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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  /  8 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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How Green Left succeeded in the Dutch election

By   /  March 17, 2017  /  Keith Locke, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  7 Comments

Green Left succeeded because of its strong green and left policies, as articulated by its young leader, Jesse Klaver. “What I would say to all my left-wing friends in Europe: don’t try to fake the populace,” said Klaver. “Stand for your principles. Be straight. Be pro-refugee. Be pro-Europe… We can stop populism.”

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America’s crazy war in Yemen

By   /  March 16, 2017  /  Keith Locke, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  2 Comments

It is shameful that the New Zealand government supports the American/Saudi war on Yemen, which is causing such suffering. The UN reports that 7,700 people have been killed so far, including 1500 children. Millions have been displaced, primarily as a result the Saudi bombing of homes, hospitals and other infrastructure. It is a catastrophe.

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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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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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GUEST BLOG: Andra Jenkin – Tweeter of the Free World

By   /  March 11, 2017  /  Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts, Most Recent Blogs  /  13 Comments

Trump’s presidency is being run not from the Whitehouse, but from his smartphone. Why Twitter founder Jack Dorsey hasn’t put us all out of our misery and shut down his account, or better yet, why some dweeb with too much time and lotion on his hands hasn’t hacked the account and run the presidency from his mother’s basement, is beyond me.

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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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My life – my experience

By   /  February 28, 2017  /  LaQuisha St Redfern, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  1 Comment

Twenty years later and I still get a little sense of unease when I wander into the women’s wear section of Farmers Lambton Quay, or spend fruitless hours looks for a non chintz print edition of a t-shirt dress in the Lyall Bay Warehouse. I still notice the glances I get when I’m going around with makeup on my face, that are absent when I’m being read as male.

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National’s ‘swimmable’ rivers policy is another ‘alternative facts’ moment and why we can’t allow it

By   /  February 25, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  17 Comments

The Government redefinition of ‘swimmable’ as water that doesn’t directly burn your eyes, ears or lips and will only make 1 in 20 sick is a farce and it says the Government thinks we are idiots…

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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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Fairfax threatens NZ again & Sky/Vodaphone smackdown

By   /  February 23, 2017  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  7 Comments

Watching the mega corporations who have managed to avoid any real regulation in NZ burst into tears over not being able to get their anti-competition mergers is just delightful.

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Why is AUT sponsoring right wing posturing pretending to be journalism?

By   /  February 22, 2017  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  9 Comments

Cameron Slater used to do this shit, he took cash from right wing industry to attack and denigrate health officials who demanded change, The Spinoff just makes that process look more palatable because it’s framed as a ‘debate’ with Julie Anne Genter.

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