Media watch – Friday

15 February 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.

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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14 Comments

    • Blazer

       /  February 15, 2019

      Plonkett..another journo who has embraced the right…to stay…employed.

      • Corky

         /  February 15, 2019

        Such cynicism , Blazer. Sean is true blue. And always has been

        • PartisanZ

           /  February 16, 2019

          We’ll never know whether he’s genuinely Blue or not, will we?

          Because it’s his employment …

          Money … makes prostitutes of us all.

    • Corky

       /  February 15, 2019

  1. Corky

     /  February 15, 2019

    Jihadi teen wants to come home. She has no regrets, but wants her baby to be safe.

    Welcome home, luv.

    https://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/british-teen-shamima-begum-who-fled-join-isis-wants-come-n971446

    • Fight4NZ

       /  February 16, 2019

      Home? Is ISIS not her home? What could she possibly want from life that could be provided in the west?

      • Corky

         /  February 16, 2019

        Exactly..you can’t have your cake and eat it. The charge should be treason if she comes home.

  2. PartisanZ

     /  February 15, 2019

    Presumably you mean ‘media watch Friday’?

    There’s no Open Forum so far?

    Bustin’ to go here!!!

    • Corky

       /  February 15, 2019

      You past today’s IQ test, Parti. As you should being the brainiest on this blog. But, as you can see, many haven’t.😃

  3. PartisanZ

     /  February 16, 2019

    ‘A warning notice on potential risks to Chinese tourists travelling to New Zealand has raised further questions about the state of the New Zealand-China relationship.’

    https://www.newsroom.co.nz/@news/2019/02/14/443844/warnings-to-chinese-tourists-spark-further-questions

    I’m losing my faith in Newsroom a bit …

    The Chinese government warning Chinese tourists about Kiwi driving and the risk of robbery being perpetrated on them doesn’t seem entirely out of order to me …

    It may be nothing more than that?

    Or … It may truly be a reflection of deteriorating NZ-China relations … The surreptitious, covert aftermath of the JLR saga?

    We’re not going to investigate Chinese influence and Electoral Financing … We’re just going to be at their mercy …