Media watch – Sunday

16 July 2017

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  1. Alan Wilkinson

     /  July 16, 2017

    You might want to fix this heading, PG.

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    • Alan Wilkinson

       /  July 16, 2017

      A downtick for suggesting Media watch – Sunday would be a better title for this thread. Hilarious.

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      • Pete Kane

         /  July 16, 2017

        There you go. (I laughed too.)

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      • Alan Wilkinson

         /  July 16, 2017

        Thanks PK.

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        • Gezza

           /  July 16, 2017

          Garn. You can have one from me too. Any thing to stop you whining. 😉

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          • Alan Wilkinson

             /  July 16, 2017

            Spoil sport.

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            • Gezza

               /  July 16, 2017

              Whinger.

            • Alan Wilkinson

               /  July 16, 2017

              Whinging old bastard, surely?

            • Gezza

               /  July 16, 2017

              I didn’t like to say. Ya Mrs & steppy got enough to cope with without having to constantly be boosting your self-esteem as well.

            • Alan Wilkinson

               /  July 17, 2017

              .. or suffering from it. Don’t worry, both are opinionated enough to cope.

  2. Pete Kane

     /  July 16, 2017

    Following on from this week’s discussions.
    “Mike King blames ‘misinformed’ campaign after his speaking invitation to schools was retracted”
    “Ahead of his keynote speech to the NZ First party conference on Sunday morning, King was invited to speak at eight schools in the South Canterbury region on self esteem and keeping their “inner critic” in check.
    However, Temuka High School, Geraldine High School and Opihi College then retracted the invitations. They told King he was no longer welcome, after being contacted by South Canterbury District Health Board (SCDHB) suicide prevention co-ordinator Professor Annette Beautrais.”
    https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/health/94448273/mike-king-blames-misinformed-campaign-after-he-was-uninvited-from-speaking-at-schools

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      • I’ve no problem with anyone making a living but when beyond middle aged men start showing tv cameras around their roundup scorched earth backyards I become cynical. Let’s never forget this was the man who was both spokesman for the Pork Board and who then stepped in front of cameras for SAFE.

        Not decrying his suicide awareness efforts, but I bet Mike himself doesn’t come cheap at events like the following Suicide Awareness day.

        “The day was made possible at Mana College thanks to about $12,000 in funding from the Te Waka Whaiora Trust – a mental health service supported by Capital & Coast District Health Board.”

        https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/education/94414985/mike-king-brings-message-of-hope-to-students-at-poriruas-mana-college

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        • How a comedian carves out a career and relevance post drug/alcohol/depression

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        • Gezza

           /  July 16, 2017

          Didn’t he dump the Pork Board after he realised what was happening in the Pork Industry? Are you saying once he knew hoe bad some of the conditions were, he should have carried on?

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          • No, I’m saying as even a half awake member of the human race and a spokesmen, he did know what wasgoing g in and he is all about Mike King and upping hismow label

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            • Sorry for that. I tried to answer within polldaddy.

              Didn’t come out right.

              Mike King would need to have been brain dead not to have known about crating and conditions. I say first and foremost he’s about his own brand. It does not necessarily the diminish the value of what he does, but one can’t see him as the face of SAFE and Suicide Prevention without knowing he gets paid handsomely for his role and increases his profile.

              Fair enough, but he’s no saint.

            • Gezza

               /  July 16, 2017

              Fair enuff. But how do you know what he earns personally, what he spends it on, & why he’s doing it?

            • Gezza

               /  July 17, 2017

              I might add trav, I don’t see anything of him re SAFE. And I have seen very, very little of him in his suicide prevention role. Didn’t even know he was on that committee that just produced another wordy, worthless piece of blurb about that wasn’t about actually doing anything except saying something that needed to be done & all involved should pat themselves on the back for coming to that conclusion. Again.

              There are easier & probably more lucrative ways to raise your profile as a comedian than using your talents to not make kids laugh, but to listen.

  3. Pete Kane

     /  July 16, 2017

    Doesn’t seem to be disappearing – the issue that is.
    “Jonathan Milne: Why the Prime Minister is caught in a bind over missing MP Todd Barclay”
    https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/politics/opinion/94768002/jonathan-milne-why-the-prime-minister-is-caught-in-a-bind-over-missing-mp-todd-barclay

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    • One plus one = eugenics in Sharon Murdich’s world. My, my!

      I have no idea why in a country where the state provides 12 years of free education, extends charity to the poorer and disabled, the concept of restricting the number of children you breed to a personally manageable number should be considered eugenics. I call it common sense for all parties concerned.

      Parents
      Community
      Taxpayer…and the most important one in the equation the
      CHILD

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      • phantom snowflake

         /  July 16, 2017

        Imagine this scenario, if you will: New Zealand has always followed ACT’s enlightened doctrine of the Poor not breeding. Maori as a race are probably now extinct, as pretty much all whanau experience at least one generation of poverty. I wouldn’t call that eugenics; more like genocide…

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        • Alan Wilkinson

           /  July 16, 2017

          Maori did not have children they couldn’t afford prior to the welfare state. What changed?

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          • phantom snowflake

             /  July 16, 2017

            If you’re suggesting that impoverished Maori just didn’t have children before, say the DPB was introduced in the seventies; I find that pretty astonishing.

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    • Alan Wilkinson

       /  July 16, 2017

      Another twit with her hand out.

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  5. Pete Kane

     /  July 16, 2017

    So what is it with these guys (esp. Susie) that seems to put our Labour Leader in such a state? Gosh, he’s had 3 years to get used to it.
    “Us Two: RNZ Morning Report’s Guyon Espiner and Susie Ferguson”
    https://www.stuff.co.nz/entertainment/tv-radio/94476179/us-two-rnz-morning-reports-guyon-espiner-and-susie-ferguson

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  6. sorethumb

     /  July 16, 2017

    New York Times: No One Cares About Russia in the World Breitbart Made
    http://www.breitbart.com/big-journalism/2017/07/15/new-york-times-no-one-cares-russia-world-breitbart-made/
    Whites going behind the bike sheds with Breitbart. – Hiding the nakedness of their white privilege perhaps?

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