Media watch – Tuesday

1 January 2019

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. Rod Emmerson’s year in review:

    • Gezza

       /  January 1, 2019

      I see robert is still keeping up his snarky, childish personal attacks & contributing nothing else of any value in a place where such lack of value is valued.

      https://thestandard.org.nz/the-standards-ten-most-commented-on-posts-in-2018/#comment-1566960

      • Trevors_elbow

         /  January 1, 2019

        Robert G…. what a thread jacking Walter…. I had wondered where the spam generator had gone.

        Nice to see the Stranded mob like your Eel feeding vids. Are the Eels looking ready for cooking?

        • Kitty Catkin

           /  January 1, 2019

          No, they like their food raw. 😀

        • Gezza

           /  January 1, 2019

          Um, Trevor. FFS – what the hell are you on, buddy?
          They only have small pectoral fins, no fingers, and they live in bloody water.

          Of course they’re not ready for cooking. They’re basically only ready for swimming, eating and begging.

          If you want to try firing up an electric oven or a gas stove in the water up your way, so you see if any of your local eels are ready for cooking, be my guest.

  2. kluelis

     /  January 1, 2019

    The year of the gorgeous the amazing the fabulous Jacinda. Good please bless our Ist Lady.

    • Kitty Catkin

       /  January 1, 2019

      She is the PM,God help us, not a President’s wife, she is often plain and haggard and looks anything but gorgeous. Unkempt is the word that springs to mind.

    • PDB

       /  January 1, 2019

      Ok Kluelis – we get the baiting after your third effort today. You know what they say about small things/ small minds and all that.

    • Pink David

       /  January 1, 2019

      “Good please bless our Ist Lady”

      I hate to point this out to you, but the 1st Lady is traditionally the spouse of the President. Isn’t that Guy or whatever his name is?

      • kluelis

         /  January 1, 2019

        I hate to point this out to you, but we don’t live in the USA. So USA traditions don’t mean squat here. Jacinda is our leader and a wonderful leader she is. First Lady will do me and that’s final. No further correspondence will be entered into. This non political message was authorized by Wally Plaque c/o Spit Glenn hut 20794 Takahe road Kirwee ( just past Stinker Thompson’ silage barn).

        • Kitty Catkin

           /  January 1, 2019

          As First Lady is a US tradition and only used of the President’s wife, it sounds silly to use it here. It’s like calling someone a senator.

  3. Kitty Catkin

     /  January 1, 2019

    The Herald is having its usual photo competition with the usual boring snaps of what we did on our holiday. The obligatory someone with long wet hair flinging it back has appeared, also children on waterslides, dogs on beaches…too boring for words.

    • kluelis

       /  January 1, 2019

      Yeah the what “we” do is so nauseous. So many media outlets and other organisations claim to be the voice of NZ. So is this site the voice of NZ? 50 regular contributors out of 5 million Kiwis?

      • Kitty Catkin

         /  January 1, 2019

        It would be all right if the photos were original. The water flying from hair is very tired. So is little Kylee on the waterslide and little Talon catching a fish.

  4. Gezza

     /  January 1, 2019

    I can;t make up my mind if this chap Slot is right or wrong:

    World Rugby boss’ knighthood questioned as rugby reels after tragic deaths
    An English rugby critic says World Rugby chairman Bill Beaumont should not have been knighted while the global game is mourning the deaths of young players.

    Beaumont, a former England and British and Irish Lions captain and World Rugby’s boss since 2012, received a knighthood in the British New Year’s Honours list

    Owen Slot, The Times’ rugby correspondent, said while Beaumont is “one of the most admired and respected men across the rugby landscape”, there could “hardly have been a more inopportune moment to bestow upon him any such honour”.

    “Is it right to honour the man in the very top position in World Rugby in the very same month that a young French player died when playing the game that he is administering?,” Slot wrote.

    https://www.stuff.co.nz/sport/rugby/international/109689154/world-rugby-boss-knighthood-questioned-as-rugby-reels-after-tragic-deaths

    Thoughts from others?

    • kluelis

       /  January 1, 2019

      May be Slot is playing devils advocate. He want’s people to say that considering that millions play rugby the number of serious injuries is remarkably low and has come down under Beaumont’s brief, for example the wide use of HIA, scrum engagement, tackle height, roll tackle, collar and no arms tackle, the use of the TMO in detecting foul play with significantly increased penalties being given for such actions. The fact that Slot’s article is in the Times a rugby supporting paper lends more credence to my devils advocate perspective.

      • Kitty Catkin

         /  January 1, 2019

        ‘reels’ is such a cliche; does anyone actually ‘reel’ ?

        • kluelis

           /  January 1, 2019

          @Kitty Catkin. Yup I “reel” in some big angry fish every day on YourNZ
          Just dangle a little bait in the water and they always take the bait. 🙂
          After a while get to know what bait attracts what fish.
          Just bait the line and wait for those hungry piranha to come a swarming 🙂

          • Gezza

             /  January 1, 2019

            Do you think? I think they just play with you when they’re bored.