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With the loss of Campbell Live – Our democracy has never been weaker than it is today

By   /  May 31, 2015  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  15 Comments

Why so much angst about the collapse of this show? Because Campbell Live was the only prime time media who were living up to their fourth estate obligations of holding the powerful to account.

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Campbell Live vs Paul Henry Show

By   /  May 31, 2015  /  Most Recent Blogs, The Daily Gallery, TheDailyBlog Reposts  /  2 Comments

Campbell Live vs Paul Henry Show

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The Daily Blog Open Mic Sunday 31st May 2015

By   /  May 31, 2015  /  Most Recent Blogs, The Daily Gallery  /  3 Comments

Announce protest actions, general chit chat or give your opinion on issues we haven’t covered for the day.

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The building movement against Key inside National

By   /  May 30, 2015  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  13 Comments

The attempt by Maurice to jump to ACT is driven by machinations inside National from the backbench orchestrated by the hard right of the Party who are frustrated that Key isn’t spending enough of his political capital to implement harder right wing policy.

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“What a fatty po po” and the “Rangiora Wrecking Crew” taking care of a “little Filipino lady”

By   /  May 30, 2015  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  30 Comments

These are the ‘professionals’ who now have mass surveillance power acting like giggling teenage boys perving at porn.

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Things I will miss and things I won’t miss boycotting TV3

By   /  May 30, 2015  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  17 Comments

If we want better than wall to wall right wing fanatics explaining why the poor deserve contempt we must impress upon the Opposition parties a real need for public broadcasting and we must become far more specific with the media we choose to consume.

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Re/Defining Neoliberalism

By   /  May 30, 2015  /  Chris Trotter, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  42 Comments

THE DEBATE which Matthew Hooton kicked off in earnest on Radio New Zealand this week is hotting-up. In dispute is that much-used, but imperfectly understood, political term: “Neoliberalism”.

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Animal Welfare Act changes demand step up from Government and society.

By   /  May 30, 2015  /  Christine Rose, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  7 Comments

If we are sometimes incapable of showing empathy or compassion to other humans, it’s not surprising that we can still mistreat, neglect and abuse non-human animals as well.

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Inflation

By   /  May 30, 2015  /  Keith Rankin, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  7 Comments

Inflation is one of those ‘use it or lose it’ mechanisms through which hoarders of financial assets may be disabused. The problem with inflation, however, is that when it is a mechanism to get society out from the economic custard, inflation is notoriously difficult to induce.

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Like Mike – John Campbell

By   /  May 30, 2015  /  Most Recent Blogs, The Daily Gallery, TheDailyBlog Reposts  /  1 Comment

Like Mike – John Campbell

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The Daily Blog Open Mic Saturday 30th May 2015

By   /  May 30, 2015  /  Most Recent Blogs, The Daily Gallery  /  1 Comment

Announce protest actions, general chit chat or give your opinion on issues we haven’t covered for the day.

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Innovative publisher teams up with student media to develop Rainbow Warrior resource

By   /  May 30, 2015  /  Bloggers, Dr David Robie, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  4 Comments

An innovative community publisher has teamed up with about 40 television and journalism students and the Pacific Media Centre at AUT University to launch a dynamic microsite to honour the courage and commitment of the Rainbow Warrior nuclear-free campaigners three decades ago.

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Campbell Live, No More

By   /  May 29, 2015  /  Frank Macskasy, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  10 Comments

He aha te mea nui? He tangata. He tangata. He tangata

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Bank workers union and community unite to keep open Ruatōria’s last bank

By   /  May 29, 2015  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  1 Comment

Media advisory: 29 May 2015 Bank workers union and local community unite to keep open Ruatōria’s last bank If Westpac decides to close its Ruatōria branch locals will have to drive 200 kilometres to reach the nearest bank says FIRST Union President Syd Keepa. “We’re standing with the affected workers and the local community to […]

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Aotearoa Pie (the day Campbell Live died)

By   /  May 29, 2015  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  28 Comments

A long long time ago
I can still remember how
John Campbell made me smile

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“Hardship Reduction Package”? Whose Fault Is The Hardship!

By   /  May 29, 2015  /  Curwen Rolinson, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  9 Comments

Make no bones about it. While a pittance is better than absolutely nothing, this Budget was not a serious stab at eliminating or even just ameliorating the endemic poverty which exists here in New Zealand.

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