Media watch – Tuesday

20 February 2018

MediaWatch

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.

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    • sorethumb

       /  February 20, 2018

      Winston has dissolved in Labour. He missed his chance when the Sihk boy asked (faux innocence) “why are you against migrants?”. He slithered out when he could have said “It’s our country” (to begin with).

  1. Zedd

     /  February 20, 2018

    YES.. for all the attacks, Labour & Jacinda are still rising in the latest poll 🙂
    NZF & Grns are both down

    BUT; Natl DOWN to 43%.. still dropping 😀

    • sorethumb

       /  February 20, 2018

      But whatever cheering you do is meaningless. We have a biased media. RNZ had a series on immigration followed by Smart Talk at the Auckland Museum where it was concluded that the “arguments against immigration are unsustainable”. TVNZ’s flagship Hard Stuff concluded that the benefits of immigration is a “no brainer”. Only vested interests have the money to run polls and they have an interest in controlling the public mind.

  2. sorethumb

     /  February 20, 2018

    Katherine Ryan talking about cowrie in the Waitekerie Ranges . Who gives a **** about cowrie . Let the pine flourish. It’s not our country anymore.

  3. Zedd

     /  February 20, 2018

    I just watched an emotional, impassioned speech by, senior student Emma Gonzalez (student at school; recent USA shooting) MOI go to: democracynow.org

    She points out the Mr T received $30mil from NRA toward his election campaign & last year, he repealed an ‘Obama law’ that would have increased back-ground checks on gun purchases.. almost non-existent in Florida (where it occurred) 😦

    • sorethumb

       /  February 20, 2018

      I agree with Trump on immigration but there is no need for weapons that can be used for mass murder.

    • Zedd

       /  February 20, 2018

      I see on AlJz, that Mr T says he now supports further gun controls.. I echo the words of Ms Gonzalez “We call B-S !!”

      • Trump is (generally) anti-progressive where progressive culture has become unhinged and virulent.

  4. Zedd

     /  February 20, 2018

    I see on TV1 news the ‘big news from UK; KFC has run out of Chicken.. what a tragedy !
    maybe they could change to KFD (duck) or KFP (pigeon) or if they get real desperate KFSG (seagull) ? 😀

    • Zedd

       /  February 20, 2018

      with all the ‘herbs & spices’ most customers likely, may not even notice any difference ?!