Media watch – Wednesday

13 February 2019

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  1. An actual MP, trying to sound like someone he is not.

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    • Duker

       /  13th February 2019

      Interns ?
      They are using a survey to harvest emails and even better using the paid for facebook analytics can match the email to facebook feeds and target ads to those people .
      Could they be passing those emails onto their Sock puppet sustainability party as well . Maybe ?

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    • Blazer

       /  13th February 2019

      he’s an M.P by day…and a hip hop rapper…by night.🐱‍👓

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    • High Flying Duck

       /  13th February 2019

      And actual MP posting a satirical tweet in which he deliberately trips up on all the words for humourous affect, with the completely predictable result that all the humourless lefties miss the joke and call him on “what he got wrong”.

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      • Blazer

         /  13th February 2019

        back fire…damage control=fail.

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        • High Flying Duck

           /  13th February 2019

          Backfire? A few lefties getting in a tiz because they didn’t had a humour bypass is not a fail, other than from the perennially offended cardigan-wearers.

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          • Blazer

             /  13th February 2019

            target=’have your say young NZ’ers’….back pedal…the puerile…’I was only…joking’.🤢

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            • High Flying Duck

               /  13th February 2019

              He was linking to the survey in with a satirical tweet.
              You can join the sandal wearing sour brigade.

          • Duker

             /  13th February 2019

            When you realise Penk, the former navy officer and arch conservative lawyer, is so up tight and couldnt do sarcasm if he fell into a pit filled with it.

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            • High Flying Duck

               /  13th February 2019

              Penk’s tweets are generally quite funny. He treats twitter with the seriousness it deserves.

          • Blazer

             /  13th February 2019

            maybe he should change his name to …Punk…hes such a …laugh.

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  2. Roger Vickers

     /  13th February 2019

    Obviously Bridges hasn’t learned his lesson. I guess his latest poll ratings, which he would have been tracking for some time now, have created another opportunity for a bright star within the National caucus. Ex Navy in NZ and Australia then a property lawyer in Auckland through the Key years of the Auckland housing crisis. Enters politics and is beaten by Sepuloni so they give him the seat left behind by Key and he’s in.
    Beware young voters, Chris Penk is setting you up for a fool.

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  3. PDB

     /  13th February 2019

    Thank god we have MSM like Newshub to break the big stories and hold the govt of the day to account: “Jacinda Ardern has high praise for a radio crew after she was reminded about Valentine’s Day”.

    https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/politics/2019/02/jacinda-ardern-thanks-more-fm-for-valentine-s-day-reminder.html

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  4. PDB

     /  13th February 2019

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    • Blazer

       /  13th February 2019

      and National were 9 years of…fizzle.

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      • Zedd

         /  13th February 2019

        as I said yesterday; Judith was bragging about 35k houses built by Private building sector.. BUT who bought them all up ?
        Likely: wealthy Property speculators, not young Kiwi families, who really need them ! 😦

        … BUT you can’t fool all the people… ALL the time.. :/

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  5. News on AlJz: Mexican ‘El Chapo’ (infamous Drug Dealer) has been found ‘Guilty on ALL charges’ (in USA court) & now faces: Life in prison.

    btw; I do not support his actions/exploits either.. BUT..

    Echoes of ‘Al Capone’ (who only got caught for Tax evasion) 1930s
    The other issues:

    1) what about all the ‘legal drug dealers’ (Alc/Tob) who are also responsible for millions of ‘Drug-related deaths’ ?
    Is that really OK ??

    2) are they seriously looking at the MANY ‘corrupt officials’ who line their pockets, from his ‘ill gotten gains”

    3) will this really stop ‘the Drug trade’ into USA (by the dreaded Mexicans).. gives MrT more rhetoric for his ‘much needed/all empowering Border wall’

    4) do they know the most ‘harmful Drugs’ in USA are actually coming from ‘Big Pharma’; Fentanyl, Oxycontin (Opioids) etc. etc. ?
    What are they doing about this ?? bugger all.. Im guessing

    They just continue pushing this line/wasting $billions; ALL DRUGS ARE BAD !!.. unless they decide to allow the Big corporates, license to Deal them.. then that just ‘Hunky Dory man’ :/

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  6. The Consultant

     /  13th February 2019

    Reason ten billion for why the MSM’s wheeze of “fact-checking” has become such a joke, WaPo: What’s Actually in the Green New Deal:

    The statements and FAQs at issue were not doctored. They were all produced by her staff. Now, Ocasio-Cortez is saying they were “draft” versions not ready for prime time…

    There’s a case to be made that the criticism about ending airplanes and cows was a stretch to begin with, since the resolution didn’t mention any of that and the FAQs were not definitive on those points. But Ocasio-Cortez has now disowned the FAQs and the statements that went beyond the resolution. The line about providing for people “unwilling to work” has been walked back completely. So we won’t be awarding any Pinocchios in this kerfuffle.

    Translated from WaPo Fact-Check-Speak that means that as long as you pull your original stupid claim, and then gaslight people about it, the WaPo will pretend the original stupid claim didn’t exist.

    Fact-checking. Pfft. They did slam her a few months ago on some of the incredibly stupid and pig-ignorant claims she made, but like Trump, she punches back, so now they’re wary of all the supporters of the 21st century La Passionaria.

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    • Griff.

       /  13th February 2019

      You do know you are engaged in gas lighting your self ?
      No?
      Self aware this one not .
      Slowly.
      Trump is a lying sack of shite
      His entire existence is based on bullshiting.
      Like a good GOP sheepie you help him with your gas lighting of those who seek to put a stop to the lies.

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