Media watch – Wednesday

22 August 2018


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  1. Is it a deliberate strategy from Collins?

    Or is she stuffing things up and then won’t admit her sloppiness?

    • Blazer

       /  August 22, 2018

      deliberate,she knows that the finer details get lost in the noise.

      Similar to Key donating his salary to charity.
      Complete b/s but it came to be accepted as true.

  2. Corky

     /  August 22, 2018

    Chris Hipkins reckons State Service Bosses wont mind losing their bonuses. That they do their jobs as a service to the community.

    BS. Those bonuses help pay for trips to the islands. Fine dining. Flash cars the neighbours will envy and top shelf consumer goods.

    Hipkins must have rocks in his head if he thinks these people will be voting Labour come the next election.

    • Blazer

       /  August 22, 2018

      well they all voted for self preservation…they all signed…only a handful of them anyway.

      • Corky

         /  August 22, 2018

        Would you be happy, Blazer.? Just imagine your yearly trip to the Cook Islands to relax and enjoy native wahine..gone. Ditto the home theater system.

        I don’t know about you, but I would be livid. Of course, I would put on a smile and sign the dotted line. I mean most would realise they’d have a harder time of it in the private sector. But come election time…it would be time for payback.

  3. Griff.

     /  August 22, 2018

    There is a poll for nationals leadership on newshub
    I voted for Judith as she would make national unelectable.
    Conservatives think she is wonderful those in the center thinks she is a idiot and would never vote for national if she leads it.