Media watch – Sunday

29 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.

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  1. -D

     /  29th July 2018

    For years I thought TVNZ couldn’t have picked a sillier time for their weekly Q&A political show than 9.00 am Sunday morning. I was wrong.

    Now it’s at 9.30 pm Sunday evening.

    • NOEL

       /  29th July 2018

      They claim it’s going to piggy back of one news and Sunday to increase the viewers.
      Won’t get me,Sunday format is a turn off and definitely not struggling through Cold Case.

  2. sorethumb

     /  29th July 2018

    Insight: Should te reo Māori be compulsory in school?

    Every negative statistic is directly a result of colonisation (even if you only have a Maori left foot).

  3. sorethumb

     /  29th July 2018

    Subject: Constant Contact Account [ ]
    Hello Peter,
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    Constant Contact has received third party complaints about the email campaigns that you are sending through your Constant Contact account. Our Prohibited Content and Commerce Statement states that, in an effort to maintain the highest levels of email delivery and IP reputation, as well as to adhere to various state, federal, and international laws, we prohibit the use of our websites or any of our products or services by any person or organization that “Provides or posts any material that is grossly offensive, including blatant expressions of bigotry, prejudice, racism, hatred or excessive profanity or that is obscene, lewd, lascivious, filthy, excessively violent, harassing or otherwise objectionable.”

    One of the first things i learnt about the big wide world is when you are out buying a house the agent shows you house “A”. You then go out with another agent to look at house “B” and that agent will give you the dirt on house “A”.

    This is closest to what I think

    Perhaps the Sailerist idea most closely echoed by the Trump movement is “citizenism,” which he describes as the philosophy that a nation should give overwhelming preference to the interests of its current citizens over foreigners, in the same way as a corporation prioritizes the interests of its current shareholders over everyone else. Effectuating this philosophy — putting “Americans First,” as he put it in 2006—would, according to Sailer, require a draconian reduction in immigration levels.
    Most liberals would take issue with citizenism as reactionary, and perhaps see it as a closeted form of the white nationalism openly championed by many bloggers on the alt-right. Yet Sailer describes citizenism as the best possible bulwark against ethnonationalist impulses. In Sailer’s view, people are naturally inclined to pursue “ethnic nepotism” — that is, to help those like themselves at the expense of those who are not. The goal of citizenism, therefore, is to redirect these energies by providing a more expansive definition of “us” than the race or tribe.


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