Media watch – Sunday

29 April 2018


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  1. -D

     /  April 29, 2018

    Carmel Sepuloni’s performance on Newhub Nation was appalling but it is becoming increasingly obvious that the reason the government are saying so little is that they have very little to say. Even Lisa Owen’s razor sharp probing couldn’t elicit anything meaningful.

  2. Blazer

     /  April 29, 2018

    be interested to see how much the ARL…over paid…realistic valuation is 12-15 million.

    • duperez

       /  April 29, 2018

      Realistic valuation? That’s totally subjective isn’t it? Sure, it may be based on history, precedence and financial sheets but as much on hope, aspiration and plans too.

      • Blazer

         /  April 29, 2018

        just going on Owen Glenn paying $6mil a few years ago for 50%…Watson offerred him $1mil!

  3. Zedd

     /  April 29, 2018

    The new Royal baby is called ‘Louis’ (a french name for an english ‘prince’).. now was that really worth all the hype, in the media ? 😀 😀

    • Zedd

       /  April 29, 2018

      an ‘english prince’… of Greek & German decent ?

      • Gezza

         /  April 29, 2018

        Stale news Zedd. You’re sounding like 1ewes. 😉

  4. Zedd

     /  April 29, 2018

    I see Dunne on Q+A laughing at the suggestions, that Mr T could seriously be considered for the NOBEL PEACE Prize; for his claims of triggering the ‘end of the Korean war’ announcement..
    LOL Mr Dunne.. I actually might join you 😀

    • admiralvonspee

       /  April 29, 2018

      not sure about Nobel but no need to fib about trump claiming credit…blame the South Koreans…

    • Alan Wilkinson

       /  April 29, 2018

      Unlikely Trump will get the Nobel Peace Prize awarded by a bunch of Swedish Leftists but he probably deserves it a lot more than Obama.

      • That’s a very low bar. I haven’t seen anyway say Obama came close to deserving his, even since getting it.

        • Alan Wilkinson

           /  April 29, 2018

          I’m presuming of course the Korean war is finally ended amicably. That is obviously a prerequisite. However, I will be very surprised if the prize committee are able to swallow their politics sufficiently ever to award it to Trump. That would send all the progressives into screaming hysterics.

    • MaureenW

       /  April 29, 2018

      Peter Dunne – now there’s a fine mind. Laughing at you Z, what did Peter Dunne ever do but bludge and wear a bow tie?

  5. Griff

     /  April 29, 2018

    Illicit drug use should not be a crime, says Royal College of Physicians
    BMJ 2018; 361 doi: (Published 25 April 2018) Cite this as: BMJ 2018;361:k1832

    The Royal College of Physicians of London has joined calls for an end to criminal sanctions against people who take drugs such as heroin, cocaine, and cannabis for non-medical reasons.

    The college now endorses the stance of the Faculty of Public Health and the Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH). In a 2016 report1 the RSPH concluded that the “war on drugs” fails to deter drug misuse but instead deters people with drug use disorders from seeking treatment and inhibits harm reduction efforts.

    Jane Dacre, president of the Royal College of Physicians (RCP), told The BMJ, “The criminal justice system is not the place to address the often complex needs of people addicted to drugs