Media watch – Friday

1 June 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.

A general guideline – post opinion on or excerpts from and links to blog posts or comments of interest, whether they are praise, criticism, pointing out issues or sharing useful information.

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  1. “The inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of blessings; the inherent virtue of socialism is the equal sharing of miseries.”

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  2. Patzcuaro

     /  June 1, 2018

    Kim Summits, one down one to go.

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  3. Zedd

     /  June 1, 2018

    Listening to ZB last evening.. discussing the prison overflow problem; most callers were saying (paraphrased) ‘it is NZs obsession with maintaining the USA-led War on Drugs & using prison as a ‘one-stop-shop’ as a place to dump the ‘undesirables’ inc. mental health patients’ a large number of these should be in Drug or Mental health Treatment.. NOT jail.

    a couple of Red-necks rang & said that IF they were even ‘TOUGHER on crime’ esp. DRUGS then most ‘crims’ would want to stay out… even saying that to many ‘it is like a holiday camp !’ How totally f@cking Ignorant sez I 😦

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  4. PartisanZ

     /  June 1, 2018

    A Rightie night out …

    ‘Controversial speaker banned from UK to tour NZ, Australia’ – NZHeraldo

    https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=12062701

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    • Alan Wilkinson

       /  June 1, 2018

      Sadly, the UK no longer defends freedom of speech and ideas.

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      • PartisanZ

         /  June 3, 2018

        Or they adjudge hate speech as being hate speech when they see it?

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  5. Gerrit

     /  June 1, 2018

    Look what happens when you rip off the tax payer.

    https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/crime/104386483/freehold-house-in-auckland-half-a-house-in-paris-yet-auckland-man-claims-250k-in-benefits

    Metiria Turei, look out, you could be next.for prosecution and with this precedent, some jail time?

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