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Andrew Dickens shitting on dead kids before their bodies are cold – NZ Herald Troll Farm at it again

By   /  May 29, 2018  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  32 Comments

…in NZ,  ‘respect my authority’ is not only acceptable social policy, but  anyone who says otherwise is a communist. 

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If MPI put in as much energy attacking Mycoplasma bovis as they do Rachel Stewart and Duncan Garner we wouldn’t have a problem

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

This is a public service that does the public a disservice. they have been so run down and underfunded they are a toothless watchdog that has become a lapdog to those they are supposed to guard against.

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Why Q+A moving to 9.30pm matters

By   /  May 24, 2018  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  8 Comments

Putting political discussion on the dead wasteland of Sunday morning relegates it to religious programming, something only train spotters in anoraks enjoy. 9.30pm however creates a space that builds the town square into an audience that actually matters and is meaningful.

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Child Poverty Action Group Post Budget Meeting

By   /  May 22, 2018  /  Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  Comments Off on Child Poverty Action Group Post Budget Meeting

From the Child Poverty Action Group Auckland Post Budget Meeting proudly live streamed on The Daily Blog last Friday

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The AM Show Review: Simon Bridges doesn’t want to play ‘blame game’ over mycoplasma bovis – what a surprise!

By   /  May 21, 2018  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  8 Comments

It’s like there is one rule for National and another rule for every other political Party, watching Duncan Garner chime in and support Simon Bridges in demanding no more political blame helps explain why this double standard is so endemic in NZ politics. 

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#RoyalWedding review from a cynic who doesn’t care

By   /  May 20, 2018  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  6 Comments

I watched the Royal Wedding alone on my couch with only everyone else’s twitter feed and Siri to keep me company. After an hour, Siri stopped responding to my constant questions as to why am I reviewing this bloody thing.

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Support Independent Media – contribute to The Daily Blog

By   /  May 19, 2018  /  Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  Comments Off on Support Independent Media – contribute to The Daily Blog

Platforms like The Daily Blog are now more crucial than ever before in the NZ media landscape, if you haven’t donated before, but read us regularly, we could do with your support.

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CPAG Post Budget Special live stream 11.30am today

By   /  May 18, 2018  /  Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  2 Comments

Streaming live today at 11.30am – CPAG Post Budget special – Guest speakers include senior lecturer in economics Dr Stephen Poletti; Public Health Medicine and Māori Health expert Dr Rhys Jones; and Professor Innes Asher, Starship Children’s Hospital paediatrician and Professor of Paediatrics.

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Extraordinary interview exposes Garth McVicar as anti-science flat earth creationist when it comes to sensible sentencing

By   /  May 17, 2018  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  13 Comments

Garth McVicar is to reasonable social policy on prisons what ISIS is to inter-faith dialogue.

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Ali Jones rips right wing blogger a “new one” on Radio NZ’s “The Panel”

By   /  May 16, 2018  /  Frank Macskasy, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  20 Comments

Unexpected fireworks erupted on Jim Mora’s ‘The Panel’ on Radio NZ yesterday afternoon (Tuesday 15 May) when PR consultant and  former Christchurch City Councillor, Ali Jones, took on National Party apparatchik, pollster, wannabe Bond-villain, and right-wing blogger, David Farrar.

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What the online Left don’t get about National Party propaganda

By   /  May 15, 2018  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  9 Comments

We of the online Left have openly mocked these weird memes which keep showing Jacinda winning as a weird message to use in attempting to denigrate the new Government. What we on the online Left however are missing is that for rump National voters who believe erroneously they were cheated by Jacinda winning, this constant winner framing is rubbing salt in still open wounds.

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Q+A Review

By   /  May 13, 2018  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  12 Comments

Labour are too frightened to do anything meaningful with Industrial Relations – strong unions are the only mechanism for better equality & Labour recoil at waking the sleeping dogs of the free market debate.

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This interview by Simon Wilson is devastatingly good journalism

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

There are points during this interview you actually think Dan Bidois is a bot caught out in an AI test…

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The NZ Herald Troll Farm and their predictions of doom for the Left

By   /  May 10, 2018  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  23 Comments

This isn’t a media holding power to account, this is competitive malice. 

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Spinoff 100% right about Waiheke Island Supergold card rip off

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

We all suspected the Waiheke Ferry Supergold Card scam was bad, but I don’t think anyone knew it was this bad.

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Mike Hosking really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really hates Pacific Islanders doesn’t he?

By   /  May 10, 2018  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  14 Comments

This isn’t the first time Mike has lashed out at Pacific Islanders, but by trying to paint out this aid budget as robbing the poor in NZ to splash cash around for feckless Islanders is ugly, especially because I can’t recall Mike ever articulating any concern for poor people needing access to cheaper health care in his entire media career.

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