Media watch – Tuesday

8 August 2017

MediaWatch

Media Watch is a focus on New Zealand media, blogs and social media. You can post any items of interested related to media.

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  2. sorethumb

     /  August 8, 2017

    Bronwyn Haywood comes out batting for the Greens.
    Greens Crisis Caucus
    She says the personal discussion about MT’s behaviour gets nasty while giving a free pass to her behaviour.

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  3. sorethumb

     /  August 8, 2017

    She then goes on to point out that is is mostly women and Maori who get done for benefit fraud and the MSD are diligent whereas white collar fraudsters get away with light sentences. These are two separate arguments. It has always been about cheating, freeloading and incentivising.

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  4. High Flying Duck

     /  August 8, 2017

    Jacinda starts getting asked proper questions and suddenly…

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  5. High Flying Duck

     /  August 8, 2017

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    • Gezza

       /  August 8, 2017

      lololol

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    • PDB

       /  August 8, 2017

      Ardern doesn’t like/can’t seem to deviate from the narrative she has prepared in advance and wishes to peddle – on Q&A she often talked over the host who was trying to ask her specific questions. Journalists will soon get sick of Ardern only wanting to push a particular issue rather than engage in proper 2-way discussion on current issues.

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  6. duperez

     /  August 8, 2017

    “Lawyer waged ‘personal vendetta’ against ex husband and Kristin School head Peter Clague”

    http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11899963

    “Evidence included a trove of emails and text messages between Denham and PR merchant Carrick Graham, who helped organise damaging, paid posts about Clague and Kristin School on the Whale Oil attack blog.”

    Mmm, the Whale Oil attack blog. So did the woman wage a vendetta through the hate blog or was the hate blog waging a vendetta?

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    • Corky

       /  August 9, 2017

      ”He says Mr Goldsmith interrupted and said: “Yeah, well, you are – and she is – Indian. You just need to accept it. That’s the way it is.”

      Just being put in his place, Blazer. There was nothing racial about it. This chap was slyly insinuating about National MPs owning real estate and got slapped down.

      The Rightie was is hard but fair. The Leftie way is hard and nasty.

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    • PDB

       /  August 9, 2017

      Sounds like a beat-up Blazer……….no proof of him actually saying anything racist except for what a Thomas Maharaj and another reckoned?

      Sounds like Mr Maharaj has made stuff up before……..(note he was a Labour youth MP);

      Kiwiblog (2013): “VUWSA Presidential candidate Thomas Maharaj has been falsely implying that his connections to Snapper would make him better placed to achieve fare discounts for tertiary students.”

      “Maharaj stated the importance of connections with councillors and central government. Maharaj has worked with Labour MP Trevor Mallard as a community organiser, and also with Greater Wellington Regional Councillor (GWRC) Paul Bruce.”

      “So he thinks having worked for Trevor Mallard (and was his Youth MP), this will somehow result in the Government next year lowering bus fares just for Vic Uni students!”

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