Media watch – Thursday

13 July 2017


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  1. So much for this claim about Amelia Earhart:

  2. Corky

     /  July 13, 2017

    This is what Comey doesn’t need at this time, and Trump does.

  3. Gezza

     /  July 13, 2017

    1ewes promo said Rt Hon Winston Raymond Peters PC will be on Q&A this weekend – “what are his policies?” watch & see.

    Will they even think to ask him if the retention of the Maori seats would be subject to e referendum of the General or just the Maori Electorates?

    I’ve been told the latter by their Maori Affairs spokesperson, but their website is deliberately ambiguous.

  4. sorethumb

     /  July 14, 2017

    Everyone on Newshub breathlessly supportive of immigration.
    Why don’t they have their own NZ and fill it up – it can be like Ranganui Walker’s “Just like anywhere else”. Are they saying what the advertisers want to hear?
    RNZ’s business reporter is another one: Gareth Keirnan: “our skilled migrant program is highly regarded internationally” is not an argument from someone who ought to know it is crap.