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Mainstream media don’t ask Mark Mitchell about dead civilians, they do ask him about saving puppies

By   /  February 22, 2018  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  7 Comments

FFS – will one of you journalists do your actual job and directly ask…
‘Did you or any of your mercenary mates kill any civilians while on tour in Iraq’ 
…not ‘did you kill anyone’, that isn’t the question! GET HIM ON RECORD!

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Final push for February TDB contribution drive

By   /  February 21, 2018  /  Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  No Comments

We’ve managed to stay on line over our quiet months of Summer and we have a huge announcement for a new media project we are launching next month, but we are still short of what we need for February.

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Fairfax threatened NZ they would gut journalism if we didn’t give them their monopoly and they’ve lived up to that threat

By   /  February 21, 2018  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  2 Comments

Relying on corporate media to be our fourth estate was always going to be problematic when their focus is on profit over democratic obligation, it’s time for the new Government to seek a new public broadcasting relationship if we are to have watch dogs rather than corporate lap dogs. 

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FACEBOOK WATCH: The unbridled joy of the Mongolian Honorary Consul in New Zealand

By   /  February 21, 2018  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  2 Comments

One of the few things to truly tickle my fancy this year has been the news that Matthew Hooton, the architect of the Death Star, the moral Shepard of the right, the High Priest of Dirty Politics, has somehow managed to become the Honorary Consul for Mongolia to NZ.

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So Jordan Williams is connected to pro Judith website yet mainstream media still can’t see any dirty politics in leadership race?

By   /  February 20, 2018  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  3 Comments

Speak no Dirty Politics, See no Dirty Politics, Hear no Dirty Politics 

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Why Mark Mitchell’s run at leadership is a scam & is this Tracy Watkin’s worst political column of all time?

By   /  February 19, 2018  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  22 Comments

…so a radical right wing mercenary with deep links to Judith Collin’s favourite attack dogs Slater & Lusk (who helped him win the Rodney candidacy) and who have a long term plan to use him to implement a radical right wing agenda has thrown his hat in the ring.

Why?

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5 reasons why stripping Bob Jones of his knighthood is totally misplaced social media rage

By   /  February 12, 2018  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  31 Comments

How the NBR have managed to escape the social media rage directed at Jones is the real question and by focusing on this attempt to strip Jones of his Knighthood, we are actually letting NBR off the hook.  

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I despise Chris Bishop – but this snapchat allegation isn’t fair

By   /  February 12, 2018  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  19 Comments

If this is simply a case of him choosing to be on a social media platform and then getting contacted on that platform by teenagers, then the attempts to smear him as some type of sleaze or predator are outrageous and defamatory.

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Twitter Watch: A smarmy former tobacco lobbyist and current National MP responds

By   /  February 7, 2018  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  10 Comments

Gutless maggot and former tobacco lobbyist, Christopher Bishop, has responded on twitter to criticism of his cowardly u-turn on medical cannabis….

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(UPDATE) Bob Jones quits NBR after obscenely racist column

By   /  February 7, 2018  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  21 Comments

(TRIGGER WARNING – R18 CONTENT- USE OF THE C WORD)

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Dear Israel – you are suing the wrong people!

By   /  February 1, 2018  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  12 Comments

You should be suing us instead! It’s unfair to give The Spinoff the privilege of being singled out when we despise what you do to the Palestinian people so much more than they do.

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Has anyone worked out what the hell Meghan Markle ever did to Kate Hawkesby yet? WTF was that weird column about?

By   /  February 1, 2018  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  21 Comments

I know Kate Hawkesby as well as I know Meghan Markle so I don’t want to attribute bigotry unjustly but this is ugly at best and purposely cruel at worst.

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Jeremy Wells to join Seven Sharp – finally a reason to watch Seven Sharp

By   /  January 31, 2018  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  13 Comments

Jeremy Wells is one of the funniest and sharpest broadcasters we have and if he is allowed to do what he does best, Seven Sharp will become unmissable.

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UN critics join global outrage over Duterte’s Rappler ‘free press’ attack

By   /  January 27, 2018  /  Bloggers, Dr David Robie, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  8 Comments

Media freedom advocates claim that the Philippines is facing its worst free expression and security crisis since the Marcos dictatorship, with The New York Times denouncing the “ruthlessness” and “viciousness” of President Rodrigo Duterte’s disdain for democracy in his bid to close the critical Rappler.

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I don’t remember the CEO of Mediaworks complaining when National bailed them out with mates rate loans (but criticism aimed at RNZ is legit)

By   /  January 25, 2018  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  20 Comments

The irony that Mediaworks are bitching about Labour’s broadcasting policy when it was John Key’s mate, Mark Weldon, who killed off Campbell Live for political reasons is eye rolling, but let’s put aside all the self interest and consider the argument against RNZ being the de facto public broadcaster because there are good reasons why Labour’s plan to drown RNZ in cash is a bad idea.

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Is media coverage of Treaty payout race baiting or just ignorant?

By   /  January 22, 2018  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  18 Comments

Thankfully Māori are incredibly generous and patient with their selfish and hateful Pakeha neighbours, it’s not like this is the first time white people have signed a deal with Māori and then thrown a tantrum right?

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