Media watch – Thursday

6 September 2018

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  1. Alan Wilkinson

     /  September 6, 2018

    What happens to a journalist who reports facts inconvenient to the loony Left:
    https://nypost.com/2018/09/04/the-twitter-trolls-attacking-my-work-are-all-wrong/

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    • High Flying Duck

       /  September 6, 2018

      She buried the reason she has been ostracised in the last paragraph.-
      “I don’t report what I want to happen, or what I wish had happened. I report what is happening.”
      That kind of attitude was always going to get blowback from the mainstream media.
      Corky’s video in World View sums that up perfectly.

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      • Gezza

         /  September 6, 2018

        Hang on, I’ll have a look.
        He posts some pretty strange ones sometimes. 😐

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        • Gezza

           /  September 6, 2018

          I didn’t watch beyonf the first second or two. It was Jimmy Kimmell or someone. Didn’t appeal to me.

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  2. David

     /  September 6, 2018

    https://www.interest.co.nz/opinion/95705/peter-dunne-says-government-has-all-intents-and-purposes-become-new-zealand

    Interesting summation from Dunne. I hate to admit it but Peters is performing well, not sure if its him or the utter incompetency of Labour is making him look good.
    Its pretty clear that Peters as the only grown up and not totally distracted by other domestic matters is keeping the ship of state on track.

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  3. High Flying Duck

     /  September 6, 2018

    Anyone still wanting to bang on about the Government being responsible for house prices rather than council (click through to see the whole thread):

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  4. bjoneskiwi

     /  September 6, 2018

    Ignoring the ways or how, if the Prime Minister was to stand down and retire for whatever reason, this would trigger Labour’s multi month leadership voting process? Would that make Winston PM until new Labour leader is decided? Interesting times…

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    • An interesting question. I don’t know if it has been considered as a possibility in the coalition power sharing agreement that has not been made public.

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  5. I think this was predicted…

    …that the rest of New Zealand would end up paying for Auckland’s regional fuel tax.

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    • Griff.

       /  September 6, 2018

      local caltex station is 2.17 (First one north out of AK )
      Along highway one towards whangarei it was 2.13.

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      • Alan Wilkinson

         /  September 6, 2018

        Yes, the Wellsford Gull self-serve was significantly cheaper than Kaiwaka last time we went past.

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    • Blazer

       /  September 6, 2018

      for those who don’t know…when the NZ $ weakens,the cost of imports like FUEL increase.

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      • Alan Wilkinson

         /  September 6, 2018

        So why did the $ weaken more outside Auckland?

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        • Patzcuaro

           /  September 6, 2018

          I drove from Auckland to Taupo a month ago, regular was about 2.25 in Auckland at that stage and became cheaper once over the Bombays. There is a Gull at Hampton Downs just off the expressway.

          Around Tirau it was about 2.15 and the Gull north of Taupo was about 2.06.

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  6. PDB

     /  September 6, 2018

    Money well spent…

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    • Gezza

       /  September 6, 2018

      She’ll be right 👍

      Would Jonesy put ya crook?

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      • PDB

         /  September 6, 2018

        Well, as long as you are somehow related to him, a ‘mate’ or generous donor of his you’d be ok I’d imagine?

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