Daily review 09/04/2024

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    • joe90 1.1

      Charming audience Katy's got there.

      .

      [9] Throughout the programme, Hawkesby read out texts from members of the audience in response to the Equity Adjustor Score story, noting the text machine had been ‘lit up’ by the news, and that she would try to get through as many texts as she could. Some of the texts read out over the course of the broadcast included:

      • ‘Kate, more racism, the funny thing is the hardworking taxpayer just goes to the back of the waiting room, disgusting.’
      • ‘Kate, I think the Human Rights Commission might have something to say on prioritising people for surgery based on ethnicity, surely we can’t tolerate this.’
      • ‘Kate, what a disgrace, New Zealand is honestly a joke, we’re never going to move forward.’
      • ‘Kate, definitely racist, if he’s not counting his money Meng Foon would have sorted it out.’
      • ‘Morning, any surgeon with any respect should refuse to operate on the patient.’
      • ‘Kate, if your medical form didn’t have an ethnicity section to fill out, then wouldn’t it make more sense to treat the people that actually need the treatment first regardless of race?’
      • ‘Kate, more racist BS as regards this Equity Score, Ginny’s Māori jail comments and now the panel comprising 50% Māori balanced while the rest of us lumped in one group. Continual racist BS from this trash Government.’
      • ‘Kate, the person who leaked the medical apartheid should get a medal. What else is this racist government hiding in all areas?’
      • ‘Kate, I registered as Māori with the health system even though I’m not. No questions asked, if you can’t beat them, join them.’
      • ‘Kate, outrageous that New Zealand health’s now prioritised for Māori ahead of urgent need. Preposterous to have an apartheid system based on race, surely this is New Zealand democracy dismantled.’
      • ‘Absolutely disgusting Kate, those who need it the most should be at the top of the list regardless of what colour their skin is. Decision made, I’ll now definitely vote National.’
      • ‘Kate, here we go again, I wake up this morning only to hear more race-based privileges for a group of people based on race. When’s this madness going to stop? Hopefully October.’
      • ‘Kate, sickness does not discriminate and neither should the health system. What about medical ethics and the Hippocratic Oath of ‘do no harm’?’
      • ‘Kate, they can also access mental health faster, I don’t believe any of this is fair.’

      https://www.bsa.govt.nz/decisions/all-decisions/wilson-and-nzme-radio-ltd-2023-085-8-april-2024

    • Obtrectator 1.2

      Unlikely to stop "Hogsbreath" doing it again some time.

  1. observer 2

    This is the biggest conflict yet within the coalition. This can't be shrugged off as "Winston being Winston". This is the closest of the 3 relationships, ideologically and personally.

    Translation: Luxon knows it was leaked from Cabinet, and the prime suspects (probably Tama Potaka or another Nat who doesn't like the path Seymour is taking the government down). Never launch an inquiry if you already know the answer and don't want to hear it.

    David Seymour wants explanation after Christopher Luxon told him he'd investigate leak – and then didn't | Newshub

    • Tony Veitch 2.1

      "I'd just say to you, from our point of view, it was an imminent decision that was being made it was well understood, well signposted and we're moving on," Luxon said.

      Can't this CEO speak in anything other than clichés?

  2. weka 3

    Bog standard misleading reporting from MSM on women's sports and trans issues.

    One tweet from RNZ, about an audio piece, says,

    World Netball have banned transgender athletes from competing at international level.

    https://twitter.com/CheckpointRNZ/status/1777585592349478992

    But another piece from RNZ (written) says that it's *women's* netball, not netball generally, and it's not all transgender people, just the male ones. The female ones can still play women's netball if they're not using testosterone.

    https://www.rnz.co.nz/news/sport/513846/world-netball-rules-out-trans-women-from-international-competition

    Keep an eye out and see how many MSM say transgender when they actually mean trans women.

    • SPC 3.1

      World Netball has taken the decision that eligibility for international Women's Netball Competition is restricted to those athletes recorded as female at birth irrespective of gender identity.

