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TV REVIEW: If you write TV reviews about the Bachelor that don’t demand an end to this sexist trash then you are part of the problem

By   /  April 24, 2017  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  2 Comments

The Batchelor is to responsible broadcasting what a Big Mac combo is to breakfast.

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Must see TV: Al Jazeera’s “Taliban Oil” and “The Day Israel Attacked America”

By   /  April 24, 2017  /  Frank Macskasy, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  1 Comment

Highly recommended as Must see TV:

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TWITTER WATCH: Is this the most stupid comment made about the People’s Report on Mental Health?

By   /  April 22, 2017  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  9 Comments

…the People’s Report on Mental Health is a challenging and deeply necessary body of work that forces us to confront the damage we are needlessly causing through our under funded mental health service.

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Live stream of KFC, Pizza Hut, Carls Jr and Starbucks workers to strike 12pm today then Cannabis reform protest at 1pm

By   /  April 22, 2017  /  Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  No Comments

TDB will live stream the worker strike Auckland: KFC Balmoral, 511 Dominion Rd, at 12pm and then live stream the Cannabis protest at 1pm here live from our Twitter feed on the front page.

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The AM Show’s spluttering surprise at Andrew Little’s position on cutting immigration by tens of thousands

By   /  April 20, 2017  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  12 Comments

The AM Show has become a wiggly tooth that I can’t stop rubbing and touching.

I think I’m a news masochist.

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About that highly manipulative new Youi insurance advert

By   /  April 18, 2017  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  3 Comments

…the fact that none of this has been highlighted by the same media who are being paid by Youi for advertising is a gross dereliction of duty by a hard up mainstream media who are now too frightened to bite the hand that feeds it.

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How is this not fake news?

By   /  April 18, 2017  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  6 Comments

The corporate mainstream media do a lot of complaining about ‘fake news’ and a lot of chest beating about the state of their ‘journalism’ but you can see why attacking the credibility of corporate news media is so easy to do when you see example after example of news that is not in any way shape or form actual news.

Take this steaming turd of s story…

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TV REVIEW: Real Time with Bill Maher – civilisation finally comes to New Zealand media landscape

By   /  April 18, 2017  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  10 Comments

Bill Maher is unashamedly liberal, he doesn’t pretend to be centrist, he calls it like he sees it and because we have so few broadcasters who can actually articulate a counter hegemonic narrative to the right wing bullshit that contaminates all corporate news media, he is a unique and powerful voice for reason.

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TV Review: Q+A – too much bigotry for breakfast?

By   /  April 16, 2017  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  16 Comments

Jesus H Christ, Jessica Mutch might have thought her questioning of Moana Jackson was taking the redneck bigotry of muddle Nu Zilind to a Maori academic who was saying something ridiculous, but it just came across like she was the bigot.

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Stuff.co.nz give us a taste of the journalism they’ll offer if we don’t give them their newspaper Monopoly

By   /  April 15, 2017  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  1 Comment

How this managed to be a news story is utterly beyond me and it is a continued dilution of stuff.co.nz from a credible and factually based news site to a clickbait opinion based fake news site.

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Must hear radio: Radio NZ interviews a neo-con Hawk

By   /  April 15, 2017  /  Frank Macskasy, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  8 Comments

Washington neo-con hawk, Ambassador Dan Fried, promoting the American imperial hegemonic efforts against Russia and Syria and why expansion of NATO into former Soviet states is a “good thing”.

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SOCIAL MEDIA: Autopsy of United Airline’s apology

By   /  April 12, 2017  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  9 Comments

So in the wake of the horrible images of United Airline security staff beating and dragging a passenger off one of their planes, here is how United Airline’s ‘apologised’

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Is this relationship that Public Address has unearthed commercial?

By   /  April 11, 2017  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  9 Comments

The connection of all this lifestyle home ownership porn being rammed down our throat by the NZ Herald has been exposed by Public Address as being all through one company, Ron Hoy Fong and his “coaching family” Ronovationz…

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Stuff should be ashamed of themselves for pimping corporate farming interests

By   /  April 11, 2017  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  10 Comments

This is nothing short of a character assassination and a reminder that Fairfax is there for corporate interests. The Dairy Industry has gone from being an abuser of our environment into being an abuser of science, we just can’t let these sanctimonious pricks get away with this.

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TV Review: Sunday’s ‘the price of milk’ special and the backlash against Mazda

By   /  April 11, 2017  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  12 Comments

I don’t ever bother watching Sunday on TVNZ, it just has never interested me as a genuine source of current affairs, but I must admit to having my interest grabbed by their one hour special on Sunday which looked at the true cost of Dairy farming in NZ.

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YOUI WINS 2016 ROGER AWARD – For The Worst Transnational Corporation Operating In Aotearoa/New Zealand

By   /  April 10, 2017  /  Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  3 Comments

Youi was a finalist because, as the nominator wrote: “Youi uniquely, does not do business online. Very deliberately, they insist on everything being done over the phone. Once engaged in conversation, their call centre staff insist on being given the caller’s credit card details on purely spurious grounds. Once the company has those details, it starts taking money off the card or out of the caller’s bank account.

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