Media watch – Saturday

15 July 2017


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  1. Kevin

     /  July 15, 2017

    Hey Pete, I see on TS that Weta’s been picking on you. Again. She just can’t leave you alone.

    • Yes, her usual. She stuffed up again and to try and save face she banned me, again. Lame.

      • sorethumb

         /  July 15, 2017

        Bloody favouritism. I can’t go anywhere near the standard. They are trying to bump me off Bowalley Road also.

    • @PG

      maybe soon all those who have been arrested for cannabis use, may feel a bit the same.. unless Natz get another term, in which case; nothing will likely change anytime soon !! 😦

  2. sorethumb

     /  July 15, 2017

    Kim Hill Anti-Chinese racism, racism, racism
    11.40 Emma Ng – Old Asian, New Asian

    NZ is Racism Central
    White = oppressor
    Asian = Victim
    Mai chen talks about how tough it was coming here there being so few Chinese (in Christchurch). Now she is saying she is an average New Zealander. Cannot say the same about Taiwan.
    Kim Hill finishes with New York where Emma Ng doesn’t feel out of place and concludes that one day we will be like that. Perhaps we need more Europeans in Central Auckland?
    Is Emma looking at us through the ethnic lens as the dreaded *other*?