Media watch – Friday

27 July 2018

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  1. Ray

     /  July 27, 2018

    For whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.

    https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=12095711H

  2. Blazer

     /  July 27, 2018

    listened to Espiner putting the blowtorch on Marama Davidson on the Greens supporting the party hopping bill.
    Very impressed ,articulate and batted away Guyon’s attack very professionally.

    • She’s got the words, lots of them.

      • Blazer

         /  July 27, 2018

        always a plus for a ..politician.p.s don’t forget to donate to Sir Ray Avery…been sitting on $1.9mil for 3.5 years!

    • Zedd

       /  July 27, 2018

      @Blzr

      tautoko.. my comment below. Sorry I missed seeing yours first 🙂

  3. Gezza

     /  July 27, 2018

    JAG copped a verbal slappng on NewStalkZB. Mikey talking sense:

    http://www.newstalkzb.co.nz/on-air/mike-hosking-breakfast/video/mikes-minute-what-is-julie-anne-genter-talking-about/

    And some other slapper (dunno who it was – HDPA?) said that as Fuhrer JAG has dictated that by December next year 50% of Departmental Heads must be women, that means men will lose their jobs.

    • Gezza

       /  July 27, 2018

      Actually it was probably Kate Hawkesby – I don’t usually listen to ZB. On before Hosking. Lurch you would know? You’re a big ZB fan.

  4. Zedd

     /  July 27, 2018

    I heard G Espiner (RNZ) interviewing Marama D (Grn Co-Ldr) about their ‘support’ for NZFs ‘waka jumping bill’.. Espiner kept trying to get her to admit that it went against all the basic Green principles. She did concede that it was not popular amongst the Green members.. BUT basically it was part of their C&S agreement with Labour, to support some NZF bills (even if they really disagree).. ‘that politics folks’

    BUT also it sounds like NZF are perhaps also supporting some Grn bills too, that they dont necassarily agree with ?

    Its called MMP.. long may it survive. Both the Greens & NZF need each other to make this Govt. work, alongside Labour. It sounds like thy both prefer the current arrangements rather than ‘going with Natl’. Obviously all 3 Govt. parties are benefiting more from this deal (being in Govt.).. even IF they occassionally have to ‘swallow a dead rat or two’ :/ 🙂

    • Gezza

       /  July 27, 2018

      It was kind of odd hearing her say on 1ewes last night that it was problem voting for it because after another election they could vote to repeal it.

      • Gezza

         /  July 27, 2018

        *no problem voting for it cos … etc

      • Zedd

         /  July 27, 2018

        after 9 loooong years in opposition.. Im sure this a much ‘better option’.. at least they will likely get some of their bills/issues resolved.. even if they have to ‘grin & bear this’ :/

        Labour… NZF… Greens; 3 separate parties in opposition OR Lab/NZF/Grns in Govt. I know which I’d prefer, if I was an MP in either 🙂

        • Gezza

           /  July 27, 2018

          The problem I think MMP is showing up now is that no party has the guts to stick by their principles & say, no, we’re not going to vote for that. We’ll vote for some things you want – but not that. So it just doesn’t happen.

          MMP’s not the problem. Shitty self-serving politicians in all the parties are. The Greens are just as sleazy doing deals as the others insteading of showing some bloody spine.

          • Zedd

             /  July 27, 2018

            I have an example; The Greens recently voted against the Govt. CPTPP bill.. it still passed because Natl-ACT voted with Lab/NZF !

            BUT I think they got the nod to do so ??

            • Gezza

               /  July 27, 2018

              So there – they can do it. The sleaziest sellouts in this coalition are Labour.

            • Zedd

               /  July 27, 2018

              ‘The sleaziest sellouts in this coalition are Labour.’ sez gezza

              OR.. the ‘Dog with two tails’ 🙂

          • Zedd

             /  July 27, 2018

            ‘The Greens are just as sleazy doing deals as the others insteading of showing some bloody spine.’ sez gezza

            I hear ya.. but this is about keeping the ‘first true MMP Govt.’ together. I for one support what they are doing. It has to be better than 3 more years in opposition :/ 🙂

            • Gezza

               /  July 27, 2018

              I think I would have preferred them to be in coaltion with National under English. Might have harder bargaining, but more integrity preserved in both parties. As it turns out, Key & English bailing out has shown up yet again what a disaster it can be for a party to have no proper succession plan.

  5. Gezza

     /  July 27, 2018

    I just checked when Winston Peters officially took over as PM.
    21 June 2018.
    And I’ve noticed that he is doing the job as well as any PM weve had so far.
    Not bad for the leader of a party that habitually cons its own voters.
    He’s actually shown already that Jacinda is basically redundant.

    • Alan Wilkinson

       /  July 27, 2018

      She’s only redundant in Government. She’s essential for the women’s mags.

  6. PDB

     /  July 27, 2018

    Should be worth a watch – Cold Case 8.30pm, Sunday, TVNZ1.

    “Guy’s case is the first of four being looked at as part of the new TVNZ1 show which begins screening this Sunday night.

    Eighteen-year-old Mona Blades vanished while hitch-hiking from Hamilton to Hastings in 1975. Despite a more than six month-long intensive inquiry, the offering of a substantial award for information and the use of a clairvoyant, the case still remains open to this day.”

    https://www.stuff.co.nz/entertainment/tv-radio/105798719/cold-case-mona-blades-detective-reveals-why-he-changed-his-mind-about-being-a-part-of-the-series

    • Gezza

       /  July 27, 2018

      Shame about the clairvoyant. They’re usually completely useless owing to them all being fakes. Would’ve been good if they could’ve found one that isn’t – but there ya go. Reality bites.

      I’ll be interested in this case when they find her remains, &/or catch whoever murdered her – if she was actually murdered. Until then, nothing of interest to me.

  7. Missy

     /  July 28, 2018

    An interesting article in the smugness of the left and how it may be what destroys left politics.

    https://unherd.com/2018/07/liberal-smugness-will-destroy-left/

    • Gezza

       /  July 28, 2018

      Lol. The illuminati strikes back! 💀