Media watch – Wednesday

8 August 2018


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  1. Blazer

     /  8th August 2018

    compliments of Swordfish /TS…

    ‘the Ardern Government’s 7 point comfort margin over the Bridges-led Opposition is the second widest of the last seven incoming Governments. A solid, above average performance that contrasts starkly with the Winter of Discontent slumps suffered by the Clark and Bolger Governments at the same stage in their first terms. ‘

    Comparative Preferred PM
    11 Months into First Term
    (TV1 Heylen / Colmar Brunton)

    Poll PM Oppo Lr Others Lead

    Sep 2009 Key 50 Goff 9 Clark 4 PM by 41

    Aug 2018 Ardern 40 Bridges 10 Peters 5 PM by 30

    June 1985 Lange 30 McLay 6 Muldoon 21 PM by 24

    Oct 2000 Clark 30 Shipley 16 English 7 PM by 14

    Sep 1991 Bolger 12 Moore 22 Muldoon 10 Oppo Lr by 10

    • 2018. 10 + 5 = 15.
      40 – 15 = 25

      2000 16 + 7 = 23.
      30 – 23 = 7.

      1991 12 + 10 = 22.
      22-10 = 0

      1985 6 + 21 = 27
      30 – 27 =3

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  3. I don’t faint with horror when I hear the word cunt, but Marama Fox is being very silly and undignified about it. There is little chance of ‘reclaiming ‘ the word and not making it an insult when it’s used of a person rather than of a vagina, and it is not a good look for an MP to try to do so by saying it over and over. Her claims of its use being misogyny ignore the fact that men are called cunts as well, meant as an insult.

    The reclaiming of slut was a fizzer. The word was never anything but derogatory, even when it only meant a slattern. it’s like ‘reclaiming’ slob and making it a good thing to be. .

    • Gezza

       /  8th August 2018

      It’s Marama Davidson I think, not Marama Fox. I think this one is going to backfire on Ms Davidson. I’ve only ever had one woman describe another woman to me as a cunt & it was thru sheer anger at what this woman had done to her kids, from memory.

      • Kitty Catkin

         /  9th August 2018

        Right on cue, I heard a young woman calling another one a cunt today ( I thought that she was saying it to a man) She also said ‘fuck/ing’ many times…it sounded ugly and she LOOKED ugly. It was her expression that made her look hard and ugly. Sad.

        Davidson, of course. Ooops.

        Of course, it’s the tone almost more than the words. As someone I know said, people can say something like “Look, lady….’ and it’s obvious that they mean ‘Look, bitch…..’ 😀

  4. sorethumb

     /  8th August 2018
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