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Masturbation after a mugging – The Canon Media Awards 2017

By   /  May 21, 2017  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  4 Comments

Bless them all, but I don’t care about their yearly sound of one hand clapping orchestra where they pass around their awards amongst themselves like a never-ending pass the parcel for rich people who are all related and already have all the presents. It’s like a suburban Game of Thrones but with less violence and more incest.

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TV REVIEW: Q+A – Andrew Little looks Prime Ministerial

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

Andrew Little was on with Jessica Mutch. She pushed Little on Charter Schools and Maori Prisons because when Maori suggest anything that might be designed by Maori for Maori we know Western Civilisation itself is in the balance and may just tip over the cliff and smash into a trillion pieces that can never be put back together again.

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Radio NZ ratings and what does it need to do to satisfy National Party philosophy of success?

By   /  May 12, 2017  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  18 Comments

This is the political Party who champions individual success and claims that the market will righteously reward those who succeed, yet they won’t apply the basic principles of their own political philosophy to a State owned Radio station who is taking on the private players and beating them.

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GUEST BLOG: Willie Jackson – The Labour Party List and mainstream media fake news

By   /  May 9, 2017  /  Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts, Most Recent Blogs  /  14 Comments

Some of the ridiculous things claimed by the mainstream media last week over the Labour’s Party list was really disappointing and reminded me how voters need to always be wary of media personalities more interested in putting their so called ‘style’ into the story rather than sticking to the facts.

TV3 Political Editor Paddy Gower is one such media personality.

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Rave hospitality, but Indonesia fails West Papua with media freedom hypocrisy

By   /  May 8, 2017  /  Bloggers, Dr David Robie, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  1 Comment

“Indonesian hospitality was given a rave notice this week for hosting World Press Freedom Day 2017, but it was also given a huge black mark for its ‘gagging’ of free discussion over West Papua violations.” The author was one of just two New Zealanders among 1300 media people at WPFD2017.

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Spin-off outsmarted: Why the NZME -Fairfax merger decision is essentially correct

By   /  May 8, 2017  /  Dr Wayne Hope, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  11 Comments

Predictably, opposition to the Commerce Commission`s decision came from Fairfax and NZME; their own submissions had argued strenuously for a merger go-ahead. Accordingly, the New Zealand Herald`s May 5 editorial was entitled `Blocking this merger is a big mistake.`

Less predictably, Duncan Greive on `Spin-Off` was even more virulently opposed to the Commerce Commission`s decision.

I expected a more considered argument from an on-line magazine which is said to employ `some of New Zealand`s best non-fiction writers to create smart, shareable content`.

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Mainstream Media focus on smearing Willie Jackson – ignore 4 Government lies

By   /  May 7, 2017  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  6 Comments

This week really highlights why you can’t trust mainstream corporate media.

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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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Commission gets it right by declining NZME/Fairfax merger

By   /  May 4, 2017  /  Donna Miles, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  3 Comments

This week New Zealand Commerce Commission released its final decision to refuse the proposed merger of two of the countries biggest newspaper networks: NZME and Fairfax. This is a decision worth celebrating, as the proposed merger would have seriously weakened an already diluted quality of news and diversity of voices in New Zealand media.

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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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EXCLUSIVE: Netsafe respond to attempt to censor The Daily Blog with veiled threats

By   /  April 24, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  73 Comments

…if the complainant attempts to take me to the District Court I will ensure everyone knows what the material is and ask for you all to spread it as far and as wide as you can.

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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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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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