Media watch – Thursday

14 September 2017


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  1. NOEL

     /  September 14, 2017

    Go a chuckle out of Jacindas Dad refusing to be discharged at 11:30.
    Been ambulanced into hospital twice and on the first occasion discharged at 1 am with a relative who lived nearby picking me up. On the second it was 2 am and wild weather outside the window. Made a bed out of the hard back chairs in the ER waiting room.before phoniing the wife at 6 am.

    Later got a list of the criteria for kicking the patient out and found when they come around and ask you how you feel dont give a positive answer until 6 am for a discharge at the 8 am shift change..

  2. A very good Espiner interview on RNZ this just of Winston Peters.

    It should be available to re-stream from RNZ in a while.

    • PDB

       /  September 14, 2017

      Stuff: “Winston Peters just had a phenomenal interview with RNZ for their long-form leader series. I’ll put out some of the best bits.

      Peters started off by saying that the 30-year neoliberal experiment had failed (echoes of Ardern), real unemployment was higher than the figures showed because they counted casual work, and that Australians enjoyed much better pay.

      Guyon Espiner asked him why he hadn’t changed that seeing as he had been a part of three government during those 30 years – and this is where things got testy, especially when Espiner suggested Peters got “sacked” three times (Peters only agrees he was sacked once, and offered to present a letter from Helen Clark to prove it that he had in the boot of his car.)

      It then moved on to policy. Winston Peters said he had costed his policies. Espiner asked how much. He said about $10b over six or seven years.

      Espiner then asked him about the GST off food policy. Peters said it was just basic food. Espiner asked if it was going to cost $3b per year – as NZ First claim on their website. Peters said “no” and that the website should be fixed, prompting a “c’mon mate” from Espiner.”

      $10b over six or seven years??? Up close to $28 billion in the bribe-o-meter.

      • PDB

         /  September 14, 2017

        That interview with Peters was a train wreck……….it was almost painful to listen to Winston so unprepared and evasive on the costs of his policies – embarrassing!.

        Patu! What are you thinking man??

  3. sorethumb

     /  September 14, 2017

    More than 50 girls in New South Wales were trafficked into forced marriages to older men, with some ‘brides’ being as young as nine years old.
    All over the news (MSM) – not