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I’m sorry, but how is challenging outright lies in media a “meltdown”?

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Malcolm Turnbull is being accused of having a Twitter meltdown.

Why?

Because he challenged misleading news reports about what was in the budget, and had previously told the journalist that she was barking up the wrong tree, but they printed it anyway.

The Media party don’t like being called liars, so now it is Malcolm Turnbull having a “meltdown”.

Have a look at the negative reporting from the SMH:

Australia Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has launched a Donald Trump-like Twitter tirade in a response to a report that the government will scrap concession cards and welfare payments in the May budget, saying it’s “false” and he “outright” rejects it.

In a series of four tweets the Prime Minister slapped down the report in News Corp newspapers on Sunday which said the government was looking to scrap all welfare payments below $20.02 a fortnight, a change targeted at aged pensioners.   Read more »

Even lefty snowflakes can’t take it any more

Twitter is an awful place, infested with snowflakes, bullies, nasty people and politicians.

It has become so bad that some lefty snowflakes are jacking it in…like Owen Jones, a Guardian journalist.

Guardian columnist Owen Jones has announced he is going to largely quit using social media because it has become “completely and utterly depressing”.   Read more »

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Labour trying to hide the fact they are the Nasty party

Labour are trying to hide the fact they are the Nasty party.

A directive has been issued telling candidates and MPs to cleanse their social media accounts. I wonder what Andrew Little is going to do about his employers are parasites social media stuff up?

Labour Party candidates have been urged to clean up their social media profiles by removing potentially embarrassing pictures or comments about the party.

The directive by Labour’s general secretary Andrew Kirton was accidentally sent by text message to a Newstalk ZB reporter.   Read more »

Why do politicians and their staff even use Twitter?

No good ever comes from letting a politician or a staffer tweet, unless you are Donald Trump.

No swinging voter, ever, has been swayed by a tweet. So why do politicians and their staff even bother, it just seems fraught with danger.

It’s the last thing Malcolm Turnbull needs.

A day after hosing down rumours of a rift between the US and Australia, a staff member from the Australian Prime Minister’s own office has been caught sharing anti-Donald Trump propaganda.

Sydney radio station 2GB reported this afternoon the executive assistant to the PM’s chief of staff, Drew Clarke, had been suspended indefinitely.   Read more »

Finally David has a Goliath in his corner

Israeli Leaders quite understandably have hailed the ‘New Era’ of Donald Trump after eight long and painful years of Barack Obama’s leadership. It is worth noting that Donald Trump has been described as a “true friend of Israel” given that Whaleoil published the responses from three of New Zealand’s political parties to the question, ” Are you a friend of Israel? “

Maori Party response

Act Party Response

Labour Party response

Both the National Party and NZ First did not respond to the question.

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Mike King points out one of the many serious flaws with social media

Both Facebook and Twitter are failing to provide consistency in their business models. No matter what side of the free speech divide you are on as a customer you expect a business to enforce its rules fairly and dispassionately. Furthermore, you expect its rules to be simple and easy to understand so they are easy to enforce.Mike King has alerted Facebook to a serious issue that is still unresolved. It should not be this hard to get a suicide video removed and it reflects the worldwide problem of social media giants who are unable or unwilling to moderate their forums adequately or consistently.Ironically Facebook has a suicide prevention feature but it has failed to remove a video of an actual suicide.

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Another example of a value system that doesn’t match ours

In my article on Sunday, I wrote about how Muslims are the group impacting the West most because of their birth rates and because of their demands on our Christian and secular societies that reflect their different values. A Syrian refugee who writes for the Huffington Post is an excellent example of a Muslim who has a value system that is completely at odds with a society that defends women’s rights.  18-year-old Aras Bacho tweeted that women should not be out alone at night. He also blamed women for the sex attacks across Germany last year on New Year’s eve.

…In a perhaps revealing statement about the attitudes of Syrian refugee men, Bacho — who writes frequently for the Huffington Post’s German website — said: “Most of the time the women are to blame. To be alone at night. On the other hand, the refugees should behave”.

