Media watch – Wednesday

16 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. Blazer

     /  August 16, 2017

    English and RE heads are doing their best to keep spruiking the housing market.Calling for LVR ratios for first home buyers to be lowered will just lead to future misery for the less affluent.

  2. Ray

     /  August 16, 2017

    Genuine LOL at this at kiwiblog.
    “Hipkins is thick. He thought he was gunning for Stephen Joyce. Didn’t have the nouse to put two and two together. Cindy jumps in and flashes her toothy grin and hopes it all goes away.”

  3. sorethumb

     /  August 16, 2017

    Regarding Trumps latest speech linked the Charlottesville.
    The news is full of references with helpful journalistic input telling the people how to view it., but scant reproduction of the full speech. In other words they want to (helpfully) interpret it for us. RNZ is doing it’s usual “uproar” and “even senior republicans” [Listen to ___ saying].

  4. Relatively, not totally.