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Heather du Plessis-Allan shows Metiria there’s no such thing as sisterhood

By   /  August 13, 2017  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  12 Comments

du Plessis-Alan manages to go beyond hating on uppity Maoris, she also washes away an entire nations bigotry against beneficiaries by blaming Metiria for not being contrite enough…

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Tim Beveridge – white man sings the blues

By   /  August 13, 2017  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  3 Comments

I don’t know Tim Beveridge from a bar of soap, he’s a ZB host and I never listen to ZB.

But I do read the columns he writes for the NZ Herald which are filled with the sort of pompous self inflated sense of privilege that anyone hosting a show on ZB seems to be infested with.

His latest column however is so cringe worthy in its ‘why can’t white men get a break’ narrative it just would be wrong to not deeply mock it…

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The madness of National stealing water for Dairy Farmers, economic meltdown and the looming environmental catastrophe

By   /  August 13, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  12 Comments

Watching Steven Joyce doing the weekend current affairs circuit describing Labour’s water tax on farmers as economic self mutilation and denying criticisms that National have stolen and subsidised water for their Dairy Farmer mates is evidence of a Government too self interested to think outside their special interests.

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Can we pause and consider what just happened to Metiria back there?

By   /  August 11, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  36 Comments

Metiria’s crime was not that she had told the truth about needing to game the draconian neoliberal welfare system, but that she had the audacity to tell her story with her chin up in defiance at the injustice of that system rather than the self-shaming we all demand from anything that is attached to the virgin sacrificing sacredness of ‘taxpayer money’. 

In NZ we accept the dignity of the broken, but never the dignity of the resistant.

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Kennedy Graham & David Clendon can not be allowed back into the Party

By   /  August 10, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  35 Comments

You don’t get to pull the suicide bomber stance they took by publicly resigning and then try to come back in.

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Why I disagree with banning Mike Hosking from hosting the debates for being politically biased

By   /  August 10, 2017  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  43 Comments

Shock and horror that Mike Hosking is hosting the TVNZ debates has erupted on social media with many claiming he is too biased against Labour to be an impartial host.

I disagree.

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Newshub Poll – National 44.4% Labour 33.1% BZ First 9.2% Green 8.3%

By   /  August 9, 2017  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  50 Comments

The vast majority of Labour’s gain is at the expense of NZ First and the Greens, Jacinda was only able to pull .8% away from National, and that should be a major worry.

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BREAKING: Neoliberal hate of the poor wins – Metiria resigns

By   /  August 9, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  106 Comments

…Metiria’s real crime was to challenge neoliberal cultural mythology and promise hope to beneficiaries that someone who shared their experience would force change for them.

Rich, white, male broadcasters have had their witch hunt and we have lost a civil rights hero. NZ is a poorer political landscape for it.

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If TOP can woo Kennedy Graham as a candidate – they hit 5%. Will Gareth Morgan be the Queenmaker?

By   /  August 8, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  25 Comments

If Labour continue to climb, and TOP can get Clendon or Graham, Gareth Morgan might be the Queenmaker, not Winston.

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Rich, white, male broadcasters hating on Metiria again

By   /  August 8, 2017  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  56 Comments

…I’m not sure what angers Patrick, Garner, Espiner, Hosking, Soper or Armstrong most, that Metiria has highlighted the cruelty of our welfare system and empowered beneficiaries or that the Greens went up despite all orgy of sexist hate they spat at Metiria.

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James Shaw must crush Kennedy Graham and David Clendon’s Green Wedding Betrayal

By   /  August 7, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  85 Comments

The Greens are reaching out to the weakest and poorest amongst us with a $180 per week increase in benefits, while I’m sure Jacinda will take back what the Greens recently gained, Metiria’s story resonated with many who have been cruelly treated by our neoliberal welfare state who don’t vote and may be motivated to vote.

Losing two grumpy old white men won’t hurt Green hopes of igniting that electorate.

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Bill English said ‘People don’t vote on personality’ – ummmm, John Key anyone?

By   /  August 7, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  8 Comments

Personality not only wins elections Bill, it forgives almost every possible sin by the voter, that’s why National voters have turned a blind eye to suicide, mental health, poverty, inequality and the way beneficiaries, prisoners and the vulnerable are treated by the state.

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Social Media results are in – Jacinda wins her first week, NZ First beat Greens and TOP out rates National

By   /  August 7, 2017  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  17 Comments

Lots to chew over.

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The real difference between Labour & National’s Transport announcements today

By   /  August 6, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  19 Comments

…the fact that  Jacinda, she can announce a nothing Transport policy that promises something a decade earlier than the 30 years away that National are offering and be greeted with cheering crowds is the difference.

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Jacinda’s first announcement ‘Let’s do the bleeding obvious’ – where the Greens must now move

By   /  August 6, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  32 Comments

Jacinda’s announcement is of course a wasted opportunity because all Labour are doing here is gentrifying the public transport system faster than National will. It’ll go down like a drunk in a brewery with the train spotter anorak club at Greater Auckland but if all Labour are offering is a gentrified public transport system so Simon Wilson doesn’t have to have smelly poor people rubbing up against his corduroy jacket it’s a wasted opportunity.

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Dear Green supporters – remember this Treason – Metiria’s real crime was to force NZ to confront its neoliberal welfare cruelty

By   /  August 6, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  11 Comments

Look how many people the following image has reached on Facebook…

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