Media watch – Thursday

4 January 2018


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. artcroft

     /  January 4, 2018

    From the failing NYT

    • Gezza

       /  January 4, 2018

      Excellent article by Russell Brown.

    • Alan Wilkinson

       /  January 4, 2018

      As good as you could expect from a Lefty unwilling to acknowledge that a two state solution will never be allowed to be at peace.

  2. PartisanZ

     /  January 4, 2018

    The other side of Christmas … “Goodwill” …

    ‘Women’s refuges in Auckland fill to bursting over Christmas holiday period’ – Herald

    “All the social housing is gone and there just isn’t anywhere for these women to go. I’m just making sure they’re safe.” – Jackie Clark, who runs refuge charity The Aunties.

    The article contains comprehensive advice if you are in danger now.

  3. Blazer

     /  January 4, 2018

    former Wall St broker..Max Keiser..lesson of the GFC..
    ‘“unprecedented amounts, over $20 trillion in cash, was printed and thrown at Wall St. creditors to repair their technically insolvent balance sheets.”

    “There was no reform or attempt to reign in the crooked behavior of bankers at all. In turn, they interpreted this as a ‘green light’ to keep doing what they had been doing that led to the crash; namely, engage in extreme, reckless borrowing to speculate.”

    A former stockbroker, Keiser said that now in 2017, the debt pyramid has never been higher. “Just one indicator of this would be the sovereign bond market in the US and UK that are trading at multi-hundred-year highs thanks to the Ponzi-economics of central bank debt monetization (printing money and buying back their own debt).”

    Talking about the risks of another Black Monday equities crash, Keiser said it is impossible to say exactly when “this truckload of market risk explodes but it’s 100 percent guaranteed and will be by far the biggest loss of wealth ever recorded.”

    He added that “countries like Russia are smart to be loading into Gold and initiating crypto strategies ahead of the ‘bond-pocalypse’ and equity inferno.”