Media watch

21 July 2018

MediaWatch

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  1. sorethumb

     /  July 21, 2018

    RNZ’s Mediawatch will feature coverage of the false claims about Molyneaux and Southern?

    • Griff

       /  July 21, 2018

      Yes I understand the first one they will examine is the idea that they are intellectual.
      Since I helped you.
      Could you please explain why that woman is not barefoot and pregnant chained to a kitchen sink somewhere cooking her master his eggs?

      • sorethumb

         /  July 21, 2018

        The media have made false claims. Guyon Espiner, Jesse Muligan and (I forget name -is on line) claimed they were holocaust deniers.

      • sorethumb

         /  July 21, 2018

        We’ll get as much balance out of mediawatch as out of you.

        • Griff

           /  July 21, 2018

          Not answering why the silly woman rejects feminism at the same times as she operates within the space feminism made safe for her .
          Cook me some eggs bitch.
          If she ain’t married pregnant and at home she is full of it.

          They are far right cranks.
          No matter how much they dress their message authoritarian control is the end game of their rhetoric .
          Done by Appealing to disfranchised low intellect losers with a garbled message of nonsense and division to unite them against our liberal democratic secular society .

          Ultimate aim Separate out the sheepie and fleece them for power.

          • sorethumb

             /  July 21, 2018

            Not answering why the silly woman rejects feminism at the same times as she operates within the space feminism made safe for her .
            ………..
            because it isn’t black and white. Feminism has become toxic. Feminism isn’t one thing like a metal it is now based on post modernist ideology free from biology.

          • sorethumb

             /  July 21, 2018

            They are far right cranks.
            No matter how much they dress their message authoritarian control is the end game of their rhetoric .
            Done by Appealing to disfranchised low intellect losers with a garbled message of nonsense and division to unite them against our liberal democratic secular society .
            ….
            Boy have you got a problem.

            • Gezza

               /  July 21, 2018

              I wouldn’t call them far right cranks. They are pitching their messages to gain fame & make a very good living from the conservative-nationalist-to far-to-alt-right spectrum.

              This is why their messages range from pointing out the obvious nonsense that extreme feminists & hysterical anti-free speech, facistic liberals (they exist) spout, & preserving the values, rights, legal systems & cultural dominance of Western European countries – through to – in the case of Molyneux only – conspiracy theories & deliberate misinformation, & clever manipulation of low IQ young white men & women whose lives are totally messed up (‘losers’ in standard US parlance).

              My take: Southern’s schtick is fame thru the becoming the political equivalent of Kyle Jenner’s looks & Kim Kardashian’s bum. However she does believe in what she says.

              Stefan Molyneux believes much of what he says but he pushes racism, sexism, anti-liberalism, & sells himself as a philospher and online counsellor to the lost generation – the message bring he can help them see how they should be if they buy what he says. In this last respect he is very good & sometimes his psychologically unqualified diagnoses & suggestions for how to turn thrir lives around are spot on.

              He has been accused of being a cultist, & I have seen enuf of his extremely long online well-sourced video ‘lectures’ & call in agony uncle sessions now to agree with this. He can be quite devious & it’s obvious to anyone who is listening to him objectively & fact-checking things he says here and there that don’t sound right.

              They’re appealing to the same audiences, their messages overlap, but they’re not exactly the same type of person or presenter, nor do all their messages cover the same territory or attempt the same things.

  2. sorethumb

     /  July 21, 2018

    10:40 Soda Jerk – Australian art duo discusses new film, Terror Nullius

    The artists describe the work as “part political satire, eco-horror and road movie” taking place in “a world in which minorities and animals conspire, and not-so-nice white guys finish last”.
    https://www.radionz.co.nz/assets/news/158126/eight_col_SJ_TERRORNULLIUS_01_KEY.jpg?1531884306
    https://www.radionz.co.nz/national/programmes/saturday

    • Gezza

       /  July 21, 2018

      On Aljazeera tv a few weeks back they ran a short news item (they do one hour and half hour updating international news shows every 2 hours or so) on some place in China where they were hosting guests from the international movie industry to showcase some massive new filmaking complex for hire.

      They showed a short piece of a typical modern day Chinese action movie in which the good guys were ex-PLA soldiers heroically overcoming the odds to rescue Innocent ethnically Chinese people in various parts of the world from evil White European mercenary thugs.

      There are apparently quite a number of these sorts of movies being shown in China & other Asian countries. Same sort of thing as Rambo & Schwazeneger movies, except the hero & good guys are always Chinese & the bad guys (who always lose, of course) are always White men, usually Americans.

  3. sorethumb

     /  July 21, 2018

    • Gezza

       /  July 21, 2018

      Safe space.

      • Gezza

         /  July 21, 2018

        philosopher
        fɪˈlɒsəfə/Submit
        noun
        a person engaged or learned in philosophy, especially as an academic discipline.

        synonyms: thinker, theorist, theorizer, theoretician, philosophizer, metaphysicist, metaphysician, epistemologist, dialectician, logician; speculator, hypothesizer, seeker after truth, dreamer; scholar, intellect, intellectual, learned person, sage, wise man, Solomon, guru, pundit

        Note that a synonym is a word that is similar, not the same. Molyneux is not, in the proper meaning of the word, a philosopher.

    • sorethumb

       /  July 21, 2018

      The police say we often charge for security at big events but that would be test matches etc Ie normal disorder?

    • sorethumb

       /  July 21, 2018

      “Is that all? Anymore ticket sales from Antifa?