Media watch – Sunday

4 March 2018

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  1. sorethumb

     /  March 4, 2018

    Where new National Party leader Simon Bridges stands on issues you care about
    https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/politics/101816773/where-new-national-party-leader-simon-bridges-stands-on-issues-you-care-about

    Apparently no one cares about immigration? This is media power and control in action.

  2. Gezza

     /  March 4, 2018


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  3. Gezza

     /  March 4, 2018

    Q&A on this morning, watching now. Peters, Ardern & Bridges I think. Peters as Foreign Minister at the moment.

    • Blazer

       /  March 4, 2018

      masterful performance by Winston…will prove to be our best Foreign Affairs minister…ever.

      • Gezza

         /  March 4, 2018

        Agreed it was a good performance.

      • High Flying Duck

         /  March 4, 2018

        Even better than the one from 2005 – 2008?
        He thought he was the best…

        • Blazer

           /  March 4, 2018

          that experience will stand him in… good stead.

          • High Flying Duck

             /  March 4, 2018

            He’s definitely far more tolerable in Government than out. He puts away his ridiculous accusations and posturing and generally gets on with good governance.

    • Blazer

       /  March 4, 2018

      Good performance by Bridges as well…looking like he may have what it…takes.

      • Gezza

         /  March 4, 2018

        Talked a bit too much, & too fast (surprisingly). Filling the space. Nerves I think.

      • Gezza

         /  March 4, 2018

        He was better just now on The Nation.

    • Gezza

       /  March 4, 2018

      Last item was on Fletchers, soz, not Ardern.

      • Gezza

         /  March 4, 2018

        Lisa Owen’s ripping shreds off Parker over the CPTPP on The Nation.

        • Blazer

           /  March 4, 2018

          must have seen a different interview…she tried to rip shreds and failed.Parker is very competent,very smart,regardless of HFD’s charge that it is a perception merely because he wears …glasses.

          • Gezza

             /  March 4, 2018

            Possible I suppose. They might have shown a different version where you are.
            Her point seemed to be that apart from a foreign ownership housing ban basically most of what Labour is claiming credit for was what National had won anyway and that what they’ve signed up to is less than what he’d been saying were Labour’s bottom lines. He says 4.5 out 5. She said 2.

            What interested me was that Owen was putting the boot in to a Labour Minister instead a National one, so I don’t think she’ll be giving them a cruisy time..

            • Blazer

               /  March 4, 2018

              4.5 is O.K….deal making is the art of compromise.It wouldn’t even rate a 2 if it was in fact the deal…National had …negotiated.

          • High Flying Duck

             /  March 4, 2018

            I said that did I? Can’t remember ever commenting on Parker.

            • Blazer

               /  March 4, 2018

              no surprise there…to paraphase you mentioned …because he looks bookish,wears glasses it does not mean he is intelligent.The old ‘can’t recall’…is not confined to..politicians…I see.

          • Gezza

             /  March 4, 2018

            Actually, to be fair, although I thought Simon spoke better on The Nation, Owen ripped a few good chunks off him too – especially over his claimed environmental credentials vs his mining & oil & gas project approvals. His doubletalk there didn’t really work, though he did point out Labour supports mining too. And Geddis has picked up on the bs he spouted on his record on prisoners voting.

            He’ll have to sharpen up his memory.

          • Gezza

             /  March 4, 2018

            What a hopeless Panel they chose for The Nation.
            Charles Finney, Marama Fox & Russell Norman?
            WTF?

  4. Blazer

     /  March 4, 2018

    great photo….key…porn..

    • Corky

       /  March 4, 2018

      The mind of a Leftie. I’m more interested in why women pole vaulters are built like brick houses. They share this trait with male sprinters who look like they’ve escaped from a body building competition.

      Great body though. The contracting abs hold everything in proportion.

      • duperez

         /  March 4, 2018

        If the women pole vaulters you see are built like brick houses your TV or computer screen could have some sort of aspect ratio or distortion problems.