Media watch – Monday

26 March 2018

MediaWatch

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17 Comments

  1. Traveller

     /  March 26, 2018

    This weekend’s exercise in Ardern/Gayford “positive” brand promotion. Still media solidly voting for click bait over any sort of character assessment of a PM and her boyfriend spending an inordinate amount of time promoting themselves. Where is the benefit to Aotearoa here?

    • Blazer

       /  March 26, 2018

      you liked it so much you posted it…again.Nice pics….Ed could be the baby’s Godfather…that would be just…wunderbar!

      • Traveller

         /  March 26, 2018

        Can you have a “godfather” if you’re agnostic, atheist and unmarried? How delightfully anachronistic.

        • Blazer

           /  March 26, 2018

          Oh well,how about ,Ed if its a…boy..then!

    • PDB

       /  March 26, 2018

      while Rome burns….

      • Traveller

         /  March 26, 2018

        They’re either naively provincial or hardened, cynical, “is that piece Mid Century Modern?” wannabe Grey Lynnites. After a week or two of horrid press they’re back playing to the Woman’s Day crowd. The fact that she can’t sort out her Young Labour sex abuse, tame Shane or Julie Anne is neither here nor there in their relentlessly happy place – the make-believe Instagramland.

    • Traveller

       /  March 26, 2018

      This is just so bad in so many levels I don’t know where to start.

    • Gezza

       /  March 26, 2018

      Twitter sure brings out the child in people.

    • Shows what a balanced wee snowflake @David_Cormack is doesn’t it!

      • David

         /  March 26, 2018

        Dont mind the stuff generally from Drinnan, sure his politics arnt mine but he writes well and he gets plenty of inside commentary on an under reported subject.
        What is it with lefties that someone says something they dont agree with and its ban/block/boycott..grow up you are not at university anymore.

  2. David

     /  March 26, 2018

    http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=12020277

    As expected Ardern is looking for a new chief spinner, we have seen some pretty complimentary opinion pieces/CVs from Watkins/Young and Trevett. My money is on Watkins from Stuff who has been quite heroic in Arderns defense and her stablemates less so so she may be able to have some influence there. The Herald is all on Team Jacinda and there will be no change there, except the Hosking/Hawkesby words of wisdom.

  3. Pickled Possum

     /  March 26, 2018

    While Turmeric Latte is trending in Aucks
    did you ever wondered about the cows down South who got Mycoplasma bovis,
    “On July 17, 2017, MPI was informed a herd on a farm owned by
    the Van Leeuwen Group had severe health problems.”
    Samples taken from the herd were confirmed positive for Mycoplasma bovis on July 21.

    The latest update from MPI stated there were 28 properties in New Zealand
    where cattle have tested positive for Mycoplasma bovis.

    Properties infected with Mycoplasma bovis in New Zealand so far:
    Canterbury – 2 (1 active)
    Hawkes’ Bay (near Hastings) – 1
    Mid-Canterbury (Ashburton) – 4
    South Canterbury/North Otago – 11 (10 active)
    Otago (Middlemarch) – 2
    Southland (Winton, Lumsden, Invercargill, Gore) – 10

    All cattle on 28 farms are to be killed to halt Mycoplasma bovis,
    Ministry for Primary Industries confirms.
    That is 22,332 cattle killed. Meat prices going up!

    Funding of $85 million for operational and compensation costs for the outbreak
    response was approved by Cabinet this month.

    Who brought this disease into NZ? make them pay!

    http://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/news/article.cfm?c_id=3&objectid=12015937

  4. Gezza

     /  March 26, 2018

    Just watched most of Jacinda’s post-Cabinet press conference on the live ink in the article that came up clicking on their “Breaking” banner. It crashed eventually, but they do thst on this ipad.

    Why don’t they show these press conferences live on Parliament tv. They cover a lot of ground & all we get on the news is one or two seconds of whatever shite Katie or some other giggler picks for us.

    Who here whined recently that she wasn’t doing Monday post Cabinet press conferences, they were to be Tuedays, so she’d be losing out as Simon would be setting the agenda?

  5. Corky

     /  March 26, 2018

    Mark Mitchell is having fun with Labour and NZ First. Talk about a perfect storm brewing. Why then don’t I expect political polls to move much?