Media watch – Friday

19 October 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.

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  1. B-Rad

     /  October 19, 2018 This makes me wonder what century we are living in?

    • Welcome to commenting here.

      It helps if you give at least a brief summary of what a linked article is about.

      A female foreman was allegedly denied entry to the building site she worked at, solely on the grounds of being a female.

      The incident allegedly happened at the construction site for a new school in Northland, Te Kura Kaupapa Maori o Te Tonga o Hokianga.

      An engineer, also female, who worked on the project during its design phase, contacted the Herald after she was told the female foreman had been denied access.

  2. MaureenW

     /  October 19, 2018
  3. PDB

     /  October 19, 2018

    About that JL Ross & Simon Lusk…

    Pete George – June 12th 2017 “One of Slater’s biggest difficulties as a political activist is he gets too personal, with long standing grudges and many burnt bridges resulting in ongoing flaming. He frequently attacks all parties – except NZ First.
    For some reason Whale Oil has become very pro-Winston Peters – quite a turnaround from the past. And Peters’ anti-Muslim stance fits with the Whale Oil campaign – they often have several anti-Muslim posts a day, under the names of ‘Cameron Slater’ and ‘SB’ (Slater’s wife).
    After Seymour’s criticism of Peters Slater has switched his attacks to Seymour and ACT.”

    The Dailyblog – July 20th 2017: “The tip line is running hot with rumours that right wing strategists and Dirty Politics hate speech merchants Cameron Slater and Simon Lusk are helping advise the NZ First campaign.”