Media watch – Monday

7 August 2017

MediaWatch

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31 Comments

  1. sorethumb

     /  August 7, 2017

    RNZ’s Witness took us to a concentration camp.Do they ever go to a gulag?

    • Missy

       /  August 7, 2017

      It was probably someone who fancied Jacinda and wanted a large pic for their wall.

  2. Missy

     /  August 7, 2017

    So, Labour will no longer be imposing taxes, rather they will be crowd sourcing the funding – at least that is the plan apparently for Auckland transport according to the leader. Fail to see how it is crowd sourcing if they are putting a fixed amount that people have to pay, the whole point of crowd sourcing is to pay what you can.

    https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/politics/95494591/labour-unveils-light-rail-and-rapid-transit-plan–fuel-tax-and-rates-in-the-mix

    • Blazer

       /  August 7, 2017

      A 10c tax on fuel.

      • Gezza

         /  August 7, 2017

        That’s not crowd sourcing, that’s ransoming.

        • Missy

           /  August 7, 2017

          G, are you suggesting Jacinda is misleading the electorate? 😮

          • Gezza

             /  August 7, 2017

            No. She is saying this is our policy on light rail for Auckland, & this is how we intend to pay for it. Auckland drivers will pay for it – on top of the tax they already pay on fuel. And that’s fair enuf. They’re bring upfront. It might not be popular. Auckland voters will get to decide whether they want to or not.

            • Missy

               /  August 7, 2017

              G, I was trying (unsuccessfully it seems) to mock her use of the phrase crowd source when discussing the tax.

              I realise it is a tax, but Jacinda seems to be trying to use modern ‘buzz words’ so she doesn’t have to admit to a new tax – which she may get hammered by the Govt on, especially since Labour criticised National for increasing petrol tax a few years back.

            • Gezza

               /  August 7, 2017

              Actually that’s a very good point, hiding that it’s a tax behind the phrase ‘crowd sourcing’. Wonder if that’s her idea or Mike Munro’s? I’ve gone off her a bit now. 😕 For the moment.

      • Missy

         /  August 7, 2017

        No Blazer it is crowd-sourcing, not a tax. That’s what Jacinda called it.

        • Blazer

           /  August 7, 2017

          National call it…user pays.

          • Missy

             /  August 7, 2017

            No, National call it a tax and don’t try to hide it using modern buzz words like crowd source.

  3. sorethumb

     /  August 7, 2017

    Nana Chen
    August 5, 2017 at 7:59 pm
    Now your are in you want the drawbridge raised Mr Atkinson?
    How incredibly selfish.
    My mother was sexually abused in our nation of origin and NZ accepted us in our time of need.
    Now we are in, people like Mr Reddell talk up the hatred – my parents have copies of this blog put in their letterbox and my Mum is distraught when a neighbour reads it to them.
    Why are people like Mr Reddell so damn nasty. We have done everything we can to be good people here.
    https://croakingcassandra.com/2017/08/04/unemployment-age-matters/#comments

    Apparently by criticising immigration policy (Government Policy) you talk up the hatred?
    Governments have for 20 years talked up the benefits of immigration whereas people are doubting (cognitive dissonance) and Michael Reddell is making the argument. Bernard Hickey, Don Brash, Ian Glass, Kerry McDonald and Mathew Hooten agree.

    Massey Universities Gramscian postmodernists have produced some toxic propaganda in association with RNZ and there is an on going debate between Michael Reddell and a Maori economist who welcomes open boarders and minimises the effects on lower paid workers (a left-winger covered in shoe polish)
    http://www.radionz.co.nz/programmes/slice-of-heaven/story/201853337/slice-of-heaven

    • This is a bit ironic given that one of the accusations against Andrew Little was that he was hiding poll numbers from his caucus.

  4. The Standard has noted that Newshub corrected a misleading headline here: https://thestandard.org.nz/paula-bennett-says-jacinda-lacks-the-kind-of-brain-to-lead/

    But The Standard hasn’t corrected their misleading headline.

  5. Blazer

     /  August 7, 2017
    • PDB

       /  August 7, 2017

      Put your deflector away and don’t panic Blazer!

      “A spokesman for ASB bank said it did not operate the same model of intelligent deposit machines as the CBA nor did it use the same operating system.

      The maximum amount of funds able to be deposited by an unverified person into an ASB ATM was less than $10,000.

      He said the bank was committed to fighting financial crime and working with regulators in this regard.

      “ASB has processes and tools in place to ensure compliance to New Zealand’s AML regime, including the reporting of suspicious transactions to the New Zealand Police Financial Intelligence Unit.”

      Anti-money laundering law came into force for banks in New Zealand in 2013.”

      • Blazer

         /  August 7, 2017

        believe it or…not!…what happened to…synergies?biggest thieves under the sun…Libor,teaser rates,robo signing,…..get your priorities ..right.

  6. Pete Kane

     /  August 7, 2017

    “Newshub poll: Bill English’s credibility hit by Todd Barclay saga”
    Just what has young Winston got up his sleeve?
    http://www.newshub.co.nz/home/election/2017/08/newshub-poll-bill-english-s-credibility-hit-by-todd-barclay-saga.html

    • 1 News said he was asked about it at today’s media conference and he seemed quite relaxed about it.

  7. Mefrostate

     /  August 7, 2017

  8. phantom snowflake

     /  August 7, 2017

    An alternative view on the Metiria Turei saga, quite contrary to the narrative here, and thereby providing some much-needed balance.
    https://teaplusoranges.wordpress.com/2017/08/04/kia-kaha-metiria/

    • PDB

       /  August 7, 2017

      Nothing new/alternative in deflecting the argument to again one of sexism and racism which it clearly labels at the bottom of the article. She was also getting way more than $20/wk extra if having paying ‘undeclared’ flat-mates not to mention all the other benefits she received from her mum that lived with her and likely the father of her child and his parents.

      Such articles do nothing to help her self-induced plight.

      • phantom snowflake

         /  August 7, 2017

        Other political blogs have often been described here as “echo chambers”. IMO on the subject of MT this blog meets the criteria for an echo chamber, which is why I’m promoting something different. Nothing new in your reply, mostly repeating others’ speculation. Ho hum.

        • Gezza

           /  August 7, 2017

          I reckon this place has better music videos than the others.

          • phantom snowflake

             /  August 7, 2017

            Absof**kenlutely! I inflict you with:

            • Gezza

               /  August 7, 2017

              Well – that certainly fired up the fight/flight response. 👍🏼

  9. Anon

     /  August 14, 2017

    OMG over 56 National Party signs have been hit in Northland. In Dargaville and Whangarei. The Kaipara ones still haven’t been repaired, showing what National really thinks of the rural regions.

    Some had a massive pink NO
    Others with a yellow X
    And just South of Whangarei on sh1 and in Maunu 2 signs were totally burnt down!!

    • I really wonder how effective campaign billboards are at attracting votes.

      And I also wonder how effective election vandalism is at deterring or switching votes.