Media watch – Monday

25 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.

A general guideline – post opinion on or excerpts from and links to blog posts or comments of interest, whether they are praise, criticism, pointing out issues or sharing useful information.

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  1. sorethumb

     /  December 25, 2017

    RNZ: “Too Christians, Christmas as…..” Once was taken for granted the the population needed no explanation?

  2. sorethumb

     /  December 25, 2017

    Welcome to the New New Zealand
    Don’t celebrate Christmas – enjoy a day off
    The festive season might have its origins in Christianity, but members of other faiths say they are pleased it gives them a day off work, even if it has no religious meaning for them.

    Christmas in rainbow community not always so bright. “People don’t want to Rent to US

    • Alan Wilkinson

       /  December 25, 2017

      Shameful on the part of the haters.

      • Gezza

         /  December 25, 2017

        Since Trump’s announcement:
        15 Palestinians killed by Israelis.
        0 Israelis killed by Palestinians.

  3. sorethumb

     /  December 25, 2017

    RNZ -could it get any worse?
    Comment & Analysis
    1:00 pm today
    2017: Or was it all a bizarre dream
    In October of 2016, I mused whether the vortex of evil that had come upon us in 2016 (stream of celebrity deaths, nomination of Trump, Brexit) was going to continue in 2017 and by God, the universe did not disappoint.
    //We are at a point where we have decided to hear Nazis out and not be fazed by one person shooting at 500 people. Our only solace seems to be viral memes and Taika Waititi humour which is only funny because it’s so despairingly comforting.

    Did a sea of women really protest a new elected President on the streets of DC? They really did.

    Perhaps that was the start that gave women the push to finally stand up. Though not all women. Women of privilege seem to still be happy to maintain the status quo of domination