Media watch – Tuesday

29 May 2018

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  1. Alan Wilkinson

     /  May 29, 2018

    Interesting the daily “hit Trump” piece on Stuff and the Herald got absolutely caned by readers’ comments today:
    https://www.stuff.co.nz/world/americas/104283589/why-a-happy-photo-of-ivanka-trump-with-her-child-provoked-rage

    And even a NYT journo is having doubts about the failing Lefty MSM onslaught:
    https://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2018/05/26/david_brooks_trump_has_been_able_to_manipulate_mueller_probe_into_a_soap_opera_benefiting_himself.html

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  2. Alan Wilkinson

     /  May 29, 2018

    A view of Trump’s foreign policy you won’t find in the MSM:
    https://pjmedia.com/rogerlsimon/trumps-his-own-good-cop-bad-cop-and-thats-good/

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  3. Zedd

     /  May 29, 2018

    i just saw a news report (TV3) that the ‘contamination limit’ for Meth/P in state houses has been massively overstated; Hysteria/Disnfo. (from the last Govt.)
    Sir P Gluckman (senior science advisor) said that the limit was likely 10x too low, than the amount, reasonably seen to be harmful, even a baby licking the floor/walls or carpet.

    They said that potentially >$100mil has been WASTED, ‘decontaminating’ these properties.. often evicting the resident & scrubbing down walls/ceilings, removing/replacing carpets.. & even Wall linings in extreme cases

    This even goes beyond echoes of ‘REEFER MADNESS’ to Mass Insanity/TOTAL fear-mongering, by the last Govt. probably ‘cheered on’ by the Prohibition Industry & these Drug-testing companies ?

    They said that mould was likely more harmful.. & perhaps even tobacco residue 😦

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    • Alan Wilkinson

       /  May 29, 2018

      Yes, who was responsible for the previous nonsense? How did it happen?

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      • Zedd

         /  May 29, 2018

        dont quote me Alan.. but I am sure the Natl ministers of Health & MSD, led the charge

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      • David

         /  May 29, 2018

        Tenancy tribunal ruling is responsible

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    • Zedd

       /  May 29, 2018

      btw; they said that over 250 state houses that were deemed ‘contaminated’ & left vacant (pending further action/decontamination ?) have now been passed as OK, to live in. Go Figure 😦

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      • Zedd

         /  May 29, 2018

        all part of the previous regimes: “ZERO-TOLERANCE to DRUGS’ !!!!”

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        • Alan Wilkinson

           /  May 29, 2018

          Yes, I also suspect drug scaremongering was at the heart of it. Wouldn’t be surprised to find cops there.

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