Media watch – Tuesday

17 October 2017

MediaWatch

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18 Comments

  1. David

     /  October 17, 2017

    A gem from yesterdays friend the self flagellating socialist Mr Trotter who now thinks if you are white you are associated with white supremacy and if a male likely a cohort of Weinstein. I understand the media looking for clicks but todays nonsense is just plain stupid.
    https://www.stuff.co.nz/the-press/opinion/97931098/minority-control-over-a-large-majority-mystifies
    You would think someone as supposedly world wise as him may have noticed the staggering wealth of some in Japan, China, India the other BRICS or what has been happening in some African countries and of course the Gulf states. In Trotters closed mind he imagines the Queen and Trump somehow run the world subjugating the ignorant natives to a subsistence existence.

    • Quite ironic from Trotter given his frequent attempts to influence the current negotiations and have his minority wish of a socialist revolution imposed on the country.

    • Blazer

       /  October 17, 2017

      surprised he took so long to figure it out.Look at the finance sector,the ‘City’ and Wall St dominated by those white males to find the basis of Capitalist power through central banks.The other countries mentioned march to the petro dollar tune …too.Confidence is backed by military power,and Trotter dismisses that too easily regarding the halcyon days of the British Empire.Britannia ruled the waves,and her armies were disciplined,hi tech and very efficient.

  2. Corky

     /  October 17, 2017

    The far right in Austria is gaining power. Europe has only themselves to blame for this trend. Refusual to protect the motherland and stop immigrant is the causual factor.

    Meanwhile Frances Preident has given his first interview .He stated words to the effect that rich people should be an inspiration for those who are struggling.

    Perhaps this chap isn’t the socialist drop-kick many think he is.

    https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/oct/16/the-guardian-view-on-the-austrian-elections-an-old-threat-in-a-new-guise

    • Gezza

       /  October 17, 2017

      1. Who’s Frances Preident?
      2. Why has he got a girl’s name?
      3. HOW does he think rich people should be an inspiration for those who are struggling, if he really did say that?

  3. Zedd

     /  October 17, 2017

    more ‘fake news’ from/about POTUS;
    ‘Tillerson was castrated’ on his MORON remark about Mr T
    ‘The Oval Office has become like a Child care centre’
    ‘more CO2 is good for the atmosphere’ reportedly a recent comment from Mr T (C-C denial) after hearing the extent of bushfires in California !? 😦

  4. I see medicinal cannabis campaigner; Rose Renton has been arrested for cultivation & supply. I think there will be more details will be on 6 PM news ? 😦

    • Gezza

       /  October 17, 2017

      Wasn’t much detail? Was item two on 1ewes, I think, after the Lundy appeal story.

      • She entered ‘No Plea’ & was remanded on bail until next month, for trial !
        Her lawyer said ‘it could be a landmark trial’.

        • Gezza

           /  October 17, 2017

          Just ridiculous Zedd. She may be a catalyst to wake some of these parties up?
          Would get a lot of public sympathy I imagine.

          • btw; She is the 4th (?) recent arrest of a group called ‘Green Fairies’ who were growing the herb, mainly to supply medicinal users, for no charge or a small donation (cover cost).
            Dunne kept ‘blowing his trumpet’ about relaxing medicinal laws, BUT they only allow imported ‘big pharma’ products (like Sativex from UK), that are not funded by Pharmac & cost about $1200/month. Beyond the means of most patients.

            As most know, the plant can be grown locally for a fraction of this cost.. BUT “NO !” sez this govt. They dont want the herb being grown in NZ for any reason.. end of debate !!

  5. phantom snowflake

     /  October 17, 2017

    “Refugee MP Golriz Ghahraman on love, loathing and entering New Zealand politics”

    https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/oct/17/the-refugee-mp-golriz-ghahraman-on-why-she-had-to-enter-new-zealand-politics

    • Gezza

       /  October 17, 2017

      Did you watch the Op8 doco, snowy?

      • phantom snowflake

         /  October 17, 2017

        Haven’t had time yet but have orange post-it-note that keeps catching my eye.

  6. Blazer

     /  October 17, 2017

    shameful..still going strong..
    https://www.consumer.org.nz/articles/truck-shops