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TDB relaunch

By   /  July 19, 2019  /  Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  6 Comments

We’ve noticed the site has needed a refresh, so next week we will launch the biggest revamp of the blog in its history.

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MEDIA WATCH: FaceApp – a vanity project with little beauty

By   /  July 18, 2019  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  6 Comments

I think it really says something about our total terror of ageing & being old in a selfie narcissist youth worshipping culture that we get a social media tsunami of genuinely frightened FaceApp portraits grieving at their own self demise.

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Spinoff & Stuffs vacant optimism, plastic bag ban/Carbon Neutral 2050/ETS greenwash & Julie Anne Genter’s righteous war analogy: Middle class climate crisis minimisation will be the new battlefront

By   /  July 17, 2019  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  21 Comments

Dear folks, we don’t have the fucking luxury to be depressed, the enormity of what we face collectively must forge a new reality. As we celebrate the 50th anniversary of a moon landing that showed how far we can technologically leap, as we commemorate the 80th year of the start of World War 2 and the defeat of fascism, as we plot how far we have come as a species we can not allow depression to rob us of the energy to generate survival from a crisis created by our own greed and pollution.

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Waatea News Column: Two juxtapositions of the current furore over Oranga Tamariki uplifts

By   /  July 16, 2019  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  4 Comments

On Friday morning breakfast TV, Judith Collins bristled at suggestions that there was institutionalised racism inside Oranga Tamariki by simply stating, “just stop beating up kids, and you won’t need Oranga Tamariki”.

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‘Pacific Media Watch – the Genesis’, a new freedom, ethics and plurality doco

By   /  July 13, 2019  /  Bloggers, Dr David Robie, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  No Comments

Kalafi, Sri and Blessen

Sri Krishnamurthi: “The catalyst for Pacific Media Watch was the jailing of the “Tongan Three” – founding editor of Taimi ‘o Tonga Kalafi Moala, his deputy Filokalafi Akau’ola, and pro-democracy MP ‘Akilisi Pohiva, now Prime Minister of Tonga – for contempt of Parliament in 1996.”

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Sean Plunket’s Working Group with Bomber Bradbury & Damien Grant: THIS WEEK: Feebate for cars. Should we borrow for infrastructure? Jacinda holiday. Would you admit to killing the pms cat. Local bodies are they fit for purpose? Cricket.

By   /  July 13, 2019  /  Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  3 Comments

THIS WEEK: Feebate for cars. Should we borrow for infrastructure? Jacinda holiday. Would you admit to killing the pms cat. Local bodies are they fit for purpose? Cricket.

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It’s funny that the killing of the PMs cat gains more news headlines than the revelation that the NZDF showed politicians doctored footage

By   /  July 11, 2019  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  14 Comments

…so the NZDF doctored SAS footage to diminish the civilian casualty rate after already being caught out doctoring footage from a  previous meltdown and what does NZ media focus on?

The confession of someone who killed the PMs fucking cat!

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