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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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