Media watch – Saturday

24 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. Blazer

     /  June 24, 2017

    tests Nationals claims as ‘economic managers’…

  2. Blazer

     /  June 24, 2017

    Bill English reveal on just how bright National party stalwarts are…
    ‘Nobody realised Todd Barclay recording of secretary might be a crime: Bill English’….

  3. sorethumb

     /  June 24, 2017

    Last night RNZ had a headline “Twitter Attack on Hobson’s Pledge”. Since removed by the kid’s.

  4. sorethumb

     /  June 24, 2017

    RNZ – Here is the news:
    Donald Trump has tweeted that ? is a long-time friend of ?. The Trump administration has been trying for a long time to discredit ? over.? Trump has pulled out of the Paris climate agreement. California, however says it will keep on reducing emissions [Arnold Swartzneger speaking] as will Emanuel Macron who is a dedicated conservationist.
    Macron is also dedicated to accepting migrants. He says there is “no such thing as French culture” and if any state wasn’t the US anymore it would be California.
    RNZ is pro-migration; pro-growth. You need to scratch around to find anything opposing the current mantra.

  5. Alan Wilkinson

     /  June 24, 2017
  6. Zedd

     /  June 24, 2017

    I see that a group of ‘arab neighbours’ are strong arming Qatar; including cut off economic ties with Iran (& others) & Shut down Al Jazeera (english). I just wonder who is the real driving force here ?