Media watch – Monday

24 September 2018


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  1. David

     /  September 24, 2018

    Media wise its going to be a tough week for me, on the one hand we have Ardern getting huge publicity which will be fantastic for tourism and having a fair bit invested there (which with AirBnB is barely profitable) I cant help but welcome it. But there is going to be wall to wall sycophantic coverage and opinion pieces from the women of the press gallery, and they are all women aside from Soper.

    • David

       /  September 24, 2018

      Its also surprising how widely NZ wine is sold over there, you struggle top find a restaurant that doesnt have one of our wines, perhaps she could have a glass while nursing Neve on national telly.

    • Gezza

       /  September 24, 2018

      they are all women aside from Soper
      Might be some who’d disagree there, the older he gets.

  2. It would be cheaper to burn it here – and reduce emissions through no need for transport,

    • It would be better if they ,moved away from fossil fuel based plastics.. to biodegradable alternatives from.. lets say; HEMP for example..
      ..oh no we cant do that, its ‘marijuana’.. the evil insidious narcotic, that creates reefer madness & gangsters !! 😦

  3. PartisanZ

     /  September 24, 2018

    Excellent article about philanthropy …

    ‘The Myths of Philanthropy. Morals not Markets Make us Give’ – Eric Michael Johnson – Evonomics

    “In short, philanthropy and market capitalism have separate histories, motivations, and goals. Blurring the line between philanthropy and for-profit investment risks confusing social value with shareholder returns, to the detriment of both …

    The notion that philanthropy resulted from the invention of money is a pillar of classical economics. It is also a myth. After more than two centuries of searching for an indigenous society that approximates Adam Smith’s parable of the original barter system, anthropologists have concluded that it can only be imaginary.

    “No example of a barter economy, pure and simple, has ever been described, let alone the emergence from it of money; all available ethnography suggests that there never has been such a thing,” wrote Cambridge anthropologist Caroline Humphrey in 1985 … Instead, researchers have discovered that philanthropy is far more central to human social organization than economists had ever imagined.

    In today’s business world it has become increasingly popular to argue that companies should incorporate social and environmental value creation into their core business models. The anthropological record suggests a very different conclusion. While companies should undoubtedly seek to be good corporate citizens, philanthropy is best seen as an end in itself and not as a way to boost the bottom line.”

  4. Zedd

     /  September 24, 2018

    listening to ZB last evening.. from the tone of MOST callers.. you would think that, under this new Govt. suddenly the world as we know it, has/is about to come to an end.. “BOO HOO Its ALL so terrible”

    One guy was ranting about NZ is becoming a ‘Communist’ state.. like China ?

    A lady kept going on about; the economy is crashing to all time lows & all the massive tax increases etc.. under ‘JACINTA’ & the Greens

    Some one even said that Jacinda is ‘More Green’ than the Green party.. how terrible is that ? :/

    ….perhaps they should rename ZB; ‘Alt-Right-Tory radio’.. with all the total drivel that they seem to promote ? 😦

    I was wondering if it was a full moon.. but on most days, thats the flavour they seem to enjoy most on ‘newstalk ZB’

    • Griff.

       /  September 24, 2018

      Jacinda Ardern derangement syndrome

      • PartisanZ

         /  September 25, 2018

        Perhaps JADS is a by-product of chronic metathesiophobia … fear of change?

        Whereas KDS was more a by-product of tyrannophobia … fear of tyrants?

        Many more suffered from KRAWS [Key Righteous Adoration & Worship Syndrome] IMHO …

    • Gezza

       /  September 24, 2018

      I was wondering if it was a full moon..
      Pretty much. it’s a 99.6% waxing gibbous at the moment. Looked spectacular last night, as usual, illuminating clouds with rainbow tinges. Full moon tomorrow night I think.

  5. Zedd

     /  September 24, 2018

    BREAKING NEWS: Tiger Woods has won another PGA title, ‘after 5 years.. in the wilderness’

    BUT.. who really cares that he has; another trophy to add to countless others & a few more $mil in the bank ??
    How f@cking trivial.. of the MSM 😦

    • Corky

       /  September 24, 2018

      It’s way bigger than that, Zedd. Watch, listen and learn.

  6. An awful case, a real nasty violent person deserving a lengthy prison sentence…

    …but a ridiculous response from Collins. She is flailing about badly at the moment.

    • robertguyton

       /  September 24, 2018

      The comments didn’t favour Judith…

    • Griff.

       /  September 24, 2018

      Judith is playing to her support base.
      I dont think she gets that national is a broad church.Right wing liberals will not support her because of her Conservative extremism . Makes her desire to lead the party pointless as many in the party know if she did get the top job National no mates would be unelectble in its present form .

    • PartisanZ

       /  September 25, 2018

      Same strategic political advisers &/or dictators as Simon Bridges I guess …?

      Dare I speculate …. Old White Men?