Media watch – Monday

1 October 2018

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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. David

     /  October 1, 2018

    https://www.dailywire.com/news/36509/usa-today-columnist-calls-brett-kavanaugh-sex-emily-zanotti

    The US media are a disgrace. We have an allegation of a 36 year old incident with absolutely zero corroborated evidence about a guy who is a senior judge who has had 6 FBI background clearance checks and appears to have led an exemplary life and he has pretty much had his life and reputation destroyed because of who is recommending him for a job.
    Every man should find this chilling, every Mum, Daughter, Sister of a man or boy should find this chilling.

    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5665161/

    Journalists may like to consider the above article, while she proved a compelling no one asked her any questions on why she could remember having just 1 beer but not how she got to and from the party, why she left her friend behind, why there was no conversation between her and her friend the following day, why she lied to the committee about not being able to fly then flew, why she wont release the full details of the polygraph.
    She remembered the incident apparently during counselling sessions in 2012 obviously during a stressful time in her life which is consistent with the brain constructing false memories and again no media inquiries or discussion.
    No media coverage of the fact that Republicans all bent over backwards to accomodate her and all wanted her heard as opposed to the Democrats and their media mates who 100% found ways of destroying Kavanaugh via innuendo.

    • Gezza

       /  October 1, 2018

      Trump could maybe have saved everyone all this bother if he just named a Democrat judge.

      • David

         /  October 1, 2018

        I think the media and the Dems would have slaughtered whoever it was. His 2nd choice was a female judge who has 7 children and is a devout Catholic imagine how that would have played out.

        • Gezza

           /  October 1, 2018

          Is she pro-choice?

          • David

             /  October 1, 2018

            I dont think her position on Roe V Wade is in much doubt and she wouldnt be wildly popular with the left.

  2. Gezza

     /  October 1, 2018

    I am YE

    the being formally known as Kanye West

    Kanye West has announced he is now to be known as Ye. The US rapper has used the nickname for many years and even used it for the title of his June album. He wrote on Twitter: “the being formally (sic) known as Kanye West. I am YE.”

    The name change came ahead of his appearance on Saturday Night Live, where he was expected to launch his new album Yandhi.

    As well as being an abbreviation of his current professional name, West has previously said the word has religious significance for him.

    “I believe ‘ye’ is the most commonly used word in the Bible, and in the Bible it means ‘you,'” West said earlier this year, discussing his album title with radio host Big Boy.
    . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
    @ Kitty

    Let me guess … Spare me? 😀

  3. Patzcuaro

     /  October 1, 2018

    Power in the US

    • David

       /  October 1, 2018

      She just got to testify to the Senate on tv with free lawyers, they delayed everything for an allegation with no evidence and then she wasn’t asked a single awkward question about why even her best mate thinks she is mistaken

      • Patzcuaro

         /  October 1, 2018

        It looks like Kavanaugh may not have been entirely truthful last week when he said that he got into Yale based purely on hard work, it seems his grandfather also attended Yale.

        “Senator, you were asking about college. I got into Yale Law School. That’s the number-one law school in the country. I had no connections there. I got there by busting my tail in college.”

        https://www.theatlantic.com/education/archive/2018/09/brett-kavanaugh-yale/571666/

      • Alan Wilkinson

         /  October 1, 2018

        Patz is impervious to sanity, David. Doesn’t matter if the cartoon is nonsense so long as it attacks Trump/Republicans.

        • Patzcuaro

           /  October 1, 2018

          The cartoon below must be your definition of sanity.

  4. Patzcuaro

     /  October 1, 2018

    Chicken and the egg which came first.

  5. Patzcuaro

     /  October 1, 2018

    The very model of a level headed judge.

    A powerful performance by a man but hysterical by a woman.

  6. Patzcuaro

     /  October 1, 2018
  7. Patzcuaro

     /  October 1, 2018

    One for Boris in case he feels neglected

  8. Corky

     /  October 1, 2018

    Oh, dear. Question marks over that second door and recovered memories Ford claims she had regarding being abused. Apparently the door had been there all along.

    That’s lying under oath. That’s the Dems finished if this claim is confirmed.

    Maybe Bloggs can give us an update from his secret sources. A little inside goss.

  9. https://www.stuff.co.nz/business/world/107450712/cannabis-company-using-kiwi-place-names-to-market-recreational-strains

    A Canadian Cannabis Co. is using ‘NZ names’ to promote THEIR Legal products (disgraceful).. meanwhile we just fall further & further behind ! 😦

  10. Corky

     /  October 1, 2018

    Marama Davidson has embarrassed he co-leader again after not knowing her figures for a proposed benefit increase.

    Meanwhile, teachers are to strike for a week in November.

    All grist for the mill. An early election looms large.

  11. Rickmann

     /  October 2, 2018

    The new order