Media watch – Wednesday

6 March 2019


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. Perhaps she could be helped to leave.

    “That’s where I belong, that’s where my family are, that’s where I feel safe. I don’t feel safe in New Zealand,” she said

    I don’t think people will feel safe if she is allowed to get on planes in New Zealand again, apart from one taking her out of here permanently.

  2. Gezza

     /  6th March 2019

    Tv One Breakfast Show mentioned two items that wouldn’t make it to the tv news here.

    1. “Self-drive cars are racist”; apparently studies have shown they have difficulty seeing “people of colour” so are more likely to run into them. Google suggests this revelation is at least a year old.

    2. Parents of pupils at a Tennessee School were aghast that 8th graders were given an assignment to imagine their families own slaves & to create a list of expectations for those slaves. At least that item’s only four days old.

    Do these morning tv shows have researchers crawling the web for weird or shock jock stuff?

  3. Zedd

     /  6th March 2019

    Listening to Mr Lush (ZB) last evening.. the topic was (paraphrased) ‘do you support students getting a day off school to celebrate ‘Americas cup win’ OR a protest against climate change’ (15/3/19)

    there was a mixed response.. BUT the thing I noted, was the number of C-C deniers ringing up, to push their ’cause’.. Mr Lush cut most of them short; ‘this is NOT really the topic of the show’. It makes me wonder.. are these folks: serious ??
    One person said some thing about ‘heatwaves’ & extreme events have occurred for centuries; TRUE, but not on the ongoing way they are now.. some of the hottest years on record, occurred in this last decade ! 😦

    • Zedd

       /  6th March 2019

      btw; One person said that ‘cooling in some areas’ is PROOF that ‘Global Warming’ is a myth. Mr Lush reminded him/others that this is the reason why, it was renamed ‘Climate-CHANGE’; severe storm events & freak snow storms etc. are also occurring, not just overall increasing temperatures ! 😦

    • Corky

       /  6th March 2019

      Yes, I’m a CC denier ( manmade). Marcus Lush has become an absolute limp wristed wowser.

      That said, CC deniers who ring his show are obviously halfwits. Does Jacinda go on Mikey’s show willingly? Of course not. She has to front because his show has a large audience of critical thinkers. And, oh, how she squirms.😃

      Now here’s someone who makes sure this CC scam bs doesn’t infect government agencies.

      • Kitty Catkin

         /  6th March 2019

        Is MIkey Mike Hosking ? When did his audience become one of critical ( in the sense of being critics) thinkers ? Or is ‘Mikey’ someone who really is called that ?


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