Media watch – Friday

16 February 2018


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    • Alan Wilkinson

       /  February 16, 2018

      Ambrose Pritchard has been racking up a track record of click bait scare stories IMO so has lost credibility with me. Even this one hedges its bets at the end.

  1. PDB

     /  February 16, 2018

    From the ‘dog ate my homework files’…

    “The Green Party has admitted that they did not even think to register opposition to a “waka jumping” bill during negotiations with Labour, so now have to support it.”

    Seriously? Leaderless and hopeless all around. Add this to looking at shafting environmentalists by not stopping the govt removing the requirement of fishing boats to have cameras and we have the Mana party in (faint) green drag.

    • alloytoo

       /  February 16, 2018

      Don’t you think that this is going to continue to whittle away at the Green environmental supporters?

      Assuming any remain?

      • PDB

         /  February 16, 2018

        They are already down to their hardcore supporter base after Ardern grabbed back all the old Labour supporters that temporarily found a home with the Greens during the Cunliffe/Little days.

  2. Alan Wilkinson

     /  February 16, 2018

    A nice headline in SA:

    Jacob Zuma: The End of an Error