Media watch – Friday

21 September 2018

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  1. David

     /  September 21, 2018

    The 2 MSM sites have pretty much ignored the firing of a cabinet minister for assault, alleged and otherwise, no mention of how Labour ignored a workplace bully amongst their own.
    Contrast that with the wall to wall coverage of that young Barclay chap who was hounded out of the country.

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    • Ray

       /  September 21, 2018

      Come on David, you must have heard the truism, “It’s different when the Left do it”.
      But you do make a good point, MP tapes an employee being disloyal and as you say, is hounded from his job, while a Labour bully is given a demotion but other than that a free pass, other than a suggestion that she have some “training” after which all maybe forgiven.

      Never mind I am sure Robert will be along soon to show us how it is really different and that really is a squirrel over there with its baby!

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    • Blazer

       /  September 21, 2018

      on full pay for months…

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  2. Corky

     /  September 21, 2018

    Seems the Maori caucus refused to let Meka Whaitiri be sacked as head of that group. I said yesterday Meka’s sacking would cause consternation.

    If this allegation is true, and Jacinda, as our leader, kowtowed to Maori, I think an early election needs to be called. Taking an easy option to appease everyone shouldn’t be part of a leaders toolkit.

    https://www.noted.co.nz/currently/politics/labour-mp-meka-whaitiri-stripped-of-ministerial-portfolios/

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    • Corky

       /  September 21, 2018

      Isn’t the Maori caucus being mutinous?

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    • Pickled Possum

       /  September 21, 2018

      Jeez you talk some utter rubbish most times where maori are concerned. I have never meet a Maori person that you pretend to be, one that is mutinous or is that muttonous. Get some new friends if all yaws are like you.

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    • Corky

       /  September 21, 2018

      For someone who claims to be a Maori I have caught you out a few times. I don’t have to prove my Maoriness to you. My credentials are hit after hit predictions about Maori that come true. They come true because I have experienced it all before. In my younger days I was a Maori like you…had an excuse for everything. But there came a point when I realised I was lying to myself. That’s when I saw things as they where. I’m sorry you will never have those perceptions…however on the plus side the cosy little world you inhabit is comfortable and all knowing.

      Time for bling bling cuz? What about ”full cupboards?” 👍

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      • Gezza

         /  September 21, 2018

        You know nothing about her, nor her whanau, nor what they do or have achieved.

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        • Corky

           /  September 21, 2018

          I don’t need to know her/him. Her lack of knowledge of all things Maori means I have no respect for what she writes.

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          • Gezza

             /  September 21, 2018

            Christ. We can leave it here I think.
            I’ve met Possum. So has Al. More than once, and we spent some days in each other’s company. We are three who can appreciate each other and agree to disagree. Possum’s Maori and extremely well-versed in Te Ao Maori. You’re being absurd.

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          • Pickled Possum

             /  September 21, 2018

            What you write is more rubbish … you have never caught me out on anything … you just show your ignorance on things human every post you write… give it up boy … your writings are purely fictional … just like your name … I will call you out every time you write lies and allude to being Maori … you can’t shut me up with your stupid raves. You are not Maori never was or will be
            Ithink you are a twisted broken down old woman who probably gets paid to be here every day writing rubbish to feed the ray-cysts. Bling bling yawself

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            • Corky

               /  September 22, 2018

              [Deleted accusations with no evidence, and personal attacks. PG]

              6- your stupid raves? (Who?)

              Enough said.

  3. “Not ruling out’ may not mean as much as Newstalk ZB is implying with #BREAKING

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    • High Flying Duck

       /  September 21, 2018

      Silly headline. Hosking was talking about any CGT being “tax neutral” and therefore leading to cuts in other areas.
      Robertson agreed (somewhat reluctantly I thought) that that could happen. Hosking suggested tax cuts at the next election then.
      So the breaking news is Hosking putting words into Robertson’s mouth and then saying Robertson was very clever for saying them…

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  4. PDB

     /  September 21, 2018

    Just park this here in the ‘I need some attention because I’m also a star’ dept……

    https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/politics/107252588/clarke-gayford-on-melania-trump-media-stress–and-obamas-nose

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    • High Flying Duck

       /  September 21, 2018

      Unless someone criticises him – then you need to get the hell away from the Prime Minister’s family. They should be off limits etc etc…

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