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The Jami-Lee Ross audio tapes are damning

By   /  October 17, 2018  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  21 Comments

Jami-Lee Ross wasn’t lying was he – those tapes are pretty damaging and news today that Lusk is advising him is as much evidence as we’re going to get that this is dirty politics and an attempted coup to remove Bridges – the question is who is the puppet master?

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Well, well, well – Aaron Bhatnagar and Dirty Politics is back inside the National Party

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

This is getting dirtier and nastier but this time around the sleepy hobbits of muddle Nu Zilind don’t have the laid back anti-intellectualism of John Key to absolve their conscience and ignore corruption, they have bumbling Simon Bridges. Key could look down the barrel of the camera and lie to our faces and the sleepy hobbits loved him for it, Simon can’t lie convincingly and they will turn on him.

National Party voters love a good liar, they detest a weak one. 

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“inappropriate behaviour that is unacceptable from a married Member of Parliament.” – I’m sorry what?

By   /  October 17, 2018  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  14 Comments

If National are going to stand by that new ethical line in the sand, then should we start applying it to other National Party MPs?

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National looks less like a political party and more like a front for Chinese business interests

By   /  October 16, 2018  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  22 Comments

As China regresses into a censorship totalitarian state, we need to ask how much influence our largest Political Party is under from Beijing and in whose interest does National rule? New Zealand’s or the People’s Republic of China? 

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The famous last words of Michelle Boag

By   /  October 16, 2018  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  10 Comments

If you want something done right, gag Michelle Boag first.

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So when will the NZ Herald call for Simon Bridges to stand down?

By   /  October 16, 2018  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  16 Comments

Remember when the NZ Herald called for David Cunliffe to stand down over an allegation of a $100000 donation that never existed…

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TWITTER WATCH: Best Political Burn of 2018

By   /  October 16, 2018  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  No Comments

Best Political Burn of 2018

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BY-ELECTION SCANDAL: That cold, terrifying and soulless nails-on-blackboard sound you hear right now is Judith Collins sharpening her talons

By   /  October 16, 2018  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  38 Comments

Jami-Lee has not so much burnt his Bridges as he has napalmed him. 

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What’s most shocking – Saudi Arabia butchering a journalist or that we are outraged despite them killing thousands in Yemen?

By   /  October 16, 2018  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  9 Comments

I’m not sure what is more shocking – butchering a Washington Post Journalist or that it’s taken that murder to outrage everyone about Saudi Arabia when they’ve already killed thousands of civilians in Yemen.

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BREAKING TWITTER WATCH: Jami-Lee Ross goes full Trump

By   /  October 15, 2018  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  44 Comments

In the last 20 minutes, Jami-Lee Ross, who is on home leave for a ‘stressful personal issue’, has gone full blown Trump and suddenly unleashed Twitter war on Simon Bridges…

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The biggest abuser of the poor is the State – not loan sharks

By   /  October 15, 2018  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  6 Comments

The reality that people in poverty go to loan sharks because they’re kinder than WINZ is another example of the counter productive fuckwittery of neoliberal social service agencies

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The double standards of White rage when it comes to hiring more Māori at Hospitals

By   /  October 15, 2018  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  7 Comments

It really says something about us as a country when the rage is focused at Hospitals trying to hire more Māori & Pacific Islanders because ‘that’s racist’, but there is no rage at those same Hospitals not resuscitating Māori & Pacific Island babies…

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Koru Lounge Carnage and Mosgiel as a town – why the media are letting us down

By   /  October 14, 2018  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  2 Comments

It is time we stood against these fools and their distractions and fought back to reclaim a media that actually challenges and provides insight rather than the vacant infotainment we are served up at 7pm and on the front pages of our newspapers. 

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TWITTER WATCH: The sick hatred Golriz Ghahraman puts up with makes me question our humanity sometimes

By   /  October 13, 2018  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  12 Comments

We may disagree on politics and culture and economics and philosophy and we may argue our causes passionately and we may be blunt, rude and self righteous in the pursuit of that argument, but who the Christ gets off on making fun of something like this?

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The 1080 hysteria has been debunked – what does it tell us about the state of activist debate?

By   /  October 13, 2018  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  63 Comments

The venom, self righteousness and utterly misplaced perceptions that 1080 is poisoning  human beings  and vast amounts of unintentional wildlife has been an eye opening reality check of how poorly understood science is in todays activist world.

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For those claiming Jacinda’s UN appearance with Neve was meaningless – here are the stats

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

Those images of Jacinda at the UN with Clarke and Neve have given us more value for money than the entire Hobbit Trilogy. 

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