Media watch – Wednesday

28 February 2018


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  1. Maggy Wassilieff

     /  February 28, 2018
    • duperez

       /  February 28, 2018

      I didn’t get anything new from there. It re-emphasised that Ministers, including Prime and Deputy Prime don’t have to be in those roles 1440 minutes a week seven days a week. Thing is, they want to say when they’re on or not and others want to tell them when they’re on or not.

      Because I’ve had dealings with MSD I can’t lean over my back fence and chat to Carmel Sepuloni about anything to do with MSD without it being part of her official work with official records etc. According to some.

  2. Zedd

     /  February 28, 2018

    Watching some recent reports about Mr Ts responses on the School shooting (paraphrased):

    1) Responding to reports that a few ‘first responders’ hesitated to confront the gunman.. Mr T said ‘I would have run in, even without a gun’ (btw; he dodged the draft; Vietnam)

    2) He is still adament that the best defence, against possible future, shootings; ‘Arm the teachers !’

    3) He stated he was calling for the legal age to buy a gun to increase to 21.. BUT after meeting with the NRA, recently, he is backing down from this & said that ‘NRA are the good guys, theyre on our side’ (perhaps they gave him another $30mil donation ?)

    ** How can ANYONE take this POTUS… SERIOUSLY ? what a total JOKE ! (but hes not funny.. ) 😦

  3. Alan Wilkinson

     /  February 28, 2018

    Alison Mau and Stuff think they are better equipped than the police to inspire, collect and investigate sexual harassment accusations.

    Better not pick the wrong victim or there could be some big damages to pay.

  4. Mefrostate

     /  February 28, 2018

    Tucker Carlson is an absolute piece of shit. Check out this interview where, for five minutes, he grandstands with his patsy plant interviewee (who also works for him) minutes completely drumming up outrage about how college elites “get to choose what we say and think” just because they’re outraged.

    Of course this is all propaganda for his conservative Fox viewers to chew up, and has zero credible basis. The actual style guide is here: Note that their recommendations are entirely reasonable, and have been around since 1975.

    Fuck Fox news, and fuck Tucker Carlson.