Media watch – Saturday

3 March 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.

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    • David

       /  March 3, 2018

      Excellent, now how about calling out Ardern and her unwise staffing choices…no didnt think so and why is it the media will write about some Green virtuousness but have totally ignored Arderns chief of staff, the RNZ/PM staffer issue, Curran and Hirshfield private meeting she tried to hide.
      Shaw is part of the least transparent government ever in case he hasnt noticed.

  1. David

     /  March 3, 2018

    https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/politics/101937889/jacinda-arderns-aussie-charm-offensive-a-sign-of-the-changing-times

    Watkins has been consistent in her adulation of Ardern, to the point where its a tad embarrassing and one doesnt know quite where to look, and she is making a reasonable fist of things but Watkins probably needs to dial it back a notch given she hasnt really achieved anything this time except avoided a diplomatic incident like on her previous trip.
    Given how abusive Labour were when Key/English came back without altering Ozzie domestic politics with a press corps piling in too Watkins is in danger of shredding her reputation.