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Why NZ Herald’s Labour Party crocodile tears are so audacious

By   /  October 29, 2014  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  7 Comments

The Herald’s sudden concern for democracy and the fate of the Labour Party must be held up against their active role and participation in empowering Slater in the first place.

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The beginning of the end of Cameron Slater?

By   /  October 29, 2014  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  14 Comments

A good question to ask about this bizarre attack on Blomfield via Slater was whether or not Slater was paid for this hit by Blomfield’s former business partners. They certainly met and discussed the attacks on Blomfield, was Slater also paid?

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We are a milk power republic and Fonterra our unelected senate

By   /  October 29, 2014  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  6 Comments

Dare to challenge farmers dumping pollution and suddenly your position in Council is challenged

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MEDIA WATCH: “…But *actually* this is about ethics in political-game journalism”

By   /  October 29, 2014  /  Curwen Rolinson, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  7 Comments

The continual efforts on social media and elsewhere of some within MANA to try and make this primarily an issue of ethics in political journalism, rather than allow for a focus on questions of fact about what Hone knew, when he knew it, and what he did about it … is pretty much the equivalent of all the “It’s actually about ethics in video-game journalism” claptrap presently emanating from #GamerGate and affiliates.

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Privilege cheque

By   /  October 29, 2014  /  Kelly Ellis, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  20 Comments

It wasn’t until I worked in shearing gangs and saw that it was white guys who owned the farms, white guys who were the contractors and brown people who shed the most sweat for the least return. Brown people and the occasional white punk like me.

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A brief word on Key’s claim that it will be raining carnage

By   /  October 28, 2014  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Most Recent Blogs  /  14 Comments

Seeing as our side has all the drones, won’t to be raining drone strikes?

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Meanwhile…

By   /  October 28, 2014  /  The Daily Gallery, TheDailyBlog Reposts  /  Comments Off on Meanwhile…

Meanwhile…

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How does Andrew Little win Labour Leadership and unify the caucus?

By   /  October 28, 2014  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  20 Comments

Audrey Young’s excellent column on how the Caucus vote is shaping up shows how Andrew Little becomes the next leader of the Labour Party.

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GUEST BLOG: Joe Trinder – Right of response to Curwen

By   /  October 28, 2014  /  Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts, Most Recent Blogs  /  35 Comments

In future I would advise NZ First to avoid speculating about these serious allegations and do some research into the journalistic integrity of Tova Obrien and her intimate relationship with the National Party.

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MEDIA WATCH: That Hella-Weird Feeling When You Defend Tova O’Brien

By   /  October 28, 2014  /  Curwen Rolinson, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  4 Comments

Hilda Harawira’s complaint letter definitely points out some problematic areas in the conduct of our 4th Estaters which, if this weren’t arguably a somewhat inopportune place, time, and manner to raise same for fear of looking like a deflection, do deserve some examination and reflection by our press.

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Canadian Green MP warns against harsh anti-terror measures

By   /  October 28, 2014  /  Keith Locke, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  25 Comments

Canada’s Green Party has provided a welcome counterpoint to Prime Minister Harper’s call for tougher anti-terrorism laws in the wake of a soldier outside the Canadian Parliament.

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When is an asset sale not an asset sale? When it robs from the poor and steals for the rich

By   /  October 28, 2014  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  8 Comments

You can lead a NZer to a blog. But you can’t make them think.

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Housing; broken promises, families in cars, and ideological idiocy (Part Toru)

By   /  October 28, 2014  /  Frank Macskasy, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  16 Comments

The TV3 story reported that up to 22,000 homes worth an estimated $5 billion could be sold off. This would make it one of the biggest asset sales in recent history – when John Key himself promised an end to state asset sales in February this year.

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The Questions Have Been Asked – They Deserve An Answer

By   /  October 27, 2014  /  Curwen Rolinson, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  28 Comments

As-is, and acutely conscious of the necessity of balancing both the needs and the deservedly protected status of the survivors with what appears to be the desire of about a third of the political spectrum to make this look as bad as possible for Harawira and MANA … Hone deserves the chance to explain what, exactly, has happened.

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I have seen one future, and it is bleak

By   /  October 27, 2014  /  Frank Macskasy, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  36 Comments

The economy in Australia may be slowing – but it still offers job prospects, housing opportunities, and social services that we here in New Zealand seem to be losing on a daily basis.

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US air strike war Key wants us in has killed a civilian a day so far

By   /  October 26, 2014  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  9 Comments

A dead civilian per day demands an justification better than it will be ‘odd ‘if we don’t join in.

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