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Waatea News: Based on media reporting of League violence, we don’t like Pacific Islanders much do we?

By   /  November 14, 2017  /  Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  7 Comments

Since when did we dislike Pacific Islanders so much? I don’t know about you, but this weird myopic media focus on Pacific Island ‘violence’ after the League games currently playing up and down the country seems bewilderingly racist and vicious doesn’t it?

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The Daily Blog 2017 Christmas contribution drive

By   /  November 12, 2017  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  4 Comments

Paula Bennett DOES NOT endorse this contributions drive and would probably prefer you don’t read this blog at all. 

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What Duncan Greive misses and why Ben Mack is National’s best chance of winning 2020

By   /  November 9, 2017  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  18 Comments

There is never a better fight to settle down and watch explode on Twitter than a fight between schisms.

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TWITTER WATCH: Paddles the Cat is dead

By   /  November 8, 2017  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  9 Comments

…this is a double tragedy for the Labour Party as Paddles the Cat was the only one in the entire Caucus that could count…

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WaateaNews: Combating the racist Prison Industrial Complex: Short term, medium term & long term

By   /  November 8, 2017  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  3 Comments

One of the many challenges for the new Government is how to combat the racist Prison system in New Zealand. Maori make up 14.9% of the population yet as of June this year, 50.4% of the 10 260 inmates in prison are Māori.

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WaateaNews: Māori Home Ownership in Tāmaki Makaurau: Is Auckland’s future an economically gated Pākeha community?

By   /  November 2, 2017  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  13 Comments

Could the largest Pacific Island and Maori city in New Zealand be unintentionally white washed by Labour’s new affordable housing KiwiBuild project?

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TWITTER WATCH: – Jacinda’s cat has more followers than the Deputy Leader of the National Party

By   /  November 2, 2017  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  11 Comments

Can there be a more wonderful humiliation?

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Can the NZ Herald explain how this is breaking news?

By   /  November 1, 2017  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  18 Comments

Since when was Mike Hosking’s bullshit hot takes on any subject ‘Breaking News’.

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Mainstream media claim no Youth Quake (cough, cough – bullshit)

By   /  November 1, 2017  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  12 Comments

Remember all those msm political pundits who claimed there hadn’t been a Youth Quake and that the Left had failed to rouse them to the ballot boxes?

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Why we need a change of Media as well as a change of Government

By   /  October 26, 2017  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  44 Comments

Look at the utter bullshit most mainstream media outlets have spread creating the insinuation that National won the election, unless a new Government is prepared to invest in a far more critical media, these rich white wing male broadcasters and the cultural and economic hegemony that they endorse will continue to manipulate the voters of NZ.

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WaateaNews: The sad joke of Labour Day

By   /  October 26, 2017  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  1 Comment

Labour Day became a national holiday in New Zealand in 1899. It was to commemorate and celebrate the rise of worker powers and how the earliest Pakeha settlers coming to New Zealand fought to create a fair balance of power between the boss and the worker.

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TwitterWatch: Greatest Political Burn of 2017

By   /  October 25, 2017  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  5 Comments

So ‘pretty legal’ as a copyright defence by National didn’t quite have the same cut through they’d had hoped for then? I’m still laughing.

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I’m not joking, NZ mainstream media accuse Jacinda of witchcraft

By   /  October 22, 2017  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  23 Comments

Will she get blamed for curdled milk and crop failure as well?

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The Neverending Story in Mainstream Media Fairytale Land

By   /  October 22, 2017  /  Frank Macskasy, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  21 Comments

The media role is reporting post-election politics has not been an edifying spectacle to watch. Put simply, the most exacerbating aspect of three weeks of coalition negotiation has not been the length of time – remarkably short by international standards – but the interminable, inane,  media commentary we’ve had to endure.

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WaateaNews: As we celebrate a magnificent political win – let’s remember those who could not survive National

By   /  October 21, 2017  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  12 Comments

The Labour-NZ First-Green Government was a dream, an illusion with no fixed reality 10 weeks ago, yet here we are after MMP with a mandate for change and a functioning Parliamentary majority. This is indeed a time for us to rejoice and feel empowered by our democracy. But after we have celebrated, let’s remember those who could not endure National’s 9 years in office or who were crushed into apathy by their brutal policy decisions.

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Duncan Garner attacks Taika Waititi – in the immortal words of Kendrick Lamar, “sit down (lil bitch) be humble”

By   /  October 19, 2017  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  14 Comments

I think this can be easily resolved by sending Duncan Garner a dictionary.

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