Media watch – Wednesday

19 September 2018

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  1. Alan Wilkinson

     /  September 19, 2018

    So far the print MSM has ignored the Massey VC lies story. Not a good fit with Women’s Suffrage day?

    • Alan Wilkinson

       /  September 19, 2018

      A fraud conviction is an excellent qualification for climate alarm exploitation.

      • Blazer

         /  September 19, 2018

        was Sir Douglas Graham considered?

        • Alan Wilkinson

           /  September 19, 2018

          No, he’s already done the Treaty job – more gullible than fraudulent.

      • NOEL

         /  September 19, 2018

        Oh well it looks like our gastric bypass was successful and shes keeping the weight off.
        Would be really pissed of if she got the job as well as putting on weight.

    • Blazer

       /  September 19, 2018

      yes Maori believe in redemption.Hard concept for the rabid right to understand.
      They just disown their kin when they wander off the path.

      • Alan Wilkinson

         /  September 19, 2018

        Splendid defence of an ex ACT MP, B. Your flexibility is admirable.

  2. David

     /  September 19, 2018

    A prime minister and a former prime minister and number 2 at the UN talk about gender inequality in Stuff today. These two self absorbed idiots lacking deeply in self awareness may not have noticed that girls are doing better than boys on nearly every level and if you want the gender pay gap fixed then you better start telling women they need to address it by doing dangerous jobs and start dying or being horribly injured at work, they had better stop choosing to be at home with their kids and they had better change their genetic nature as nurturers and start popping some testosterone and a dozen other factors…stop ignoring the facts.
    I am so annoyed I am not even going to link to it.

    “UN Women National Committee Aotearoa brought together Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and former Prime Minister Helen Clark to have a frank and honest conversation about gender equality.”

    • Blazer

       /  September 19, 2018

      is the missus cooking the…eggs?

      • David

         /  September 19, 2018

        No, bloody woman has gone to work instead. Pampered in an air conditioned office with ergonomic furniture and an eye watering salary, the country has gone to the dogs I tell you, she should be out repairing power lines or down a mine or some such thing.

  3. Having the Prime Minister ‘editing’ a major newspaper is a bit controversial.

  4. PDB

     /  September 19, 2018

    For once Whaleoil nails the Ardern lies on Hosking;

    “Mike clearly asked Ardern a question about the GDP numbers. Ardern asked for clarification on the subject of the question, Mike repeated the words “GDP numbers” and Ardern confirmed “GDP numbers“. So at this point, all parties to the conversation are clear that the subject under discussion is the GDP numbers. Absolutely rock solid and clearly established that the subject of the questions is GDP numbers.

    The conversation moves on to metrics of GDP growth numbers; 0.8, 0,9 only had 0.5, need to get into the threes as two is not good enough. These numbers cannot be construed to be about anything other than GDP. Ardern is quite clear that she has had a hint and that all she is “pleased with the way we’re tracking“.”

    Only two options from this;

    *Ardern has seen the GDP figures in advance when she shouldn’t have – I think this unlikely.

    *Ardern does not know what GDP is and was trying to pretend she did whilst also having no idea that she shouldn’t have sight of those figures yet. Her comments are so generic it does look like she is just trying to wing it.

    Either way is not a good look for the PM.

    • Alan Wilkinson

       /  September 19, 2018

      Yes, the claim she mistook what she was asked is fatuous and media swallowing that excuse is shameful.

  5. Corky

     /  September 19, 2018

    Oh, boy. Here we go. On one hand they are doing a tally of the homeless in Auckland. On the other hand they are doing this:

    ”New Zealand’s refugee quota jumps to 1500 per year from July 2020, Government announces.”

    The PM should be charged with treason..and wasting 30 million so she can big note at the UN.

    Of course these people won’t end up in the PMs leafy suburb. And social problems will be for others to work out.