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MEDIAWATCH: Shane Jones on The AM Show threatens to nuke Northland – I’m not joking

By   /  July 24, 2017  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  6 Comments

This mornings offering managed to scrape a barrel lower than their normal standards by having Shane Jones as a guest.  The Jonesy, the great waa waa of the North, the orator of Whangarei was on blowing hard on gangs boxing.

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TWITTER WATCH: Winston’s new twitter storm against Metiria has to be read to be believed

By   /  July 21, 2017  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  16 Comments

Grandad is on twitter again, this time Winston’s bizarre twitter storm against Metiria has to be read to be believed…

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“Let’s Get Together”: National’s Campaign Video Ticks All The Boxes

By   /  July 21, 2017  /  Chris Trotter, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  41 Comments

George Orwell argued that power is defined by the ability to inflict pain. It is, therefore, vital that those who wield decisive power in our society be insulated from the social pain that secures it. To preserve their dominance we, the vast majority of citizens, must be persuaded that the people in charge are just like us – ordinary, decent Kiwis. And that all will be well in our beloved country so long as enough ordinary, decent Kiwis “get together” – and vote for the National Party.

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GUEST BLOG: David Birrell – Responding to Spinoff’s 7 reasons left can’t win

By   /  July 17, 2017  /  Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  6 Comments

Hi, wrote this in response to SpinOffs article talking about 7 things that will stop the left from winning. Thought it might raise some interesting points for some of your bloggers.

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GUEST BLOG: Robin Westenra – Radio NZ bias in reporting of Larsen C calving

By   /  July 14, 2017  /  Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  47 Comments

Under its broadcasting standards Radio NZ is supposed to reflect both sides of the argument. It has totally failed to do this and has only reported one side of the argument providing the false impression that it is business-as-usual when it comes to the Antarctic. We are told that calving happens all the time, that this is “normal” – an in this regard I could hardly believe my ears when the Arctic was mentioned. This was not verging on but has crossed the line into climate change denial propaganda.

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Radio NZ journalistic standards vs NewsHub

By   /  July 13, 2017  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  8 Comments

Today our blogs and critical analysis of the Green Party kamikaze attack on NZ First led news headlines, but the way they were used says very different things about the news outlets who used them.

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Paddy Gower Watch: 2.2m kiwi workers won’t get 2 Big Mac combos worth of tax cuts each week – Western Civilisation to end

By   /  July 12, 2017  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  17 Comments

Here is Paddy Gower being Paddy Gower…

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Toni Street and Stuff’s claim she is suffering from everyday sexism

By   /  July 11, 2017  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  8 Comments

You could put Toni Street in front of the desk, alongside the desk or even under the bloody desk and I still wouldn’t watch Seven Sharp!

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A Tale For The Times

By   /  July 8, 2017  /  Chris Trotter, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  30 Comments

WHY IS “THE HANDMAID’S TALE” so bloody scary? The movie was bad enough, but the television series is so chilling I find it hard to watch. And what, exactly, is the raw nerve which the story is touching this (it’s third) time around?

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Toby Manhire learns to count

By   /  July 7, 2017  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  12 Comments

By trying to be respectable to the property owning electorate, Labour and the Greens have lost any credibility with those neoliberalism is failing which leaves the Greens and Labour with no other option than to allow Winston to dominate.  

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Notice to all Posters

By   /  July 7, 2017  /  Administration, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  32 Comments

EDITORS NOTE: – By the way, here’s a list of shit that will get your comment dumped. Sexist language, homophobic language, racist language, anti-muslim hate, transphobic language, Chemtrails, 9/11 truthers, climate deniers, anti-fluoride fanatics, anti-vaxxer lunatics and ANYONE that links to fucking infowar 

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Herald & Fairfax Watch: We are in denial over the why of suicide in New Zealand

By   /  July 6, 2017  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  29 Comments

The Herald are copying Stuff by running big current affairs campaigns. This week Stuff is looking at cannabis reform and the Herald are attempting to talk about suicide.

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Duncan Greive vs Gavin Strawhan – 2 bald men fighting over a comb

By   /  July 4, 2017  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  5 Comments

Ultimately the dispute is between two different production cultures from two different generations.

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Waatea News Column – Rethinking Maori Prisons

By   /  July 2, 2017  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  1 Comment

Building Maori prisons is not the solution to a racist prison system, making society and the instruments of law and order less racist is.

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Watch how badly Bill English self mutilated himself on Breakfast TVNZ – I’ve never seen any thing like this in my life

By   /  June 27, 2017  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  26 Comments

Breakfast TVNZ just became a must watch each morning, Hillary Barry did more for journalism in that 7 minutes than Seven Sharp has managed all year. 

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When bastard spawn of marketing & lite news like The Project can grow a spine, you know National are in trouble

By   /  June 27, 2017  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  4 Comments

It’s nice to see the impact that Banter on Duke has created by forcing The Project to actually start talking about something of significance. 

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