Media watch – Tuesday

24 April 2018

MediaWatch

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  1. Maybe here is something the government will do in the next budget. One of the state governments in Canada changed its accounting rules to hide a big budget deficit.
    https://www.theglobeandmail.com/canada/investigations/article-bad-books-how-ontarios-new-hydro-accounting-could-cost-taxpayers/

    • Griff

       /  April 24, 2018

      ROFL
      wtf has Canada and its totally different power market have to do with NZ?
      Unless you are pushing more anti renewable crap that is
      yip
      Of course we already have really cheap hydro.
      It is those filthy thermal plants you love that cost lots of money to run.
      Wouldn’t it be cheaper just to tell them switch the thermal plants off by a given date.
      Then the power company’s would be forced to implement all those plans for wind power they already have consented.
      http://www.windenergy.org.nz/consented-wind-farms.

      • chrism56

         /  April 24, 2018

        No Griff you got it wrong again (how is the Panmure bridge coming on?) You continue to prove that you don’t read. As I said, the article was about how the government did some dodgy accounting to hide a big deficit. The fact that they did it in a power company wasn’t the point.
        You seem fixated on power companies not following your advice – tell you what, why don’t you get all your money together and build a power station for the grid. According to you, they should make heaps of money.

  2. David

     /  April 24, 2018

    The Herald are playing click bait, write a hit piece on Gayford then wait for his reaction then have other people react and no doubt there will be a piece shortly in defence of him. They are literally manufacturing news because there is absolutely nothing happening in NZ at the moment, the country is at risk of dying of boredom.

    • Gezza

       /  April 24, 2018

      Duncan Garner just called Hill-Cone vile on The AM Show.

      • David

         /  April 24, 2018

        I always thought the attacks on Max Key for pretty much being Max Key were bloody awful and the Herald and Stuff were relentless. I think its a sexist thing, its all fine to go kicking a man around for no good reason, Oh aside from the male suicide rate being 70% higher than for women but we live in the age of Genter, the Ministry of Women, feminist lectures blah blah blah.

        • PartisanZ

           /  April 24, 2018

          Maybe give up consuming manufactured news …?

          Which basically means … Give up news!

          The country won’t die of boredom …

        • Blazer

           /  April 24, 2018

          Max Key was/is a media whore,of very limited talent who likes being…famous.

    • PDB

       /  April 24, 2018

      You are missing the point – Hill Cone has been simply used to get the conversation started in the direction the Labour PR machine want (poor Ardern better watch out as Gayford looks dodgy theme) and the NZ Herald are part of a ‘softening up’ of the public on the subject of Gayford once the real story this all relates to breaks (if it actually does).

      PR companies are always looking where the next major fire might break and prepare in advance so that fire is as small & unexpected as possible.

      • PDB

         /  April 24, 2018

        To add the media Max Key attacks are no way similar except they could be seen as being pro-left wing. The Max Key attacks were more an attack on the wealth of the Key family (a part of the ‘National don’t care about poor people’ theme) whilst this is a proactive & planned PR exercise in damage control using a MSM organisation.

      • PartisanZ

         /  April 24, 2018

        You’re correct about one thing PDB … All news is PR spin and orchestrated media release …

        As to whose this is: Jacinda’s own party proclaiming that she must watch out because her life partner Clarke “looks dodgy” sounds really really plausible …

        How did you work it out?

      • Gezza

         /  April 24, 2018

        What’s this real story? 😳

        Is it anything like the real story about Paula ? 🤔

      • Gezza

         /  April 24, 2018

        Nothing. Hints & dark mutterings. No details
        Give up gossiping, PDB. You’re terrible at at it.

  3. Blazer

     /  April 24, 2018

    Hill Cone used to write intelligent and interesting articles.
    Since she broke up with her husband she has been wearing her heart on her sleeve and her articles reflect a personal struggle with her age and her…outlook.

    • Alan Wilkinson

       /  April 24, 2018

      She used to write Lefty crap about business. I told her to write about something she knew something about – herself. And she changed and did. Then she won best columnist award. Not sure what inspired this one – maybe some personal interaction with the Lefty elite.

    • Takes one to know….one?

  4. sorethumb

     /  April 24, 2018

    RNZ: Police say they have no idea as to motive.
    ….
    Toronto police are now reporting multiple fatalities following the incident which has seen a man, described as being “Middle-Eastern” in appearance, arrested a short distance away
    http://www.breitbart.com/london/2018/04/23/multiple-injuries-white-van-hits-pedestrians-near-major-toronto-transport-hub/

    • Gezza

       /  April 24, 2018

      Police Officer: Get down! Get down!
      Driver, outside vehicle: I have gun in my pocket!
      PO: Get down!
      Driver: I have gun in my pocket!
      PO: Get down. Get down or you get shot!
      Driver: In the head.
      ? o_O

  5. sorethumb

     /  April 24, 2018

    Enoch Was Right, Breitbart London editor-in-chief Raheem Kassam’s new book marking 50 years since ‘Rivers of Blood’, continues to surge despite a media blackout.
    The surprise release, which launched as an e-book on April 20th to mark 50 years since classicist, statesman, and Second World War veteran Enoch Powell’s paradigm-shifting speech warning against mass immigration, and was released in paperback shortly afterwards.
    http://www.breitbart.com/london/2018/04/22/kassams-enoch-was-right-surging-despite-media-blackout/

    Media blackout alert
    https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/36345280-the-politically-correct-economy

    Not so Spoonley
    https://www.masseypress.ac.nz/media/1135/ati_rebootingtheregions.pdf

  6. unitedtribes2

     /  April 24, 2018

    Would have thought that Winston of all politicians would have known better than to make jokes about North Korea trade. Now the Labour Party are having to runaround correcting the media. Or was it deliberate.

  7. sorethumb

     /  April 24, 2018

    When she turned 19 or 20, she attended a Maori-language immersion college and became fluent in te reo.[1] Despite originally being known as Joanna, Forbes changed her name to Mihingarangi after her immersion experience — she and her fellow students had translated their names into Maori during the program, and the new name stuck.[3]
    …..
    Her father is a “Maori bushman” (who left for Australia?) and her mother a Pakeha. On “What’s on your mind” (The Panel) she said people should pronounce Maori children’s names correctly. Her three children have Maori names. “Maori have been learning English for 200 years”; “I had to learn it [English]”
    https://www.radionz.co.nz/national/programmes/thepanel/audio/2018641907/panel-says

  8. Blazer

     /  April 24, 2018

    I like Mihingarangi.

    • Gezza

       /  April 24, 2018

      Understandable. Certainly wasn’t beaten with the ugly stick.

  9. phantom snowflake

     /  April 24, 2018

    Matthew Hooton
    ‏ @MatthewHootonNZ
    Some people, including those in quite responsible jobs, are so wild, erratic, aggressive and plain mad on Twitter that it makes you wonder if they might be on P.
    1:19 AM – 22 Apr 2018

    Giovanni Tiso
    ‏Verified account @gtiso
    You mean like the guy who called Nicky Hager a “pro-Al Qaeda commo c***”? I would have to agree.
    1:24 AM – 22 Apr 2018

    Matthew Hooton
    ‏ @MatthewHootonNZ
    Apr 22
    Replying to @gtiso
    That sort of thing, yes.