Media watch – Sunday

24 December 2017


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  1. sorethumb

     /  December 24, 2017

    MErry Christmas from RNZ

  2. artcroft

     /  December 24, 2017

    Finlay Macdonald gives us the Christmas gift of a straw man article at RNZ. Apparently National has raged against MMP and can’t understand how the party with the largest share of the vote missed out on govt. Finlay provides many links in his article but none demonstrate National saying or thinking what he accuses them of.

    • I’ve seen quite a few claims that National has a problem with the way the election and government formation worked out (it’s a common refrain at The Standard) but I’ve seen little evidence to back it up.

      Bil English has seemed quite relaxed about and accepting of the result. He almost looked relieved not to have been burdened with Winston.

      • robertguyton

         /  December 24, 2017

        Nah, he was bitter, twisted and over-puffed with self-importance. None of them have recovered yet, snarky Tories!

        • “snarky Tories”

          Is that deliberately ironic?

          I see this morning at The Standard you responded to a Christmas message from James with a snarky reply.

        • Gezza

           /  December 24, 2017

          It’s been more of a case of National’s gob-smacked supporters who’ve been having ongoing meltdowns about MMP not delivering another National-led coalition Government, rather than National Opposition MPs themselves, Robert.

        • artcroft

           /  December 24, 2017

          Robert, this is the nonsense we come to Your NZ to avoid.

      • artcroft

         /  December 24, 2017

        I guess they know two can play at that game and soon enough the wheel of power will spin their way again, even if they need an unlikely coalition partner.

  3. duperez

     /  December 24, 2017

    There’s a story in the Herald on Sunday about Mobeen Bhikoo. It comes across as a Christmas sob story. There is one law for all and we are all equal in the eyes of the law.
    I wonder if a Mongrel Mob gang member in Rotorua who’d been raised in Kawerau would have drawn an equal story to the one about the criminal raised in leafy Mt Eden and who attended Kings College and Auckland Grammar.

    • NOEL

       /  December 24, 2017

      Your’e forgetting under the new disadvantage peoples PC crap the Mongrel Mob member is the new victim. Not the people he nearly kicks to death.

  4. sorethumb

     /  December 24, 2017

    They are aiming at a particular market, the millenials and have some commercial sucess.

    meanwhile Whaleoil whos is stuck with an angry male over 60 market has to flog coffee mugs and merch to stay afloat- thats not when hes spending money on his court battles…boo hoo

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    Notice how it has become ok to stereotype “stale pale and male” etc Open Season.