Media watch – Monday

19 June 2017


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.


  1. PDB

     /  June 19, 2017

    People catching on about Winnieoil…..

    DK: “Ahhh…Winnieoil”

    Cam Slater: “You really must be thick.

    I am simply reporting that which is in front of your all.

    If you think National can govern alone then you are dreaming.

    Just because you don’t like the message doesn’t mean you can come here and place low calorie comments…your third comment ever….and last for a couple of weeks.

    I suggest you go read my history with Winston Peters. You might find it illuminating.

    I am not a member of any political and not likely to ever be any more. I report the facts and give my 40 something years of experience to my comments.”

    • Gezza

       /  June 19, 2017

      Seems fairy naff.

      • PDB

         /  June 19, 2017

        Strawman argument from Slater as the poster was obviously referring to all of Whaleoil’s pro-Winston posts, not saying that Winston would not be needed to form a govt.

        Slater: “I report the facts” – hmmmm

  2. sorethumb

     /  June 19, 2017

    I heard Wally [Wallace] Chapman give a plug for thumbs up on RNZ Facebook page. Could people be getting sick of him? For instance, he uses “Aotearoa” exclusively, and only uses “Aotearoa/NZ” when talking to a foreign guest?

  3. PDB

     /  June 19, 2017

    BBC fair and balanced?

    “The British news agency BBC changed its tweet on the Jerusalem attack following the Israeli protest on the subject. The protest was carried out following the headline of the report that “Three Palestinians killed after deadly stabbing in Jerusalem.” Now the headline has been changed to “Israeli policewoman stabbed to death in Jerusalem.” – The Jerusalem Post.

    • Blazer

       /  June 19, 2017

      the Israelis are experts at ..P.R and misinformation and have the MSM …in their pocket,one way or…another.