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Dear New Zealand – let’s be honest about the Burqa

By   /  January 11, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  53 Comments

Admitting that the burqa is a bit scary is fine and human. Using that fear to justify a harsh and authoritarian crack down on what others wear is not fine (but is sadly pretty human).

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Why Paul Henry is destroying TVNZ Breakfast and what TVNZ Breakfast needs to do

By   /  August 15, 2016  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  19 Comments

If TVNZ wants Breakfast to rate, they need to give the market a product that isn’t currently being filled. A left wing progressive Breakfast Show doesn’t exist, Breakfast TVNZ could be that.

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Peter Dunne – tax haven label ‘extremely damaging’

By   /  May 2, 2016  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  1 Comment

Former Revenue Minister Peter Dunne told TV One’s Q+A programme, ‘if the label ‘tax haven’ is being bandied about now as it is, sticks, then that’s extremely damaging. You think of the way we perceive other countries that we’ve historically labelled as tax havens. We don’t view them credibly, and I think that’s the big […]

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Open letter and complaint to TVNZ over Hosking’s victim blaming tirade

By   /  May 3, 2015  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  50 Comments

Dear TVNZ

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Producer of ‘The Nation’ hits back at “interference” allegations over ‘Campbell Live’

By   /  April 20, 2015  /  Frank Macskasy, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  12 Comments

If a blogger – untrained in media or journalism – has to advise a TV producer “how to cover it on TV now that it’s broken”, then one of us is in the wrong job.

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State propaganda on TVNZ – pssst, just don’t mention the war! Er, Election!

By   /  August 13, 2014  /  Frank Macskasy, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  13 Comments

TVNZ’s Breakfast on 12 August, went from it’s scurrilous mis-reporting of the effigy burning, to sheer, naked propaganda. This time, Key put on a performance as a typical all-blokey cook-in-the-kitchen.

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An interesting poll from TVNZ. Note some of the VERY left-wing questions!?

By   /  July 20, 2014  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Frank Macskasy, Most Recent Blogs  /  6 Comments

Yesterday, I received this poll, sent by TVNZ to my email.

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