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Labour vs The Nation – learning a lesson from Corbyn’s recent poll jump

By   /  May 27, 2017  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  17 Comments

Huge Twitter eruption of elite journalistic privilege today over the decision by NZ Labour to dump appearing on The Nation.

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LAUNCHING NOW: The Daily Blog 2017 election contribution drive

By   /  May 24, 2017  /  Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  3 Comments

Brothers and sisters, Comrades – if you want to support independent blogs so you have some critical media this election rather than the corporate crap we are usually fed, then we need your help.

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TWITTER WATCH: Bill English literally says ‘let them eat pie’ for Budget

By   /  May 24, 2017  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  11 Comments

…laughing it up about what Pie you will eat with your Finance Minister when there are a quarter of a million hungry children living in poverty and 1600 dying each year from the cold is pretty out of touch even for the National Party.

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Masturbation after a mugging – The Canon Media Awards 2017

By   /  May 21, 2017  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  4 Comments

Bless them all, but I don’t care about their yearly sound of one hand clapping orchestra where they pass around their awards amongst themselves like a never-ending pass the parcel for rich people who are all related and already have all the presents. It’s like a suburban Game of Thrones but with less violence and more incest.

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5 stories that need urgent attention from the Mainstream Media

By   /  May 20, 2017  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  7 Comments

While our glorious corporate mainstream media journalists are all busy nursing hangovers from their annual self-congratulary piss up, aka the Canon Media Awards, here’s 3 news stories that need urgent attention from them, if they can pause long enough from patting themselves on the back of course.

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BACKBENCHER REVIEW: Can someone please shut James Shaw up?

By   /  May 18, 2017  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  26 Comments

Let’s keep James doing what he does best, watering down Environmental policy so that Dairy Farmers don’t feel threatened.

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Media Take – NZ VS OZ

By   /  May 17, 2017  /  Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  2 Comments

On Media Take we are looking at Australia. We discuss Government policy changes and how New Zealanders are being affected with politician Louisa Wall, founder of The Daily Blog Martyn (Bomber) Bradbury and Broadcaster Alison Mau. Business journalist Rod Oram also talks about the pressures on local journalists from their Australian bosses.

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Heather du Plessis-Allan and Millennial entitlement

By   /  May 15, 2017  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  17 Comments

Pointing out the selfishness of a consumer culture that society helped build however is a bit like blaming the P addict while you sell them meth.

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TV REVIEW: Q+A – Andrew Little looks Prime Ministerial

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

Andrew Little was on with Jessica Mutch. She pushed Little on Charter Schools and Maori Prisons because when Maori suggest anything that might be designed by Maori for Maori we know Western Civilisation itself is in the balance and may just tip over the cliff and smash into a trillion pieces that can never be put back together again.

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TWITTER WATCH: Trump openly threatens former FBI Director on Twitter

By   /  May 13, 2017  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  9 Comments

Fuck me but Trump openly threatening Comey on Twitter is just such an extraordinarily frightening escalation after his last extraordinarily frightening escalation…

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MEDIA WATCH: Action Station playing into Government’s hands over People’s Mental Health Report

By   /  May 12, 2017  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  6 Comments

…there is a very clear rational as to why the Government are labelling this report as pushed by “Left-Wing, ant-Government protestors”, and that is because National discovered through the Epsom Tea Pot Tapes and Nicky Hager that their rump voters hate the messenger far more than they are prepared to hate the message.

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Radio NZ ratings and what does it need to do to satisfy National Party philosophy of success?

By   /  May 12, 2017  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  18 Comments

This is the political Party who champions individual success and claims that the market will righteously reward those who succeed, yet they won’t apply the basic principles of their own political philosophy to a State owned Radio station who is taking on the private players and beating them.

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Corporate Mainstream NZ Media suddenly realise NZers are being lied to but don’t see their own role in that

By   /  May 10, 2017  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  6 Comments

The corporate mainstream media can’t understand why educated NZers hate them or why they walked away years ago to the internet for better sources of information to hold the powerful to account. Listening to the way Rod Oram was treated by Fairfax and the way those arrogant pricks had the audacity to hold him up as their evidence of being balanced while they were quality gagging him is the final nail in corporate media’s coffin.

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MEDIA WATCH: Rod Oram steps down from Fairfax after ‘editorial differences’

By   /  May 9, 2017  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  10 Comments

While blue green hipster wank blog, ‘The Spin-Off ‘, cravenly worshiped the corporate media against the ComCom decision, the best economic columnist in NZ, Rod Oram, has stepped down from Fairfax for ‘editorial differences’ after he wrote a column in support of the Commerce Commission decision to stop Fairfax’s newspaper monopoly…

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Why is Duncan Garner such a dickhead? The argument against sending 4 year olds to school

By   /  May 9, 2017  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  10 Comments

Duncan couldn’t understand why starting school at 4 was a problem for anyone, here’s why it’s a problem Duncs. The Government wants to lower the age of starting school to 4 so that they can force beneficiaries into work a year younger and they can save on the pre-school costs.

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TV REVIEW: Survivor NZ

By   /  May 7, 2017  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  1 Comment

While I won’t review a show as sexist and backwards as The Bachelor, (no matter how much I want to rip to pieces the contestants and the shallow world of narcissism they inhabit), Survivor NZ has no such protection and it’s open season.

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