Media watch – Wednesday

12 July 2017

MediaWatch

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20 Comments

  1. Pete Kane

     /  July 12, 2017

    “Coffee drinkers rejoice – a new study says drinking three cups of coffee a day is linked to a lower risk of death. And it doesn’t matter if it’s caffeinated or d-caffeinated!”
    Prefer tea.
    http://www.radionz.co.nz/national/programmes/morningreport/audio/201850772/3-cups-of-coffee-best-for-health-studies

    • Corky

       /  July 12, 2017

      Dilmah I hope, Pete. I have no time for limp wristed Bell and Choysa slurpers.

      • Pete Kane

         /  July 12, 2017

        Actually as a matter of fact, yes Cork, their Earl Grey – in fact just finished a cup. Although to be honest I buy Dilmah or Twinnings depending on specials. (Prefer G & T overall of coarse.) Hey what about these Trump boys? We could offer them Todd Barclay as an Intern.

      • Gezza

         /  July 12, 2017

        Nup. Coffee. Tea is for poofters.

      • OMG wipe your mouth out!

        Best builder’s every day tea is Bell KENYA BOLD.

  2. sorethumb

     /  July 12, 2017

    Take down of Trump by Aussie journo at G20nsets twitter on fire
    http://www.radionz.co.nz/national/programmes/thepanel/audio/201850693/take-down-of-trump-by-aussie-journo-at-g20
    That’s media by media for media

  3. sorethumb

     /  July 12, 2017

    World population day summit tackles pressure on the planet
    Waikato University Demogrpaher Dr Tahu Kukutai speaks about the pressures the global population is putting on the planet.
    http://www.radionz.co.nz/national/programmes/thepanel/audio/201850686/world-population-day-summit-tackles-pressure-on-the-planet
    She says there was that thing about the population bomb in the 1970’s “but now we focus more on the lives of women”
    This suggests activism interfering with objective academic research.
    The Education Act says academics have a duty to be activist, whereas Johnathon Haidt says the telos of the university should be to seek the truth. Having two telos (eg business and medical research) means one can interfere with the other.

  4. Pete Kane

     /  July 12, 2017

    She was very good I thought.

    • Pete Kane

       /  July 12, 2017

      I’ll make you a prediction Alan, many (loose I know) Maori will turn to Islam in the coming years

      • Alan Wilkinson

         /  July 12, 2017

        Dunno, Pete. SBW might have put a few off the idea a couple of weeks ago.

      • Gezza

         /  July 12, 2017

        Why?

      • Alan Wilkinson

         /  July 12, 2017

        Does the Herald ever run similar stories on the loony Left fringes, Mefro?

        • Mefrostate

           /  July 12, 2017

          Not that I’ve seen, but I’d certainly encourage them to do so. We should expose and condemn radicalism wherever it appears. I’ve certainly been trying my best with Trumpenreich, although I notice you’ve left him alone.

          Happy to talk more about media bias as well, it’s a topic I’m very interested in. Have had some good discussions about it over the past few days.

          First I’d really love to hear your thoughts on that specific article and the groups in it.

    • Corky

       /  July 12, 2017

      Great post, Alan. Good to know some Muslims have a brain, and some respect for their adopted country.

      But not all:

      ”Contrary to the experiences shared by Hassan and Leila, Sheikh Amir said cutting children off for leaving Islam was not common.” Really?

  5. duperez

     /  July 12, 2017

    Brilliant marketing!
    http://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/news/article.cfm?c_id=3&objectid=11889554

    All you have to do is make someone think something wonderful is happening, create a bit of a fuss regardless of the real merits of what you have to offer, and you have the world in the palm of your hands. You don’t have to suck the general public in, sucking the media messengers in is the key.