      It goes onto say that those born women and who now identify as transgender males/gender male cannot compete if they use/have used testosterone.

      The policy applies only to international level women's competitions.

      Which comes under fair competition rules.

      • Robert Guyton 3.1.1

        "have used testosterone."

        Interesting. Are other athletes banned if they "have used" other banned drugs, in the past? Is there an expiry date on other performance enhancing drugs?

        • SPC 3.1.1.1

          "World Netball has been considering this issue for some time and following detailed review of the science and consultation with experts and members it has determined that International Level Women's Netball is a gender affected activity and that a policy is required to ensure fairness and safety at this level of our sport," it states.

          "…World Netball has taken the decision that eligibility for international Women's Netball Competition is restricted to those athletes recorded as female at birth irrespective of gender identity; and transgender athletes who can establish to World Netball's satisfaction that they have not experienced the biological effects of testosterone at any time."

          The policy applies only to international level women's competitions.

          World Netball are part of WADA. Athletes as a rule get (period of time) bans for use of proscribed drugs.

          The mention of past use of male hormones here would be about advantage derived from such medical support for gender identity making for a longer term competitive advantage.

  3. Robert Guyton 4

    "Generally, trust in the media has been declining all over the world. But in New Zealand that decline is much steeper than elsewhere. According to the authors of the report, the overall trust levels have dropped by 38 per cent in the five years the AUT study has been carried out."

    Much steeper decline?

    Covidiots, that's why.

    https://democracyproject.nz/2024/04/09/bryce-edwards-whats-to-blame-for-the-publics-plummeting-trust-in-the-media/

    • weka 4.1

      and maybe sometimes the MSM just misleads people and some of the people can see that.

      https://thestandard.org.nz/daily-review-09-04-2024/#comment-1995743

      • Robert Guyton 4.1.1

        Know of a better source of news?

        One that doesn't sometimes mislead people?

        • weka 4.1.1.1

          that misses the point. If RNZ consistently mislead on reporting women's rights and gender identity issues (which they do), people notice that. Even if they still trust RNZ on other issues, there is a loss of trust.

          Then when they look at how other MSM are covering the same issue and see the same misleading framing, it makes sense that more trust is lost. I looked at netball as a key word on twitter this evening, and nearly all MSM were doing the same thing as RNZ. It's basically lying to the public.

          It's not the only thing going on with loss of trust. I think this is a big factor as as well, sort thread from experienced NZ journalist Kirsty Johnston,

          Unsure if everyone knows this but, more and more, the stories reporters write and news sites promote are determined by analytics – what has done well before (house prices!), what gets people to subscribe (private school rankings) and not by traditional news values /1

          https://twitter.com/kirsty_johnston/status/1775681077769891907

          When left and right people go on about the MSM being biased right or left, they're mostly wrong, and they ignore what Johnston is pointing to: profit is the main driver of MSM bias.

          Social Media is a big factor as well. FB's use of sophisticated tech to manipulate people emotionally and cognitively is well know. They deliver the news that they want people to see. People down the covid rabbit hole will be fed material that affirms their beliefs. That's huge.

    • Kat 4.2

      Maybe people are finally rejecting the supercilious ilk of Hoskings/Hawkesby et al…..

    • KJT 4.3

      Not Necessarily.

      Covid, when we were getting facts from real experts first hand every day, exposed how much the media were interposing their own ill informed and sparsely educated opinions during normal times.

      Especially when discussing a leftish Government.

      Trust in the media went when the media decided their job was not to report the news, but to tell us what to think. Usually on behalf of wealthy media owners.

      “Reporters”. « The Standard

      • Robert Guyton 4.3.1

        I'm with you there, KJT.

        We may never recover from that idiocy.

        • Kat 4.3.1.1

          "So going forward how does not recovering from that idiocy make you feel at this moment Mr Guyton……"

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