Media watch – Friday

4 January 2019


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.

A general guideline – post opinion on or excerpts from and links to blog posts or comments of interest, whether they are praise, criticism, pointing out issues or sharing useful information.

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  1. Gezza

     /  January 4, 2019

    Be careful you young ‘uns. It’s a jungle out there ! 😮

    Bride horrified as guests slam wedding on Facebook
    A bride experienced the ultimate betrayal after discovering a wedding guest had slammed her big day on Facebook for having a “no kids” rule — despite completely disregarding it.

    The newlywed recently recalled on Reddit that her cousin and his girlfriend brought their 9-month-old baby along to their kid free nuptials, despite her paying for a babysitter.

    Not wanting “any trouble” to ruin her day, she “let it slide”, only to discover the woman had slammed the wedding on social media for not allowing children.

    • Kitty Catkin

       /  January 4, 2019

      Most people were on her side.

      The mother was an ungrateful idiot.

  2. kluelis

     /  January 4, 2019

    @geza. I thought you said face book is a monstrosity Gez. Now here you are swooning over some tittle tattle gos on your favourite site facebook 🙂 C;mon gez your on facebook 24/7 we know 🙂 🙂 🙂

    • Gezza

       /  January 4, 2019

      Be once a week or less that log in to fb I reckon. You have to log in to see some items and I usually can’t be bothered. One can’t even turn off friend suggestions – the whole damn platform’s unwieldy now.

      • Kitty Catkin

         /  January 4, 2019

        I began deleting them…until I discovered how MANY there were. Who are the buggers and why do they want to be my friends ? Do they even know that they do ? It was like The Sorcerer’s Apprentice, I deleted and deleted and deleted, and it made no difference, the names kept appearing. Now I just delete as they appear in the inbox.

        I couldn’t believe the difficulty of having a dead person’s account stopped.

  3. Kitty Catkin

     /  January 4, 2019

    News on 3; a cat in Ohio was stuck in a tree for days. It must be a very thick cat; Alf the cat was, to all appearances, well and truly stuck in one of my trees, but he freed himself. Some of his fur remained, and there were a few broken branches, but he was gone when I went back to see if he needed to be rescued.

    There can’t be much news at the moment. Who’d bother to buy that story ? I should have filmed Alf and sold them the story of how he fell off the roof and into a tree.


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