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Waatea News: Keystone pipeline spills 5000 barrels of oil & company caught hiring mercenaries

By   /  November 23, 2017  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  7 Comments

As if the terrible way the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe were treated when the US government seized their land to build the Dakota Access Pipeline through North Dakota wasn’t bad enough, the Keystone pipeline has burst and spilled 5000 barrels of oil this week on the heels of a damning report that the company who […]

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In defence of Jack Tame: Why that interview best sums up threat to new Government

By   /  November 21, 2017  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  46 Comments

You can’t waltz up to the VMAs and bathe in all the social media adulation of a Jacinda and Lorde fan girl geek out hug gif without also managing the chaotic backstage green room dynamics. Why the fuck was the Prime Minister of NZ in an unguarded situation like that in the first place where she ended up being contradicted by Radio Live and the fucking Spinoff blog for fucks sakes?

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RNZ believed Manus Island Staff – but why should we?

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

An odd bit of state propaganda popped up on Radio NZ last week. They interviewed a ‘guard’ from Manus Island who warned us that if we took in refugees we would be asking for trouble…

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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  /  5 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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