Media watch – Tuesday

17 July 2018

MediaWatch

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  1. West Auckland couple who were swept to their deaths at Muriwai have left behind nine grieving children and one grandchild.

    Refugees from Burma Kay Dah Ukay, 48, and his wife Mu Thu Pa, 50, were fishing on the rocks with their three youngest children aged 13, 9 and 7 yesterday when tragedy struck.

    An older daughter Dah Htoo Ukay, 25, said her father slipped on the wet rocks as he tried to haul in a fish.

    She said her parents and the older children had to flee from the Burmese army to reach safety in Thailand 20 years ago.

    They lived in a refugee camp on the Thai/Burmese border for 10 years before being resettled in New Zealand in January 2008.

    Very sad story.

  2. After a couple of weeks as acting PM Peters has settled back into his cantankerous, answer avoiding attack-as-defence bullshit artist MO.

    • Was Peters describing himself?

      • David

         /  July 17, 2018

        There is still absolutely no proof, Russia spies which is hardly a revelation given they have a spy agency.
        The US spy bosses big up the Russia threat then they get more funding from Congress.

    • duperez

       /  July 17, 2018

      Cantankerous? I heard him getting annoyed and impatient with the questioning. As I said elsewhere “Guyon Espiner trying to plant, quickly grow and pop out of Winston Peters this morning, the headline for the day, “Peters Slams Trump.”

      Espiner seemingly was trying to get Peters to say something sensational for headlines.
      Describing Peters attitude as an “answer avoiding attack-as-defence bullshit artist MO” if you will but how about the interviewer’s motivation and approach? What was he trying to elicit from Peters? For him to go off half-cocked and give knee-jerk responses?

  3. Another strike:

    Twenty fucking percent?

    • Gezza

       /  July 17, 2018

      Language! 😠

      Shocked! 😮 I’ve come to expect a higher standard than the rest of the rabble from the blog’s koro. 😉

      • Gezza

         /  July 17, 2018

        Corky’s “perfect storm” seems to be building up quickly over the Goverment bureacracy labour mountain.

  4. sorethumb

     /  July 17, 2018

    Jesse Muligan 5:10

    A woman who stood at the docks and tried to turn back refugee boats in Europe. She says that women and children would be better to die than come into Europe. That doesn’t qualify for you?”

    May have come from this?

    “To put that in plain terms: Southern believes – and was acting on her belief – that women and children fleeing a war should drown at sea rather than be allowed to set foot in a Western country. Any calibre of discourse this person might bring to New Zealand, frankly, terrifies me.

    https://www.radionz.co.nz/news/on-the-inside/361301/hate-speech-more-than-just-an-unpopular-opinion

    • Gezza

       /  July 17, 2018

      I have never seen her advocate that women and children fleeing a war should drown at sea: only that boats picking up illegal immigrants should stop delivering them European countries, encouraging people traffickers to keep up the flow for their own disgusting gain.

      Has the air-headed Mulligan fronted with any actual evidence of her saying what he alleges?

      • Alan Wilkinson

         /  July 17, 2018

        Of course not. The whole premise of the show is to ridicule rather than consider.

      • sorethumb

         /  July 17, 2018

        I made an official complaint to Media works on the basis of Accuracy. “She say” is only true if they can prove she said it.

        • sorethumb

           /  July 17, 2018

          The Huffington Post article on her wouldn’t have missed that doozy?

          • Gezza

             /  July 17, 2018

            Good point. Mediaworks won’t give a rat’s arse for your complaint, is my pick. Reoport back on their response?

            Why didn’t you grizzle to the Broadcasting Authority or whatever it’s called?

            • Alan Wilkinson

               /  July 17, 2018

              You have to complain to the broadcaster first.

            • Gezza

               /  July 17, 2018

              Ah. That makes sense & is reasonable. Thanks Al.
              It’s the Broadcasting Standards Authority I was thinking of.

  5. David

     /  July 17, 2018

    This is somewhat bizarre.

    “Auckland Mayor Phil Goff claims police were braced for disorder if two far-right Canadian speakers were given the green light to appear at a council-owned venue.

    Earlier this month, Regional Facilities Auckland cancelled Lauren Southern and Stefan Molyneux’s August 3 booking of the Bruce Mason Centre, citing concerns about “the health and safety of the presenters, staff and patrons”.

    Goff says the decision was not his, although he supported the cancellation, tweeting: “Views that divide rather than unite are repugnant and I have made my views on this very clear”.

    https://www.stuff.co.nz/auckland/105545060/auckland-mayor-phil-goff-says-police-anticipated-problems-if-controversial-canadian-speakers-granted-use-of-council-venue

    Disorder by who exactly?