Media watch – Saturday

19 January 2019

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    • Pink David

       /  January 19, 2019

      She has actually renounced the idea that once a person if found not guilty, they should be allow to carry on with life. She believes he is guilty, so should be hounded out of public life.

      • duperez

         /  January 19, 2019

        Michelle Duff ends with, “It is a national embarrassment.” She said the defence’s line of questioning was outrageous.

        There’ll be some who think it’s a national embarrassment and outrageous that a journalist can attack and pillory someone who by due process hasn’t been found guilty.

        She says she hasn’t been able to stop thinking about it. As a journalist, prominent enough to get a slot in one of our major media outlets I presume she spends similar amounts of time thinking about her approach.

        Or maybe she’s busy constructing a piece about how all employers have to assure the public that their employees are of good character and what any who have sinned have done to improve their character.

        Will the list be restricted to those with ‘influence in our society’ and the ‘expectation of public accountability?’ I haven’t seen Stuff featuring scores of employers and union people in recent months with comment, apologies, life history, behaviour plans or some such about their people who’ve been found guilty in courts for a full range of crimes. Or those found not guilty. Or is it just about sports people and sex? How about journalists? Including those with ropes looking for a tree?

        She said the sportsman treated the woman like an ‘utter piece of trash with no condemnation.’ I won’t call her piece an utter piece of trash, others might, but it’s just an opinion. I won’t let it pass without condemnation though.

    • duperez

       /  January 19, 2019

      Another case which shows that everything a ‘victim’ says is right and why we should believe the supreme powers of Michelle Duff to know what happened and what should be done.

      https://www.stuff.co.nz/world/australia/110032690/how-fake-allegations-landed-an-innocent-man-in-jail

      • Alan Wilkinson

         /  January 19, 2019

        Yes, Duff’s piece is a disgrace and Stuff publishing it is even more digraceful.

        • Kitty Catkin

           /  January 19, 2019

          As I knew one of the family, Chris Kuggeleijn senior (taught at the same school for a while) I followed this case, and was disgusted at his treatment. I do not think that casual sex is all right, but it’s not a crime .This was obviously a case of changing one’s mind afterwards. He was branded a rapist and all the sordid details made public. He was acquitted, but he was lucky not to be another mug off to prison on some tart’s malicious say-so.

          I have read that false accusations in China result in the liar’s being handed the sentence that the accused would have been given had the accusation been real and proved.

          • Kitty Catkin

             /  January 19, 2019

            Michelle Duff seems not to want to think that women are sexual beings (nice girls don’t) or that women who dress sexily may be doing so to draw attention to themselves (too stupid or innocent to work this out for themselves ?)

            Two people drink all evening and then go to bed. What are they going to do, read a bedtime story and sleep in their pyjamas on opposite sides of the bed?

  1. Zedd

     /  January 19, 2019

    Isn’t it ironic.. MrT called his ‘new found’ friend (MrK) : ‘Little Rocket Man’ & now MrT is talking up building a ‘Space Force’ with missile armed satelittes in orbit ?

    I thought there was an Intl agreement, that NO nation would do this ?
    Sounds like MrT is; being consistent; ‘all rules are meant to be Broken !’

    reminds me of the proposal by Ronnie RayGun to do likewise (1980s ?) that he called ‘the Star Wars initiative ‘ 😀

    • Pink David

       /  January 19, 2019

      “reminds me of the proposal by Ronnie RayGun to do likewise (1980s ?) that he called ‘the Star Wars initiative”

      Given this was a significant part of bringing down the evil that was the Soviet Union, it is a successful model to follow.

    • Gezza

       /  January 19, 2019

      Aljaz tv covered this last night.

    • Corky

       /  January 19, 2019

      Who is to say they don’t have it already?

