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2016 Daily Blog Media & News Awards

By   /  December 31, 2016  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  21 Comments

In a year where the Mainstream Corporate Media screamed about ‘fake news’ while drowning us in clickbait bullshit, we salute, cajole and crap on those we loved, respected and hated in the 2016 NZ media sphere.

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TDB Top 5 International Stories: Saturday 31st December 2016

By   /  December 31, 2016  /  Most Recent Blogs, The Daily Gallery  /  Comments Off on TDB Top 5 International Stories: Saturday 31st December 2016

5: Putin decides against expelling US staff
4: The Guardian’s Summary of Julian Assange’s Interview Went Viral and Was Completely False
3: Diana Buttu & Gideon Levy on Israeli Settlements, Kerry, Military Aid & End of Two-State Solution
2: Chinese Retail Is Obsessed with Donald Trump
1: Trump praises Putin for ‘very smart’ choice not to expel US diplomats

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The Daily Blog Open Mic – Saturday 31st December 2016

By   /  December 31, 2016  /  Most Recent Blogs, The Daily Gallery  /  8 Comments

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

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Hey everyone, Israel Groupie, Fran O’Sullivan says we aren’t at war with Apartheid Israel so it’s all ok?

By   /  December 31, 2016  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  34 Comments

When these sanctimonious pricks in the corporate mainstream media dare complain about ‘fake news’ let’s remember how much their shit reporting actually contributes to that fake news.

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After stuff.co.nz finished clapping themselves on the back for Prison reform story, they go right back to prison clickbait bullshit

By   /  December 30, 2016  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  8 Comments

Corporate Mainstream media is part of the problem of our out of control Prison Empire, it isn’t the solution to it.

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TDB EXCLUSIVE: Alan Johnson – The horrific truth about Bill English’s State Housing Privatisation

By   /  December 30, 2016  /  Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts, Most Recent Blogs  /  13 Comments

In essence then the National led Government has washed its hands of any direct involvement in providing housing in Tauranga and a well-respected charity – the IHC, has provided it with the cover and the excuse to do this.

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GUEST BLOG: Ben Peterson – 2016- the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

By   /  December 30, 2016  /  Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts, Most Recent Blogs  /  2 Comments

Sleepy New Zealand might feel a world away from the political storms brewing in the US and Europe. We are not as isolated as it may seem. The NZ election might not be til next year, but 2016 showed important possibilities and dangers for those who want to see progressive change.

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Deafening clamour from alarm bells going off in the public health sector – ASMS

By   /  December 30, 2016  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  3 Comments

“How many times do alarm bells have to go off in the public health sector before the Government and hospital bosses sit up and take notice,” asks Ian Powell, Executive Director of the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists (ASMS). Writing in the latest issue of the ASMS magazine, The Specialist, he points to a myriad […]

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Malcolm Evans – Israel responds to a pinprick

By   /  December 30, 2016  /  Malcolm Evans, Most Recent Blogs, The Daily Gallery  /  1 Comment

Malcolm Evans – Israel responds to a pinprick

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Political Caption Competition

By   /  December 30, 2016  /  Most Recent Blogs, The Daily Gallery  /  1 Comment

Can you believe a KKK lovin tyrant like me could replace you?
You’re going to destroy this place you hick cracker

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TDB Top 5 International Stories: Friday 30th December 2016

By   /  December 30, 2016  /  Most Recent Blogs, The Daily Gallery  /  Comments Off on TDB Top 5 International Stories: Friday 30th December 2016

5: TOP-SECRET SNOWDEN DOCUMENT REVEALS WHAT THE NSA KNEW ABOUT PREVIOUS RUSSIAN HACKING
4: Philippine President Walks Back on Comment That He Once Threw Someone from a Helicopter
3: Shuar tribe face government in Amazon mining protests
2: US military says Mosul airstrike may have killed civilians at hospital
1: US expels Russian diplomats over cyber attacks

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The Daily Blog Open Mic – Friday 30th December 2016

By   /  December 30, 2016  /  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 ADVENT OF THE EGO ACTIVIST

By   /  December 29, 2016  /  Kate Davis, Most Recent Blogs, The Liberal Agenda  /  5 Comments

If you do not know what an Ego Activist is let me explain. You will have one, or if you’re unlucky, more than one on your timeline. But even if you don’t interact in social media the fact is this year they even infiltrated main stream media.

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On Cassus Belli-aching with Israel

By   /  December 29, 2016  /  Curwen Rolinson, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  10 Comments

There are many reasons why states may be said to go to war with one another.

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So is this day 3 or 4 of Israel’s war against us? Does anyone know yet? Where the hell is Bill English?

By   /  December 29, 2016  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  91 Comments

There should be a unified call from the Opposition to expel the Israeli embassy for their threat if Bill English won’t front.

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This scene is why Princess Leia was such a pop culture feminist icon- RIP Carrie Fisher

By   /  December 28, 2016  /  Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs, The Liberal Agenda  /  4 Comments

…to many of us Princess Leia was the first real embodiment of a feminist character whose equality with men wasn’t even in question. The groundbreakingness of Fisher’s role reset pop culture narratives and gave us a glimpse of a different voice.

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