaulted by a dildo’. Keeping in mind, the ‘rules’ here, I’m not going to comment any further on this matter… 😀 Even I am not that sick….

    • patupaiarehe

       /  May 9, 2017

      What I will say G, is that ‘Jenny’, from 3news, is very well spoken, & very ‘easy on the eye’… 😉