…His tweet, on his verified account, has been live for over 5 days at the time of publication, and the Huffington Post shows no signs of relieving him of his duties as a columnist, with his latest column being filed 5 days after the offending tweet.

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Bill English on the leadership of the National party in his own words

In March of this year Jarrod Gilbert interviewed Bill English. The interview was published in the NZ Herald, but Gilbert left out this part:

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On Wednesday #DumpKelloggs #1 trending topic in the U.S.

Cereal company Kelloggs chose to politicise their advertising choices when they publically withdrew their advertisements from Media powerhouse Breitbart News. They  claimed that the site’s values were not aligned with their own. Breitbart that has an audience of 45,000,000 readers, (many of whom are Kellogg’s customers ) did not take the attack against their income sitting down. They declared war on Kelloggs and organised a boycott against the company on Wednesday. As a result of their action  #DumpKelloggs became the most popular trending topic on Twitter in the United States that same day.

The message to politically minded businesses is clear. Politicise your business decisions at your peril. Conservative customers will punish you for it. The days of only left-wing customers engaging in boycotts of businesses are over. The new conservatives and the so-called alt-right are not afraid to use their buying power as a weapon.

 

The boycott …under the hashtag #DumpKelloggs, has generated thousands of posts on Facebook and Twitter, with the official Kellogg’s Facebook pages for various products being bombarded with complaints from Breitbart’s readers.

…“Breitbart News is the largest platform for pro-family content anywhere on the Internet. We are fearless advocates for traditional American values, perhaps most important among them is freedom of speech, or our motto ‘more voices, not less,’” declared Marlow. “For Kellogg’s, an American brand, to blacklist Breitbart News in order to placate left-wing totalitarians is a disgraceful act of cowardice. They insult our incredibly diverse staff and spit in the face of our 45,000,000 highly engaged, highly perceptive, highly loyal readers, many of whom are Kellogg’s customers.”

“Boycotting Breitbart News for presenting mainstream American ideas is an act of discrimination and intense prejudice,” he continued. “If you serve Kellogg’s products to your family, you are serving up bigotry at your breakfast table.”

Breitbart President and CEO Larry Solov mirrored Marlow’s response, branding the move as “un-American.”

“Kellogg’s has shown its contempt for Breitbart’s 45 million readers and for the main street American values that they hold dear,” said Solov. “Pulling its advertising from Breitbart News is a decidedly cynical and un-American act. The only sensible response is to join together and boycott Kellogg’s products in protest.”

-Breitbart

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Do it Twitter, I Double Dare you

Twitter has said that it will remove Trump from the social platform if he becomes too ” unruly. ” Their stance is not unsurprising given their ongoing campaign of censorship of conservative voices which has created an exodus to Gab. Trump’s campaign team have credited their social media campaign with helping them win the election so it is not surprising that the left-leaning business would now look for any possible excuse to take away Trump’s communication with his massive following.

 

Trump’s Twitter account now has 16.2 million followers, and his Facebook account has 15.6 million likes. His Instagram account has 4.2 million followers. Between the three, that’s 36 million people his personal social media accounts reach.

“The success to our social media platforms comes directly from then-candidate, and now President-elect of the United States of America, Donald J. Trump,” Scavino told Breitbart News. “It is all Mr. Trump and his messaging. Whether Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram platforms, Mr. Trump is directly involved with our social media messaging. He loves communicating with the American people, and he loves seeing what is going out.”

Scavino informed Breitbart News that there was not some boardroom of political consultants pre-testing talking points for tweets and Facebook and Instagram posts before they went out. It was him, Trump and his iPhone, that led the way in making this happen.

“Our social media platforms—and the way they were operated—is without question, historic,” Scavino said. “It has never been seen before, and it will never be seen again. We didn’t have a massive team—just a few of us working on all of his social platforms. We did not have videographers, producers, or social media managers responsible for handling each platform.

…That occasionally led to some criticism of some of the posts, but Trump’s victory on November 8 speaks for itself.

-breitbart.com

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