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MUST WATCH: Jake Tame destroys Bill English over Bootcamps

By   /  August 14, 2017  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  22 Comments

Jack Tame is one of NZs best and most underrated journalists and interviewers, watch him destroy Bill English’s bullshit reasoning over Bootcamps.

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Nuclear war threats and Nazi rallies? That’s 205 days of President Trump

By   /  August 14, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  13 Comments

Trump is building a third electorate, alienated culturally and broken economically by Democrats and Republicans and fuelled on racist radicalism. All he needs now is some external threat to manipulate and demand total obedience from.

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Bootcamps? National want to bring back counter-productive bootcamps? No wonder we have such a high youth suicide rate

By   /  August 13, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  18 Comments

Bootcamps don’t help those forced through them, bootcamps don’t stop our insane prison population, bootcamps make angry National supporters feel good.

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Twitter Watch: Bill English’s bullshit walk on the beach during one of Auckland’s worst lightening storms

By   /  August 13, 2017  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  10 Comments

No, this isn’t a  Cialis commercial, it’s the Prime Minister claiming he and his wife were having a nice walk on the beach at 6.29pm in Auckland.

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Is Patrick Gower a sociopath? Look for yourself

By   /  August 13, 2017  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  30 Comments

Never before has the voice of rich white male privilege sounded so delusional. If the tv3 gig ever ends, Gower has a job for life as Trump’s Press Secretary.  

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Heather du Plessis-Allan shows Metiria there’s no such thing as sisterhood

By   /  August 13, 2017  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  12 Comments

du Plessis-Alan manages to go beyond hating on uppity Maoris, she also washes away an entire nations bigotry against beneficiaries by blaming Metiria for not being contrite enough…

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Tim Beveridge – white man sings the blues

By   /  August 13, 2017  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  3 Comments

I don’t know Tim Beveridge from a bar of soap, he’s a ZB host and I never listen to ZB.

But I do read the columns he writes for the NZ Herald which are filled with the sort of pompous self inflated sense of privilege that anyone hosting a show on ZB seems to be infested with.

His latest column however is so cringe worthy in its ‘why can’t white men get a break’ narrative it just would be wrong to not deeply mock it…

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The madness of National stealing water for Dairy Farmers, economic meltdown and the looming environmental catastrophe

By   /  August 13, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  12 Comments

Watching Steven Joyce doing the weekend current affairs circuit describing Labour’s water tax on farmers as economic self mutilation and denying criticisms that National have stolen and subsidised water for their Dairy Farmer mates is evidence of a Government too self interested to think outside their special interests.

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Can we pause and consider what just happened to Metiria back there?

By   /  August 11, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  36 Comments

Metiria’s crime was not that she had told the truth about needing to game the draconian neoliberal welfare system, but that she had the audacity to tell her story with her chin up in defiance at the injustice of that system rather than the self-shaming we all demand from anything that is attached to the virgin sacrificing sacredness of ‘taxpayer money’. 

In NZ we accept the dignity of the broken, but never the dignity of the resistant.

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Kennedy Graham & David Clendon can not be allowed back into the Party

By   /  August 10, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  35 Comments

You don’t get to pull the suicide bomber stance they took by publicly resigning and then try to come back in.

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Why I disagree with banning Mike Hosking from hosting the debates for being politically biased

By   /  August 10, 2017  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  43 Comments

Shock and horror that Mike Hosking is hosting the TVNZ debates has erupted on social media with many claiming he is too biased against Labour to be an impartial host.

I disagree.

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Newshub Poll – National 44.4% Labour 33.1% BZ First 9.2% Green 8.3%

By   /  August 9, 2017  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  50 Comments

The vast majority of Labour’s gain is at the expense of NZ First and the Greens, Jacinda was only able to pull .8% away from National, and that should be a major worry.

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BREAKING: Neoliberal hate of the poor wins – Metiria resigns

By   /  August 9, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  106 Comments

…Metiria’s real crime was to challenge neoliberal cultural mythology and promise hope to beneficiaries that someone who shared their experience would force change for them.

Rich, white, male broadcasters have had their witch hunt and we have lost a civil rights hero. NZ is a poorer political landscape for it.

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Waatea News Column – One of the most soul destroying parts of being inside Labour is watching focus groups.

By   /  August 9, 2017  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  7 Comments

Labour’s collapse in the Polls has gifted them a Leader who can finally explain policy in a way that resonates and is listened to, this changes the dynamic and also makes National’s next attack line, which has moved from bad leadership to bad policy, far more of a difficult trick to pull off because when it comes to policy, Labour’s are light years ahead of National.

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If TOP can woo Kennedy Graham as a candidate – they hit 5%. Will Gareth Morgan be the Queenmaker?

By   /  August 8, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  25 Comments

If Labour continue to climb, and TOP can get Clendon or Graham, Gareth Morgan might be the Queenmaker, not Winston.

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Rich, white, male broadcasters hating on Metiria again

By   /  August 8, 2017  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  56 Comments

…I’m not sure what angers Patrick, Garner, Espiner, Hosking, Soper or Armstrong most, that Metiria has highlighted the cruelty of our welfare system and empowered beneficiaries or that the Greens went up despite all orgy of sexist hate they spat at Metiria.

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