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Public Broadcasting takes another mutilation in election year

By   /  March 26, 2017  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  7 Comments

The National Party have been intent on killing off public broadcasting because the fewer media sources that are trying to hold the Government to account, the better for them.

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The Project meltdown – when Executives come out to support your 7pm Show, that’s when you know you are in trouble

By   /  March 26, 2017  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  5 Comments

TV3 have attempted to make current affairs for people who listen to the Edge, the problem is that generation doesn’t watch TV. So TV3 have alienated Gen X and Boomers who want actual current affairs at 7pm to gain a generational audience who don’t bother with the platform TV3 are using.

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Rachel Smalley’s feminism and the hypercritical cult of motherhood – on beneficiaries and children

By   /  March 21, 2017  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  9 Comments

As a cis male member of the heteropatriachy, it ain’t for me to step in and pretend to be an expert on how women and their identity towards having children should or shouldn’t be supported, but I can hazard some guesses.

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New Nicky Hager Book Launch live streamed 5pm from Wellington on The Daily Blog

By   /  March 21, 2017  /  Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  No Comments

The Daily Blog is proud to live stream the launch of Nicky Hager’s latest book, 5pm today live from Unity Bookshop in Wellington.

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Is misleading free range egg outrage middle class angst at its most meaningless?

By   /  March 19, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  12 Comments

…if we want to be real about the well being of chickens when it comes to eggs we would first stop deluding ourselves that the current scheme is anything other than a scam, demand far more stringent codes of welfare and accept that the cost will rise.

Or we stop eating eggs altogether.

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NZ right wing media take 3 years to realise John Key was probably hiding something

By   /  March 15, 2017  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  28 Comments

ZB are less guard dog of democracy and more stoned poodle for the National Party.

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Caged chicken eggs sold as free range = OUTRAGE – Matt Nippert unmasks Peter Thiel’s mass surveillance clientele = silence

By   /  March 14, 2017  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  15 Comments

…so a story on caged eggs sold as free range eggs deserves amplification and endless hand wringing by all parts of the media yet we get only crickets chirping when Matt Nippert points out that one of the global mass surveillance Nazgul gains residency here after their private company is exposed as serving our military and intelligence agencies.

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Newsroom is to Stuff what Spinoff is to NZ Herald

By   /  March 14, 2017  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  7 Comments

It’s funny watching a bunch of people who have been forced out of their respective news organisations because of the internet reducing ad revenue starting their own online news source. We are seeing the sub contracting out of news services to other groups at arms length from the parent news organisation in a desperate attempt to stay alive and keep credibility in an age where there is nothing but contempt for corporate news.

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How Footrot Flats shaped my identity as a New Zealander

By   /  March 13, 2017  /  Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs, The Liberal Agenda  /  9 Comments

My childhood was shaped by Footrot Flats. Every year in the stocking would be the annual Footrot Flats compilation – every summer I would feast on Ball’s rural farming fantasy world, giggling my way through his interpretation of what being a Kiwi was.

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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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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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Who Owns New Zealand? CAFCA Releases Latest Key Facts

By   /  March 8, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  3 Comments

The Campaign Against Foreign Control of Aotearoa (CAFCA) has uploaded the 2017 edition of its Key Facts.

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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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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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