Media watch – Monday

6 November 2017

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  1. jh

     /  November 6, 2017

    Deport journalists to Manus Island .

    • Corky

       /  November 6, 2017

      Yes, then they can quote each other, and tell it to the Jungle.

  2. jh

     /  November 6, 2017

    • Corky

       /  November 6, 2017

      Not this time, probably? May be a good ole boy who had a run-in with church elders.
      As always, Blazer. This hasn’t been an ” imported problem.

      • Gezza

         /  November 6, 2017

      • Gezza

         /  November 6, 2017

        Of course, if all the congregation had open carry permits this would never have been so bad. 🙄

  3. NOEL

     /  November 6, 2017

    What’s the bet someone has already printed he was heard to say Allah Akbar?

  4. Zedd

     /  November 6, 2017

    I see on TV news, that a village in Fiji has been evacuated due to climate change/sea level rise & about seventy others on the coastal fringe; could face the same in the near future !

    what say you AW ?

    • Corky

       /  November 6, 2017

      I have said before you need binoculars to see the real world, Zedd%.

      Did you notice the abandoned village? See the lush grass around the abandoned buildings?
      That grass should be dead and silt and debris piled high. I didn’t see any of that. As someone who lost 30 feet of frontage from one of my properties during cyclone Bola I can tell you that village shouldn’t have looked like that.

      To be fair, I haven’t seen before or after photos. And only limited perspectives were shown on TV. But, even if I’m wrong. What’s new? Coastlines come and go. Rivers meander over alluvial plains. Landscapes change all the time.

  5. phantom snowflake

     /  November 6, 2017

    Labour gets a ton of criticism from The Right here on Your NZ; so in the interests of balance (LOL) here’s John Minto attacking them from The Left re their ever-changing position on the TPPA.
    Jacinda Ardern driving the battered vehicle of the New Zealand state, fuelled and powered by corporate henchmen…

    https://thedailyblog.co.nz/2017/11/06/tppa-jacinda-arderns-foreshore-and-seabed-moment/

  6. Corky

     /  November 6, 2017

    One thing I will say about Minto- he was never a 925er. I also admire his intellectual honesty regarding South Africa, and now this.

    This isn’t good for Labour. Maybe the ride with National was too sweet.