Media watch – Tuesday

2 October 2018

MediaWatch

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  1. Missy

     /  October 2, 2018

    😳 ❄️❄️❄️

    https://bit.ly/2Re5Q0o

  2. David

     /  October 2, 2018

    There has been remarkably little coverage of Dr Ford and plenty of focus on Kavanaugh, her online presence seems to have been totally scrubbed prior to her outing which points to the Democrats planning the leak at a strategic time as does Feinstein arranging and paying for the polygraph given the total dearth of any verifiable facts..or ones that back up her story.
    Ironically someone found her yearbook and its a little more racy than his although no fart jokes for the important Senators to inquire into.
    The 90% of the Trump hating media obviously wont cover it and Fox given its history are not touching anything that looks like they are having a crack at an alleged victim. The client of porn lawyer Avenatti with her outlandish claims has had her history well and truly dissected and lets just say she wont make a very credible witness.

    https://www.wnd.com/2018/09/blasey-fords-high-school-yearbook-scrubbed/
    Real clear investigations has some coverage too.

  3. Zedd

     /  October 2, 2018

    I heard a short line from MrT.. he has ‘fallen in love with MrK’ (DPRK).. apparently he received some ‘lovely letters from MrK’

    I remember a comment, about their big meeting.. some commentators saying it was like ‘2 long lost brothers meeting up’

    “I see your true colours shining through.. thats why I love you..”

  4. PDB

     /  October 2, 2018

    • duperez

       /  October 2, 2018

      Angles are used in photographing or taping sports matches to ‘show the crowd.’ Pick an angle at Eden Park at a Blues match to show the hordes screaming and going crazy when a try is scored. Focussing in, capturing a block with a few hundred of the 5800 present and ignoring the stark, vast empty sections containing 40,000 empty seats.

      If Matthew Hooton were writing about his profound speech at the United Nations or to the Remuera Ladies’ Gardening Club and used a photo to illustrate its significance, I wonder what type he would use.

      • Alan Wilkinson

         /  October 2, 2018

        Were there 40k empty seats at the UN? Did the NZ delegation stay for it? Did the US? Enquiring minds want to know.

        • duperez

           /  October 2, 2018

          Really enquiring minds would likely have realised that the point wasn’t about 27 people being present in an auditorium which seats 4,700, thousands evacuating for the toilets and bars when certain speakers took their turn or only 39 being in the whole building.
          It was about trying to depict the value of what was said by the number sitting directly in front of the speaker. And depict the merit of the speaker.

          Anyone spending more than half a second wondering whether anyone from the USA was there and agog about what that could possibly mean, or if the NZ delegation stayed, could probably use some of the ample time on their hands to use the net to find the answers.

          • PDB

             /  October 2, 2018

            Dupz: “It was about trying to depict the value of what was said by the number sitting directly in front of the speaker. And depict the merit of the speaker.”

            Well summed up by the lady standing with her back to Ardern trying to remember if she fed her cat that morning.

            The point of course is most delegates had left for their home countries by the time Ardern spoke so Willie was talking crap as the world wasn’t listening and the person who said she was met by ‘thunderous applause’ was also making crap up.

          • Alan Wilkinson

             /  October 2, 2018

            Anyone spending more than half a second wondering if the speech had merit obviously hasn’t heard her before. Judging by the auditorium many had.

  5. Patzcuaro

     /  October 2, 2018
  6. PDB

     /  October 2, 2018