Media watch – Tuesday

9 October 2018

MediaWatch

Media Watch is a focus on New Zealand media, blogs and social media. You can post any items of interested related to media.

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  1. Missy

     /  October 9, 2018

    • Corky

       /  October 9, 2018

      You have to wonder about the West , Missy. Look at the faces of those young Muslims. If that isn’t poster for radical indoctrination, I don’t know what is.

  2. While there was a lot of interest here in Jacinda Ardern’s visit to the UN she was unsurprisingly eclipsed for world interest,

    • PDB

       /  October 9, 2018

      Unfortunately for Ardern empty chairs don’t tweet.

      • Corky

         /  October 9, 2018

        That’s a great line, PDB. Great reality check for those who listen to our media and think we are world players. We punch above our weight, but are soon forgotten when the big boys talk.

        • Blazer

           /  October 9, 2018

          whats the point here?….there are over 200 Nations in the world…twitter is hardly the biggest info centre internationally….pathetic!

    • duperez

       /  October 9, 2018

      It must be a real bugger having to spend energy on counting and commenting on the empty seats at the UN when Jacinda Ardern speaks there as the New Zealand Prime Minister.

      I’m into real sports like counting the number of occupied seats as Bill English speaks to the UN as the New Zealand Prime Minister. As you can guess, it hasn’t been a good year then.

      • PDB

         /  October 9, 2018

        You’re into real sports like making excuses every time this govt gets bad press – no doubt you’ll be in your element as the opportunities for you to do so increase tenfold.

  3. PDB

     /  October 9, 2018

  4. Blazer

     /  October 9, 2018

    Hamish clearly does not understand the intransigent and random nature of the homeless.

    You can rely on him to bark at every passing car like a trained….blue spaniel.

    • PDB

       /  October 9, 2018

      Ignoring the fact that Ardern said she would ensure all homeless were in shelters before winter. Instead it seems $100 million of taxpayers money was wasted on doing nothing at all. Maybe she will say they were all in shelters until spring when they let them all out…

      The Guardian: “Our government will make sure everyone is helped to find warm, dry housing this winter.”

      ““No one should be sleeping in a car this winter,” said Twyford. “Absolutely,” seconded Ardern. “No one”.”

      Newshub: “On the night of the count, 179 adults were sleeping rough on Auckland’s streets while 157 were sleeping in cars.”

    • Missy

       /  October 9, 2018

      “Hamish clearly does not understand the intransigent and random nature of the homeless.”

      Intransigent? Two questions spring to mind that I am sure you can answer since you seem to know the minds of the homeless.

      What views are the homeless unwilling or refuse to change their minds on? (Because obviously all homeless think the same and have the same view)

      And what does that have to do with the Government going quiet on their promise to house all the homeless by winter?

  5. Transparent and open:

    • Corky

       /  October 9, 2018

      Jackson Pollock has nothing on this government. That’s a modern art masterpiece.

    • PDB

       /  October 9, 2018

      Probably had to wait for months for that.