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This picture shows why we can’t have democracy in New Zealand

By   /  November 30, 2017  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  20 Comments

You would think that an article as enormous as that would not only lead every news outlet, it would remain the top story.

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Revisiting the Moment of Truth and the realisation we were lied to

By   /  November 29, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  33 Comments

The unbelievable way New Zealanders and the mainstream media framed the Moment of Truth as a giant waste of time because Kim didn’t prove Key knew about him before he claimed shows the juvenile nature of our news culture.

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The face of the NZ Police is the grim guilt of the colonising settler

By   /  November 29, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  5 Comments

We turn a blind eye to let the Police ‘do what they need’  because we privately acknowledge the negative impact of our colonisation without ever wanting to rectify that negative beyond heavy handed policing to enforce order.

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Quin’s demolition of Golriz highlights far deeper crisis within Greens

By   /  November 29, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  64 Comments

Most people would assume by ‘putting on trial world leaders for abusing their power, and restoring communities after war and human rights atrocities, particularly empowering women engaged in peace and justice initiatives,’ that she was on the side of those being oppressed, not defending the oppressors. 

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Waatea News: Can the activist left work constructively with new Government?

By   /  November 29, 2017  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  6 Comments

It’s not only the new Labour led Government who are finding the transition from opposition into power a difficult one to traverse, many activist groups seem to be struggling with how to engage constructively beyond mere opposition.

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I loath to agree with David Farrar, but he’s right about Golriz Ghahraman

By   /  November 28, 2017  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  43 Comments

This could have been dealt with right at the beginning, the fact the Greens once again have been tripped up by their own incompetence is soul destroying. 

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Screw putting a total sugar label on soft drinks – TAX THEM!

By   /  November 26, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  14 Comments

…big sugar are just like big tobacco and big oil. They know their product kills but they have all done everything they can to hide that truth.

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…meanwhile, the planet melts

By   /  November 26, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  4 Comments

The biggest story of 2017 was the sudden release of research all year alongside freak weather events that pointed out that catastrophic climate change can occur far faster than was ever thought possible.

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The only shock about National’s stalling tactics is that people are shocked

By   /  November 26, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  3 Comments

Winning against National is one thing, governing over them while the mainstream media is totally hostile towards you is another and at this stage it doesn’t seem the Labour Party, Greens or NZ First have the behind the scenes think tank who can game play these scenarios out well enough to not get tripped up.

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Yardley & Hosking: The 2 mikes on poor people & wealth creation

By   /  November 26, 2017  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  8 Comments

We have one Mike who wants to keep propping up failed economic models and another Mike who wants to keep propping up failed welfare policy.

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Why Black Friday is the perfect mutation of the First Thanksgiving Colonialism 

By   /  November 25, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  8 Comments

Black Friday is the shopping day after Thanksgiving in America where stores drop prices to ridiculously low levels causing ugly scenes of violence outside department stores as desperate people shove and stampede past each other in an orgy of consumerism that makes one sad and repelled in equal measure.  

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Elites strike new Government with fear of recession, Liam Dann’s prozac and the PSA is grumpy with new Tax Group

By   /  November 24, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  31 Comments

Michael Cullen’s appointment on the tax working group has the PSA screaming, but it misses why he’s been appointed.

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$50 per week won’t solve student debt blackhole

By   /  November 24, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  10 Comments

Labour should be embarrassed by this meaningless policy.

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Waatea News: Keystone pipeline spills 5000 barrels of oil & company caught hiring mercenaries

By   /  November 23, 2017  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  7 Comments

As if the terrible way the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe were treated when the US government seized their land to build the Dakota Access Pipeline through North Dakota wasn’t bad enough, the Keystone pipeline has burst and spilled 5000 barrels of oil this week on the heels of a damning report that the company who […]

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Is it time to end big Dairy in New Zealand?

By   /  November 22, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  27 Comments

…should we start asking is it time to end big Dairy in NZ?

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Labour poach Vernon Small & Alex Tarrant as Press Secretaries

By   /  November 22, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  18 Comments

At a time when their communications strategies are desperately falling apart, picking up two of the heavyweights of the Journalist world is a bloody smart move.

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