Media watch – Tuesday

12 September 2017


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  1. sorethumb

     /  September 12, 2017

    The Panel joked about Trump and Rush Limbaugh denying a link between AGW and severe hurricanes. Would love to hear about how they have forgone the annual overseas holiday. Likewise generation zero is blaming generation previous before they have had a chance to carry on like we all did.

  2. sorethumb

     /  September 12, 2017

    Two former prime ministers are urging schools to teach more New Zealand history, with one, former National Party leader Jim Bolger, warning that ignorance of the past is behind the rise of racism.
    So the question is what is it about history we don’t know as we are always being told “NZrs don’t know their history”. The teachers union are pushing it also. I have read Michael Kings and Keith Sinclair’s histories, however the modern academic is not satisfied. What have I missed. Do children need a political lesson or a history lesson?

    Jim should try farming in South Africa?

  3. Corky

     /  September 12, 2017

    This had to come sooner or later. This type of criticism will only increase over time. So what’s the problem? The problem is the inability to self perceive. The articles author is an example of someone who can’t reflect and wonder how other people are perceiving the haka. Bottom’s a weird ritual, carried out by some people coming from a small country
    in the middle of nowhere. Harsh, but true.

    • Gezza

       /  September 12, 2017

      Nah, you’re maybe thinking of Nauru Corks? Or Vanuatu or Kiribati?

      We’re not nowhere. We’re a bit above Anatarctica, ok maybe quite a bit, not far from Raro, Samoa, Tonga, Fiji, South of Oz (though in some ways we’re above them, I reckon) and everybody loves a well-executed haka except for arrogant cultural snobbah prix, ignorant tossers, & sundry pakeha whingers & ne’er-do-wells. As for the Yanks – Christ, they can talk! The country’s feckin crazy. The weird things they get up to to celebrate & titillate leave everybody else for frackin dead bro!

  4. Zedd

     /  September 12, 2017

    I listened to ‘Democracy now’ (Indep. USA news) this morning.. they announced that Mr T is set to appoint a new director of NASA, but he is not a astrophysics guru, but does have something in common; a staunch climate change denier !

    More ‘fake news’ from the biggest FAKE President !

    • Corky

       /  September 12, 2017

      You comments seem a little conflicted, Zedd%. Before you cast scorn on them Yanks, it may pay to check out the credentials of the PMs Chief Scientific Advisor. A chap who has no qualifications regarding climate science. But he has no problem pontificating on the subject

      Now THAT’S FAKE! lol.

      • Zedd

         /  September 12, 2017

        me conflicted…NEVER 😀

        • Zedd

           /  September 12, 2017

          btw; I hear the next ‘Trump Tower’ will be on the ISS.. so he can move up there, when it all turns to custard.. then he can reign/’golden shower’ over us all ! 😦 :/ 😀

  5. PDB

     /  September 12, 2017

    Interesting TV3/Newshub poll which had people in the newroom saying WTF?

    Any guesses before 6pm tonight? Would Labour leading by quite a bit really be so surprising that people would be left astounded?