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The Ben Bohane photo that Facebook censored on an article about Indonesia

By   /  April 24, 2018  /  Bloggers, Dr David Robie, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  2 Comments

The original version of this photo, of West Papuan nambas (traditional penis gourds), which was published in the weekend edition of the family newspaper Vanuatu Daily Post and then by Asia Pacific Report, was deemed to have breached Facebook’s “community standards”. The photo was by award-winning photojournalist Ben Bohane, who lives in Vanuatu and whose work was published recently in the PMC book Conflict, Culture and Conscience.

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After character assassinating Clarke with an e – is the NZ Herald now just a blog with Trolls?

By   /  April 24, 2018  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  13 Comments

The Herald have had the audacity to pick up on their own columnists smear job on Clarke with an unnamed ‘story’ covering the outrage they created.

Clickbait using clickbait.

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Even for Deborah Hill Cone, this is petty & spiteful

By   /  April 23, 2018  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  55 Comments

I’ve grown to like Deborah Hill Cone. The neurotic insightfulness of privilege after two bottles of white wine on a Wednesday in Devonport mixed with prescription drugs never sounded so self assured.

There are times she soars with enlightenment, cheers with genuine humour and preaches with conviction.

This hate column attacking Clarke Gayford however, sure as fuck isn’t one of them.

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It’s fair to compare Heather du Plessis-Allan to Ann Coulter

By   /  April 23, 2018  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  12 Comments

It’s fair to compare Jacinda to Trump in that they are part of the same species, breath oxygen and both have two legs and two arms.

The similarities end there.

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Poisoned spies, diplomatic mocking and hate speech: Tova O’Brien doesn’t like Jacinda much does she?

By   /  April 22, 2018  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  13 Comments

Tova is of course free to take the lines of inquiry she wants, she is the Political Editor of a main News Network, it is utterly her prerogative, but the results seem to be cheap headline gotcha’s rather than meaningful comment.

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The vomit inducing Lotto advert

By   /  April 19, 2018  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  13 Comments

Isn’t that just so Kiwi? Cheap, underfunded and requiring a vice tax for social good

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As they whine they weren’t consulted – never forget that NZ Oil & Gas voted to give nothing to Pike River families

By   /  April 18, 2018  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  10 Comments

Rachel Stewart has once again proven why she is this country’s best columnist (it is so weird that she wasn’t included in this years media awards yet an over rated mummy blogger and Ben Mack eye-rollingly were) with this damning indictment on the NZ oil Industry…

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Can someone please read the Bible to Duncan Garner and Israel Folau?

By   /  April 17, 2018  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  36 Comments

To be honest, I don’t think Israel understands the Bible he’s standing up for any more than Duncan does.

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The Daily Blog April contribution drive

By   /  April 17, 2018  /  Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  No Comments

We have a huge media project TDB are about to launch in the next couple of months which will be the biggest thing we’ve ever attempted, but we are still needing to get to that point and fighting the Police takes up time and energy.

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Farrar vs Brown: Best #nzpol Twitter smack down of the day

By   /  April 17, 2018  /  Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  2 Comments

Russell Brown smashes David Farrar. It’s a good one.

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Hooton vs Kirton: Best #nzpol Twitter smack down of the day

By   /  April 17, 2018  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  No Comments

Less than 24 hours after rejoining Twitter, Matthew Tiberius Hooton is back…

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It didn’t take long for David Farrar to go feral in Opposition did it?

By   /  April 17, 2018  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  5 Comments

I’m not even sure how to delicately link to the following blog, so feral and vile it is. I have to provide trigger warnings to the trigger warnings.

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Crapping on Barry Soper’s misfortunes for the joy of crapping on another human being

By   /  April 17, 2018  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  4 Comments

I don’t like Barry Soper either but the joy some seem to revel in his travel mishap is childish at best and pile on bullying culture at worst – extreme climate change, mass social inequality, a looming economic crash & war are issues worthy of our time – throwing shit at Soper because he couldn’t get into the US isn’t.

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Media’s silence on revelations NZ Police shot 12 times at mentally ill man is deafening but not surprising

By   /  April 17, 2018  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  No Comments

Am I surprised the NZ media haven’t made more of the revelations NZ Police shot at a mentally disturbed man 12 times and the ‘machete’ was actually a 7 year old blunt ornamental knife?

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Bearing Witness climate storytellers arrive for Fiji challenge

By   /  April 15, 2018  /  Bloggers, Dr David Robie, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  1 Comment

Hele Ikimotu and Blessen Tom bear a close connection to the impact climate change is wreaking on the Pacific region and wider world for their new Bearing Witness challenge. Ikimotu is from Kiribati and his passion for the Bearing Witness project is drawn from his close connection to the Pacific.

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Mike Hosking brags about not crashing fast cars. Then crashes fast car. Evidence that God exists.

By   /  April 10, 2018  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  27 Comments

Thank goodness Mike is ok and thank goodness it happened to Mike.

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