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Bill English blames Gaia for Auckland Housing Crisis

By   /  February 25, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch  /  No Comments

They’ve spent so long bullying beneficiaries and the poor with this bullshit pretending it to be sound reasoned policy that when they try the same garbage on the educated middle classes they use the same condescending tone.

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National’s ‘swimmable’ rivers policy is another ‘alternative facts’ moment and why we can’t allow it

By   /  February 25, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  4 Comments

The Government redefinition of ‘swimmable’ as water that doesn’t directly burn your eyes, ears or lips and will only make 1 in 20 sick is a farce and it says the Government thinks we are idiots…

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Nothing highlights the racist blindspot & vacant ignorance of NZ mainstream media quite like the Mike Bush drink driving story

By   /  February 25, 2017  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  7 Comments

Look, I’m all for putting the boot into the cops about their incredible expansion of surveillance, bugger all oversight to their powers and don’t start me on the poorly resourced Independent Police Conduct Authority, but shanking Mike Bush in the media as a hypocrite for leading an organisation that would now stop someone becoming a Police Officer for drink driving is the most petty of examinations.

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Family Fist exploiting transphobia for political moralistic point scoring is far more destructive than transgender toilet use

By   /  February 23, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  13 Comments

PLEASE NOTE: I realise that transgender issues are a minefield which a stupid cis-male like me can blunder into and cause harm. That’s not my intention and please accept my apologies if I do.

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Fairfax threatens NZ again & Sky/Vodaphone smackdown

By   /  February 23, 2017  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  6 Comments

Watching the mega corporations who have managed to avoid any real regulation in NZ burst into tears over not being able to get their anti-competition mergers is just delightful.

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The fascinating ability for NZ Corporate media to ignore why Peter Thiel was granted residency

By   /  February 23, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  8 Comments

Our mainstream corporate media refuse to remind you of the possible billions in damages the Kim Dotcom case has opened us up to, they refuse to acknowledge the role of Corporate Hollywood in the extradition case against Kim Dotcom and they refuse to touch the real reason why Peter Thiel was granted residency in NZ.

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Why is AUT sponsoring right wing posturing pretending to be journalism?

By   /  February 22, 2017  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  7 Comments

Cameron Slater used to do this shit, he took cash from right wing industry to attack and denigrate health officials who demanded change, The Spinoff just makes that process look more palatable because it’s framed as a ‘debate’ with Julie Anne Genter.

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Dear NZ – The sooner we realise National have no interest in solving the Housing Crisis, the sooner we can organise to vote them out

By   /  February 22, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  20 Comments

…Folks, I appreciate that it’s difficult to admit that you’ve been duped, but you have been. National have zero, let me say that again, ZERO, interest in fixing the Housing Crisis.

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It’s supposed to be a broad church, not a cross burning one – Labour’s tin ear towards the Maori Party and MANA

By   /  February 22, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  6 Comments

From Labour’s perspective, the Māori Party’s desire to sit at the table with National means they are a threat and it’s a tactical position that has seen the Māori Party being accused by many Māori for being sell outs, but this election could end up creating a very different kind of Government.

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Why you should care about the Kafkaesque abomination that is the legal case against Kim Dotcom

By   /  February 22, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  36 Comments

And the madness that is this Kafkaesque case against Kim Dotcom continues, this time the Court rules that the Police had no cause to have arrested Kim on the charges of Copyright infringement, but have given our legal sovereignty over to the United States by instead finding trumped up fraud charges as the excuse to trigger extradition.

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The horror of our Suicide Nation laid bare

By   /  February 22, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  9 Comments

This is why it sickens me when the National Party promise tax cuts to the already rich and wealthy property speculating middle classes. We have a 30% jump in suicide attempts on top of the horrific levels of suicide and what is the Government promising to do?

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Prosecuting a beneficiary for claiming he was homeless when he wasn’t is a new level of spite in NZ

By   /  February 22, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  5 Comments

Christ almighty we are becoming a terribly mean country.

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Can anyone believe how petty the Salvation Army is?

By   /  February 22, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  13 Comments

Someone at the Salvation Army needs to be Court-martialled for this. It is petty beyond belief and beneath the good works they do.

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TV REVIEW: If Seven Sharp is the McDonalds of Currents Affairs, The Project is Hell Pizza- but it’s still junk food

By   /  February 20, 2017  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  36 Comments

The 41 000 homeless, the 220 000 kids in poverty, those who can’t get a job, those locked out of home ownership, the working poor, beneficiaries, the vulnerable and the abused found no champion in the Fourth Estate here. The Project won’t hold anyone to account in an election year for them.

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MANA Movement & Maori Party finally get their act together

By   /  February 20, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  11 Comments

The perfect outcome for the Left and Progressive movements would be Labour+Green+MANA/MP = 51%. That outcome would see a Labour/Green minority Government with supply and confidence from NZ First and MANA/MP. It would allow Andrew Little to Govern from the centre left with real emphasis on the Left.

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Cough-cough: Labour go up 2% after selecting Willie Jackson

By   /  February 20, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  7 Comments

The middle class educated Identitarian activists and Wellington Twitteratti who went into meltdown after Willie Jackson and Greg O’Connor were selected as Labour Party candidates as part of Andrew Little’s tactical decision to broaden Labour’s appeal to the working class, won’t know what to do after TVNZs Poll last night showing Labour has jumped up 2%.

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