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TV REVIEW: The Nation, Q+A and Marae

By   /  May 7, 2017  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  5 Comments

I haven’t watched the Nation much of late. It’s just the same talking heads all agreeing with each other. I tuned in this week out of mistake and Jesus it’s a hot mess. Winston Peters is on with Lisa Owen and his disdain for the mainstream media is just glorious to watch. I felt like I should have called the Police because it was an elderly Maori male beating up on a white privileged woman for 20minutes.

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Blog Rankings: TDB second largest blog in NZ

By   /  May 6, 2017  /  Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  25 Comments

The latest blog rankings are out, The Standard are no longer making their stats publicly available to Ken for the blog rankings and that makes The Daily Blog the second largest blog…

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5 good reasons to celebrate the no newspaper monopoly for Corporate Media

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

We should all celebrate the Commerce Commissions surprise decision that the corporate media can’t do what they want and form a newspaper monopoly, the audacity is that Fairfax and NZME thought they could get away with it in the first place,

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New Zealand’s lower media freedom ranking “alarming” – Massey University

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

New Zealand’s drop out of the top 10 ranking of nations respecting media freedom is indicative of reasons including a growing trend for government agencies to try and hide information from the public.

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MEDIAWATCH: The mainstream media lie about Willie Jackson

By   /  May 2, 2017  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  28 Comments

It was amazing watching so many supposedly ‘liberal’ twitter accounts gleefully attacking Willie Jackson last night based on a story from corporate media pundit Vernon Small that Willie Jackson had thrown a wobbly and flown to Wellington to get a higher place on the Party list.

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Digging deeper into the Harmful Digital Communications Act

By   /  May 1, 2017  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  4 Comments

I think any incoming Government needs to urgently check the powers granted to Netsafe as a State sponsored censor and recalibrate those to where there are actual problems. Allowing a state backed censor to secretly attempt to censor legitimate political opinion online is a god damned outrage that no one in a free society should tolerate.

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If only actual suicide could get as much immediate action as fictional suicide on Netflix

By   /  April 29, 2017  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  4 Comments

We are in denial about how our neoliberal welfare state and free market consumer culture has contributed to the zeitgeist of suicide and we don’t have the maturity to confront our delusion which is why it’s easier for us to slap some censorship on an internet series that talks about it.

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Why RNZs 9th floor is less journalism and more advertorial

By   /  April 29, 2017  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  5 Comments

Interviews that don’t promote heat or light simply champion shadows and that’s what this series has disappointingly given us. Leaders white washing their past using the shadows of time isn’t holding them to any account.

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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  /  8 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  /  2 Comments

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

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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