Media watch – Friday

7 September 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.

A general guideline – post opinion on or excerpts from and links to blog posts or comments of interest, whether they are praise, criticism, pointing out issues or sharing useful information.

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  1. Alan Wilkinson

     /  7th September 2018

    Hospital’s EDs dealing with the mad and the bad:

    • Gezza

       /  7th September 2018

      Obviously board members need to be rostered on to ED duties for a week each for a period 3 months. They could make coffees for family members and help calm down violent people when they’re not otherwise occupied with meetings.

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  4. sorethumb

     /  7th September 2018

    Journalism in the Age of the Populist Right

    So what are Bannon’s crimes?

    In the past, Bannon has expressed opposition to immigration to the United States, contradicting a long-held consensus amongst the American political class. He views secularism and Islam as twin existential threats against declining Judeo-Christian values, believing the West to be in a civilizational struggle against these forces. Many on the right and left are likely to fundamentally disagree with his project of agitating for a populist revolution based on economic nationalism. However, regardless of what we might think of this type of worldview, he has also expressed views that might have broader appeal and offer insight into the present moment.


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