Media watch – Monday

10 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.

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  1. Alan Wilkinson

     /  September 10, 2018

    A pretty good summation of the Curran debacle from Bryce Edwards:

  2. Punctuation can make a difference: “Portrait of an old woman and chihuahua shagging a teddy bear”.

  3. PDB

     /  September 10, 2018

    From the ‘lack of leadership’ files…

    • Gezza

       /  September 10, 2018

      Got sucked in to voting for O’Connor because he implied in a newspaper profile article that he was open to reform of cannabis laws before the election.

      He then got himself photographed gleefully smashing up a campaign hoarding for the sad disappointment of a leader that was Andrew Little when Cover Girl got pushed into the job because Little was tanking as Metiria went hell for leather for Labour voters (but we all know how that turned out & the Greens now pretend they don’t know her). So, cruel disloyalty noted.

      Then he went true to ex-cop form on cannabis legalisation.

      Not a chance in hell of getting my vote next time round. A tosser of the first order.

      • Gezza

         /  September 10, 2018

        Crikey! Those righties complaining about the press all being lefties might want to explain why they chose that photo?