Media watch – Thursday

15 March 2018


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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  1. sorethumb

     /  March 15, 2018

    Yesterday Kathryn Ryan interviewed Jordan Petterson. Described as “most dividing” (forget words) you could be cynical and say her strategy was – We aren’t giving those views a platform on holy radio. In the very last segment he referred to safe spaces.
    My friend went to the library to see if he could borrow 12 Rules for Life. Was out with 40 on the waiting list.

  2. PDB

     /  March 15, 2018

    Following Twyford’s lead in claiming National govt housing initiatives as part of Kiwibuild Tracey Martin slams National on twitter for not doing anything for those outside the main centres like the Chatham Island wharf project.

    Um except the wharf was constructed by the National govt and NZL First actually voted against funding it! Epic fail.

    • What’ve they got PDB? What have they got? Sexual shenanigans, PM who swans about preening herself with her dandy boyfriend and nothing to put to Parliament.

      • Blazer

         /  March 15, 2018

        dear oh dear…go and have a cup of tea and a…lie down…before you blow a foofoo…valve.

      • PDB

         /  March 15, 2018

        What’ve they got PDB? What have they got?

        As Gareth put it they have some lipstick and a pig…

        • High Flying Duck

           /  March 15, 2018

          And based on current events at this stage it appears the lipstick has been applied to the wrong end of the pig.

  3. New Statesman having downer on Corbyn, like Winnie A Russian apologist.

  4. Corky

     /  March 15, 2018

    Helicopter rides. More allegations of sexual misconduct. Striking wharfies. Gee, Labour has major problems.

    Re: Marks copter rides. I think he realises his time at the trough is limited. So, why not go for broke?

  5. duperez

     /  March 15, 2018

    The sooner we give all the Miss Grundy’s in class a gun the better.

    “A teacher who is also a reserve police officer trained in firearm use “accidentally” discharged a gun yesterday at Seaside High School in Monterey County, California, during a class devoted to public safety.”

    As is said, “only in America.”

  6. PDB

     /  March 15, 2018

    Hopefully the rumours swirling around on twitter about Clarke Gayford are incorrect…..

  7. Zedd

     /  March 15, 2018

    I just watched a TV news item (The Project TV3) a young man with severe eczema is resorting to illegal CBD oil (home made)to relieve his condition. They showed ‘before & after shots’ & his skin in now clear. BUT it sounds like its not a cure, but an ongoing therapeutic treatment.
    He said his doctor is unwilling to prescribe the ‘legal version’. It is still considered an illegal drug under the current ‘MODA 1975’ but is one of the clauses in the current Govt. amendment bill.

    When are our MPs going to pull their fingers out & get ‘up-to-speed’ with most other OECD countries on Medicinal/Therapeutic Cannabis FFS ?? 😦