Media watch – Sunday

14 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. Trevors_elbow

     /  January 14, 2018

    HDPA on Trump.. maybe she was unwell when writing this…

    • Alan Wilkinson

       /  January 14, 2018

      Good heavens. Lefty journalist meets reality with eyes open.

  2. PartisanZ

     /  January 14, 2018

    ‘Multimillionaire Sir Owen Glenn to leave much of his fortune to charity’ – NZHerald

  3. Stuff: Celebrating our Southlanders: Robert Guyton

    I feel distinctly not a Southlander but like many in the southern part of the country have connections there. My mother married a Southlander (second marriage) and has lived in Monowai, Invercargill and Fortrose. A great grandfather was in Bluff for a long time and served on local committees, such as the Education Board and the Southland Rugby Union, and a grandfather was born in Invercargill. I have a number of other more rrrr-ry relations – we used to swap apples for oysters with some.

    • Alan Wilkinson

       /  January 14, 2018

      Poor old bugger. Looks like he could give me 12 years instead of the other way around. Must be a hard life being a Lefty in Southland and on a council full of farmers. Cheers, Robert.

      • robertguyton

         /  January 14, 2018

        Looks can be deceiving, Alan 🙂 Can you parkour? Yes, staring down the sheepy/cowboys takes effort, but I’m up for it! Thanks for you well-wishes – Robert

    • Gezza

       /  January 14, 2018

      Well, they’ll be on a hiding to nowhere. Journalism in the US is really only under “attack” from a loudmouth President who goes berserk on Twitter every day & a lot of it is twaddle.

      None of their journos have been arrested & thrown in jail on trumped up charges & their media outlets closed down for constantly calling the POTUS an unstable, demented, lying, nutjob, so far – as far as I know.

      There are plenty of countries where that not only happens but some even get shot dead for pissing off their President or their government.