Media watch – Sunday

9 July 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.

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  1. sorethumb

     /  July 9, 2017

    8.35 Temporary immigrants: what’s the problem?
    Dr Francis Collins from the University of Auckland is concerned with the dud hand he says is being dealt to temporary immigrants. He says their lives end up in limbo, despite their benefit to our economy. He explains why in Fair Borders and elaborates on that with Wallace. Let us know what you think.
    Wallace Pimps Open borders…. Eminating form Massey AUT etc.
    “I’m old enough to remember the dawn raids” “Yes, when we here of Samoan immigration we think of dawn raids” [not severe overpopulation of the Pacific islands – that has been buried]
    “and of course we had a pole tax on Chinese… Blah Blah” [ but China has only taken 1448 non-Chinese as citizens. They are an ethnic state (92% Han) ]

  2. sorethumb

     /  July 9, 2017

    “Wallace loves to hear our views” but only reads a couple. Hearing what the public thinks is the best part.

  3. sorethumb

     /  July 9, 2017

    The media represent a conduit for political viewpoint like private roads or ferries across a straight. Never has the media been so restrictive. EG Q&A has Fran Wild (a NZ Initiative Toady), someone from an activist organisation* and Josie Pagani (an open borders advocate)

    • sorethumb

       /  July 9, 2017

      All this fake news to and thro needs to be viewed in the context of raging post – modernism in humanities departments across the West. and the consequent activist academics, journalists and NGO’s etc

  4. duperez

     /  July 9, 2017

    “Act Party deputy Kenneth Wang resigns over list ranking, party direction”

    “The party list will be released at 2pm. Seymour said of the top ten, the average age was 36 years old, half were women and they spoke about seven languages between them.”

    Is it important how many languages you speak if what is being said is crap? 😊

    • “Is it important how many languages you speak if what is being said is crap?” It’s supposed to reflect globalist, outward looking trade policy