Media watch – Saturday

12 August 2017


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  1. Missy

     /  August 12, 2017

    to be fair I think KJU looks better with Trump’s hair.

    • Gezza

       /  August 12, 2017

      It’s possibly just because KJU’s dark tresses don’t really go all that well with Trumpy’s orange complexion & white eyeshadow? 🤔

  2. unitedtribes2

     /  August 12, 2017

    Saturday Morning again. Time for the grandchildren to get indoctrinated. Last week is was “Greedy Jewish industrialists kill animals so they can addict you to eat their product after sacking all their workers”
    This week teaching your child its OK to eat a vegan lunch instead of sandwiches, chips and cake before going on to its OK to be a bloke and a ballet dancer as well as play soccer (itself in my day, the starting place of being a poof) and then when performing Jack an the bean stork its OK for a girl to play Jack and a boy to be the fairy god mother, but a boy (and probable a white one) must play the part of the horrible monster. Don’t worry little tulips by the time your ready the State will pay for the sex change op.
    Then next the News at 7am. At least weve got blokes being blokes. Donald and Kim going to blow each others heads off. But wait. Is there a hidden message. Is it about racial diversity?
    Bugger this. Think I will get up and go feed the chooks. You know that’s the ones who’s eggs I cant sell at the local market because they aren’t registered by a bureaucrat to ensure I don’t poison you all. Which gets me to latest news in Europe!
    As my mate said to me the other day. “UT it dosnt pay to live too long”.

  3. sorethumb

     /  August 12, 2017

    Listening to RNZ.
    1. Australian Green comments on Aust/US Korea
    2. Country Life features discussion with Taupo farmers – including Green candidate
    3. Coming up on Kim Hill
    The play is based on a true story of the life of Stella Goldschlag, a Jewish woman living illegally in war torn Berlin. Betrayed and tortured, Stella agrees to work with the Gestapo as a ‘catcher’ of other Jews, in exchange for her life and the lives of her family.
    Safran’s latest book, Depends What You Mean by Extremist, sees him embed himself in the world of Australia’s diverse community of white nationalists, ISIS supporters, anarchists and more.

    Somehow every Kim Hill program features Nazis and racism. Whenwill she interview Frank Salter or other conservative academic leading the war against PC?
    ANS = Not on her watch?

  4. sorethumb

     /  August 12, 2017

    Smart Talk At The Auckland Museum: Immigration

    A stacked panel discuss immigration.

    Here is part of the transcript of a previous Smart Talk:
    The future of Auckland is the focus of a panel discussion chaired by Bill Ralston at the Auckland Museum. It features Marina Matthews from the law firm Chen Palmer; and Waikare Komene, a young architect from Otara, along with Professor Damon Salesa from the University of Auckland, and business commentator Rod Oram, well-known to RNZ listeners.

    Bill Ralston: I mean Marina picking up on the Herald thing and based on your massive study. Going back (I think it was 2001) 67%of our island city was pakeha. Now it is down to 54% and falling rapidlyIt wont be long before Pakeha Aucklanders are a minority. Is that necessarliy a good thing or could it be a bad thing?

    Marina Mathews: I think it could be a good thing. I’ll just draw on my experiences working 10 years in the public sector in Wellington. I mean when you look at Wellington it has it’s own ethnoburbs as well. Um the population and ethnicity of folk in Eastbourne (across the water) is a bit different to that of Cannons Creek by Porirua . So it is slightly systematic. It ‘s starting to grow across NZ. Asia NZ did a survey (a 2015 report)on the population of house buyers in Auckland. It was just a little more scientific than Phil Twyford may have ventured about people who had surnames that might have sounded like some foreign word who were house owners. What they did say is that 25% of the population of Pine Hill in NZ are Chinese. Um 10% of the population of house owners in Glenn Innes are Indian and so what is happening as a result is that businesses are having to alter what they are doing, how they are delivering and how they are coping. The number one seller at Pac nSave in Albany is white rice (not white potatoes). Another big seller is chicken feet. And so you are seeng the market (I love the French market in Parrnell) It’s a lot different to if I went down to Otara on a saturday.

    Ralston: It’s a lot different to if you went down Sandringham Road where there’s a whole pile of medium spice shopsand Restuarants, um and down the back of Dominion Road there is the biggest Chinese Supermarket I’ve ever seen (bout 2 or 3 football fields in size) and you can buy whatever you want. That’s the gift, I suppose, that diversity brings.

    Rod Oram: Absolutely! That makes Auckland a fabulously interesting city. And obviously the key thing we need to care a lot about about are that people are moving around and are appreciating and taking more interest year round rather rather than just turning up at Albert Park for a lantern show or Diwhali festival. And of course there are people who just hunker down in their neighbourhood or their community. But I’d like to think there are people particularly amongst the younger generation who are strong in their own identity but are keen to appreciate other identities too.

  5. Julie Ann Genter…. calm professional, want to be leader of the greens and by extension a senior minister in, or even leader of, NZ’s Government

    The eyes – oh my the eyes…….hahahahahahahah

    • duperez

       /  August 12, 2017

      Julie Ann Genter and Simon Bridges in the House. Who has more more often been calm, professional and looked like a senior minister, and who has so often looked like a childish twat? Clue: The one who turns nasty and and infantile is not a woman.

      • Maybe, but only one has got a septic tank screech for a voice…. the other one sounds like a little boy… can you tell the difference Dupe?

      • Yeah – but thats not what I was commenting on Dupe….. In the House Genter has the advantage of being on the attack with well research questions prepared for her and rehearsed….

        When under pressure, when you want your leaders/decision makers calm and under control Genter has FAILED massively… as the video shows. A classic set piece for a Politician and she couldn’t cope…..

        She FAILED ….

        But you keep believing Dupe…. JAG is a solid and under control pollie…. [TUI AD]


  6. sorethumb

     /  August 12, 2017

    To a man – and they are mostly white males – the members of The Commentariat have been almost uniformly hostile to Turei and the Green Party. Here’s a list of some I had the “pleasure” to experience: Duncan Garner (Radio Live and TV3), Mark Richardson (Radio Live and TV3), Mike Hosking (Newstalk ZB and TVNZ), Tim Wilson (Newstalk ZB and TVNZ ), Bruce Russell (Newstalk ZB), Mark Sainsbury (Radio Live), Tracy Watkins (Dominion), Chris Lynch (Newstalk ZB), Patrick Gower (TV3), Barry Soper (Newstalk ZB) Matthew Hooton (all over the place).
    Fomenting happy mischief