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Well, well, well – Kim Dotcom was right – here is the mass surveillance

By   /  December 14, 2018  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  4 Comments

Are you feeling safe yet sleepy hobbits? 

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How badly beaten down have we become by drug prohibition? When we are offered crumbs we cheer

By   /  December 14, 2018  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  5 Comments

…giving Police discretion to prosecute drug users is not a solution and will result in racist outcomes, which is what we have now – but by all means, cheer like this is meaningful.

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Soaring rents, skyrocketing suicide rates, environmental scientists too frightened to talk and 100 000 hungry children – Merry Christmas NZ

By   /  December 14, 2018  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  22 Comments

We have lost perspective on what actually matters in this country. It’s partly a current affairs and news environment more focused on petty gotchas and infotainment, it’s partly a smug conceit by the Left who have ignored those issues because Labour is in Power.

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Of all the people to attack, Richie Hardcore isn’t one of them!

By   /  December 13, 2018  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  16 Comments

…this story is such horse shit! If there are any questions to answer it’s from Simon Bridges and the National Party member who is in a relationship with Sroubek’s former partner…

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The horror of Antarctica meltdown

By   /  December 13, 2018  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  12 Comments

While our political leaders are numbed into inaction by business interests who gain the most from climate change pollution, the one place climate deniers always pointed at to claim global warming wasn’t really happening, is in meltdown…

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Waatea News Column: ‘How Santa Parades became a flash point for racism’

By   /  December 13, 2018  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  4 Comments

I’ve always felt, as a Pakeha, that just below the surface of the civility of New Zealand culture, there bubbles something pretty bitter in the soul of many white Kiwis.

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National’s disgusting and despicable fear mongering over medicinal cannabis

By   /  December 12, 2018  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  16 Comments

The only thing worse than the Greens celebrating this pathetic nothing is National trying to manufacture monsters that simply don’t exist.

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TWITTER WATCH: Politicising a death

By   /  December 12, 2018  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  40 Comments

Everyone seems to want to twist the tragic death of this young visitor to our shores into their own ideological frame work.

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Brothers – the Vigils are anti-male violence, not anti-male and the empathy of a Prime Minister

By   /  December 11, 2018  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  48 Comments

Jacinda’s apology captured all that guilt and shame and articulated it in a way that was raw and human, we are blessed to have her.

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Simon Bridges word cloud vs Jacinda’s word cloud

By   /  December 10, 2018  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  11 Comments

…poor old Simon, he can’t stop leaks in his party and he can’t catch a break from the Polls.

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I was wrong about Judith Collins – what the latest leak really says about the factions inside National

By   /  December 8, 2018  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  22 Comments

TDB understands there are 3 factions inside National, Faction Simon Bridges, Faction Judith Collins and a third faction. It is this third faction who are leaking in an attempt to destabilise Bridges to take power for themselves. 

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Pride Parade decision huge win for Pure Temple Exclusion over Broad Church Inclusion

By   /  December 8, 2018  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  14 Comments

As someone who has gone to almost every Hero and pride parade and has loved taking my Daughter to show her what inclusion looks like, I fear 2019 might be a lot less friendly and far more aggressive so I think I’ll sit this one out until the Rainbow Community has sorted it out.

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TWITTER WATCH: NZ Twitteratti woke mob silence journalist

By   /  December 8, 2018  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  6 Comments

…the irony is that if anyone approached the employers of the Wellington Twitteratti and complained about their online bullying they would scream all day about being doxed.

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National manipulate personal circumstances for political gain? No Way!

By   /  December 7, 2018  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  5 Comments

Surely a political Party who hid harassment claims and then weaponised them against one of their own and then had a hand in having that person sectioned under the mental health act would have such rigorous ethical standards that they would never manipulate personal circumstances for political gain.

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Really, really, really, really, really watered down Workplace relations law passed – NZ doesn’t implode into socialist apocalypse

By   /  December 6, 2018  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  9 Comments

The Workplace relations law was always a watered down meaningless bit of nothing that simply took the Union movement back 10 years to before National had stripped them bare. There isn’t anything modern or empowering about this legislation, it is a whitewash lip service to the union moment to look like something has been done when really very little has changed.

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Professor Anne-Marie Brady, Huawei CFO arrested and about that whole $100k for two National MPs thing

By   /  December 6, 2018  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  45 Comments

At some stage NZ is going to be forced to pick sides between America and China and the side we should pick is our own.

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