Media watch – Tuesday

26 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.

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    • duperez

       /  June 26, 2018

      I heard Duncan Garner on RadioLive early this morning commenting, complaining, that Peters wasn’t going to appear on his show. I just found out that Amanda Gillies is on the same programme. There was a tone of there being an obligation for Peters to appear.

  1. Zedd

     /  June 26, 2018

    I just watched some chat (on TV1+1) ‘Breakfast’ talking bail laws, spec. ‘Class A drug offences’

    M Boag (ex-Natl Pres.) was adamant that ALL (esp. ‘P’) should be remanded in custody (even users). She went on to say that ‘she honked her horn at a driver recently & he jumped out & threatened her. wouldn’t be surprised if he was on ‘P’.. she said

    talk about typical stereotypical B-S from their Alt-Right ‘Mouth piece’

    • Gezza

       /  June 26, 2018

      Damn I forgot its Question Time today. Missed the first two. Q3. Parker getting grilled by Adams over that exemption for his mates I think.

      • Gezza

         /  June 26, 2018

        Bizarre ruling by Speaker Trev at end of Q7 supplementaries. Judith asked Twyford what was discussed at his meeting with a director of a Chinese bank on a particular date? Phil said he could recall any such meeting on that date. Judith said to Trev that she had an answer to a written question from the Minister confirming he did meet the director on that date. What should she do? Trev said well, that’s an acceptable answer from the Minister if he actually can’t recall the meeting being on that date! Judith was denied the opportunity to put the question another way.

        • Gezza

           /  June 26, 2018

          Oh, Phil stood up at the end of question time to make a personal statement correcting his answer to the earlier written question. He said he had not met with the director of the Bank of China (or whatever it was) on that day, but he had met with the director of some other bank who were acting as intermediaries. Answers to Written Questions from Labour Ministers don’t seem to be worth the paper they’re printed on.

  2. sorethumb

     /  June 26, 2018

    Goodbye Fairfax and NZME – no loss at all…
    With so many now accessing the web for national and overseas news, local journals that will concentrate on two vital areas – (the much-needed scrutinising of local council activities , and providing a forum for the letters to the editor – the two areas that most concern local people) – will come into their own. If these can manage to remain independent, then there is every chance they will morph into a genuine, worthwhile replacement to their community than what were once far more worthwhile publications.

    She’s right. Why should newspapers be captured by ideological/vested interests.
    The Press jumped the shark after the anti-smacking referendum The Referendum is a Farce!

  3. We had a bit of a winter southerly blowing through today, fairly normal for this time of year albeit quicker to blow out that most.

    Yes, that was utter tosh, as usual some over the top reporting. There was a bit of sleet and a few flakes but no snow settling at lower levels and barely any in the higher suburbs.