Media watch – Wednesday

23 May 2018

MediaWatch

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  1. Modern politics in New Zealand:

  2. Zedd

     /  May 23, 2018

    did anyone else hear the USA Sec. of state (Pomeo) say, in a recent speech ‘Iran needs to rejoin the LEAGUE of NATIONS’ I thought the UN dropped that name after WW2 ?

    reminded me of a previous one (under GW Bush ?) calling Russia; ‘the soviets’, about 20 years after the wall came down..

    *was it just a slip of the tongue OR does it really show where USAs political mindset is at ?

  3. duperez

     /  May 23, 2018

    What Housing New Zealand actually wants to do in Epsom.

    David Seymour:

    “… Is it not true that there may very well be people who have social and mental health issues, is it not true if that they do they will require support, and is it the case that we shouldn’t talk about it, because I find it incredibly ironic that everyone’s looking for a politician who uses plain language to describe the situation and advocate for their constituents, and then you get one and all of a sudden it is a major issue.”

    “I have a right just as everyone in New Zealand does to say what I see and describe situations accurately.”

    I agree with Seymour. We want plain language. I agree with Seymour that everyone has a right to say what they see and describe them accurately.

    Therefore:
    The people of Epsom are welcome to David Seymour. If he is a reflection of the constituents they deserve each other. He is a sad individual.

    http://www.newshub.co.nz/home/new-zealand/2018/05/what-housing-new-zealand-actually-wants-to-do-in-epsom.html

    • PDB

       /  May 23, 2018

      duperez: “I agree with Seymour. We want plain language. I agree with Seymour that everyone has a right to say what they see and describe them accurately.”

      Therefore if you expressing that Seymour is a ‘sad individual’ for doing those same things you agree with that in turn makes you a sad individual?

      • Blazer

         /  May 23, 2018

        sharpen up your ..comprehension! :0