Media watch – Tuesday

27 February 2018

MediaWatch

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  1. sorethumb

     /  February 27, 2018

    Top Kiwi chef among huge number of Kiwis wanting to learn te reo Maori

    It was kind of when all that rubbish blew up with Don Brash and Guyon Espiner,” said Bosley.
    http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=12000416
    Message : huge demand (based on long waiting lists and their say so and compared to what)?

    • sorethumb

       /  February 27, 2018

      That’s fairly typical of RNZ: “a kayaker” says it’s rotten the Clarence has a European name” Means we found a Green Party activist and asked his opinion.

  2. sorethumb

     /  February 27, 2018

    Ella Henry* is appalled by the widening gap between rich and poor in Aotearoa. But, she writes for the RNZ series My NZ, she is heartened by those of all races and creeds who share her love for the country.
    I am perpetually flummoxed by the idea that the land which is in my bones and my very being, this whenua, the moana, its mana, mauri and wairua, received its name from some white man on the other side of the world.
    http://www.radionz.co.nz/programmes/mynz/story/201836542/my-nz-‘inequity-and-sheer-awfulness-is-beginning-to-emerge’

    Ranging Walker said. “I object to all those people coming here. If this continues NZ will be ruined; it will be just like anywhere else”

    Henry is a professional Maori – snout in the trough. Bog standard RNZ – institutionalised public discourse.

    • sorethumb

       /  February 27, 2018

      That series didn’t last long as it became obvious people could see through it. My NZ was for PC Views only.

        • NOEL

           /  February 27, 2018

          Aw get real. The TOR for investigation into a lack of duty of care in State Instutions has yet to be establish. No budget can be set until that happens. If Australia gives an insight, as they are forever having Royal Commisions expect to have to shuffle millions from other appropriations.
          Now the call is for further taxpayer money to investigate private institutions.

      • She akchurly says nothing. It’s all a Clayton’s conversation with her. All her usual empathetic hyperbole, a good deal of throwing around absoloodely

        • Gezza

           /  February 27, 2018

          At least Soymin will get plenny of charnsiz to arsk her woy?

    • sorethumb

       /  February 27, 2018

      We know that it is unhealthy to have children in any situation where only a few adults have access. It takes a village to raise a child.

      • Kitty Catkin

         /  February 27, 2018

        That sounds good, but it’s a counsel of perfection.

        It is also insulting to the overwhelming majority of adults who don’t abuse children.

  3. Gerrit

     /  February 27, 2018

    Now that child poverty (and poverty in general) plus the housing crisis has been solved by NZFirst/Labour/Greens as judged by the lack of reporting there off in the MSM.

    it must be charter schools that need bad news stories to be published by the MSM.

    http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=12002053

    Biased press, much in favour of the government and agenda publishing pushed by the state communications divisions?

    • sorethumb

       /  February 27, 2018

      Bullies bully for the reaction. Modern Psychotherapy teaches how to overcome that [event – reaction/ event [observe /slow reaction/think choose – react] something like that.

      • Kitty Catkin

         /  February 27, 2018

        Bullies bully because they can.

        A group of friends and I were bullied at Intermediate School. As soon as we decided that we were not going to be intimidated by these girls who were only a year older than we were, the bullies backed off.

        I saw a girl in town, crying and crying, with a young ‘man’ standing beside her, alternately sneering and abusing her. She was at the stage where she was almost incoherent. Her distress was so obvious and his response so brutal that I stopped. Before I could say anything to her (‘Can I help you ?’ or whatever) he turned on me . What was I fucken well staring at, you fucken….etc etc’

        ‘You,, because you’re being so horrible to her.’

        Predictable response from Prince Charming. I moved a litte further away and took out my phone, but before I could use it, he bundled her away. Poor girl ! At least he knew that he was neither invisible nor inaudible.

        I hope that she has given this bully the push and hasn’t allowed him to forgive her for making him behave like that.

    • Gezza

       /  February 27, 2018

      Labour hasn’t solved the housing crisis. Hasn’t come anywhere near it yet. Stop sulking. It’s just not worth reporting criticisms yet because they haven’t had long enuf to do anything & for anyone to be able to point to any massive failure to deliver. The unaffordability of their affordable houses has been reported on just recently.

      • Gerrit

         /  February 27, 2018

        Ease up Gezza. If you read carefully (…….lack of reporting by the MSM) you will notice it is criticisms of the MSM, not Labour.

        Stop being a sensitive snowflake.

        • Gezza

           /  February 27, 2018

          My comment relates to your criticism of the msm for not reporting on, so far, a nothing AND for your ridiculous assertion that the msm must therefore believe the government has solved the housing crisis. Keep it real & stop whining.

          • Gerrit

             /  February 27, 2018

            You keep getting it wrong. The claim was that the MSM is dancing to the government communications teams song sheet.

            Hence to comparison to the pre-election poverty and housing focus of the MSM and lack there off afterwards (hence the sarcasm).

            Now the government wants charter school gone we have a compliant MSM trumpeting stories of how one pupil was bullied.

            Ironic.

            • Gezza

               /  February 27, 2018

              School bullying stories (& cellcam clips) are common as muck. This story is newsworthy because the proponents of Partnership Charter Schools imply the pupils are so enthusiastic & well-behaved & well managed this sort of thing doesn’t happen.

              Also, Charter Schools are topical at the mement because Hipkins has rushed announcements that he intends to force them into a Special Character School model that hasn’t even fully been designed yet & Kelvin’s looking emarrassingly like he’s favouring those in his electorate.

              These matters including Opposition criticisms have been reported in the msm.

              Once National’s made its choice of leader, they’ll get the opportunity to plan their media strategy. If they can’t figure out how & WHEN to up their media profile they’re not going to have another shot at government at the next election.

              But so far there’s no sign the country’s going to the dogs. Don’t panic. I cannot help you any further than this at the moment.

            • Kitty Catkin

               /  February 27, 2018

              School bullying has gone on since schools began.

            • duperez

               /  February 27, 2018

              Bullying has gone on since people began. Bullying is bad when others do it to you. Bullying is okay when you do it to others apparently.
              A really funny thing about bullying over the years has been those going on about how bad it is and what can be done about it who themselves use bullying as a key strategy in the way they operate.