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Why the Slater defamation case is so important for democracy in NZ

By   /  October 5, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  13 Comments

Do we want secretly funded fake news campaigns to be able to derail serious public health issues in favour of commercial interests? Is that the kind of public policy debate we want?

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The only thing worse than mass shootings

By   /  October 5, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  66 Comments

Only thing more grotesque than the damaged gun culture of Amerika & horror of mass shootings are conspiracy theorists who claim these attacks are manufactured. Apart from the insanity of those claims, it white washes the deep cultural changes needed.

It is a denial beneath contempt.

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WaateaNews: How do Māori respond to the next wave of colonisation?

By   /  October 5, 2017  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  29 Comments

The impact of the Asian-NZ population tripling in the space of 20 years and overtaking Māori has political, economic and cultural ramifications that haven’t been discussed yet it’s a debate that is already running.

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Wait, what? Can we just go back to that story about Police spying on prison activists?

By   /  October 4, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  17 Comments

This story demands far more media attention than it has been given. Please share it widely on your social media networks.  

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Let’s seriously consider David Farrar’s offer to the Greens and laugh and laugh and laugh

By   /  October 4, 2017  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  27 Comments

…the only scenario where the Greens join the National Party is if Hitler resurrects from the grave with a legion of Nazi zombies and declares an ecological war against the Amazon rain forest.

Sorry David Farrar, That’s the only scenario.

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List of things people believe who are calling for a National-Green Government

By   /  October 3, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  34 Comments

The frenzied delusion being coughed up by the corporate mainstream media and their puppets demanding that the Greens work with National would be funny if it weren’t so desperate.

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America’s latest mass shooting self mutilation

By   /  October 3, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  68 Comments

Once again, the toxic cocktail of a deeply paranoid culture mixed with a vicious gun industry that manages to tap every deep seated fear of the national identity has reared its ugly head and committed another American mass shooting.

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The ridiculous pro National propaganda of Garner, Du Plessis-Allan, Roughan & Kirk

By   /  October 1, 2017  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  66 Comments

The right wing and their corporate media enablers need to delegitimise MMP and any Labour led Government by decrying Winston, undermining Jacinda and demonising the Greens.

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The who, how, why and ramifications of killing the Māori Party

By   /  October 1, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  25 Comments

National used the Māori Party as political camouflage and the policy crumbs the Māori Party received for providing National with that political camouflage wasn’t worth losing their mana over.  

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Only middle class activists would wait another 3 years to change the Government

By   /  September 30, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  17 Comments

Only middle class activists with cushy public jobs in Wellington that won’t be impacted by a change of Government would cry that Winston isn’t good enough to change the Government.

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Comparing the negotiating teams

By   /  September 30, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  28 Comments

The negotiating teams of each of the Political Parties vying to form the next Government say much about the relationship each of the Leaders are needing and how they expect a possible coalition alliance to play out.

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Remember that time Labour identity politics activists tried to expel Willie Jackson and Greg O’Connor

By   /  September 30, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  12 Comments

Remember the young labour party identity politics activists who signed a letter to expel Willie Jackson and Greg O’Connor from Waitangi Day at the beginning of this year?

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As MMP reality sets in, Labour-NZ First-Green Government looks more likely

By   /  September 29, 2017  /  Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  9 Comments

…the reality is that we are starting to see more and more of the mainstream punditry acknowledge that their attempt at a National Party Coronation has failed and that there is a 50-50 chance we will see a Labour led Government.

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When National supporters scream National has the majority – show them this

By   /  September 29, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  9 Comments

The Right wing in conjunction with the right wing corporate media are desperately spinning a line that National won the election. 

That is a total fabrication.

Here are the facts…

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WaateaNews Column: Election 2017 – Maori Party punished & Labour rewarded

By   /  September 29, 2017  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  1 Comment

We’ve lost Metiria, Marama, Te Ururoa and Hone as voices for the most vulnerable, Labour’s Maori Caucus must now become that.

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Why the National-Green Government idea is a desperate joke

By   /  September 28, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  47 Comments

There is more chance of me becoming the next leader of the ACT Party than the Greens going with fucking National.

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