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The self-fulfilling evangelical death cult prophesy that pushed Trump into declaring Jerusalem the capital of Israel

By   /  December 8, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  24 Comments

For this voting block, the Bible is a literal version of events, not a metaphorical one. They believe the Earth is less than 10 000 years old, they believe climate change won’t flood the planet because God showed Noah a rainbow and they believe that the end of times and Armageddon could be upon us and they will all be raptured away to heaven.

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If having 290 000 kids in poverty is a ‘success’ I’d hate to see failure in NZ

By   /  December 8, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  5 Comments

We need to reject this attempt to differentiate the poor from the utterly destitute because it’s a mere political illusion that pretends to be doing something when in reality it is only allowing the problem to get more damaged.

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Toxic drinking water, petrol price gouging, slave students, climate change and public health meltdown – welcome to your unregulated nightmare you sleepy hobbits of muddle Nu Zilind

By   /  December 7, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  16 Comments

Some noddy at stuff wrote a column this year criticising my use of the term ‘Sleepy Hobbits’. 

For me the term sums us up perfectly as a nation.

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Trump recognising Jerusalem as Israel’s capital the stupidest, most corrupt, most unthinking, most damaged and most infantile decision of his entire stupid, corrupt, unthinking, damaged, infantile Presidency

By   /  December 7, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  46 Comments

We are in for dark days comrades.
Climate change has invited Famine and Death, Trump has invited Conquest and War.
We have the makings of our Apocalypse in the valley of Armageddon.

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How Steven Joyce killed NZ music & how a new youth radio station could save it

By   /  December 6, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  7 Comments

There’s been a very interesting series of articles published by the NZ Herald over the last week looking into why the NZ music scene that was so vibrant at the end of the 1990s has crashed to such woeful levels now.

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What the 2017 Journalism, Media and Democracy (JMAD) report means for NZs media landscape

By   /  December 6, 2017  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  11 Comments

It paints a bleak picture of the current NZ media landscape and highlights the real threat that the majority of news media is now in private hands meaning we are ripe for political manipulation and exploitation by those commercial interests that own those media.

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WAATEA NEWS: How should we respond to Don Brash’s criticism of Te Reo on Radio NZ?

By   /  December 5, 2017  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  12 Comments

What’s up with all these angry old white rich men suddenly denouncing Maoridom and how best should people who believe in progressive change and true Treaty partnership best respond to such naked ignorance?

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Shane Jones didn’t ‘misspeak’, he knew exactly who he was talking to and why Labour will fight to stop coalition document from being released

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

This need to keep the business community pacified with austerity vs the realities of needing to borrow more to repair the vast social damage 9 years of National has generated is the real friction point in the new Government.

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The Liberal Agenda Review: Gideon Levy’s road to Damascus (via Palestine)

By   /  December 3, 2017  /  Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs, The Liberal Agenda  /  6 Comments

His message – that Israeli society is incapable of dismantling the occupation and that the only way change will occur is by outside nations forcing that change upon Israel. He spoke positively of the BDS  (Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions) calling it the only game in town in shaming Israel into action.

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At some point the new Government have to acknowledge a positivity campaign only works with a fair Opposition

By   /  December 3, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  14 Comments

Sunshine and happiness are great. And Jacinda should be championing that style of progressive democracy, but someone has got to stand up and start punching back!

The new Government has got to start assembling their hit team.

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The true cruelty of Republican tax cut & why hoping on Flynn might be wishful impeachment thinking

By   /  December 3, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  23 Comments

I think the far more horrifying reality is that Trump is not going anywhere and even if he is impeached and tied up in some further prosecution, we are all simply being hopeful that this nightmare ends rather than that being the reality.

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MEDIAWATCH: If you feel alienated by hearing Māori, then perhaps you need to reflect upon that

By   /  December 2, 2017  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  20 Comments

It seems deeply sad and ugly that a gift like Te Reo can be attacked in this manner, we are beyond this and all I hear in Brash and Edwards are the roar of tired dinosaurs who don’t appreciate they are extinct already.

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Now we know Key lied about mass surveillance – let’s remind everyone what our msm said at the time

By   /  December 1, 2017  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  14 Comments

Now we know Key lied about mass surveillance, let’s remind ourselves what the great luminaries of our mainstream media had to say about the Moment of Truth…

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So that $11.7billion dollar hole Joyce lied about during election is actually a $20b hole HE BUILT

By   /  December 1, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  9 Comments

So what could be worse than lying about a $11.7billion hole that didn’t exist? Why actually creating an even bigger $20billion hole that Steven himself dug…

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Golriz Ghahraman update: Cough-cough – about my whole ‘this is a political screw up by the Greens’

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

Look, I like Golriz, I vote Green, I supported Metiria’s brave admission and I honestly hand on heart believe Green policy is the best for NZ – what I can’t support is the incompetent political mis-management that has seen the Party continue to go backwards at the ballot box for almost a decade!

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This picture shows why we can’t have democracy in New Zealand

By   /  November 30, 2017  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  20 Comments

You would think that an article as enormous as that would not only lead every news outlet, it would remain the top story.

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