Media watch – Tuesday

1 May 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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  2. A cool photo:

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  3. unitedtribes2

     /  May 1, 2018

    Went to the fridge this morning only to find I was suffering severe bacon poverdy. Maybe there will be some universal help in the budget.

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    • Gezza

       /  May 1, 2018

      I feel for you. Been there. Forunately I am currently adequately stocked with bacon, so unfortunately there is some inequalidy.

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      • unitedtribes2

         /  May 1, 2018

        Seems pointless giving me a top up to sort the energy poverdy if the need evaporates in an MT fridge.

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        • Gezza

           /  May 1, 2018

          Luckily for you, UT, I believe our Pry Minisda said you can opdout if you wish?

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    • Blazer

       /  May 1, 2018

      try Weetbix,dry ones instead of making a…pig..of your breakfast.

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  4. sorethumb

     /  May 1, 2018

    Overcooking the comedy roast?
    American comedian Michelle Wolf has come in for a bit of flack over her roasting of various political figures at the White House correspondents dinner – particularly in her targetting of White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders

    So did she go too far, and where should the line be? Are political staffers fair game too?

    We speak to David Cormack, who runs a PR firm but is also a former stand up comedian and has been a comedy reviewer on the Ruminator site for several years..
    https://www.radionz.co.nz/national/programmes/afternoons/audio/2018642793/overcooking-the-comedy-roast

    Gee I wonder what he will say?
    Ex Green Party staffer
    David Cormack:
    No one thinks immigration is a good thing , which I think it is a good thing. You know they tend to come in and fill roles which we traditionally don’t fill. They add diversity and they’re human beings that we are talking about, and it is just so sick of our political parties using it as a dog whistle of populism which is so upsetting in the New Zealand political landscape.
    Lisa owen:
    “would they do it though if the public wasn’t interested?’
    David Cormack:
    That isn’t a reason to do something. You don’t do what the public thinks is right: you do what is right. They don’t necessarily mesh up.
    http://www.newshub.co.nz/home/shows/2017/05/panel-david-cormack-and-heather-roy.html

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    • sorethumb

       /  May 1, 2018

      Perfect example of holding truth to power because SHE IS punching up towards powerfull people (I find it ironic that two white guys are here pulling her apart) and she didn’t attack her appearance. She attacked her lies and . Compares her to Libby from the Handmaids tale. That’s ok cause I interpret (such and such). Those offended trying to play victim card. President didn’t have guts to show up.
      So sitting next door like Dean Martin – but they new in advance (and was a tease)….
      FZZZZZsssssssss!

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      • sorethumb

         /  May 1, 2018

        He and his mate walked out on Joe Rogan
        Big deal !!!!

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  5. sorethumb

     /  May 1, 2018

    But the majority voice is the white voice
    Not for long
    This is a whoooooole conversation Im not going to have right now

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  6. sorethumb

     /  May 1, 2018

    BBC withdraws Human Planet series after whale hunt scenes exposed as more fakery
    https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2018/04/26/bbc-withdraws-human-planet-series-whale-hunt-scenes-exposed/

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