Media watch – Sunday

24 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.

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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  1. High Flying Duck

     /  24th March 2019

    A good article on the facile nature of John Oliver and Last Week Tonight. Contains this gem, which if you swap Last Week Tonight with the identitarian left still fits perfectly:

    “Last Week Tonight depends on a formula that includes a villain, a punching bag, someone to “destroy,” so that audience members can feel that they’re part of a morally and cognitively superior in-group, perennially exasperated by malign idiots in the out-group. (The formula’s genius: Virtue-signal charmingly with mistake theory, then go viral with conflict theory.)”

  2. Kitty Catkin

     /  24th March 2019

    NoName is not only in solitary, he has no radio, television, papers or visitors. The story that they only gave him Pakeha guards is not true, says Corrections.

    NoName had better get used to this, it’s probably a sample of what’s coming.


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