Media watch – Saturday

7 July 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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  1. There’s such a thing as ‘social media stars’ (not really here in New Zealand).

    Lyakh and Gamble were part of the “High on Life SundayFundayz” YouTube channel, which follows a group of travel vloggers filming their adventures around the world.

  2. Zedd

     /  July 7, 2018

    I just watched a segment on Democracy Now (USA Indep news) talking about the resignation of USA EPA (Enviro Protection agency) head; S Pruitt
    He has been labeled ‘CC denier’ & ‘Pro-fossil fuel Industry’ He reportedly was employed to ‘protect the environment’ BUT it sounds like he was following the opposite path (under instruction from Mr T ?)
    Whilst he has gone.. the ‘work goes on’ with the appointment of a fossil fuel industry stalwart & policy lobbyist (name ?)

    The question was ‘why are these anti-Enviro folks being appointed to a role, that is supposedly about PROTECTION of it.. not the industries that are degrading it !

    ‘Follow the money..’ 😦

    • Alan Wilkinson

       /  July 7, 2018

      Because protecting the environment doesn’t mean getting rid of humans and returning the planet to Jurassic park?

      • Zedd

         /  July 7, 2018

        sorry Alan.. what are you saying ?

      • Griff

         /  July 7, 2018

        Yet again straw man argument .
        You having a flash back to a bad trip on acid today Alan? You seem to be seeing a lot of imaginary things that scare you shitless ..

        • Alan Wilkinson

           /  July 7, 2018

          Unfortunately not. Right here the environmentalists are trying to turn our town into a bird sanctuary. No pets allowed. Next will be no people. Already they try to stop all development. I’m not scared, just annoyed and contemptuous.

  3. NOEL

     /  July 7, 2018

    Is performance only going to be measured by diversity from this point.
    Interesting to talk to some in the public service who have applied for positions they believe that they have the credentials to be employed on merit, to be told by the interview yup you were our best candidate but sorry you aren’t built right.

    • Alan Wilkinson

       /  July 7, 2018

      The only reason a woman can’t be the best candidate is if they don’t have to be.

  4. Zedd

     /  July 7, 2018

    I see Mr Ts tour of UK, avoids the part of London, where protesters intend to fly a ‘blimp’ shaped like BabyT in a nappy with cellphone/twitter in hand !