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TWITTER WATCH: Clarke Gayford vs Matthew Hooton

By   /  August 14, 2018  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  4 Comments

Hooton hears a what?…

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TWITTER WATCH: Hooton hears a what? And who is really launching an attack on Simon Bridges

By   /  August 14, 2018  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  8 Comments

Last night the architect of the Death Star and moral Shepard of the Right, Matthew Hooton, dropped a big claim on twitter…

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TDB midyear freedom of speech contributions drive

By   /  August 12, 2018  /  Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  No Comments

Brothers and sisters, Comrades – the last couple of months have shown us all just how crucial free speech platforms are right now, if you want to support independent blogs who have fought  to champion those spaces,  then we need your help.

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‘Blacklisted’ Indonesian studies researcher detained in Bali airport

By   /  August 4, 2018  /  Bloggers, Dr David Robie, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  3 Comments

“This is not a joke: I’m blacklisted by the Indonesian government. Saya termasuk dalam daftar tangkal Indonesia (terjemahan dibawah). I’ve been refused entry to Bali and have been held in a room at Denpasar airport on a couch since midnight… I explained I was on a holiday.”

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New Drink Driving advert the perfect cultural child of 9 years under National

By   /  August 3, 2018  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  5 Comments

I’m not sure public safety adverts should center on personal advantage as a moral compass, but‬ I suppose after a decade of  National, self interest is the only thing young men understand.

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Mungo no understand – Winston was PM and Western Civilisation didn’t end?

By   /  July 31, 2018  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  16 Comments

Winston was a great Acting Prime Minister, there was nothing to ever worry about and watching those same right wing pundits trying to back peddle from their previous criticisms, even though they were made only 6 weeks ago, is a reminder of the echo chamber of the elite media pundits and just how limited the actual range of opinions the mainstream media provide.  

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Q+A Review: 9.30pm Prime Time Politics

By   /  July 30, 2018  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  2 Comments

It is so important that Q+A is now on at prime time.

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The single one thing that would forever change 7pm current affairs

By   /  July 29, 2018  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  10 Comments

If we made 7pm a time slot of current affairs, we could get a broad spectrum of that across the channels. 

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Whānau Ora Diploma Graduation 2018 livestream 10.30am Friday

By   /  July 29, 2018  /  Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  Comments Off on Whānau Ora Diploma Graduation 2018 livestream 10.30am Friday

The Daily Blog will be live streaming the Whānau Ora Diploma Graduation 2018 this year Friday 3rd, from 10.30am.

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Spinoff TV ratings meltdown – is it now the new Red Peak of Twitter?

By   /  July 25, 2018  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  8 Comments

As someone who has produced independent TV in this country, I look at the $700 000 that was pissed against the wall here and shake my head in disgust. I consider how we at Waatea Māori Radio managed to make a 5 night a week, 7pm Current Affairs show that led the agenda for 7 months for a mere $20k per month and then stare at this SpinOff TV abortion in horror. 

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Mike Hosking lecturing on public broadcasting is like Donald Trump lecturing on feminism, diplomacy and racial tolerance

By   /  July 19, 2018  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  7 Comments

With global economic recessions looming and the existential threat of climate change – we need  a town square on public broadcasting platforms that includes rather than splinter and divides in social media echo chambers.

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Whose column was more pointless? Art Critic Soper or Truancy Officer du Plessis-Allan?

By   /  July 19, 2018  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  7 Comments

I get the Troll Farm at the NZ Herald need to churn out hate against the Left every day, but deciphering scribbles and criticising a Minister for not participating in a process he’s not allowed to participate in is pretty desperate even for the Troll Farm. 

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Since when did Family First get to threaten what I see on TV?

By   /  July 19, 2018  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  15 Comments

The show plays late at night on a  Friday, if you are at home and choosing to watch this, you need a hug and an intervention, not the God Squad playing TV Guide monitor. 

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Thoughts and Prayers with Mike Hosking for the pain of his holiday in Hawaii

By   /  July 19, 2018  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  24 Comments

When his wife isn’t complaining about prisoners not being beaten with rubber hoses and waterboarded, Trump defender and NZs answer to what would you get if Piers Morgan and a meth smoking scorpion had a baby, Mike Hosking, is at the NZ Herald Troll Farm today complaining about a holiday he had in Hawaii.

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Why Kate Hawkesby is a steaming pile of elitist human garbage OR Kate Hawkesby sings the blues

By   /  July 19, 2018  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  32 Comments

We should show her views and those who champion vengeance over mercy the contempt they deserve,   they have no enlightenment, just the boorish bruise of the very barbarism they claim to recoil from. 

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Saving Spinoff TV

By   /  July 18, 2018  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  5 Comments

Apparently The Spinoffs “Gonzo reporting, scorching hot takes, and ruthless media analysis” – (that’s honestly a real quote, I’m not factiously making that up) – has gone down about as well as Donald Trump acting in a self written play performed at Silo Theatre during Pride Week.

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