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Why over egging ‘Russian collusion’ has helped Trump and damaged media credibility

By   /  March 26, 2019  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  18 Comments

By blaming Russia and promising a conviction of collusion, the mainstream media have given proof to Trumps ‘fake news’ narrative. The impact of this may give our carrot coloured maniac another 4 years.

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The Jordan Peterson backlash, White Supremacy Intelligence failures, Healing and confronting Islamaphobia, the importance of a fair trial, the limitations of Identity Politics & the safety of the Prime Minister: What Happens Next?

By   /  March 25, 2019  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  18 Comments

As the numbness dissolves, as the recoil shock to ourselves and our national identity slows in its reverberations, we are left with an enormous amount of damage to heal, new steps forward to take and real questions that demand answering.

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Could the woke do to Christchurch solidarity what they did to the Pride Parade?

By   /  March 25, 2019  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  15 Comments

…attempting to connect the violence on Friday with right wing opinions, the defence of free speech or concerns about immigration and conflate that with all white people as racist murderers is a sure fire way of eroding the solidarity in sorrow that has bound many.

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So what happens if Mueller finds no collusion?

By   /  March 24, 2019  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  51 Comments

Mueller’s report is finally over and while the White House may try and censor anything too embarrassing, it doesn’t look like Trump is panicking at all and that could suggest that there’s no evidence of collusion.

If that’s the case, I think we are in real trouble.

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1 week after mass shooting atrocity, Jacinda bans machine guns – this is what political leadership looks like

By   /  March 22, 2019  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  26 Comments

‪Hasn’t every person who claimed Jacinda couldn’t be a mother and lead the country at the same time been shamed by the incredible courage, empathy & fortitude she has shown over the last week – we would be a lesser people right now without her leadership.

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Everyone wants to blame Mike Hosking, Duncan Garner & Chris Lynch – why that’s too easy

By   /  March 21, 2019  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  63 Comments

Blaming Mike Hosking, Duncan Garner & Chris Lynch  is easy and it might make us feel better, but it won’t provide us with real answers or keep us safe, that falls upon the Intelligence agencies who had a combined budget of $230m last year.

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The SIS & GCSB combined budget for last year was $230m – how come they didn’t see a white supremacist plotting an atrocity?

By   /  March 20, 2019  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  24 Comments

I’m sick of hearing ‘he wasn’t on our radar’ the fucking radar wasn’t switched on!

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On the trial, on the failure of our intelligence agencies & on the blame game

By   /  March 19, 2019  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  33 Comments

Wanting to censor the trial or hide his words is a natural response but we are being tested globally and our justice system is strong and our values deeper than his sophistry of hate. We have nothing to fear standing in the light and dragging him into it. In fact, it’s our obligation to do so.

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How amazing has Jacinda been under this pressure? This is what political leadership looks like

By   /  March 17, 2019  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  46 Comments

In a lot of the angry debate swirling right now, please let us remember that this diseased human chose Christchurch BECAUSE NZ is a peaceful progressive multi-cultural society, this violence IS NOT a reflection of us, we were targeted because we are good.

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If we can ban single use plastic bags and fireworks – why the Christ can’t we ban machine guns for civilian use?

By   /  March 17, 2019  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  19 Comments

‪If only we could spy on white supremacists with the ease we spied on Nicky Hager ‬and it’s not good enough to say, ‘he wasn’t on a watch list’ when all the watch lists are focused on Māori, Environmentalists, Greenpeace, the Greens, Earthquake victims and the MANA Party!

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Jacinda goes beyond ‘thoughts & prayers’ and will change gun laws

By   /  March 16, 2019  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  40 Comments

As we rock on our heels at the magnitude of evil that has been spat upon our Muslim whanau, we will kaleidoscope a spectrum from shock to grief to rageBut the best of us is better than this spite and we must not allow this stain to hollow our wholes.As we lay down with numb souls, rest dear friends. Tomorrow’s grim grey will continue to test us as we struggle for our nations oxygen.

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National peddle right wing conspiracy about UN, Green Party Leader attacked by angry man yelling about the UN…

By   /  March 15, 2019  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  9 Comments

…Political Leaders are responsible for the passions they inject into debate through their rhetoric. National knew the complaints they raised about the UN were spiteful and conspiracy laced, and they did it anyway.

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Dear young people of New Zealand – strike, strike and strike again!

By   /  March 15, 2019  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  5 Comments

Bless you young people for shaming us.

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James Shaw assaulted in public – a sudden political chill on a Summer day

By   /  March 14, 2019  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  32 Comments

…let’s hope this is some dreadful random violence by a disturbed person as opposed to a targeted political attack – the former is depressing, the latter terrifying.

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The irony of the SFO investigating National

By   /  March 13, 2019  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  8 Comments

What a week to be progressive in NZ.

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Why Shane Jones & NZ First must be destroyed

By   /  March 13, 2019  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  29 Comments

Every neoliberal hawk and Feudal Public Service Lord want to trip Jones up and see the Provincial Growth Fund fail because NZ First’s desire to force actual change with public money threatens all their vested interests.

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