Media watch – Sunday

10 June 2018


Media Watch is a focus on New Zealand media, blogs and social media. You can post any items of interested related to media.

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  1. chrism56

     /  10th June 2018

    Wasn’t this something Labour told us only happened in private run prisons?
    Mr Davis has gone very quiet on the issue.

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  3. Zedd

     /  10th June 2018

    I read that Mr T has stated he may support a USA federal law change on Cannabis; from a press release

    ‘President Trump said he likely will support a congressional effort to
    end the federal ban on cannabis, a major step that would reshape the
    industry and end the threat of a Justice Department crackdown.’

    ‘Trump’s remarks put him sharply at odds with Atty. Gen. Jeff Sessions on
    the issue. The bill in question, pushed by a bipartisan coalition, would
    allow states to go forward with legalization unencumbered by threats of
    federal prosecution.’

    ‘One of the lead sponsors is Sen. Cory Gardner (R-Colo.), who is aligned
    with Trump on several issues but recently has tangled with the
    administration over the Justice Department’s threatened crackdowns on

    “I support Sen. Gardner,” Trump said when asked about the bill. “I know
    exactly what he’s doing. We’re looking at it. But I probably will end up
    supporting that, yes.”

    ** could even see the global ‘end of the road for.. WAR on weed’; started by USA ?? fingers crossed :/

  4. Zedd

     /  10th June 2018

    Simona Halep finally won her first grand slam – French Open.. Cool

  5. PartisanZ

     /  10th June 2018

  6. PartisanZ

     /  10th June 2018

    Tweedism …


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