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TV REVIEW: The Nation wastes another opportunity – The Generation Debate

By   /  March 19, 2017  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  2 Comments

We are never allowed to examine the chains of hegemony in this country, we are only ever permitted to complain about how our individual chain hurts me personally and how your chain doesn’t cut in as deeply as my chain does.

It’s bread and fucking circuses without the bread or the fucking circus.

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TV REVIEW: Duncan Garner forces me to watch Breakfast TVNZ

By   /  March 14, 2017  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  13 Comments

I can’t believe I’m going to say this but next week Breakfast TVNZ have my eyeballs, because my ears can’t stand being punished by Duncan’s ignorance any longer.

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TV REVIEW: The AM Show – God it’s awful

By   /  February 13, 2017  /  Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  20 Comments

It’s exactly like the Paul Henry Show minus the wit, the pace and Paul Henry. It’s like the mince and cheese pie of morning news.

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The Nation TV Review

By   /  October 15, 2016  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  10 Comments

NZers are more focused on punishing people rather than convicting the guilty. We are a small minded and bitter volk who are easily led by a mainstream media who use crime porn to boost ratings and the sleepy hobbits of muddle Nu Zilind worship Police authority like a masochist worships a sadist.

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TV Review: I know this to be true aka white rich baby boomers sing the blues

By   /  October 2, 2016  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  7 Comments

If TVNZ wants any positive reviews of this beige mess they better pay The Spinoff to be a client.

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The Nation review: Auckland Mayoralty – yawn – give it to Goff already

By   /  August 13, 2016  /  Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  8 Comments

The Nation ran a Auckland Mayoralty special and it was as dull as you can imagine.

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TV REVIEW: The Nation – Why Murray McCully must be sacked but why Key can’t

By   /  July 2, 2016  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  29 Comments

Key is stuck with Murray because Murray has got a gun pointed at Key’s head.

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Q+A review

By   /  March 13, 2016  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  4 Comments

Corin Dann has Bill English on, Bill’s boring enough to make everything seem fine. Needed to be taken to task on the Government’s cheerleading of Dairy transformation. English could make the second coming of Christ seem dull.

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TV REVIEW: Story – viewing notes

By   /  September 16, 2015  /  Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs, Tim Selwyn  /  8 Comments

I, I, I, me, me, me… and I, I, I, don’t care. I can get no sense of height from the radio so I cant recognise the peril and even then I just don’t think I would care. There was no lesson, there was no point – Garner had answered that in the negative by way of his babbling.

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TV Review – Kinne & Soul Mates – Comedy Central

By   /  April 30, 2015  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  Comments Off on TV Review – Kinne & Soul Mates – Comedy Central

The two funniest comedies that you need to be watching right now are new Australian comedy shows, Kinne and Soul Mates on Comedy Central.

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The Nation review – has MediaWorks damaged political journalism worse than Dirty Politics has & what future for Public Broadcasting?

By   /  April 18, 2015  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  12 Comments

The reality is that MediaWorks position on news is more damaging than the revelations that most of the mainstream media worked hand in glove with the dirty politics smear team of Cameron Slater & Co.

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The end of Firstline – at least it was better than Sunrise

By   /  April 2, 2015  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  13 Comments

TV3s latest never ending attempt to get people to watch them in the morning has come to an end with the final of Firstline this morning.

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TV REVIEW: Jono and Ben @ 7.30pm

By   /  March 28, 2015  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  6 Comments

In a media landscape barren of humour and satire, this is a tiny oasis, but under National with their desire to crucify all public TV, a tiny oasis is the best we’ve got.

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X Factory

By   /  March 18, 2015  /  Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs, Tim Selwyn  /  8 Comments

Have we witnessed reality TV eating its own heart out?

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Not A Feminist Fairy Story: a woman’s view of The Bachelor

By   /  March 17, 2015  /  Kate Davis, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  15 Comments

#TheBachelorNZ #DoucheDate

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TV REVIEW: Hosko – 7 Sharp tonight

By   /  August 5, 2014  /  Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs, Tim Selwyn  /  13 Comments

Wagging finger in a lecture, Hosko – under the sheen of Natural Glow – rebukes xenophobes and other mythic figures.

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