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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  /  11 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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TV REVIEW: Real Time with Bill Maher – civilisation finally comes to New Zealand media landscape

By   /  April 18, 2017  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  10 Comments

Bill Maher is unashamedly liberal, he doesn’t pretend to be centrist, he calls it like he sees it and because we have so few broadcasters who can actually articulate a counter hegemonic narrative to the right wing bullshit that contaminates all corporate news media, he is a unique and powerful voice for reason.

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Stuff.co.nz give us a taste of the journalism they’ll offer if we don’t give them their newspaper Monopoly

By   /  April 15, 2017  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  1 Comment

How this managed to be a news story is utterly beyond me and it is a continued dilution of stuff.co.nz from a credible and factually based news site to a clickbait opinion based fake news site.

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Is this relationship that Public Address has unearthed commercial?

By   /  April 11, 2017  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  9 Comments

The connection of all this lifestyle home ownership porn being rammed down our throat by the NZ Herald has been exposed by Public Address as being all through one company, Ron Hoy Fong and his “coaching family” Ronovationz…

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Remember sleepy hobbits – this is the media company who want a newspaper monopoly in NZ

By   /  April 9, 2017  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  6 Comments

…for Christ’s sakes people, Fairfax’s Australian owners are telling you to their face that their editorial position will be the one that benefits their corporate masters, not our fourth estate obligations. How much more clearly do you need it spelt out to you?

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Let’s never forget what MediaWorks did to Journalism in NZ

By   /  April 6, 2017  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  15 Comments

…no wonder NZers are so utterly blind to what is happening in their country.

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EXCLUSIVE: Dear Netsafe – you can censor The Daily Blog the day you take the keyboard from my cold dead hands

By   /  April 6, 2017  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  104 Comments

Netsafe demanded that I respond within 48 hours as to whether or not I would comply with their requests for censorship, so let me respond publicly to Netsafe.

You can censor The Daily Blog the day you take the keyboard from my cold dead hands. The content you have asked to be censored is not defamatory and allowing secret censorship of political blogs is the most dangerous and disturbing part of your powers.

This blog ain’t for turning

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Mainstream Media complaint over Hit & Run

By   /  March 31, 2017  /  Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  42 Comments

I am writing to complain about a story and associated comment by Barry Soper relating to our book Hit and Run. The story says that we were wrong about a type of weapon cartridges pictured in a
photo in the book and that this casts a shadow over the accuracy of the the book.

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Has the Commerce Commission gutlessly caved into corporate media?

By   /  March 29, 2017  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  9 Comments

Look at the NZ media elites joyfully declaring the Commerce Commission has gutlessly been bullied by mainstream corporate media threats into flipping on their decision to stop their Newspaper Monopoly…

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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  /  6 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  /  Comments Off on New Nicky Hager Book Launch live streamed 5pm from Wellington on The Daily Blog

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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