Media watch – Saturday

16 March 2019

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  1. NOEL

     /  16th March 2019

    https://www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news/new-zealand/australian-pm-slams-disgusting-remarks-senator-blaming-nz-immigration-policy-christchurch-terror-attack?variant=tb_v_1

    Research suggests islamophobia in Australians is influenced by increasing age and declining educational achievements.

    Just the rant of dumb, old Austra!ian?

    • Islamophobia and white supremacist/cultural superiority are also ranted about here in New Zealand in small by sometimes quite vocal circles.

  2. I don’t think we have necessarily been looking under the wrong rocks, it’s more that we haven’t looked under enough rocks.

    • Zedd

       /  16th March 2019

      I heard what this man said, about denials of (paraphrased) ‘an undercurrent of White Supremacy in ChCh’… There were reports of people driving by & cheering ! :/ 😦

      • Kitty Catkin

         /  16th March 2019

        I hope that that’s all they were; reports. How would they get past the police ?

        • Zedd

           /  16th March 2019

          Kitty

          I think it might have been before Police arrived ? :/

          • Kitty Catkin

             /  16th March 2019

            Extremely unlikely. What kind of fool would drive past a gunman with an automatic rifle ? How did they know where to go ? The police would be ther before anyone else was, and we’d have heard about it.

            Enter Rumour, painted full of tongues.

  3. NOEL

     /  16th March 2019

    Possibly a little early to raise it but we are going to have to address it again. About a year ago we were discussing it I think?
    Yah can’t mate a 30round magazine with a MSSA semi automatic because it has a free standing pistol grip. But he did mate it to a Cat A semi auto…legally!

  4. Gezza

     /  16th March 2019

    Had to smile there. AlJazeera presenter was talking to a muslim lady from CAIR who was talking about the refusal of Trump to accept his own security agencies advice that white supremacist groups are on the rise in the US and there have been numerous incidents of violence involving them. She said he has reportedly even de-funded some of the agencies charged with monitoring them.

    I was reading some of the threads here and not really paying much attention, but at the end the presenter said “Thank you for your insults. Ohh. Um, I mean, thank you for your insights.”