Media watch – Friday

6 July 2018

MediaWatch

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  1. National floundering in opposition.

    A week which saw opposition MPs railing against airline menu changes and inquiries properly constituted under legislation they promoted in government suggests they’re hellbent upon repeating their predecessors’ tendency to get tied up in credibility knots, writes former minister Peter Dunne

    The current government made many rash promises while in opposition, more to staunch the bleeding of Labour votes than with any real expectation of ever having to implement them. Now they are struggling to make their impossible dreams work. One would have thought their experience would have been a salutary lesson to the current opposition of how not to get tied up in credibility knots. But railing against airline menu changes and inquiries properly constituted under legislation they promoted in government suggests not.

    Being in opposition – especially unexpectedly after a long spell in government – is understandably soul-destroying, but it is no licence for the stupidity it often seems to descend to.

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    • Corky

       /  July 6, 2018

      Peter Dunne is on the money. Labour has given National a full menu of issues to tackle. Why the hell are they worried about airline kai. It starts will the leader laying down a plan of attack. Obviously the leader isn’t up to the task. Simon Lusk who attended one of Bridges public regional meetings hinted he was mediocre at best.

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    • Corky

       /  July 6, 2018

      It’s called utu. And it’s an example of why rehabilitation cannot work with these types of animals.

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    • Gezza

       /  July 6, 2018

      No response from @JarrodGilbertNZ yet. Will check back later.

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  3. NOEL

     /  July 6, 2018

    “Defence lawyer Susan Hurley asked Sygrove not to enter a conviction and for the matter to be adjourned as she would be seeking a discharge without conviction for her client.

    “As it would impact on my client’s future career prospects – she is in the education system,” she said.”

    Yah kidding??????

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  4. duperez

     /  July 6, 2018

    Does being “in the education system” mean she’s an adult student at high school? In some tertiary centre? In early childhood? As a teacher or pupil?

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    • Gezza

       /  July 6, 2018

      Don’t know. Doesn’t seem likely to me to be a teacher in the mainstream secondary school system. Waiting for more information. Haven’t searched for her facebook page.

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  5. Ray

     /  July 6, 2018

    I see Miss Clark is calling for heads to roll over the Russell McVeigh scandal (no one charged) it will be interesting to hear her response to the Young Labour Party sex scandal.
    Or not, judging by her behaviour in the past.
    https://www.newsroom.co.nz/2018/07/05/142259/clark-says-law-firm-board-should-resign#

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  6. duperez

     /  July 6, 2018

    I see David Farrar has pronounced the Herald to have a mass of left leaning columnists. It’s disgusting, the world is not fair.

    Since it’s free world and people can have businesses, set up media outlets and run them as they wish, maybe someone else will set up a business propagandising for the other side.

    Give it a catchy name, something like ‘Kiwiblog.’ Then that forum can be used to run the Herald down, call it a ‘rag’ every day of the week, say they don’t read it and won’t read it. Then, just for fun as soon as something attacking the government is found there, they can extol the virtues and wisdom of the same journal. 🙂

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    • Griff

       /  July 6, 2018

      Ya can see the inverse over at the standard or daily blog most days.
      “The MSM is a right wing mouthpiece controlled by big business thats all about dragging workers down .”
      NZ is a free market social democracy, The herald is mainstream it appeals to the center not the extremes of either political wing ,

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