Media watch – Tuesday

25 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.

A general guideline – post opinion on or excerpts from and links to blog posts or comments of interest, whether they are praise, criticism, pointing out issues or sharing useful information.


  1. Trevors_elbow

     /  July 25, 2017

    Interesting headline. Did he not win the election? If he did he us not a fake a President

    • Yes, he won the election.

      But he is losing the presidency so far. He may get his act together and do significant things but he is flailing around too much at the moment, too easily distracted by things that seem more related to ego than to achieving things for the US.

      In Kiwi parlance he could be seen as a Claytons president, the president you have when you don’t have someone acting like a president.

  2. Zedd

     /  July 25, 2017

    I read that some believe that, had they regulated the ‘natural herb’ instead of ‘synthetics’ in 2013 (Psychoactive Substance Act) then we would likely NOT be hearing stories about people being rushed to A&Es or dying in the streets of Aotearoa/NZ (from smoking ‘synthetic cannabis’) which reportedly do NOT contain any THC/CBD etc anyway.. others (on the right) refute this & are just looking to excuses to maintain status quo, at any cost (regardless of obvious harm it actually causes). “Why is this so ?” what are we NOT being told be the Natz ??

  3. Corky

     /  July 26, 2017

    As I said at the time, don’t go anywhere Marine Le Pen, it’s just a matter of time.

    All that’s needed now is a terrorist attack with more French blood split, and his woman will be leading France.