Media watch – Friday

6 April 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.

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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13 Comments

  1. Blazer

     /  April 6, 2018

    nerve agent ,not so deadly afterall…thank God…
    http://www.nzherald.co.nz/world/news/article.cfm?c_id=2&objectid=12027118

  2. NOEL

     /  April 6, 2018

    Does anyone know where Porton Downs got it’s comparative sample?

    • Gezza

       /  April 6, 2018

      No one so far @ 4.10pm. I don’t know either. Have you googled?

  3. Alan Wilkinson

     /  April 6, 2018

    The usual pontificating claptrap from the Press Council:
    http://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/news/article.cfm?c_id=3&objectid=12027363

    I haven’t seen anyone hauled up by it for saying that pakeha owe Maori for letting them be here which of course was the attitude Jones was mocking.

    • Gezza

       /  April 6, 2018

      I’m busy. Why can’t you give a quick summary or the first coupla paras so I don’t have to open & wait for the page to load on this iPad2 just to see if it was worth bothering.

      • Alan Wilkinson

         /  April 6, 2018

        Why does your page load slowly? It is almost instant on my phone.

        • Gezza

           /  April 6, 2018

          I have no idea, Al. This is me late mum’s old iPad 2 tho – it’s getting on in years & may just not have enuf RAM to load all the shit like embedded animated ads n movie clips into memory before it displays the whole page. It used to be faster but the on,ine news pages used to less complex.

          • Alan Wilkinson

             /  April 6, 2018

            Yes, that was why I got a new phone. The old one couldn’t cope with the monster home pages the news sites have gone to.

        • Gezza

           /  April 6, 2018

          🙄 … but the online news pages used to be less complex.

  4. phantom snowflake

     /  April 6, 2018

    As Bradbury rants go, this one’s great:

    What.

    The.

    Fuck.

    Is.

    Happening.

    Here.

    ??????

    Have I woken up at a Klan Rally wearing an Obama mask?

    The bullshit RNZ select committee is going to subpoena Clare Curran’s voicemail???
    https://thedailyblog.co.nz/2018/04/06/wait-what-youre-going-to-subpoena-clare-currans-voicemail-but-you-wont-subpoena-a-bloody-war-criminal-wtf/

    • Alan Wilkinson

       /  April 6, 2018

      Wake us when Bradbury wakes up.

      • Gezza

         /  April 6, 2018

        I’m wondering if Martyn’s problem is actually sleep deprivation? 😳

      • PDB

         /  April 6, 2018

        I’m not sure what is worse – being Bradbury or quoting/linking to him.