Media watch – Monday

9 July 2018

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  1. sorethumb

     /  July 9, 2018

    Meme warfare: Retweeted by Mrs Espiner

    • Alan Wilkinson

       /  July 9, 2018

      I suspect Winston’s got the market for bullshit cornered.

  2. NOEL

     /  July 9, 2018

    Ahh wasn’t the issue AKL council would not lease them a venue and the promoters weren’t looking for another?

    • Gezza

       /  July 9, 2018

      Partly the issue was that Southern was discovered to be banned by the Immigration Act from getting a temporary visa because she has now been excluded from visiting the UK.

      • Patzcuaro

         /  July 9, 2018

        So my offer of a soapbox and windy corner would have been to no avail. Southern appears to be inhabiting the realm of religious and racial intolerance as well as sexual stereotyping.

        She wants the freedom of thought and speech for herself at the expense of other religions, races and women.

        • Gezza

           /  July 9, 2018

          Well, I don’t know. I have seen videos of her challenging Islamic prejudice against gays, arguing that Canada doesn’t have a rape culture (although in my view she was fast losing to a good who knew the stats, & was quoting research showing only 10% of rapes were likely to be reported, & although she is claimed to be anti-feminist one could argue she is a feminist herself in that she doesn’t let being a woman stop her from arguing her own viewpoint in the face of abuse.

          I have watched her Farmlands video about the ongoing murders of white South African farmers in South Africa & South African history, & this is consistent with items I have previously seen on Al Jazeera.

          I have not yet seen her espousing white supremacist views, she is certainly pro-Western culture & anti cultures which oppose those.

          She’s definitely provocative. She is young, blonde & beautiful, & I wonder whether she has chosen this persona & style as a means of attaining fame for the sake of it – but so far I haven’t seen her being racist, or alt-right, only conservative, & provactive.

          She probably should be challenged to videoed public debates, so should he, such as those religious people & atheists sometimes have.

          • Gezza

             /  July 9, 2018

            *(although in my view she was fast losing to a feminist good DEBATER who knew the stats, & was quoting research showing only 10% of rapes were likely to be reported)

        • Gezza

           /  July 9, 2018

          Bugger. Hit by the WordPress Wilkinson Effect. Further comment that should have appeared here now appears separately below.

    • High Flying Duck

       /  July 9, 2018

      The problem was the council venue was available until Phil Goff at short notice pulled the rug out from them.
      They were unable to find an equivalent sized venue in the time frame as they were all pre-booked for other events.
      The promoter, for what it is worth, said he had had no negative feedback from the council at all regards the event until Phil Goff stepped in.

      • Blazer

         /  July 9, 2018

        you sound disappointed …lining up for a ticket?

        • High Flying Duck

           /  July 9, 2018

          I’ve never heard of them and haven’t bothered to look them up. The photo of her looks nice though…

  3. Gezza

     /  July 9, 2018

    Damn. And *provocative.

    She wants the freedom of thought and speech for herself at the expense of other religions, races and women.

    That wouldn’t be my automatic conclusion. She seems at least prepared to go out & have her views challenged. Why do you make this claim? Can she not simply decide it’s not worth the hassle to come here? I doubt we figure high on their places of importance, & the potential for noisy disruptive protests, exacerbated by Goff, is probably quite high?

  4. artcroft

     /  July 9, 2018

    The Standard reaches new lows again with the first comment to there article reading.

    Visubversa 1
    8 July 2018 at 10:24 am
    I bet it is no co-incidence that they chose the North Shore for their hate speech rally.

    Isn’t this demonising an entire Auckland suburb? No doubt one of the snowflakes over there will demand some consistency and impose a ban.