Media watch – Monday

25 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.

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. phantom snowflake

     /  June 25, 2018

    Lindsay Perigo shows just how bitter and irrelevant he has become:

    Lindsay Perigo
    ‏ @LindsayPerigo1
    Jun 21

    Nauseating Fake News obeissance to airhead fry-quacker having a baby because she happens to be PM of NZ. Fry-quackers ideally should neither breed nor be Prime Ministers. Don’t need more upward-inflected quack! quack! quack!, least of all from hormonal power-lusters.

  2. Blazer

     /  June 25, 2018

    executive decisions….

  3. High Flying Duck

     /  June 25, 2018

    Wow – have people “not absorbed” this, or has it only been mentioned in whispered voices:

    I think the path to encouraging electric vehicle uptake may be showing:

    “Even under a reasonably benign scenario, economic modelling released with the public consultation document suggests people may pay 23c to 63c more for a litre of petrol, says Watt. “That’s the environment you’re looking at, compared with just under 5c (added to a litre of petrol) at today’s carbon prices. Today [a unit of carbon] is trading at about $20.50 per unit and some of the more moderate and optimistic scenarios in the discussion document suggest it could be $100-$275.”

    Those costs represent the average over the 30 years taken to meet emissions targets – not the high end of the range. The actual price would likely start out lower and reach higher than the average by 2050. “I’m not sure that the penny has fully dropped yet … it does have some pretty confronting figures in it,” says Watt.”

  4. Zedd

     /  June 25, 2018

    Not just USA states, Canada & some parts of EU etc… now a staunch UK Police Chief says time to ‘Legalise cannabis’ ! 🙂