Media watch – Saturday

17 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. Missy

     /  February 17, 2018

    Meanwhile in Brussels….

    • Blazer

       /  February 17, 2018

      there’s 1 eye…missing…or do the yanks have 2 eyes,now?

      • Blazer

         /  February 17, 2018

        my mistake the def sec is the.. U.K spymaster.

        • Missy

           /  February 18, 2018

          You’re mistaken again Blazer, the Def Sec is Gavin Williamson, the UK spymaster is Andrew Parker (MI5) or, if you prefer Alex Younger (MI6) or Robert Hannigan (GCHQ). Certainly not the Def Sec.

  2. David

     /  February 17, 2018

    Fletcher’s woes wouldn’t have happened if it had a woman in charge, says Theresa Gattung.

    As the lead in a Stuff story, normalizing everyday sexism again.

  3. Alan Wilkinson

     /  February 17, 2018

    I see Garner is rooting for Collins on Stuff. Watching her and Winston head to head would be fun.

    • Gerrit

       /  February 17, 2018

      Not really for Winston Peters rapier mind is not as sharp as it used to be. He can still read from a prepared speech but thinking on his feet and formulating decisive on the spot replies, would seem sadly, now past him.

      • Blazer

         /  February 17, 2018

        ‘formulating decisive on the spot replies,’..who in your opinion is ..good at this?

    • PartisanZ

       /  February 17, 2018

      @Alan – “I see Garner is rooting for Collins on Stuff.”

      He’s got no choice! None. Ratings would plummet if he didn’t support Collins. Breakfast advertisers would bail, and probably parachute over to the competition … and Garner would be replaced by someone willing to root for Collins …

      So public-image Garner has to support Collins … even if privately Garner doesn’t support Collins.

      It’s an incredibly simple formula … in the nature of Rightie life … Hosking is the same …

      Only problem is it’s an extremely irresponsible way to use mass communications …