Media watch – Saturday

10 February 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.

A general guideline – post opinion on or excerpts from and links to blog posts or comments of interest, whether they are praise, criticism, pointing out issues or sharing useful information.

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  1. Blazer

     /  10th February 2018

    ‘“A worldwide debt binge could trigger the next financial crisis, warns former Bank of England governor Lord King.
    King said it was essential to tackle the global debt pile, which stands at £166 trillion ($321t), according to the Washington-based Institute of International Finance.
    “The areas of weakness in the current system are really focused on the amount of debt that exists, not just in the US and UK but across the world,” King said.
    “Debt in the private sector relative to GDP is higher now than it was in 2007, and of course public debt is even higher still.”

  2. Zedd

     /  10th February 2018

    I watched TV3 news item, last evening; Natl party conference.. it seems that they are all ‘united’, BUT the one who was ‘concerning’ was the ‘newly trimmed down’ Paula. I wonder what she is on (or inhaling) ? She seemed very ‘hyped up’ with very WIDE eyes ! :/ 😀

  3. Zedd

     /  10th February 2018

    Just watching some highlights of the Winter Olympic opening.. Korea marching together as ‘one country’. It was interesting to see M Pense (USA VP) totally ignoring Mr Kim’s sister… maybe showing what their real agenda is.. POWER games !? :/

    • PartisanZ

       /  10th February 2018

      Yes … or maybe FEAR games … Regardless of how ‘socialism’ or ‘communism’ has been manifested in the world SO FAR … (and corporate-capitalism has little to be proud of in that regard either) … Nothing frightens a corporate-capitalist like the idea of communality … community … democratic socialism … social democracy … egalitarianism …

      • sorethumb

         /  10th February 2018

        Nothing fears an SJW like Jordan Peterson and the (White Knight) Heterodox Academy.

      • Trevors_elbow

         /  10th February 2018

        What utter drivel. You’re degenerating in to a caricature of what you once were….