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So Southern and Molyneux might be coming – what do we do now?

By   /  July 22, 2018  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  No Comments

Phil Goff was right to ban these crypto-fascsists from  a publicly funded venue, but his need to appeal to liberal Auckland at a time when his Leadership as Mayor was eroding him support from the Left threw a gas bomb on this and allowed these Hate Merchants to play the free speech martyrs.

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New Zealand must expel the Israeli Embassy

By   /  July 21, 2018  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  15 Comments

…we can not in good conscience allow a country with a two tiered system based on race to continue to remain on NZ soil in any offical capacity.

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Mike Hosking lecturing on public broadcasting is like Donald Trump lecturing on feminism, diplomacy and racial tolerance

By   /  July 19, 2018  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  5 Comments

With global economic recessions looming and the existential threat of climate change – we need  a town square on public broadcasting platforms that includes rather than splinter and divides in social media echo chambers.

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Whose column was more pointless? Art Critic Soper or Truancy Officer du Plessis-Allan?

By   /  July 19, 2018  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  6 Comments

I get the Troll Farm at the NZ Herald need to churn out hate against the Left every day, but deciphering scribbles and criticising a Minister for not participating in a process he’s not allowed to participate in is pretty desperate even for the Troll Farm. 

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Since when did Family First get to threaten what I see on TV?

By   /  July 19, 2018  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  14 Comments

The show plays late at night on a  Friday, if you are at home and choosing to watch this, you need a hug and an intervention, not the God Squad playing TV Guide monitor. 

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Thoughts and Prayers with Mike Hosking for the pain of his holiday in Hawaii

By   /  July 19, 2018  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  23 Comments

When his wife isn’t complaining about prisoners not being beaten with rubber hoses and waterboarded, Trump defender and NZs answer to what would you get if Piers Morgan and a meth smoking scorpion had a baby, Mike Hosking, is at the NZ Herald Troll Farm today complaining about a holiday he had in Hawaii.

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For every muppet who wants to arm the cops – 5 reasons not to

By   /  July 19, 2018  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  13 Comments

We are not a people who will tolerate big swinging dick cops coming into our personal spaces armed. The guns will become an immediate source of tension, and that tension will get played out time and time and time again.

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Why Kate Hawkesby is a steaming pile of elitist human garbage OR Kate Hawkesby sings the blues

By   /  July 19, 2018  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  29 Comments

We should show her views and those who champion vengeance over mercy the contempt they deserve,   they have no enlightenment, just the boorish bruise of the very barbarism they claim to recoil from. 

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Saving Spinoff TV

By   /  July 18, 2018  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  4 Comments

Apparently The Spinoffs “Gonzo reporting, scorching hot takes, and ruthless media analysis” – (that’s honestly a real quote, I’m not factiously making that up) – has gone down about as well as Donald Trump acting in a self written play performed at Silo Theatre during Pride Week.

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Hahahaha – Waikeria prison far worse than first thought – like TDB pointed out last month

By   /  July 18, 2018  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  16 Comments

Another home goal by a Government who seem to think their problem is a lack of ‘gender intelligence’ in selling their ideas, and not basic strategic competence.  Isn’t it time someone called back in Matt McCarten? Hasn’t he been punished enough and isn’t this incompetence starting to hurt?

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Sub killing planes vs Greens, China vs America and why Jacinda should stand for an independent NZ

By   /  July 18, 2018  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  39 Comments

Why let the war mongers dictate the narrative? Why not have a leader who can articulate a vision of co-operation in the Pacific challenge that narrative by being direct in our criticism while inclusive in our solutions?

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Police claims of no risk to the Public ring hollow

By   /  July 18, 2018  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  2 Comments

I think what the NZ Police meant to say was…

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The irony of identity politics, David Cormack’s civility and the paradox of Karl Popper’s tolerance

By   /  July 17, 2018  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  10 Comments

Those who would weaponise difference and seed resentment require brutality, civility is a guard against that. I’m not saying turn the other cheek when a Nazi strikes you, confusing civility with refusing self-defence isn’t a solution, but by strangling off freedom of speech, we only add to their cause, we don’t counter it.

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Trump & Putin – the new Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact

By   /  July 17, 2018  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  46 Comments

Putin just can not believe his luck can he? Look at the glee in his eyes as he meets this orange carnival of ignorance. I never thought I’d see the day when the President of the United States of America sided with the Russians?!? 

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How should new Government deal with wave of industrial actions?

By   /  July 16, 2018  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  32 Comments

Ineffective Union Leadership + self-saucing member militancy on social media = bad times for Jacinda.

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Marae TV Review: Awanui Black

By   /  July 15, 2018  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  3 Comments

If people don’t believe in the justice system, they will turn to alternatives to find that justice, which in turn can easily become vigilantism. In an increasingly social media dominated environment, how can we differentiate between subjective belief and objective truth without due process?

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