Media watch – Monday

11 September 2017


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  1. It is a combination of both the pot calling the kettle black and jumping on the bandwagon, but even Winston wants to know what Labour’s tax plans are.
    No one could ever accuse Winston of being transparent. Though I note has made it another bottom line. How many is that so far?

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  2. PDB

     /  September 11, 2017

    Slater is now turning his attention to who will replace English as National leader and is going hard out against Nikki Kaye;

    Whaleoil: “National’s caucus loathe and detest Nikki Kaye. They loathe and detest her with a passion that is greater the more they work with her unless they are above her in the pecking order. She is very much the monkey climbing up the tree, where the monkeys above her see a smiling face and the monkeys below see an arsehole.”

    Only Slater and a few deluded sycophants think Judith Collins could win a general election.

    • Patzcuaro

       /  September 11, 2017

      Who needs enemies when you have friends like blubber.

      • PDB

         /  September 11, 2017

        Yes – Slater’s support doesn’t seem to be helping Winston much.

  3. Zedd

     /  September 11, 2017

    I watched part of ‘the AM show’ (TV3) & tautoko what Duncan Garner said about a Natz MP (Simon O’connor) comments about Jacinda; that she was upset about youth suicide, but supports euthanasia.. claiming its some kind of double-standard. O’connor stated that euthanasia is like forcing old or sick people to commit suicide
    ‘What a load of political B-S’ sez I.. he should hang his head in shame & apologise to Jacinda for this totally disgraceful comment ! 😦