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BREAKING: New TV One Poll Labour 44% National 40% Green 7% NZ First 6%

By   /  September 14, 2017  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  79 Comments

This gives Labour plus the Greens the majority. If you look at the train wreck of Winston on Radio NZ this morning, you can see that Winston has lost his puff.

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The new Fonterra advert has to be seen to be believed

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

Richie McCaw wanders around a Farm in the early morning and marvels at the pristine goodness of these human beings as if Jesus himself had personally popped down to the milking shed to milk a herd before feeding 5000 with a block of cheese.

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TV Review: Who Owns NZ Now?

By   /  September 13, 2017  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  92 Comments

Bryan Bruce has done more fourth estate journalism in one documentary than the entire mainstream media have managed all year on housing. In a country where the sleepy hobbits don’t want to be woken from their slumber with economic ideologies when the Bloc is on, we have allowed a train wreck neoliberal experiment to benefit the few while crucifying the many.

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WaateaNews – The importance of the Maori electorates this election

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

There’s a chance Labour could lose Te Tai Tokerau and Te Tai Hauāuru and possibly gain Waiariki, but only focusing on the electorates misses the bigger picture, and that’s in Party vote. The Party vote determines the final shape of the Parliament and in this case, the Party vote that Maori voters are looking to send Labour is enormous and could well see Labour in the mid 40s.

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3rd Leaders Debate – Jacinda did to Bill English what Hurricane Harvey, Irma & Jose is doing to Trump’s climate denial

By   /  September 8, 2017  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  31 Comments

The wave of derision, anger and outright fury directed at Bill English when he tried to spin his lines was so visceral that it actually stunned him a couple of times and he turned a lighter shade of grey. I’ve never seen person drown live on TV, but I suspect it looked like Bill.

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CPAG Livestream Beyond Social Investment 2017

By   /  September 8, 2017  /  Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  10 Comments

‘Social Investment’ is a buzzword that is guiding the current National Government’s social policy decisions. What does it mean? What are the implications of increased ‘target efficiency’?

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How Bill English won the second leaders debate and why it’s bad

By   /  September 6, 2017  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  42 Comments

Mediaworks sacked John Campbell for politically motivated reasons because of John’s attacks on John Key, Steven Joyce used to own the company and the National Government once gave Mediaworks a sweetheart finance deal on license fees they couldn’t obtain from the open market.

All of that history helped Bill English win the second debate, it’s up to the voters to decide if a foreign owned media company should be able to frame them up as easily as they framed Jacinda up.

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Compare how many NZers watched Leaders debate in 2014 to 2017

By   /  September 3, 2017  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  6 Comments

The mostly white male privileged broadcasters cried out that we have been tricked into a no policy debate. Tim Watkins, Barry Soper, Mark Jennings and Toby Manhire, names no one should know, have all clambered aboard tsk tsking with the lack of real debate.

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Media elite turn on the First Leaders debate

By   /  September 2, 2017  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  8 Comments

It seems to me that the elite media opinion that the first debate’s civility was boring are just more out of touch comments by pundits lost by Jacinda’s rise and frantically flailing around for a narrative their cynicism doesn’t understand.

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TWITTER WATCH: Remembering Helen Kelly’s wisdom #WeAreBeneficiaries

By   /  September 2, 2017  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  5 Comments

Day after day they take the real lived experiences of beneficiaries desperately attempting to live under our brutal neoliberal welfare state and they put them to artists drawings of the beneficiaries.

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What many mainstream media pundits are missing about Jacinda and why they are missing it

By   /  September 2, 2017  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  17 Comments

Most mainstream media journalists are boomers with property enjoying the rock star economy that National have built, they can not comprehend the struggles, pains, hope and aspirations of Gen Xers, Millennials, renters, workers or beneficiaries.

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Jacinda Ardern wins first Leaders Debate – National look frightened

By   /  September 1, 2017  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  35 Comments

She was confident, she stood her ground, she sold her values. Bill on the other hand grinned inanely because he’s obviously been told to smile more by his media handlers. 

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Metiria speaking about fighting poverty live streamed TDB 7pm tonight

By   /  August 31, 2017  /  Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  8 Comments

Tonight TDB will pick up the Metiria livestream and stream it here live.

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First Leaders Debate – TDB live commentary

By   /  August 31, 2017  /  Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  12 Comments

TDB will be providing live twitter commentary for tonights first Leaders debate between Jacinda Ardern and Bill English.

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The Finance Leaders Political Debate – James Shaw clear winner

By   /  August 31, 2017  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  19 Comments

The Finance Leaders Political Debate was held last night and it was far more insightful and interesting than anything we’ve seen so far.

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Waatea News Column: Why every Maori should be outraged by how racist National’s Bootcamps really are

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

You know it’s election time when National starts promising harsher and more punitive law and order policy, but I believe that Maori should be up in arms over National’s latest get tough on crime brainfart because the truth beneath the bootcamp headlines is that this is a remarkably racist programme.

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