Media watch – Thursday

11 January 2018

MediaWatch

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. PartisanZ

     /  January 11, 2018

    ‘Mother Aubert, NZ’s first cannabis grower headed for sainthood’ – Herald

    http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11972527

  2. unitedtribes2

     /  January 11, 2018

    If I said 5 years ago that in 2020 Donald Trump and Oprah would face off for president would you have put me away.
    http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2018/01/10/poll-oprah-beats-trump-48-38-with-likely-voters-in-2020-election/

    • Gezza

       /  January 11, 2018

      No. It’s the USA you’re talking about. If you’d have said then that in 2020 Paris Hilton & Kim Kardashian would be the two leading contenders I wouldn’t have felt I could entirely rule that out.

  3. Mefrostate

     /  January 11, 2018

    Trump continuing to use the power of the state to attack longstanding freedoms: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/10/business/media/trump-libel-laws.html?_r=0

    But no, safe spaces on campus proposed by leftist students are the real threat to freedom of speech.

  4. NOEL

     /  January 11, 2018

    Must have missed this one
    https://www.stuff.co.nz/business/industries/91700178/Spark-promises-minimal-disruption-as-it-prepares-to-scrap-landline-technology-from-1876

    Until yesterday when I got a Vodafone “:your’e getting an upgrade” letter..
    Accompanying four questions if yes required a call to the dedicated 0800 number.
    “Do you have poor mobile coverage at home in case of the need to use 111.”

    Told them I had to purchase a Vodafone Sue Signal when I first moved to the area 4 years ago because of ;poor coverage. “Please call us if your have poor mobile coverage at home” was the instruction..

    The advice I received was plug the phone into the modem. Where do they get these people. The modem and Sure Signal both go down during a power cut.

    • Gezza

       /  January 11, 2018

      Al says you have choice. You could always switch to Spark & have some person in the Philippines or whichever foreign country’s script readers staff their helpdesk now tell you to ring the makers of your mobile, like I did when I asked why my 3G could no longer access the internet like it used to be able to.