Media watch – Tuesday

24 October 2017

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  1. Missy

     /  October 24, 2017

    I am really not sure what to say about this….

    well except that Belgium is more liberated than I thought!

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5009057/Belgian-sex-education-website-seven-year-olds-slammed.html

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    • Corky

       /  October 24, 2017

      It’s the ultimate outcome of Liberal Western Society. We have been bombarded over the last 40 years to the perils of repressive conservative society. Yet no one dared critique what was foisted on us as Conservatisms replacement.

      Lets hope Muslims don’t go on a Jihad over this issue.

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  2. unitedtribes2

     /  October 24, 2017

    Reading this article by Pete at WO just now.
    https://www.whaleoil.co.nz/2017/10/face-of-the-day-1483/
    Seems astounding that WO was so pro Winston Peters (have I got the name right Gezza) before the election and now you would think he is the enemy. The commenters are following suit it seems. Battered wife syndrome comes to mind.

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    • Conspiratoor

       /  October 24, 2017

      As per usual my good friend Redbaiter, after some early shadowboxing, goes straight to the heart of the problem…

      “It’s Winston’s fault. No wait, it’s John Key’s fault. No, no no, Bill English is to blame. Wrong again, it was the media..!! No, it was MMP..! The recriminations have only just started, but of course the one place the voters of New Zealand will not point their finger is where it should be pointed, right at themselves. Or at least a sizeable proportion of them”

      https://truebluenz.com/2017/10/21/out-of-the-quagmire-into-the-quicksand/

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    • Gezza

       /  October 24, 2017

      Not only have you got the name right, United (you could have added a Raymond & the initials for Privy Councillor after the family name, but they’re not essential) but your post itself is a very enjoyable read.

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      • unitedtribes2

         /  October 24, 2017

        Thank you Gezza, Truce then. My English is not the best but I feel that I am still entitled to an opinion.

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        • Gezza

           /  October 24, 2017

          Oh, God. I’m sorry United. Sometimes I need to apologise for the unintended consequences of my overdeveloped sense of humour. I guess I just expect nobody to ever take me seriously & sometimes somebody does & I hurt or irk them unintentionally. I’m as interested in your opinions as I am in everybody’s, believe me.

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  3. Alan Wilkinson

     /  October 24, 2017

    Bryce Edwards frantically defending the legitimacy of the coalition of losers, but collapsing into the trap of accepting his opponents’ framing of the issues:
    http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11936270

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    • Gezza

       /  October 24, 2017

      Yes, he makes some very good points despite your attempt to frame it as irredeemably foolish.

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      • He makes points virtually entirely concomitant with his socilaist world view.

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        • Gezza

           /  October 24, 2017

          Has he identified himself as a socialist or is he a social democrat?
          Even if he is the former I’m sure how that’s germane to the point of his article, which is that a majority of NZ voters are now better represented by this Government than those who might argue the Nats should be the government because they got the most votes of all the parties.

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    • sorethumb

       /  October 24, 2017

      It is a coalition of opposites

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      • Gezza

         /  October 24, 2017

        Yeah. Looks like it. Mind you the leader of one of them probably is almost uniquely flexible about everything that’s supposedly hard & fast Party policy which has slways been able to be made & unmade on the hoof, as it were.

        These ostensible major differences in policy positions are what make this coalition so interesting. Putting aside any nightmare scenarios all too easy for even me to conjure up, imagine what it would mean if it actually proved to work & to not destroy the country & civilsation as we like it?

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  4. sorethumb

     /  October 24, 2017

    Tamati Coffey criticised for speaking too much te reo
    1.The message read: “Congratulations on your appointment but just a quick note after listening to you on your new television program … The maori [sic] language your [sic] are speaking is getting a bit boring and you need to be very careful that the public will not turn off very soon.”
    2. Coffey said the use of te reo Maori throughout the show was purposeful.

    “It is an aspiration for me to use that much of the language in daily life.

    “The decision was made by the producers, to get te reo into people’s homes through the mainstream networks.”
    He said the “ground-breaking” decision to have such high te reo content had received “overwhelmingly positive feedback”.

    “You’re not going to please everybody, not everybody likes every television show anyway.

    “Having bilingual content on mainstream television is long overdue, but we are still getting reactions like that. I am happy to be breaking new ground in that area.”

    Since the show aired Coffey has received multiple comments from viewers who say the show has helped them pick up new Maori words or improve their pronunciation.
    3. No Comments
    4. That settles it.

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