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China launches first strike in looming trade war with America

By   /  January 17, 2018  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  27 Comments

After setting out the parameters of the next economic crash yesterday, China have stepped up and launched the first strike in the looming trade war with America…

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Why are Fairfax pimping for climate deniers?

By   /  January 16, 2018  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  94 Comments

What the hell do Fairfax think they are doing by allowing a climate denial pimp like Doug Edmeades a platform?

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Duncan Grieve’s analysis of TVNZ vs Mediaworks seems a tad optimistic

By   /  January 16, 2018  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  3 Comments

The Spinoff’s Editor, Duncan Grieve, claims Mediaworks (the company giving him a TV show) have outfoxed TVNZ by coming back to air early with The Project and The AM Show and that this is somehow a brilliant game of Chess being played y Mediaworks.

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All the canaries in the minefield are dead – the looming economic correction

By   /  January 16, 2018  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  7 Comments

…people are going to want a State that will be prepared to step up to the challenge and lead rather than leave it to the free market.

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Calm down David Farrar – Hayley Holt was barely a candidate (and why John Campbell might leave RNZ)

By   /  January 16, 2018  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  26 Comments

Right wing spin dr and pollster to the failed National Party, David Farrar, is incredulous that former Green Party candidate Hayley Holt has been given the new presenting job on Breakfast…

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Glitterboobs, tinned tomatoes, racist menus and golliwogs – have we started the year off angry?

By   /  January 15, 2018  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  27 Comments

The wounds that so many are speaking from can’t be argued with, they need to heal first before they can listen and I don’t  think there is going to be a lot of listening in 2018. 

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So for 38 minutes the people of Hawaii knew what it felt like to live in Palestine, Afghanistan, Syria, Yemen & other places US + allies bomb

By   /  January 15, 2018  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  11 Comments

…except for of course that the people we bomb in those countries don’t generally get a text alert that we are about to blow them up.

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Idea Upgrades for 2018

By   /  January 11, 2018  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  7 Comments

One of the things dear to Jim’s heart was the idea that the State should use its power to make good outcomes and not leave it to the free market. In that vein, here are some upgrades for 2018 that we should push from a progressive Government.

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National’s road lust petition campaign gives insight as to how they plan to attack new Government

By   /  January 11, 2018  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  19 Comments

Vested commercial interests + pretence of democratic participation + culture war values = National in Opposition.

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People you should follow on NZ Twitter in 2018

By   /  January 10, 2018  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  6 Comments

There are some amazing voices and opinion on Twitter that you should consider following in 2018 to enable yourself to have a more rounded view of current affairs and the human condition.

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Jim’s legacy – what can we learn from his vision now?

By   /  January 9, 2018  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  4 Comments

If we want to honour Jim, the new Government should immediately pass legislation to make dental care free for children and teenagers, if we want to see Jim’s vision survive, we must all demand the new Government lives up to its obligations and not subcontract them out to the free market. 

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How sick that one of the best environmental scientists can be punished this way in NZ?

By   /  January 9, 2018  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  27 Comments

Here is one of this country’s best and bravest environmentalists admitting that his advocacy and the science behind his advocacy has been threatened…

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It’s official – MSD treats Ghosts better than they treat actual living beneficiaries!

By   /  January 8, 2018  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  6 Comments

It’s not that I want this compassion to be removed from the elderly or the veterans, I just wish that the same empathy could be extended to the beneficiaries whose lives they make miserable. 

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The Liberal Agenda – Banksy Exhibition – 5 stars

By   /  January 8, 2018  /  Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs, The Liberal Agenda  /  5 Comments

By turning up in your thousands you tell Banksy his work matters and you fulfil the spirit of danger his art exists in by scaring the bejesus out of the Government security agencies who will be inevitably monitoring the exhibition.

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Rest in Peace Jim Anderton, you were a bigger man than Labour’s treachery could ever contain.

By   /  January 7, 2018  /  Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  35 Comments

Rest in peace Jim, you were a bigger man than Labour’s treachery could ever contain. 

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2017 – The year of Trumpism, resentment kulture & climate change

By   /  January 7, 2018  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  21 Comments

There were many things that happened in 2017, but the most dangerous amongst them was the culture of festering resentment that eclipsed the better angels of our nature.

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