Media watch – Sunday

23 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. Gezza

     /  September 23, 2018

    Alison Mau 05:00, Sep 23 2018

    OPINION: When the news leaked that Colin Craig had filed a defamation suit against Rachel MacGregor in the High Court, without telling anyone (including Ms MacGregor) I’ll admit I felt a lot of things – including cold anger. That anger drove me to sit down immediately and bash out my thoughts.

    I didn’t know Rachel very well then, but the gobsmacking injustice of Craig suing her was crystal clear. The steep imbalance of power and wealth between the two was clear. Craig had the money to keep going with court case after court case in defence of what was left of his reputation. Rachel had a life in tatters, and no money to fight with.


    • Gezza

       /  September 23, 2018

      Oh … ignore this – PG’s just done a post on this case.

  2. Blazer

     /  September 23, 2018

    Cinny -TS…

    ‘If you don’t think Ardern’s got it all over Clark and Key, just look at The Late Show. Key had to pay consultants thousands to get him on that show. Ardern paid no one. The Late Show called her.”

  3. PDB

     /  September 23, 2018

    Very good opinion piece here from Mark Reason on Serena Williams and misandry in general;