Mark the Week: Media's shocking bias over cannabis vote

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Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Fri, 22 Jan 2021, 10:24AM
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Mark the Week: Media's shocking bias over cannabis vote

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Fri, 22 Jan 2021, 10:24AM

At the end of each week, Mike Hosking takes you through the big ticket items and lets you know what he makes of it all.

Joe Biden.

8/10.

"A level of normality has been restored.

No, he's not the best the Democrats can produce, far less America, but he's more normal, less angry, and a damn sight more honest."

Donald Trump.

4/10.

"A sad, pathetic sort of end.

A self-absorbed, introspective exit that doesn’t serve him well."

NZ's Covid Vaccine Rollout.

2/10.

"This has the potential to be the government's Achilles heel, if not undoing.

We are not front of the line. Medsafe is an excuse for our non-delivery.

We are not in lockstep with Australia. They are making this up."

Helen Clark.

7/10.

"Good on her for telling it like it is with China and the W.H.O.

Both have a lot to answer for, let's hope someone is asking the questions and holding them to account."

The Australian Open Covid Dramas.

4/10.

"Melbourne did the right thing by fighting to hold it.

A handful of players didn’t help with their Trumpesque fit of pique. Hopefully it's smoother sailing from here."

The Media.

2/10.

"The research this week exposing the shocking bias on the cannabis vote, despite their ongoing dishonesty around their claims of being fair and balanced, is a wake up call to us all.

Nothing wrong with an agenda or opinion, just be open and honest about it."

New Childcare Centre Lunch Rules.

1/10.

"In its own specific way, it's a reflection of all that’s wrong with the world in 2021.

Common sense be gone, we've let the madness overtake us."

The Prada Cup.

9/10.

"Highlight of the summer.

Pictures of New Zealand to the world, technology to boggle your mind, a genuine contest, and American Magic reminding us why we love this sort of sport. You never know when it can all come disastrously unstuck.

It has been absolutely brilliant."

Bridgerton.

3/10.

"Really? I didn’t get to the end of episode one."

LISTEN ABOVE FOR MIKE HOSKING'S FULL WEEK IN REVIEW