Media watch – Friday

10 August 2018

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  1. -D

     /  August 10, 2018

    Newshub is carrying a profile of Jordan Peterson by Sophie Bateman that is as misleading and inaccurate as any of the overseas accounts that have been so soundly debunked.

    https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/world/2018/08/who-is-jordan-peterson-a-guide-to-the-next-controversial-canadian-to-grace-our-shores.html

    Inflammatory clickbait. Deceptive news has not passed NZ by.

  2. Continuing an unpopular campaign:

    • Blazer

       /  August 10, 2018

      good to see romance..is still…alive.

    • Patzcuaro

       /  August 10, 2018

      The really important “c” words

    • MaureenW

       /  August 10, 2018

      I’ll just hold my nose and move right along

      • Gezza

         /  August 10, 2018

        Don’t start, Maureen. Blazer’s in the mood.

    • phantom snowflake

       /  August 10, 2018

      Scout Barbour-Evans
      ‏ @scoutriver
      She isn’t campaigning on the bloody C-word, she’s standing up and saying “I receive copious hate mail and much of it calls me this word and I will not let this word hurt me and my whānau and us as women any more”. Untwist your panties

      • MaureenW

         /  August 10, 2018

        Explaining ……

        • phantom snowflake

           /  August 10, 2018

          That’s a response to PG’s “Continuing an unpopular campaign:”

          • Gezza

             /  August 10, 2018

            I don’t see too many Green blokes standing up and saying:

            “I’m proud to be a dick!”

      • Alan Wilkinson

         /  August 10, 2018

        She is campaigning on the C word just as all the other political men and women who receive copious hate mail using all kinds of words no doubt including that one are not.

  3. phantom snowflake

     /  August 10, 2018

    Rangi Kemara
    ‏ @Te_Taipo
    Free Speech Coalition needs one of those unified signup forms. Join once and you get an automatic membership to NZCPR, TPU, Hobsons Choice, Act Party, Right Minds NZ etc.

    • Alan Wilkinson

       /  August 10, 2018

      Because free speech is anathema to the loony Left.

      • phantom snowflake

         /  August 10, 2018

        You’ll love this one then:

        Guy Williams
        ‏Verified account @guywilliamsguy
        Can I just repeat that I am very much in favour of free speech!
        As a rich white guy it’s pretty much the only actual issue that affects me directly so I’m gonna pretend like it’s the most important thing in the world.

        • PDB

           /  August 10, 2018

          Another old white man for you;

          • MaureenW

             /  August 10, 2018

            That’s the most sense I’ve heard from Martyn Bradbury

            • Gezza

               /  August 10, 2018

              … UNTIL the Greens decided to reclaim the word …

              You know things are bad when HE pots the lot of them. I can picture the others (Please, please, please Marama – not a photo – or we’ll have to do it!)

          • phantom snowflake

             /  August 10, 2018

            I have to admit I’ve given up on Bradbury; I’m tired of him and Trotter bleating BS such as “Identity Politics is splitting the left!” I can’t verify this but have been told that he verges on misogyny and has treated his female authors like shit.

            • PDB

               /  August 10, 2018

              I can see why you’ve given up on him with tweets like that;

              *Bomb threats are in fact good & there should be more of it when debating the merits or otherwise of anything.
              *Miriama Kamo did betray her race until the people that accused her of doing so actually saw the story she was involved with.
              *Trying to censor Don Brash has worked wonders for his detractors & united the whole country behind such groups.
              *Reclaiming the *C* word (whatever she pretends that to be) is a real vote-winner for the Greens.

        • Alan Wilkinson

           /  August 10, 2018

          Guy Williams – Partner: Golriz Ghahraman

          Enough said.

    • PDB

       /  August 10, 2018

      Quoting Rangi Kemara? How the world has fallen…

      • phantom snowflake

         /  August 10, 2018

        Sorry to any snowflake old white men (OWM) whom I may have triggered.

        • PDB

           /  August 10, 2018

          You mean like Chris Trotter who is also part of the Free Speech Coalition?

          • phantom snowflake

             /  August 10, 2018

            Yes that right wing trojan horse too.

            • PDB

               /  August 10, 2018

              No doubt in your world Sue Bradford is a far-right extremist.

            • Gezza

               /  August 10, 2018

              I try to soar above it all like a pukeko, snowy.

            • phantom snowflake

               /  August 10, 2018

              Te Pukeko soars above Right V. Left wars?

  4. Zedd

     /  August 10, 2018

    I hear MrT is ‘commissioning a SPACE FORCE’ to combat ‘warfare in space’.. new branch of the military

    Reagan was talking this up with ‘Star Wars’ (1980s).. ‘Beam him up Scotty’ 😀