  2. Zedd

     /  January 19, 2019

    VP Pence, stating ‘ISIS (or ISIL ?) has been defeated.. lets bring the boys/girls back home’ (from Syria).. then an attack killed 4 USA troops, soon after

    sounds familiar; GWB announced the ‘WAR of terror was over’.. against Al Qaeda (2003 ?)

    ….from the sublime to the TOTALLY ridiculous !!

  3. Note also the P5 – must be a place for quickies.

  4. Gezza

     /  January 19, 2019

    Never mind all that – here’s the real big news for today. Live updates even. 😳

    Live updates: All Black Beauden Barrett and Hannah Laity prepare to tie the knot in Auckland

    12:40pm All Black stars en route to Barrett wedding

    All-star guests invited to the exclusive wedding are believed to now be on their way to Waiheke Island, where the ceremony will likely be held.

    Close friend of the bride and groom, Makere Gibbons, posted a video en route to the highly-anticipated wedding with husband Kurt, after being snapped with All Black fullback Israel Dagg and his wife Daisy.

    Do you know more? Email the Herald
    But getting ready for the wedding of the year wasn’t smooth sailing for Gibbons, who posted an earlier photo where she held her hand over her shirt with the caption “yes that hand is hiding baby spew!”

    errrrk
    https://www.nzherald.co.nz/sport/news/article.cfm?c_id=4&objectid=12192543

    • duperez

       /  January 19, 2019

      The minute-by-minute coverage suggests that soon the big pay package from Woman’s Day and Women’s Weekly might be replaced by pay-per-view style or franchised live video deals.
      🙈

  5. Kitty Catkin

     /  January 19, 2019

    3 news had coverage of that old fool Prince Philip’s crash. He looks like an Egyptian mummy these days, and the old coot shot straight across the road, ignoring the stop sign. He’s lucky not to be up on a charge for manslaughter or whatever it is when you kill someone by driving carelessly and dangerously, ploughing into the other car which had a baby in it.

    • Missy

       /  January 19, 2019

      If what you have written comes from the substance of their report then they were very irresponsible.

      1. No-one died, so therefore he couldn’t be charged for manslaughter. Just because a baby was in the other car doesn’t mean he should automatically be charged with manslaughter – especially when no-one died. If 3 News are reporting that someone died then they are lying.
      2. If 3 news are reporting that he ‘shot straight across the road’ implying he was speeding and didn’t stop, then again they are potentially lying. The police investigation has not as yet concluded and the full facts of the case are unknown. There is, at this stage, nothing public to indicate who was at fault – if anyone. It is irresponsible for 3 news to report speculation.
      3. The initial media reports from witnesses indicated that he was blinded by the sun and didn’t see the other vehicle – something which can easily cause an accident, it has happened to people I know.

      I think 3 news need to be careful about what they are reporting, if this is the level of ‘journalism’ in NZ now, reporting on speculation and their opinion, it is not only irresponsible, but damaging to their profession and people’s understanding of the world.

      • Blazer

         /  January 19, 2019

        he was tipped over in his big Range Rover by a Kia…so most likely did not give way.

        • Kitty Catkin

           /  January 20, 2019

          He didn’t, that’s not in dispute. There were witnesses.

      • Kitty Catkin

         /  January 20, 2019

        He did go across and ignore the stop sign, and plough into the other car. That is a fact. When the sun’s low, surely people need to be extra careful to allow for the poor visibility.

        Don’t be so touchy; nobody said that he WOULD be charged with manslaughter. Don’t read so much into things, for goodness sake. It comes across as nitpicking

        3 News reported that he was seen going across the busy road without stopping and hitting another car, injuring the occupants. The footage they had was actually from the UK, inc. the interviews with witnesses, as it happens.

        • Kitty Catkin

           /  January 20, 2019

          Any lying has come from the UK press, not ours. Speculation is inevitable, but anyone who shoots across a busy road without slowing or stopping is an idiot. No doubt those who fawn over the Royal Family will defend him and say how marvellous he is for his age and the usual sychophantic expressions.