Media watch – Thursday

9 November 2017


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    • Gezza

       /  November 9, 2017

      “There’s one in every village”, so they say, in my culture.

    • Corky

       /  November 9, 2017

      It’s a type of letter that’s so right and so wrong at the same time. The person sounds like a white version of Hone Harawira.

      • Corky

         /  November 9, 2017

        In a similar vein, just seen a TV programme with kids in a spelling contest. The contestants were whittled down to two kids who would contest the finals- an Indian, and an Asian.

        Why aren’t I supriseed.

  1. One problem is Labour’s lack of experience in operational matters in Parliament, with Trevor Mallard effectively sidelined as Speaker.

    Leader of the House Chris Hipkins needs to step up, and quickly.

  2. Missy

     /  November 9, 2017

    In a day of bizarre and farcical media (and twitter) obsession of a long haul flight, this is the tweet of the day.

    • Missy

       /  November 9, 2017

      Though to be fair it doesn’t look like a very friendly meeting…. there is history here!

  3. robertguyton

     /  November 9, 2017

    Here’s the image of the year, imo

    • Just imagine that T. Mallard was part of the Labour Party who refused to even grant Ruth Richardson a PAIR so she could breastfeed her baby in a room she fought for within Parliament Buildings in 1993. He’s apparently become a lot more enlightened these days.

  4. Zedd

     /  November 9, 2017

    I watched a brief item on Al Jz, showing Mr T visiting China, threatening DPRK again
    They then showed footage of Mr Kim.. I was struck by how similar their ‘body language’ is; walking about with inane smiles & constantly clapping ! It must be ‘lonely at the top’ (constantly applauding themselves ?)

    Then I listened to Mr T speak; “Fantastic, Wonderful, Spectacular, Tremendous, Amazing.. etc.” sounds like his whole existence is just…. a stream of these exaggerated words & tweets ?!

    WOW !!!!! 😀

  5. Gezza

     /  November 9, 2017

    I hadn’t actually thought about this, but Kelvin’s in charge for the next 5 days.
    Safe pair of hands.