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Rest in Peace Penny Bright – You never stopped kicking against the Pricks

By   /  October 5, 2018  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  23 Comments

Anyone who has been active in Auckland politics from a grass roots level over the last 3 decades knew and would have be accosted by dear Penny.

Her tenacity, her focus and her unwavering believe that people can hold their political masters accountable inspired as many as it alienated, she never suffered fools and was merciless if she saw you as the enemy.

She was a battler, a fighter and a unique character who we are made lesser with her passing. 

All our love from The Daily Blog to her whanau.

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The needless maliciousness & deception of the Taxpayers Union

By   /  October 5, 2018  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  1 Comment

…the taxpayers Union has always been an astro-turf group. Funded by the right, it seeks to weaponise the spending of public money for the small Government cult.

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Reclassifying synthetic cannabis as A Class will only make things far, far, far, far, far, far worse

By   /  October 4, 2018  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  16 Comments

This move to make synthetic cannabis Class A is just so stupid.

Here is what will happen the second you increase the penalty.

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It’s over for Simon Bridges?

By   /  October 4, 2018  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  24 Comments

All eyes are now on Judith.

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The speed with which the Gov caved on this does not bode well for the Hobbit law employment reforms

By   /  October 3, 2018  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  7 Comments

Iain Lees-Galloway will dump the employment changes faster than he can scream, ‘I’m not a Hobbit Hater’. 

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National Party – recidivist copyright infringement criminals

By   /  October 3, 2018  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  2 Comments

No rhythm and all blues

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Look I don’t like Simon Bridges either, but….

By   /  October 3, 2018  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  8 Comments

this hyper woke micro aggression policing of a misplaced word to insinuate an uncaring attitude towards mental health is just the most inane minutia – y’all appreciate the planet is melting & civilisation as we know it could end right?

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Democrats lost the last election by framing all Republicans as racist – let’s see how framing them all as Rapists works out

By   /  October 3, 2018  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  19 Comments

This election Democrats have decided painting Kavanaugh as a pack raping angry drunk is the trick and calling anyone who thinks due process and the presumption of innocence matters as rape enablers is the magical strategy towards winning.

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Dear NZ Herald – why are you publishing a climate denier without telling your readers they are a climate denier

By   /  October 2, 2018  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  53 Comments

Even for the fucking NZ Herald this is deceitful  beyond belief.

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Young Greens highlight Marama’s train wreck AM Show interview was far worse

By   /  October 2, 2018  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  8 Comments

Jesus wept, is there any possible way that the co-leader of the Greens could be properly briefed correctly before she fronts news interviews at all?

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Marama’s train wreck AM Show interview

By   /  October 1, 2018  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  12 Comments

After shaking my head at the total lack of a media plan to boost the invisibility of the Green Party Welfare reforms, Marama has appeared on the AM Show and given a trainwreck of an interview.

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NZ First’s weird refugee and migrant value thing and what the real reason behind it is

By   /  October 1, 2018  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  9 Comments

This sudden desire to force NZ’s cultural values upon refugees and migrants is an absurdity. This is a liberal progressive democracy that loves alcoholism, rugby and domestic violence, I’m not sure how forcing migrants or refugees to get drunk, become an All Blacks supporter and bash their loved ones or risk deportation is much of a step forwards.

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Total invisibility of latest Green Party welfare announcement worrying

By   /  October 1, 2018  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  26 Comments

If the Greens fall in a forest and only Twitter noticed – did it happen?

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Why I fear Kavanaugh wretchedness will help Republicans at the Midterms

By   /  September 30, 2018  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  23 Comments

In the post MeToo landscape where accusation is the evidence and due process simply a means of privilege to protect itself, the Kavanaugh case has exposed a division that seems impossible to bridge. One side demands the accuser be believed and any attempt to critique or question the accusation is as much a crime as the abuse itself while the other side demands due process while denying due process. 

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Paula Bennett complaining about Jacinda using an Ad agency for UN trip is rich when you consider National’s meth hysteria campaign

By   /  September 30, 2018  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  12 Comments

The National Party are so spiteful and so desperate to hide their spite they will make any mountain out of a mole hill. It would be funny if the mainstream media weren’t so happy to feed it like they did the meth hysteria. 

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Meka coverage vs Key coverage at NZ Herald

By   /  September 30, 2018  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  3 Comments

What a joyful journalistic juxtaposition. 

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