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Stuff & Newshub decides Plunket-Marvelly twitter grudge match is newsworthy – this is what it sounds like when the Emotional Support Peacocks cry

By   /  December 16, 2018  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  6 Comments

…I love how desperately diplomatic Steve Braunias tries to be towards the alt-Right and woke left snowflakes who have managed to make this micro-aggression into a war crime. It’s the heteronormative patriarchy blame game gal pal squad vs the ‘not all men’ fuckwit brigade.

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Waatea News Column: ‘How Santa Parades became a flash point for racism’

By   /  December 13, 2018  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  5 Comments

I’ve always felt, as a Pakeha, that just below the surface of the civility of New Zealand culture, there bubbles something pretty bitter in the soul of many white Kiwis.

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TWITTER WATCH: Politicising a death

By   /  December 12, 2018  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  40 Comments

Everyone seems to want to twist the tragic death of this young visitor to our shores into their own ideological frame work.

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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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Print newspaper market shrinks alarmingly, local news gaps widen – JMAD

By   /  December 6, 2018  /  Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  4 Comments

The 2018 JMAD New Zealand media ownership report finds that the New Zealand print newspaper market has shrunk considerably. The combined circulation of the four largest newspapers plus 15 regional ones declined almost nine percent from September 2017 to September 2018. Since 2012, circulation of the NZ Herald has dropped 36 percent.

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ACTION STATION UPDATE: Has woke Twitter & the Greens called for the crucifixion of Rachel Stewart yet?

By   /  November 28, 2018  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  24 Comments

A very compelling and well argued piece from Rachel Stewart in relation to the anger the trans argument manages to spark off. 

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TWITTER WATCH: File under ‘Nuance’

By   /  November 25, 2018  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  6 Comments

The group behind the expulsion of the Police at Pride have some interesting ideas on crime and punishment that are worth investigating, but their position on child rapists is, how do I say this politely, well, ummmm, ‘interesting’…

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Has Mark Zuckerberg finally gone too far?

By   /  November 21, 2018  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  13 Comments

Smearing Facebook critics as linked to Soros and hating Jews is charming but if anyone else had pulled a stunt like this, they would be gone, Facebook somehow manages to remain untouched.

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TWITTER WATCH: Has Woke Twitter gone into meltdown now Jacinda has said Pride Parade is best when it’s inclusive?

By   /  November 21, 2018  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  15 Comments

Pride has come before a fall. 

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Trans Activists vs Rainbow Community vs Mike Hosking (this is what it sounds like when the Doves cry)

By   /  November 21, 2018  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  35 Comments

As the wider and older Rainbow Community look to their legacy of inclusion being over run by a new generation of millennial activists who want to exclude, the wider issues of ongoing injustice against Trans people and  how to fight for their human rights on social media platforms algorithmically fuelled by subjective outrage olympics remain unanswered. 

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Why RadioLive failed

By   /  November 18, 2018  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  3 Comments

The commercial media market in NZ is at saturation point with right wing pundits and Radio Live never offered an alternative to that and ended up trying to compete for ZB listeners using bait that was not as right wing as ZB could produce.

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Waatea News Column: Why I can’t applaud Corrections reducing the prison population but support the passion of Kelvin Davis

By   /  November 17, 2018  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  1 Comment

The Hui did a remarkable job over the weekend of highlighting the extraordinary drop in the prison muster by 1000 since Kelvin Davis became the Minister.

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TWITTER WATCH: National Party Stormtrooper Hamish Price goes full Trump on Pike River Mine

By   /  November 14, 2018  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  26 Comments

I’m guessing the Venn Diagram of people who hate Jacinda’s baby and who believer re-entry into the Pike River Mine is wrong almost overlap entirely. 

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Christmas Contributions Drive

By   /  November 13, 2018  /  Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  Comments Off on Christmas Contributions Drive

Brothers and sisters, Comrades, it’s that time of year again when we pass the hat around so we can pay the bills over summer and buy beloved ones a tiny Christmas gift – if you want to support independent blogs who have done so much to counter the right wing bias of the mainstream media,  then we need your support.

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So the entire Karel Sroubek case and attacks against Iain Lees-Galloway are farcical – when will media & National Party apologise?

By   /  November 11, 2018  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  14 Comments

This Sroubek thing is a storm in a tea cup while sectioning a dissident MP using anonymous sources for harassment and Chinese business influences attempting to buy two Chinese MPs is FAR more important for us to focus on.

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Stuff threatened to gut journalism if they didn’t get their monopoly – will this spook Government Broadcasting Policy?

By   /  November 11, 2018  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  10 Comments

It’s like Stuff keep threatening to gut journalism while yelling ‘what a shame that will be for democracy’ and democracy is too  busy sharing a white supremacist explanation for why 9/11 was an inside job that includes aliens and fluoridation in water on Facebook and just mumbles over its shoulder,  ‘well off you go then’. 

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