Media watch – Sunday

31 December 2017


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    • Corky

       /  December 31, 2017

      Tautoko. How can we change University culture back to its default setting is the question? I would start by getting rid of bs courses, and people who need remedial reading and writing classes. Universities are for the intellectual elite who can debate arcane subjects such as existentialism.

  1. Never thought I’d see the day that a major newspaper shilled so shamelessly for the PM’s de facto. Isn’t it enough we have to endure her every move, including her appearance at R&V. Clarke’s fiscal opportunities certainly swelled when his common law wife was anointed by Peters didn’t it.

  2. PDB

     /  December 31, 2017

    Radio Live looking to improve……..

    “Mau said it had become clear that RadioLive was about to undergo significant change, which she was not convinced would best suit her skills. She would not be drawn on her plans for 2018, saying “it’s a bit too early to make those details public”.

    Must be going for more factual content rather than the PC nonsense Mau babbles.

    • Corky

       /  December 31, 2017

      Jackson, Tamihere, Banks, Perigo,Henry, Hay, The God Father, King, Bennett, Dick, Laws.

      When these guys were on, talk-back buzzed. The breaking up of Jackson and Tamihere, to
      be replaced with Mau saw me leave…all that was left was middle of the road mush.

      I emailed them at the time. They said they needed a change of direction. I told them they were wrong…maybe they have finally got my message.

      I guess they see an opening with Leighton leaving from ZB. If they got half of the above hosts back, they would go places. First on my list would be Laws and Tamihere- talk about a shite storm. Karen Hay,surprisingly, was a host who impressed me

      Hopefully Radiolive will see the tide is turning on Liberalism and PC. They need to ride that wave.

      And your host shopping list, PDB?

    • Conspiratoor

       /  December 31, 2017

      “Mau said…”

      Let me paraphrase…

      Radio Live are moving to fill the void left by Leightons departure. I’ve been given the arse card. I’m on the market. I’ve submitted my cv to red radio but haven’t heard back….

      • Corky

         /  December 31, 2017

        Things aren’t good if she didn’t get an instant reply from National Socialist Radio.

  3. sorethumb

     /  December 31, 2017

    This is Gold
    The Perilous State of the University: Jonathan Haidt & Jordan B Peterson [34:00 – explains Red Radio]

    • Gezza

       /  December 31, 2017

      Watched it from 34.00 onwards. Red Radio, meh, but overall, very good. Enjoyed that.