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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  /  23 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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Looming Climate Change security risks – we are going to have to build up our military

By   /  December 6, 2018  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  23 Comments

…how will be protect our fishing stocks? How will we protect the shoreline? How will we respond to extreme weather emergencies? 

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National’s desperate move against the UN gets kneecapped by Winston Peters

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

…so National actually started the process to signing up to this UN migration pact which they are now demanding to pull out of?

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The new National Party Leaker – why it’s over for Simon Bridges

By   /  December 6, 2018  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  10 Comments

Simon Bridges Leadership is now on life support, the damage he caused himself and the Party by amputating JLR will have come to nothing if it failed to do that which it had sought – to silence the bloody leaker!

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National MPs staging walk out is cleverly malicious politics

By   /  December 5, 2018  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  30 Comments

…the low ratings and threat of being rolled this summer has lit a fire under Bridges and he is pulling stunt after stunt, because he’s got nothing to lose now.

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Latest explosive (cough) bullying claims against Maggie Barry

By   /  December 5, 2018  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  4 Comments

This is still coming across like every Millennial complaint, a micro aggression conflated to war crime levels where the lens of subjective pain trumps all objective rationality.

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The Liberal Agenda – RIP Geoff Murphy – you taught me everything about being a Pakeha New Zealander

By   /  December 4, 2018  /  Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs, The Liberal Agenda  /  12 Comments

With Goodbye Pork Pie, Sleeping Dogs, Utu & The Quiet Earth, Geoff Murphy taught me what it was to be a Pakeha New Zealander.

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WHOA! I know Simon Bridges is in trouble, but had NO IDEA he was in THIS MUCH trouble!

By   /  December 4, 2018  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  45 Comments

This is an act of meaningless desperation by an irrelevant leader desperately trying to stay relevant.

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NZDF secrecy to protect them, not us

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

When you consider only 324 documents out of 17 000 have been released, who is bering protected here?

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