Media watch – Tuesday

6 February 2018

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18 Comments

  1. phantom snowflake

     /  February 6, 2018

    Marama Fox wants Maori to have a discussion about women speaking on marae:

    http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11988619

    • Corky

       /  February 6, 2018

      Maoris can be a little backward with women’s rights, PH. I find it strange they receive so much support from middleclass white liberals.

      However, some tribes are more enlightened and allow women to speak.from the veranda..on the marae.

      • phantom snowflake

         /  February 6, 2018

        Funny guy, calls me a troll!

        • Corky

           /  February 6, 2018

          You are. Is there something in the above comments you disagree with. If so, why?

          • phantom snowflake

             /  February 6, 2018

            Yes, your sneering tone towards Maori, women, and “white liberals”!

            • Corky

               /  February 6, 2018

              That’s because I know what you don’t. It pisses me off how taxpayers are taken for a ride. You are right. I have little time for Maoridom and white liberals. And people bullshitting they are Maori to be cool. or just to take the piss. I have caught out one such troll on this blog a few times.

            • phantom snowflake

               /  February 6, 2018

              You have “caught out” precisely no-one. Your accusations were dealt to quite clearly. As nearly all commenters are anonymous, you could just as easily be describing yourself.

            • Corky

               /  February 6, 2018

              ”As nearly all commentators are anonymous, you could just as easily be describing yourself.”

              Yes, but I know the facts and lingo. Bs artists may ape the lingo but they don’t know the subtleties. I find it quite amusing.

              One troll didn’t know what bling bling was. Another talked of Maori magic as candles,symbols and ceremonies, Another couldn’t give me a ghost story. I don’t know ONE, NOT ONE, MAORI who hasn’t had a supernatural experience…not one.

              So excuse me if i disagree with you.

            • phantom snowflake

               /  February 6, 2018

              You’ve gone from “I have caught out one such troll” to “One…and another…and another…” Now who’s taking the piss??

            • Corky

               /  February 6, 2018

              Deflecting? You are right. More then one troll. I notice little comment about what I said…. more about peripheral issues like ”how many trolls”
              I mentioned..

              I thought you would take me up on my outrageous claim about Maori and supernatural experiences?

            • phantom snowflake

               /  February 6, 2018

              Haha no, I could sense that particular trap. I’m out, last word goes to…YOU!!

  2. phantom snowflake

     /  February 6, 2018

    John Minto delivers a sharp kick to the shins of the Labour-led government:

    https://thedailyblog.co.nz/2018/02/06/100-days-and-the-first-broken-promise/

    • Gezza

       /  February 6, 2018

      I don’t think they’ll be too worried about that.

      • phantom snowflake

         /  February 6, 2018

        Yeah, I guess I did overstate it a bit. “A tickle to the toes” perhaps.

        • Gezza

           /  February 6, 2018

          I do miss Bomber’s Waatea 5th Estate show. There were some interesting discussions on that.

          • phantom snowflake

             /  February 6, 2018

            I do enjoy a few of his online rants, but he’s often very wide of the mark. Somehow he managed to rein in his hysteria for the TV show, and was surprisingly civil towards guests from other parts of the political spectrum. Great stuff.