Media watch – Saturday

14 July 2018


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  1. Gezza

     /  14th July 2018

    Just saw quick clip on Aljaz tv where Trump is standing alongside Theresa May at a podium saying he has “tremendous respect for Mrs May” and that he did NOT criticise her as reported in the papers.

    That it was NOT a correct report of what he said – that “it’s called fake news”. Also that they have learned to record his interviews now, that they have the recording, & can provide it to reporters to show that it is fake news.

  2. chrism56

     /  14th July 2018

    In this article
    it says he posted a photo showing the pipeline going through an area with high conservation values, but the photo shows it going through wildling contorta (apart from where they have been removed under power lines). Is this another example of greenwash or just the usual rubbish?

  3. Zedd

     /  14th July 2018

    discussion forum on AlJz.. one ‘experts’ called MrT ‘a rolling piece of Id’ just saying what ever comes to mind, without very little thought for its impact !

    Listening to the other reports. it seems he is just totally ‘in two minds’ about everything going on in UK; one minute condeming Ms May & her BREXIT strategy & then adding all his usual inane superlatives; ‘fantastic, wonderful, amazing’ etc. etc. etc. etc.

    I noted he was treading very carefully’ around ‘HRH Lizzie’.. who likely thinks he is ‘just a wealthy upstart.. playing at leading on the world stage.. move aside for the real deal !!!’ 😀 😀

    • Gezza

       /  14th July 2018

      Ha – I heard that earlier this morning as I was getting brekky. Inside Story – right?
      Made me grin.

  4. sorethumb

     /  14th July 2018

    I opened my car and heard a news item (Radio I or ZB) on the Free speech coalition march. There was nothing on RNZ?


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