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The NZ Finance Minister’s Pride Parade Playlist

By   /  February 19, 2018  /  Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs, The Liberal Agenda  /  1 Comment

The pure joy of having a Finance Minister who also DJs is a unique experience to say the least.

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EXCLUSIVE: National Party MPs spooked by Judith’s rise

By   /  February 18, 2018  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  14 Comments

TDB has leant that a National candidate is pressuring the hierarchy  for the National Party vote for Leader to occur as early as Tuesday this week instead of the set period of time as Judith Collins speaks over the Caucus directly to members.

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The Professor who highlighted National are merely a front for Chinese business interests receives threats and has her home broken into

By   /  February 16, 2018  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  25 Comments

If we had a functioning news service staffed with people who understood the basic power dynamics of NZ and had a tiny amount of intellectual curiosity, this would lead the 6pm News bulletins tonight…

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The greatest enemy of the new Government isn’t the National Party, it’s the Public ‘Service’

By   /  February 16, 2018  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  20 Comments

I’ve heard from numerous sources within the new Government over concerns that Ministers have been swamped by their Ministries and the vested interests of the Ministry Officials are what are being promoted and real change stymied everywhere.

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The dirty politics campaign to destabilise Bill English

By   /  February 14, 2018  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  20 Comments

The Right are rising within National and expect them to usher in a level of dirty politics never seen before. They will ignite white rage and fan it with Chinese business money. 

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Bill English’s true legacy

By   /  February 14, 2018  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  25 Comments

All his life, from gay rights, abortion rights, marriage equality, climate change and cannabis reform, this man has been on the wrong side of history. In the end his religious fervour and his value system generated huge social welfare ideas that were more punishing and less compassionate than he ever intended, that’s because Bill’s sense of love never extended to his fellow human being, it was always set by a distant and angry God.  

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UPDATE: Did Julie Anne Genter just lose the Green Party co-leadership?

By   /  February 14, 2018  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  15 Comments

let’s be quite clear here, in my opinion, Judith Collins represents the greatest danger to NZ politics in its truest sense than anyone since Muldoon.

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Bill English resigns as Leader of the National Party

By   /  February 13, 2018  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  48 Comments

Bill English destabilised as Leader before conference + Chris Bishop having snapchat allegations leaked to stop him running as leader = Judith Collins?

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The real question behind our horror housing stats – where the hell were the media for 9 years?

By   /  February 12, 2018  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  7 Comments

How come an avalanche of social damage can build over 9 years and collapse without the mainstream media of NZ noticing for almost a decade?

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5 reasons why stripping Bob Jones of his knighthood is totally misplaced social media rage

By   /  February 12, 2018  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  31 Comments

How the NBR have managed to escape the social media rage directed at Jones is the real question and by focusing on this attempt to strip Jones of his Knighthood, we are actually letting NBR off the hook.  

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I despise Chris Bishop – but this snapchat allegation isn’t fair

By   /  February 12, 2018  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  19 Comments

If this is simply a case of him choosing to be on a social media platform and then getting contacted on that platform by teenagers, then the attempts to smear him as some type of sleaze or predator are outrageous and defamatory.

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The headline shouldn’t be ‘National support Bill’ it should be ‘Bill English refuses to let Judith Collins become leader’.

By   /  February 9, 2018  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  6 Comments

Sources to The Daily Blog have said Bill’s decision to hold firm was because he was utterly against the possibility of Judith Collins becoming leader.

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Another Dow Jones 1033 point meltdown – Don’t Panic/Do Panic – the conflicting messages being fed to the NZ public

By   /  February 9, 2018  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  31 Comments

We have a global economy that has been fed $15Trillion in quantitive easing, $10Trillion in bonds and the lowest inflation rates for 5000 years. This market is so distorted now that the computer algorithms are mercilessly punishing human greed by forcing massive technical corrections.

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TDB names next Cyclone Gerry

By   /  February 9, 2018  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  2 Comments

Because climate change is a political problem & not a scientific question, The Daily Blog is naming all cyclones after our MPs and Companies who have done so much to hold back genuine climate change reform

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PART 1: Julie Anne Genter vs Marama Davidson for co-leader of the Greens (plus Lucy Lawless?)

By   /  February 8, 2018  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  15 Comments

Firstly, how lucky are the Greens to have two spectacular candidates compete in what will be a respectful and challenging contest?

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The new media narrative about Global Warming

By   /  February 7, 2018  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  3 Comments

I’ve noticed a new narrative line being developed in the mainstream media towards climate change.

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