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Sean Plunket’s Working Group with Bomber Bradbury & Damien Grant: THIS WEEK: Coalition party, It’s ok to be white t shirts, Relaxation of debt to GDP ratio, Bullying in Parliament, David Seymour vs Golriz

By   /  May 25, 2019  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  2 Comments

Sean Plunket’s Working Group with Bomber Bradbury & Damien Grant: THIS WEEK: Coalition party, It’s ok to be white t shirts, Relaxation of debt to GDP ratio, Bullying in Parliament, David Seymour vs Golriz

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Brian Bishop’s Bad Boys vs Alfred’s Anti-Abortion Angels: Get your invisible magical flying Wizard out of our politics and NZs collective uterus!

By   /  May 24, 2019  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  10 Comments

There is a story behind the Herald’s Paywall suggesting that Alfred’s Anti-Abortion Angels might consider cutting A deal with Brian Bishop’s Bad Boys. I think that’s what it says because I don’t have a paywall subscription and while I prayed to god to part the Paywall, he didn’t.

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Waatea News Column: Banning Prisoners from voting impacts Māori worst

By   /  May 23, 2019  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  10 Comments

The debate over Prisoners being able to vote has begun in the Waitangi Tribunal as argument is heard that the ban is a breach of the Treaty because it is so disproportionately unfair to Māori.

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NZer of the Year Dr Lance O’Sullivan joins The People’s Budget

By   /  May 21, 2019  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  7 Comments

Just when you thought The People’s Budget hosted by Bryan Bruce and with panelists Rod Oram, Sue Bradford, Russel Norman, Efeso Collins, Professor Jane Kelsey and Julia Whaipooti was a great way to debate if neoliberal economics can build a well being budget, news tonight that NZer of the Year, Dr Lance O’Sullivan will also be joining the panel.

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Review: Game of Thrones- 8 year review – 5 stars (spoiler alerts)

By   /  May 20, 2019  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  11 Comments

No other show has managed to imprint the way GoT has culturally. It permeates social media and popular culture in a unique way that manages to slot effortlessly into the multi narrative world social media now provides. 

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The People’s Budget to screen 8pm Sunday 2nd June

By   /  May 20, 2019  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  1 Comment

Comrades – are you sick of neoliberal economics ruining our changes of a truly transformative progressive economy?

Me too!

Here’s what Bryan Bruce and a I have been working on, The People’s Budget 2019…

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Sean Plunket’s Working Group with Bomber Bradbury & Damien Grant: Ngaro in Botany, Christchurch call, Police admission on social media watchlist, Game of Thrones Finale, Water Issues

By   /  May 20, 2019  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  3 Comments

Sean Plunket’s Working Group with Bomber Bradbury & Damien Grant: Ngaro in Botany, Christchurch call, Police admission on social media watchlist, Game of Thrones Finale, Water Issues

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Waatea News Column: I will continue writing about the state taking children until something meaningful has occurred

By   /  May 19, 2019  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  3 Comments

If you have the privilege of a platform, you must endeavour to use that platform for good. I have written previous columns about the extraordinary abuse of power by the state when they take children into their ‘care’.

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Paula Bennett is a political coward

By   /  May 14, 2019  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  29 Comments

Let’s get this straight, Paula Bennett is such a coward, that she refused to appear on a TV panel with Chloe Swarbrick to debate cannabis reform?

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The PMs censorship panel highlights all that’s wrong with the current social media/free speech debate

By   /  May 12, 2019  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  22 Comments

So the panel advising the PM on censuring the internet is an industry spokesperson, a corporate media interest, an angry Twitter rage tech person, a lawyer, a state wonk and someone who used to sing Popera?

And this isn’t a joke?

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Waatea News Column: State Spying and a Police who see no spying, hear no spying and speak no spying

By   /  May 11, 2019  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  13 Comments

John Campbell’s remarkable investigation at the beginning of the week into a Government agency tasked with looking after earthquake survivors using corporate spies to secretly tape those complaining  was made more important by the remarkable announcement midweek from the NZ Police that found nothing illegal in the actions of anyone involved.

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Sean Plunket’s Working Group with Bomber Bradbury & Damien Grant: This week – Police visits, Te Mata Peak, James Cameron, Zero Carbon Bill, Speaker Mallard , JLR latest crack at Simon Bridges

By   /  May 11, 2019  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  7 Comments

This Week – Police visits, Te Mata Peak, James Cameron, Zero Carbon Bill, Speaker Mallard , JLR latest crack at Simon Bridges

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TV REVIEW: Goff vs Tamihere on The AM Show

By   /  May 9, 2019  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  2 Comments

In terms of winner or loser? It was a draw, which sets up the fight as a two horse race, something Goff doesn’t want and Tamihere does.

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Goff vs Tamihere Round 1 – The AM Show 7.40am Thursday morning

By   /  May 8, 2019  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  2 Comments

The first ever one on one confrontation between Goff and Tamihere for the Mayoral race will happen tomorrow morning on The AM Show at 7.40am.

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Listening to multimillionaire Mike Hosking’s thoughts on beneficiaries is like listening to Trump’s views on feminist folk music

By   /  May 8, 2019  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  20 Comments

A TALE OF TWO WALLS: It’s funny, the woke left on Twitter are screaming to boycott the NZ Herald because they have Rachel Stewart behind a paywall where as the class left like me are demanding they put Hosking, Soper & Hawkesby behind the Paywall!

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TWITTER WATCH: Hamish Price & Simeon Brown are National Party Alt-Right Soy-Boys

By   /  May 8, 2019  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  9 Comments

How can we debate cannabis like rational adults when the National Party are so hell bent on being dickheads?

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