Media watch – Sunday

10 September 2017

MediaWatch

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  1. chrism56

     /  September 10, 2017

    Things may be starting to turn as even Jack Tame and Heather du Plessis Allan realise Labour is neither transparent nor honest. And that from two of their previously biggest fan club members.
    http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11918679
    http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11919488

    • duperez

       /  September 10, 2017

      “Labour is probably banking on the fact Ardern’s excellent grasp of deflecting tough questions protects it from too much tax-splatter sticking to the shiny new coat.”

      Is the phenomenon of deflecting tough questions to protect a shiny coat new in our political landscape? Has the expression ‘teflon coat’ ever been used in regards to any of our politicians?

      Has the ability to deflect questions ever been seen as a quality? Has the propensity to deflect and the quality and acceptance of the deflection had less than desirable outcomes?

  2. sorethumb

     /  September 10, 2017

    Why do men get much more coverage in sport than women? It goes back to unconscious bias. It comes from the UK when upper class men were heldi up high for their sporting prowess.
    http://www.radionz.co.nz/national/programmes/sunday/audio/201857959/counting-sport-stories-toni-bruce-and-the-sports-media

    This post is from a law graduate who started a Phd in post-modernism so he could argue against it
    https://areomagazine.com/2017/09/09/my-experience-in-a-postmodern-phd-program/

    • David

       /  September 10, 2017

      Not even women care about women’s sport.

      • sorethumb

         /  September 10, 2017

        I was paraphrasing the the lecturer there. They weren’t my opinions.

  3. Blazer

     /  September 10, 2017

    Tolley joins in with Nationals lie fest….

    “In addition, one in five beneficiaries tell us that drug use is a barrier to them getting a job ” 1 in 5 …. Really? According to her own Ministry – last year, there were 31,791 referrals for drug testable positions nationwide and just 55 sanctions for failing a drug test. (See Herald http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11639758 ) So which is it Minister? 1 in 5 beneficiaries on drugs.. or 1 in 576 according to your own actual tests?

  4. Real friends don’t hassle their friends over who they might vote for.

    • Gezza

       /  September 10, 2017

      😳

      🤔 (I might have to de-friend a few people until this election thing is over) 😳

      • @gezza

        I agree; a few ‘midnight tokers’ I know… say they may vote ‘Just say; NO.. Natz’… go figure 😦

        • Gezza

           /  September 10, 2017

          A little birdie told me it’ll all work out

          • Gezza

             /  September 10, 2017

            Specifically, it was Charlie – on the right. The other two just sang harmony.

  5. Blazer

     /  September 10, 2017

    I doubt hard core right wingers have any ‘friends’,acquaintances maybe…but their interests would over ride friendship.

    • chrism56

       /  September 10, 2017

      Is that the same Harriet Harman that was sacked from being Minister for Women in 1998 because she cut the benefits to lone parents?
      Or how about her use of dodgy statistics that got her publically rebuked by a senior public servant:
      During the Late-2000s recession, and following a government report which suggested that women were twice as likely to lose their jobs as men and feared losing their jobs more than men, Harman stated: “We will not allow women to become the victims of this recession”. However, some statistics contradicted her position, including the Office for National Statistics report on the issue which stated “the economic downturn in 2008 has impacted less on women in employment than men”. According to the ONS, men were losing their jobs at twice the rate of women. The Government Equalities Office insisted the ONS figures did not render pointless its efforts to help women.

      In June 2009, Sir Michael Scholar, head of the UK Statistics Authority, wrote to Harman to warn her that different headline figures used by the ONS and Government Equalities Office with regards to pay differentiation between men and women might undermine public trust in official statistics. The GEO’s headline figure was 23%, which was based on median hourly earnings of all employees, not the 12.8%, based on median hourly earnings of full-time employees only, used by the ONS. Scholar wrote: “It is the Statistics Authority’s view that use of the 23% on its own, without qualification, risks giving a misleading quantification of the gender pay gap”.
      You sure know how to pick them Blazer

      • Blazer

         /  September 10, 2017

        like to keep you busy google eyes…are you a fan of Rees-Mogg?

        • chrism56

           /  September 10, 2017

          Moggie is just a distraction and doesn’t even want promotion- the Jeremy Corbyn of the Conservatives. I just like pointing out that you have no substance to your bluster. You must be a really sad wee man, heaping invective over your keyboard. And how are your 18 new taxes coming on?

          • Blazer

             /  September 10, 2017

            not sad at all,I’d say anything I’ve said on here to your face,to be sure.

  6. I watched ‘Marae’ on TV1 this morning; with maori candidates. They asked about Cannabis reform.. as usual Natz & Act said ‘NO !’, Shane Jones (NZF) said referendum (nothing new)

    BUT; Marama Fox (Maori pty) & Hone Harawira (mana) seem to have changed their tune & said ‘decrim’ was the better option to keep maori out of prison for ‘minor cannabis offences’ which maori do tend to be dealt with more harshly than pakeha.

    Marama Davidson (Grn) led the way with ‘It should be a health issue/legal regulation’ 🙂

    • I missed; Willie Jackson (Lab.) was on the fence.. ‘decrim. ?’ a bit like Jacinda.. but he agreed with Grns ‘it should be a health issue rather than criminal’ ! 🙂

    • actually Seymour (act) said ‘the drug war has failed’, but sitting next to Korako (natz) he seemed hesitant to any commitment to law reform ? ‘yes sir whatever you say’ (reliant on them not standing in epsom) 😦 :/