Media watch – Tuesday

15 August 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.

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  1. Missy

     /  August 15, 2017

  2. Is a certain blogger still paying off a debt to a lawyer who recently defended them? The attack line is still being pursued relentlessly. It’s so lauda finem, so pathetically one-sided, so minor party shilling that even their loyalist sycophants are telling them to ctfu.

    • Said blogger ramping up his anti PM campaign

      Such important stuff. Has an entire article on the PM about a beach walk, denying beach walk took place, commenting on sartorial choices, ( he can talk) and gives us weather reports.

      #camlovesjudith #camjealousofbill #unhinged #deranged # smallminded

  3. Blazer

     /  August 15, 2017

    rubber Billy joins with R.E industry to spruik housing…..again..

  4. PDB

     /  August 15, 2017

    Ask a bunch of school teachers if kids are more anxious about National standards (which teachers hate) and surprise, surprise they are!

    “A survey of primary and intermediate schools by the New Zealand Council for Educational Research (NZCER), released on Tuesday morning, shows 63 per cent of teachers agreed, or strongly agreed, that anxiety about National Standards performance had negatively affected some students’ learning.”

    Then for good measure they add a very tenuous link to mental health with kids; “While young students were feeling more anxious, only 20 per cent of teachers felt they had the training to help them recognise mental health warning signs in children”.

    No doubt the next article will link National standards to New Zealand’s high youth suicide rate.