Media watch – Friday

8 December 2017


Media Watch is a focus on New Zealand media, blogs and social media. You can post any items of interested related to media.

A primary aim here is to hold media to account in the political arena. A credible and questioning media is an essential part of a healthy democracy.

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  1. Corky

     /  December 8, 2017

    Some Muslims just can’t help themselves. Glad this women is being told straight. However, there is no need for abuse or violence, unless Lefty supporters or other Muslims instigate such actions. We must remember, New Zealand is a democracy. This women is asserting her democratic right. I doubt she self reflects on what her rights are in Muslim countries…or how far a Jew would get protesting that Kosher food wasn’t available in Saudi Arabia.

  2. Wat hart fo a Heart Attack in the wings don’t these people understand

    KFC is poison

  3. High Flying Duck

     /  December 8, 2017

    One of Toby Manhire’s better recent efforts:

    To mark the auspicious 66th day since Jacinda Ardern was sworn in, New Zealand’s leading low-life computer hacker and shopping mall Santa, Lambshank, has plundered the private message inbox of the prime minister’s Instagram account.

    From Shane Jones:
    Yes, yes, I received your message on the “work for dole” appellation, etcetera, and I would say to you this: let not some trifling etymological skirmish belabour nor encumber our endeavours upon these one hundred days of fortitude, e hoa. For does not the mighty totara from seedling grow? I, too, was once a seedling, not yet ornamented by the tendrils and foliage of oratorical transcendence and so forth. May my many thousand benighted nephews, my wastrel ne’er-do-well nephs who gaze reverently up to their towering matua, may they too rise from their sofas and plant but one seedling and a billion trees just shall rise from the humble soils of Aotearoa, for so the Bible doth teach us, etcetera.

    Some good WP and even a JK thrown in…

  4. Ray

     /  December 8, 2017

    If Peter Hodgson is the answer to Health then the wrong question was asked.
    This the Brice Edwards call on the mess he left.

  5. Gezza

     /  December 8, 2017

    • patupaiarehe

       /  December 8, 2017

      Some might say that is the best comment you have made today G 😀

    • I’ve got to say that I almost always feel you have captured the “voice” of the writer in these excellent epistles Gezza. This is no exception.

      “Plucky young maverick”. Jesus wept…and wept again.

      • Gezza

         /  December 9, 2017

        Some of them are pretty good Trav, very witty. They’re not mine, they’re from the Beehive Letters website. They seem to one or two a day. My favourite bits are often the portfolio role descriptions.

      • Gezza

         /  December 9, 2017

        Shane’s always fitted into the Legend In His Own Lunchtime category for me. Shane has no greater admirer than Shane.

        • Did you watch him last Sunday? I’ve never in my born days seen a more arrogant, thoroughly bored and disengaged politician.

  6. “Shane has no greater admirer than Shane.” we know all about his onanism 😫😫

    • Gezza

       /  December 9, 2017

      I think we’ve done a good job starting the list Shane’s vices & that it’s about time c did the business, instead of just riddling, & listed Shane’s virtues.