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TV Review: Q+A – too much bigotry for breakfast?

By   /  April 16, 2017  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  16 Comments

Jesus H Christ, Jessica Mutch might have thought her questioning of Moana Jackson was taking the redneck bigotry of muddle Nu Zilind to a Maori academic who was saying something ridiculous, but it just came across like she was the bigot.

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Q+A Review: Why Gen X and Gen Y are the bitter neoliberal harvest we can’t ever mention on mainstream media

By   /  April 2, 2017  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  10 Comments

The most amazing part of the discussion was how the mainstream media pundits and TVNZ staff refused point blank to consider that the Gen X and Millennial disgust and aversion of politics is a perfectly normal and rational response to the out right greed and contempt of the current political landscape because of neoliberalism.

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Dodgy tax havens and even dodgier Peter Dunne’s memory

By   /  May 6, 2016  /  Frank Macskasy, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  28 Comments

Against a swirling back-drop of revelations surrounding the Panama Papers, Mossack Fonseca, John Key’s lawyer, Ken Whitney, then-Revenue Minister Todd McLay, the IRD dumping a review into foreign trusts, and New Zealand’s reputation for offering secret trusts as part of the tax-haven industry, TVNZ’s Greg Boyd interviewed former Revenue Minister, Peter Dunne for Q+A on 2 May;

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Q+A Review: Climate Change Minister Paula Bennett revealed

By   /  April 28, 2016  /  Frank Macskasy, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  24 Comments

TVNZ’s Q+A on Sunday 24 April featured an interview with Climate Change Minister Paula Bennett. Her responses were further evidence that National was increasingly unable (or unwilling) to cope with the growing threat of climate change.

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How biased are the media? A Patrick Gower case study

By   /  November 24, 2014  /  Frank Macskasy, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  39 Comments

Quite simply, any reasonable individual would have arrived at the conclusion that Gower should have disqualified himself and the role given, instead, to the highly talented Lisa Owen.

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