Media watch – Thursday

25 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.

14 Comments

  1. Missy

     /  May 25, 2017

    A Bangladeshi born Sydney psychiatrist calls for a temporary curb on Muslim immigration. He says multiculturalism doesn’t work, and that the Manchester bombing highlights the challenges of integrating Muslims.

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4536842/Muslim-psychiatrist-calls-cut-Islamic-immigration.html

    • Corky

       /  May 25, 2017

      If only people would listen, Missy. Why do we in the West insist on this issue being rocket science?

  2. Corky

     /  May 25, 2017

    Lance O’Sullivan shows the worst traits of mainstream medical practice. On the face of it, he sounds reasonable and gives reasonable excuses for gate crashing the screening of the Anti Vaxxer documentary. His mistake was calling out fellow healthcare workers in the audience.That’s where he lost his mana. I will say nothing of the fuckwit media who got behind him without first taking a deep breath…before asking some pertinent questions.

    http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/92930523/northland-doctor-lance-osullivan-is-a-conscientious-public-health-campaigner

    • MaureenW

       /  May 25, 2017

      Sorry Corky, I didn’t see your post before I posted on the same topic

  3. MaureenW

     /  May 25, 2017

    So Lance O’Sullivan wants health professionals sacked for attending the screening of the film Vaxxed. Aren’t these health professionals capable of making up their own minds on the film, and, irrespective of their views on it, still be able to perform their duties according to NZ requirements?

    http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/health/92958270/health-professionals-at-vaxxed-should-be-fired-lance-osullivan

    • Maggy Wassilieff

       /  May 25, 2017

      At the defamation trial Mrs Hagaman said that her husband deserved the right to “die with dignity” and have his name cleared.

      “My husband has a matter of weeks to live and I’m sitting in Wellington fighting a battle I should not have to fight at all . . . and all it would have taken was an apology.”

      • Corky

         /  May 25, 2017

        Socialists are nasty, and lack empathy. I should know.

      • Blazer

         /  May 25, 2017

        he recieved an ..apology.

        • Corky

           /  May 25, 2017

          After the fact?

          • Blazer

             /  May 25, 2017

            you can’t apologise before you’ve said anything to apologise for….Einstein.

        • PDB

           /  May 25, 2017

          His ‘apology’ wasn’t sincere and was only made at the last possible moment when he lost his bottle……..

  4. WTF Gower?