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So who funds MetService? The weird madness behind the 20 meter wave story

By   /  May 21, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  7 Comments

Has everyone seen this 20 meter wave story?

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Masturbation after a mugging – The Canon Media Awards 2017

By   /  May 21, 2017  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  4 Comments

Bless them all, but I don’t care about their yearly sound of one hand clapping orchestra where they pass around their awards amongst themselves like a never-ending pass the parcel for rich people who are all related and already have all the presents. It’s like a suburban Game of Thrones but with less violence and more incest.

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Trump screams about Muslim radicals, then signs $110billion weapons deal with country most involved in spreading radical Islam

By   /  May 21, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  45 Comments

The hypocrisy of blaming Islamic extremism when it’s American foreign policy that fuels most of that righteous grievance and then signing weapons deals with one of the main instigators of that extremism is beyond any sane persons ability to comprehend.

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The dangerous fantasy of removing Trump

By   /  May 20, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  18 Comments

The current loop in liberal news media is that Trump is mere seconds away from being impeached for any number of the self inflicted mutilations the President has bewilderingly managed to find himself in daily. I think removing Trump from office is a dangerous fantasy for a number of reasons.

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4 months out from the election and look at the issues we are awkwardly ignoring

By   /  May 20, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  25 Comments

It’s weird isn’t it, 4 months out from a General Election and the list of issues that our political class and corporate media are avoiding is just extraordinary…

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5 stories that need urgent attention from the Mainstream Media

By   /  May 20, 2017  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  7 Comments

While our glorious corporate mainstream media journalists are all busy nursing hangovers from their annual self-congratulary piss up, aka the Canon Media Awards, here’s 3 news stories that need urgent attention from them, if they can pause long enough from patting themselves on the back of course.

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Let’s be honest about what the 5 Eyes would have discussed in Queenstown

By   /  May 20, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  5 Comments

If we were honest about what the 5 Eyes would have spoken about in Queenstown last month for their annual get together to decide who to destroy next, I think the following might have been on the agenda…

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Could The Opportunities Party hit 5%?

By   /  May 20, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  24 Comments

Conventional political wisdom will tell you that there is no way TOP can get to 5% with 4 months out till the election, especially when they are barely registering as 1% in the mainstream media polls, but conventional political wisdom doesn’t mean much since Trump, Brexit and Len Pen doubling the Right’s vote in France. Those who are losing from neoliberal free market globalisation are over throwing political hegemonies left, right and centre.

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The hypocrisy of America complaining about Russia hacking their election

By   /  May 20, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  18 Comments

Don’t get me wrong, I’m no fan of Russia or Putin in any way shape or form, but when compared to the last 50 years of the CIA, having to put up with some whining that a Russian Agent hacked the Democratic Party’s emails seems pretty lame.

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Let me get this straight, we are signing away our economic & political sovereignty in the TPPA to protect us from North Korea???

By   /  May 18, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  25 Comments

Bill English, you should be ashamed of yourself, stop being a bloody politician and start being a New Zealander!

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Now we know why the Greens are freaking out over The Opportunities Party

By   /  May 18, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  30 Comments

Now we know why the Greens are freaking out over The Opportunities Party, all week Julie Anne Genter has been taking pot shots at TOP and desperately trying to argue that the Greens are more radical on cannabis than their political posturing towards the centre would suggest.

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BACKBENCHER REVIEW: Can someone please shut James Shaw up?

By   /  May 18, 2017  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  25 Comments

Let’s keep James doing what he does best, watering down Environmental policy so that Dairy Farmers don’t feel threatened.

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Is New Zealand caught in an electoral bubble that can only give the rich and powerful power?

By   /  May 18, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  20 Comments

Stepping back from the politics of the moment, have we as a country become caught in an electoral bubble that can only give the rich and powerful power?

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Affordable housing, swimmable rivers, prison rehabilitation & a suicide reduction policy with no targets – welcome to denial

By   /  May 17, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  11 Comments

The denial we have allowed National Party voters to force upon us over the last decade has to end in September or we will be adrift in a carefully tailored culture of denial where no issue is ever solved.

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Why NZ officials are talking about North Korea hitting us with a nuke & how ideological are National really?

By   /  May 17, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  13 Comments

North Korean nukes is such an obvious front of a story and our embedded media who should be asking questions like, ‘why the hell are you trying to kick start this anti-democratic pro corporate power trade deal off again’ are breathlessly reporting to us about imaginary mushroom clouds.

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The truth about National’s supposed 34 000 ‘new’ houses for Auckland

By   /  May 17, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  9 Comments

This housing announcement is a joke looking for a punchline.

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