Media watch – Friday

19 January 2018

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    • Pickled Possum

       /  January 19, 2018

      I once meet an American traveller who wrote a book How to get from
      East Coast to the West Coast of America on $50.00.
      He came to my house for a visit with another friend, who travelling round the motu.
      The guy helped himself to more than his fair share of goodies,
      I had put out for morning tea. When I said,
      “Bro! There are 6 more people to come after you and now only enough left for a few”
      He replied “I have to take my second and third helping now or there may not be enough for me … lata.” DH
      His name was Bill and when I called him Buffalo Bill he was aghast an really angry as he didn’t follow the Like Buffalo Bill Brigade. 😎

      • Alan Wilkinson

         /  January 19, 2018

        We once hosted a German relative of his – emptied the cereal packet for himself. Then we found on the walking tracks the Germans all race to grab the best bunks in the huts. Self-centred much.

  1. sorethumb

     /  January 19, 2018

    You have to wonder what they net effect of RNZ’s Te Reo program will be. The background is that despite the millions(?) piled into it , it is failing because like Latin it is a redundant language. Therefore RNZ (?) decides to give it to us with knobs on. Of course we all love the RNZ journalists we see them as mother figures or wiser elder brothers (not jerks or Noddies or lefties who hand out at Public Address or the Standard). The thing is if people can see through all this what will it do for trust?

    • sorethumb

       /  January 19, 2018

      After all they control a strategic resource and have become dominant partner. They are leading the public on a leash based on tenuous justification such as “it is in our Charter” “You voted for the government we have, therefore etc”

      • sorethumb

         /  January 19, 2018

        One thing is clear a small group can control a majority
        A Road Map
        https://www.victoria.ac.nz/cacr/about/diversity-issues/is-new-zealand-an-equal-society

        The first is the myth of acceptance. As Mark Lopez traces in his book, The Origins of Multiculturalism in Australian Politics, hard multiculturalism did not make it into mainstream society on the basis of broad support. Opinion polls at the time showed that 90 per cent of Australians were opposed to a separatist form of multiculturalism. In the face of stiff opposition, it succeeded, thanks to the power of the lobby.

        The story, picked up by sociologist Katharine Betts in her review of Lopez’s book, is not even one of ethnic agitators. Multiculturalism was largely pushed by a group of Anglo-Australian activists. And “most of them could and did meet in one room”. It grew out of the 1960s anti-Vietnam counterculture milieu in which Australia’s national identity was dismissed as rather old hat. These multiculturalists had a grander pan-ethnic vision.
        http://www.news.com.au/news/move-over-multiculturalism-your-time-is-past/news-story/4a4a7cd7bb077bf003aee01afa9afcf9

        • sorethumb

           /  January 19, 2018

          It’s the Truth Brothers and Sisters!

          • PartisanZ

             /  January 19, 2018

            The Right Brigade ‘truth’ …

            We charged … we got annihilated … we lost … We’re heroes!

  2. PartisanZ

     /  January 19, 2018

    Where neoliberalism leads a country … had enough of inequality yet … ? These kinds of comments appear with this video elsewhere … Welcome to Orange County California!

    This lot, ‘DAILYWIRE’, blames it all on the Democrats … forgetting who introduced neoliberalism to the USA, Ronald Reagan, and a few Republican Presidents who have overseen it since … notably Bush Daddy and Bush Baby …

    https://www.dailywire.com/news/25967/watch-footage-homelessness-california-shows-ryan-saavedra#

  3. Corky

     /  January 19, 2018

    Oh, no. The PM is hapu. Just what we don’t need.

    • NOEL

       /  January 19, 2018

      Ahhh Why?????

      • Corky

         /  January 19, 2018

        Beecause maaaternity and her job don’t go together. That’s if she has a maternal instinct. On second thoughts it may just be what National needs. Gee, thanks Noel. Your prattishness has expanded my perceptions.

  4. Zedd

     /  January 19, 2018

    I listened to ‘Democracy Now’ this a.m. (Indep. USA news) they were interviewing Pulitzer prize winning Journo: David Cay Johnston about his new book.. about Mr T. He has apparently know him for about 40 years, he discussed the following issues:

    1) Mr T is determined to Provoke a war (with Nukes) to ‘create a huge crisis’ just as GW Bush did in Iraq. After the launch of the war in Iraq, Bush’s popularity went up massively & likely won him his second term ?!

    2) Mr T is is the ‘most racist POTUS’ in over 100 years. His son denied it saying he only see one colour.. GREEN (money) BUT he has been widely connected with Brietbert & other extreme right-wing media groups.. also has made several racist remarks (reported in the MSM & then denied it. He then gets his cronies to say things like “I never heard him say it’ (not that he didnt say it, but they did not hear it). He only speaks in superlatives; Tremendous, Fabulous, Fantastic etc. (trying to build up his persona) He keeps saying things like his inaugeration was ‘the biggest, most popular event EVER !’ totally Delusional

    3) There was mention of Mr Ts old business partner (when he was a Real Estate developer) who was arrested & convicted of Cocaine Dealing ! D C Johnston said there has been long term rumors that it was not just Real Estate that they were both involved with ?!

    Maybe of interest……. go to the website & stream it, if you dont believe me

    • Corky

       /  January 19, 2018

      Keep the good work up. You guys are bound to hit pay dirt sooner or later,

      • Zedd

         /  January 19, 2018

        @corky

        I know you do think Mr T ‘Is the greatest man that ever lived’ (as does he reportedly) BUT methinks youz are in an ever decreasing minority.. most think Hes a totally selfish ‘NUTJOB’ ! 😀 😀 😀

        • Corky

           /  January 19, 2018

          ”Hes a totally selfish ‘NUTJOB’ !

          So you NUTJOB lefties keep saying…keep saying…keep saying…keep saying!!!

      • Joe Bloggs

         /  January 19, 2018

        Great reply Corks… not that I want to cheapen the discussion by bringing up porn actresses and spankings with Forbes magazines – it’s all just a stormy storm in a teacup, eh

        And a small world, too. Forbes Sr. used to hire prostitutes to spank him, too…. Not with his own magazine, though

        🙂 🙂 🙂

  5. Zedd

     /  January 19, 2018

    I say ‘Nga Mihi Nui’ to Jacinda, Clark & their little one.. (on the way) 🙂