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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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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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Parents weren’t told about HIV dental clinic scare and more children could be impacted

By   /  February 1, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  Comments Off on Parents weren’t told about HIV dental clinic scare and more children could be impacted

…what TDB can reveal after being contacted by the parents of a child at that clinic, is that the number of children impacted could be larger than is being reported…

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Cough-Cough – Um NZ Herald, you seem to have missed something huge in your Bob Jones story + why ZB should be ashamed

By   /  January 18, 2017  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  25 Comments

Someone at ZB needs to be fired for allowing that, it is despicable. You are allowing a gloating arsehole who has goaded another human being into suicide because they were begging to go live on air to continue his favourite hateful fetish. This is what hate speech looks like folks…

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The things that surprised the NZ mainstream media in 2016 said more about them than the issues

By   /  December 18, 2016  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  7 Comments

Post Dirty Politics, the mainstream corporate NZ media have moved from secretly colluding with a far right hate speech merchant like Cameron Slater for scoops to simply tripping over their own class blindspots for news headlines.

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Can Andrew Szusterman save MediaWorks at 7pm?

By   /  November 18, 2016  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  10 Comments

The new format will be a mix of the Tonight show with the Daily Show – which is going to be an incredible challenge because our standard for political satire is bloody 7 Days. Fart and dick jokes aren’t going to make this show work. The Project in Australia is pretty sophisticated and bloody smart, unfortunately we have a pretty shallow pool to work with in NZ.

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7.5 magnitude Earthquake hits New Zealand

By   /  November 14, 2016  /  Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  28 Comments

7.5 quake strikes at 12.02am not far from Hanmer Springs in North Canterbury in the South Island – country still being hit, with more than 100 aftershocks so far

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Paul Henry’s dickhead privilege vs Max Key’s dickhead privilege isn’t news

By   /  October 30, 2016  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  23 Comments

Paul Henry has shot his mouth off in an interview while Max Key yells out ‘Real men ride bikes’ to a bunch of cyclists.

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Newshub, Clare Trevett and Stuff.co.nz – Not News Worthy Awards of the week

By   /  August 8, 2016  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  8 Comments

News is supposed to inform citizens so that they know who they should vote for once every 3 years, you want light weight fluff entertainment, tune into Bravo or E, emulating them should not be on the agenda.

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GUEST BLOG: Ruby – behind a headline

By   /  January 23, 2016  /  Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts, Most Recent Blogs  /  1 Comment

Last week my flatmates friend was involved in a serious domestic violence incident, so serious that that she was assaulted with a rock, chased and then hit by a car which crushed her against a large tree causing serious injuries to her legs requiring hospital treatment.

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New Scoop? Is it taking back the news?

By   /  September 17, 2015  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  9 Comments

I applaud any new direction that is changing the terrible media landscape NZ has now found itself in, so good luck to New Scoop, long may it prosper.

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This is News – welcome to NZ

By   /  February 3, 2015  /  The Daily Gallery, TheDailyBlog Reposts  /  Comments Off on This is News – welcome to NZ

This is News – welcome to NZ

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800 Cops to detain 15 ‘terrorists’ – why Australia’s hysterical Islamophobia is more false flag than defending the flag

By   /  September 19, 2014  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  52 Comments

This isn’t about safety from terrorism, it’s about creating fear of terrorism.

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Schoolgirls & Accountability

By   /  September 8, 2014  /  Most Recent Blogs, Rachael Goldsmith, Setting The Agenda  /  15 Comments

When I first read about the St Cuthberts schoolgirl stripping incident I was absolutely appalled. I wanted to write a blog straight away, but decided to hold off for a few days, as I wanted to know more about the situation, rather than make assumptions about what happened and why.

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Ashburton, 1 September 2014

By   /  September 1, 2014  /  Chris Trotter, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  49 Comments

I NEVER WENT BACK to Aramoana after the killing.

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Never Say Sorry

By   /  July 7, 2014  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Most Recent Blogs, Simon Prast  /  16 Comments

With the clock ticking down to the election, the headlines this week were filled with tidbits that were off-message, off-side and off-colour. The Left struggled with credibility issues whilst the Right wrestled with questions of competence.

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