Media watch – Monday

16 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.

A general guideline – post opinion on or excerpts from and links to blog posts or comments of interest, whether they are praise, criticism, pointing out issues or sharing useful information.

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  1. Ray

     /  July 16, 2018

    From the “biter, bit” Department
    Jessica Williams and Godfrey Morgan call out the #GolrizmyCV A’s sexist,racist, and unfunny.
    Unfortunately for them the Web never forgets and their unfunny, and racist pile on efforts on the meme # wewegeecv have been revealed for all to snigger at.
    If I know/remembered how to do a Twitter screen shot I could show you.

  2. Zedd

     /  July 16, 2018

    I saw MrT making another inane comment “I think they like me a lot in UK….” obviously he has not seen the footage of protests in London & other cities.. also at his Golf course in Scotland !

    • Gezza

       /  July 16, 2018

      They hate him becos he’s rude & arrogant. Also, now, he’s a fathead.

  3. Blazer

     /  July 16, 2018

    believe it or …not!

    • High Flying Duck

       /  July 16, 2018

      I have read some of the shit things he did to get the comments they elicited from people. I’m sure it will be funny, but hopefully people won’t take any political capital from it.

  4. High Flying Duck

     /  July 16, 2018

    Damian Grant has another insightful column:

    Governments forget that people have choices.

    Our government is making a series of electorally popular but economically poor decisions. Scrapping the tax cuts, increased welfare spending, Shane Jones’ crony capitalism are the start of years of bad policies.

    We will pay an unseen price for this folly.

    When Muldoon strangled our economy with regulations and subsidies over 100,000 Kiwis took advantage of the single labour market with Australian and decamped west.

    Today, many of our wealthy and productive citizens enjoy second passports from places such as Hong Kong and China.

    We will not see this lost opportunity as some of our brightest quietly slip off shore, as investments are not made and factories are not built.

    The crowds will cheer the expansion of welfare, more student loans and higher taxes on the rich that Cullen is certain to recommend, because we never see the true cost of opportunities forgone, of people lost, of wealth not created.

    In years to come, at a vineyard somewhere on Waiheke Island, the lost generation of today will re-assemble to drink and party as we did on the Coral Coast this week.

    They will be served their canapés and wine by those who lacked the opportunity to leave, but whose parents today rejoice at the false promises of cost-free government spending.

    • Blazer

       /  July 16, 2018

      This is interesting..’Today, many of our wealthy and productive citizens enjoy second passports from places such as Hong Kong and China.’…thats nice.

      In Vancouver they discovered that foreigners fitting this description paid less tax than a refugee.Damian Grant’s conclusions are just speculative opinion.Usual right wing theme,similar to regurgitating that business confidence is …down.