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Trumpwatch: Fake News, Soft News, and Non-News

By   /  March 14, 2017  /  Frank Macskasy, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  35 Comments

Trump’s mis-use of the term “fake news” – to attack and dismiss as untrue, actual news stories – is a corruption of the term for his own purposes. Trump’s actions, statements, tweets, and behaviour has all received media attention – and quite rightly so. Trump is no longer a private individual and his actions and words are no longer unimportant. As the elected leader of the United States, much of what he says and does will be reported.

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TV REVIEW: Duncan Garner forces me to watch Breakfast TVNZ

By   /  March 14, 2017  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  13 Comments

I can’t believe I’m going to say this but next week Breakfast TVNZ have my eyeballs, because my ears can’t stand being punished by Duncan’s ignorance any longer.

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Must see TV: Al Jazeera’s “The Occupation of the American Mind”

By   /  March 13, 2017  /  Media Watch  /  7 Comments

Highly recommended as Must see TV.

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Funny that we can have extreme weather event after extreme weather event & still no media mentions climate change

By   /  March 12, 2017  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  40 Comments

We can not connect the intensive farming practices by the greedy corporate dairy industry (that is polluting and stealing our water while creating climate change gases) with the severe weather we are experiencing.

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Can we please have a chat about Rachel Stewart and the NZ Herald?

By   /  March 8, 2017  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  27 Comments

To be honest I bit my tongue at the time and waited for the giants of our media landscape to step forward and say something. Because you know, what happened was terrible and it demanded a response that had all our Journalistic best and brightest lining up to turn attention onto what occurred and to denounce it in no uncertain language.

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Top 10 NZ TV news shows

By   /  March 6, 2017  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  18 Comments

Q+A and The Nation return for 2017 this month, so the line up of political news shows on TV amounts to a dozen shows in Election Year.

How depressing.

So here’s the 12 NZ mainstream media news shows ranked from worst to best

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West Papuan students stage anti-Freeport protests in Indonesia

By   /  March 6, 2017  /  Bloggers, Dr David Robie, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  1 Comment

Demonstrators from the Papuan Student Alliance (AMP) and the Indonesian People’s Front for West Papua (FRI-West Papua) have staged protests across Indonesia, demanding the right to self-determination and the closure of the PT Freeport gold and copper mine. This is the mine that the $20 billion NZ Superannuation Fund was forced to pull out of in 2012 after sustained protest about its “unethical” investment in the US-based company.

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NZ journalists working harder, women disadvantaged, says new research

By   /  March 1, 2017  /  Bloggers, Dr David Robie, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  8 Comments

A survey of New Zealand professional journalists, published in Pacific Journalism Review, shows for the first time that women journalists are paid less than men, despite making up the bulk of the workforce. Female journalists, despite predominating in the profession, are significantly disadvantaged in terms of promotion and income.

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A week of The Project, why is the AM Show so bad and should we sell off TVNZ?

By   /  February 28, 2017  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  12 Comments

Right now we have Breakfast TVNZ, The AM Show, The Project and Seven Sharp all of which manage to make us less compassionate, more ignorant and a lot dumber.

Unfortunately a stupid electorate is exactly what many Politicians want.

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TV REVIEW: The AM Show – only ‘people’ talking up Jacinda’s ‘leadership aspirations’ are the bloody media

By   /  February 27, 2017  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  6 Comments

Watching that awful ‘AM Show’ on TV3 this morning.

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Nothing highlights the racist blindspot & vacant ignorance of NZ mainstream media quite like the Mike Bush drink driving story

By   /  February 25, 2017  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  15 Comments

Look, I’m all for putting the boot into the cops about their incredible expansion of surveillance, bugger all oversight to their powers and don’t start me on the poorly resourced Independent Police Conduct Authority, but shanking Mike Bush in the media as a hypocrite for leading an organisation that would now stop someone becoming a Police Officer for drink driving is the most petty of examinations.

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Mt Albert By-Election debate on Public Transport

By   /  February 24, 2017  /  Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  1 Comment

Mt Albert By-Election debate on Public Transport

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Fairfax threatens NZ again & Sky/Vodaphone smackdown

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

Watching the mega corporations who have managed to avoid any real regulation in NZ burst into tears over not being able to get their anti-competition mergers is just delightful.

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Why is AUT sponsoring right wing posturing pretending to be journalism?

By   /  February 22, 2017  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  9 Comments

Cameron Slater used to do this shit, he took cash from right wing industry to attack and denigrate health officials who demanded change, The Spinoff just makes that process look more palatable because it’s framed as a ‘debate’ with Julie Anne Genter.

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TV REVIEW: If Seven Sharp is the McDonalds of Currents Affairs, The Project is Hell Pizza- but it’s still junk food

By   /  February 20, 2017  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  36 Comments

The 41 000 homeless, the 220 000 kids in poverty, those who can’t get a job, those locked out of home ownership, the working poor, beneficiaries, the vulnerable and the abused found no champion in the Fourth Estate here. The Project won’t hold anyone to account in an election year for them.

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Journalism as it plays out on the ‘real’ human rights frontlines

By   /  February 20, 2017  /  Bloggers, Dr David Robie, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  2 Comments

The inaugural Pogau Award for courage in journalism: “Every year this award will always remind us about the human rights abuses never addressed in Indonesia since the 1965 massacre.”

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