Media watch – Wednesday

7 June 2017

MediaWatch

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15 Comments

  1. NOEL

     /  June 7, 2017

    Whole milk down.
    Does that mean no more money for those infuriating Fonterra infomercials?r

  2. “More than 130 imams and Muslim religious leaders have said they will refuse to say funeral prayers for the perpetrators of Saturday’s attack in London.” — The Guardian

    What are we to make of that? Have they, in their rush to feign condemnation of this atrocity (perpetrated by committed followers of their own teachings), unwittingly revealed their contempt for probably the most wonderful and spiritually noble Christian concept of all – that of forgiveness and redemption? Will they condemn to darkness for all of Eternity the poor souls that their own vile cult has debased on Earth?

    What does this tell us about Muslims and their so-called religion? A true Christian would be horrified by a Minister of God refusing to assist a sinner with the struggle for redemption. Yet doubtless many in the Media will be lauding these Imams for doing exactly that – for viewing spiritual salvation as a “privilege” that any old Imam can arbitrarily take away in pursuit of getting Islam a better media write-up.

    But perhaps this is just ‘taqiyya’ – lying to further the influence of Islam. Perhaps, in truth, those Muslim ‘religious leaders’ don’t see the killers as sinners at all, but rather as heroes, who don’t need salvation. And those ‘leaders’ are simply lying about their condemnation, in order to fool gullible Westerners into clamping down on so-called ‘islamophobia’.

    Either way, in their attempt to damn, or feign damning these savages (their very own Soldiers of Allah), they have ended up damning Islam itself – as the gigantic spiritual fraud that it truly is.

    We should move along; there is nothing admirable to see here.

  3. MaureenW

     /  June 7, 2017

    What do people think of the new Herald site? It has a “less of a newspaper” look about it which is fitting.

    • I think it’s a significant step backwards. The old one was quite usable, the new one is not nice to use or read.

      • patupaiarehe

         /  June 7, 2017

        I was a tad surprised, when I ventured there today. I don’t like it.

        • Gezza

           /  June 7, 2017

          Uh oh. Haven’t been there today yet. I’m refusing to read Alan’s links to articles until he does decent summary intros / teasers.

          • patupaiarehe

             /  June 7, 2017

            Good luck with that G. I suspect that Sir Alan thinks he needs no introduction 😛

          • Alan Wilkinson

             /  June 7, 2017

            I haven’t done any indecent ones, Sir G.

            • Gezza

               /  June 7, 2017

              I do so apologise. That is true, Sir Alan.

              Wishing you a sudden unpluggable hole in the bottom of your sailing dinghy in the lagoon at Muri Beach at the worst possible time
              As always
              Sir Gerald.

            • patupaiarehe

               /  June 7, 2017

              It’s never too late to start, Alan… 😛

            • Alan Wilkinson

               /  June 7, 2017

              @Sir G, you’ve been watching too much America’s Cup. Dodging the coral heads in Muri lagoon is a challenge though. Did you sleep under a coconut palm? I’m trying to diagnose your cerebral problems.

            • Gezza

               /  June 8, 2017

              @ Sir Alan, if you are still here & have not yet begun persecuting the natives

              No, although interestingly, like Sir Keef Richards the One & Only, while enjoying the experiences of landings of Air NZ’s jumbos over the beach road, & leaping off Black Rock several times until my good lady wife finally got the perfect mid-air picture, I did have an unfortunate experience with a cocunut tree by falling off one halfway up the trunk – & I sustained the most delightful bacterial infection in my feet after strolling unshod upon a reef, which condition eventually required professional medical attention on my return, & generated a determination to take some cheap tennis shoes with me should there be a next time.

              Wishing you the most dreadful bout of air sickness ever, & bon voyage, my dear sir
              As always
              Sir Gerald