Media watch

25 May 2019

MediaWatch

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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.

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17 Comments

  1. David

     /  25th May 2019

    I was wondering what people thought of the Herald behind the paywall. Some days 90% of it is off limits and most of the opinion pieces are which maybe makes the paper less valuable as a vehicle for a message. I wonder what the press gallery ladies think about their audiences being 10% of what they used to be and hence the power and influence and importance of them is vastly reduced.

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    • An interesting point. I guess influence versus revenue is something that the Herald will need to keep assessing.

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    • Gezza

       /  25th May 2019

      I feel like the Woman’s Weekl is no off limits & all I have left is Stuff’s New Idea. :/

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    • patupaiarehe

       /  25th May 2019

      I don’t even bother looking at the Herald website anymore, as neither Stuff nor ODT have anything paywalled. Be interesting to see how much their readership has dropped.

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      • NOEL

         /  25th May 2019

        Stopped my subscription years ago after I had read the copies left on the smoko room table. to come home to my late rural delivery copy.
        Naturally turned to the on line copy when the interthingy became more reliable.
        After a week of those yellow indicators on most the the stories decided that was it.
        Thought I would miss it after all those years but no. I have for some years relied on Reuters for my world news and yup there are others with National news without a paywall.

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  2. Missy

     /  25th May 2019

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  3. Zedd

     /  25th May 2019

    I was watching the headlines in Democracy NOW ! (USA Indep. news):
    https://www.democracynow.org/

    It seems that after the recent ‘staged walk/storm out’ by MrT from a meeting with Nancy Pelosi/C Shumer (Dems).. the Fox network ‘edited’ footage of Nancy speaking (slowed it down) to make it sound like she was slurring & even suggested she was DRUNK ?!
    MrT also echoed/parroted this on Twitter :/

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    • David

       /  25th May 2019

      Listen to Pelosi live she literally sounds like she has had a brain injury at worst but certainly well past her use by date. Just as well she is a Democrat so the media dont say anything.

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        • Alan Wilkinson

           /  25th May 2019

          As if his opponents never tweaked images or videos of Trump to ridicule him?

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          • I think it’s crappy whoever does it. This time it was about Pelosi. And was promoted by Trump, apparently.

            Doctoring videos – or concocting them – has the potential to be a huge problem, where it may become difficult to trust what is real and what is fake.

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          • Blazer

             /  25th May 2019

            Typical Al logic.

            Despicable morality.

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            • Alan Wilkinson

               /  25th May 2019

              B.s., B. Google “crazy Trump” and see an ocean of doctored and maliciously edited pics and videos. Someone does one of a Democrat and suddenly it’s the worst thing that ever happened in politics. What crap.

    • Alan Wilkinson

       /  25th May 2019

      I think you may be wrong in saying Fox did that, Z. I read that they put together a compilation of Pelosi stumbling over answers but the one with the doctored audio was not theirs.

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      • Zedd

         /  26th May 2019

        I was just echoing the words from ‘Democracy Now!’..

        btw: I just wonder, whether Nancy may have had a partial stroke ?

        BUT: to suggest she is DRUNK is disgraceful IMHO 😦

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