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The continued media lynching of Metiria

By   /  January 21, 2018  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  23 Comments

Metiria Turei in the news AGAIN for an act of political courage while Key’s mass surveillance lies, a Chinese spy inside National & how bad NZ was left after 9yrs of National rule go unchallenged – this is why fake news as a term works.

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Instagram hit by fake advertiser scam

By   /  January 17, 2018  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  3 Comments

This is enormously damaging to Instagram who allowed a fake company to create a scam and advertise on their platform. 

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Why are Fairfax pimping for climate deniers?

By   /  January 16, 2018  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  100 Comments

What the hell do Fairfax think they are doing by allowing a climate denial pimp like Doug Edmeades a platform?

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Duncan Grieve’s analysis of TVNZ vs Mediaworks seems a tad optimistic

By   /  January 16, 2018  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  3 Comments

The Spinoff’s Editor, Duncan Grieve, claims Mediaworks (the company giving him a TV show) have outfoxed TVNZ by coming back to air early with The Project and The AM Show and that this is somehow a brilliant game of Chess being played y Mediaworks.

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Calm down David Farrar – Hayley Holt was barely a candidate (and why John Campbell might leave RNZ)

By   /  January 16, 2018  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  26 Comments

Right wing spin dr and pollster to the failed National Party, David Farrar, is incredulous that former Green Party candidate Hayley Holt has been given the new presenting job on Breakfast…

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People you should follow on NZ Twitter in 2018

By   /  January 10, 2018  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  6 Comments

There are some amazing voices and opinion on Twitter that you should consider following in 2018 to enable yourself to have a more rounded view of current affairs and the human condition.

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Why NZ dropped 8 places in the World Press Freedom Index

By   /  January 4, 2018  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  17 Comments

The World Press Freedom Index is out and after 9 years under National, NZ has dropped 8 places from 5 to 13. Here’s what the report had to say…

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Response to Bryce Edwards

By   /  December 31, 2017  /  Leslie Bravery, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  10 Comments

Edwards spent 575 words and provided seven on-line links in presenting the case for boycotting Israel. He devoted 1758 words with 18 links to the Zionist, pro-Israel argument. The case for boycotting Israel is simple but the Zionists desperately need to obscure the truth.

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Twitter Watch: Rachel Stewart takes to NZ Twitter in best 2017 thread

By   /  December 31, 2017  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  6 Comments

Here’s to a year where Twitter becomes a vehicle for communication that side steps the mainstream media corporate gatekeepers and becomes less of a public shaming avenue for frustrated angry liberals keen to virtue signal their way to identity politics heaven. 

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MEDIA WATCH: How lucky are we to live in a country where the entire Summer news cycle is about autocide

By   /  December 28, 2017  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  42 Comments

We urgently need to examine our deeply repressed culture as to why our autocide rates are spiralling up. This is a symptom of a much deeper malaise and until media start asking those questions we will be doomed to repeat this grim tally every Summer over and over and over again.

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TV REVIEW: Kim Dotcom – Caught in the Web

By   /  December 21, 2017  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  26 Comments

What Goldson has created with this documentary is one of the most important things any documentary maker can achieve, a meaningful reflection on a current political issue that at the time was eclipsed with anger and ignorance.

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Why Mike Hosking is wrong and why I still don’t think he understands MMP

By   /  December 20, 2017  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  19 Comments

This kind of incorrect information matters and Mike’s contempt that he has to be held to account when he gets basic information wrong during an election highlights why he should never have been there in the first place and is reminder how far TVNZ have drifted in their obligations as the Fourth Estate.

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Film industry sources criticise TVNZ ‘devaluing’ of Māori programmes

By   /  December 19, 2017  /  Bloggers, Dr David Robie, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  Comments Off on Film industry sources criticise TVNZ ‘devaluing’ of Māori programmes

Independent filmmakers fear a slow erosion of Māori and Pacific content at Television New Zealand has begun. Their fears have emerged after the role of commissioner for Māori and Pacific programmes was removed from a full-time commissioning role in recent restructuring by TVNZ.

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While you squeal with vanity on social media about your Secret Santa delivery – here is the rest of NZ

By   /  December 19, 2017  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  7 Comments

…a change of Government is not enough and we have a long, long, long way to go. But please continue with the Secret Santa bragging.

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Sweet Jesus – I agree with Heather du-Plessis Allan?!?

By   /  December 17, 2017  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  7 Comments

I never believed it would happen – I agree with Heather du-Plessis Allan?!?

Her latest column is right.

Kinda.

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We will miss Mike Hosking at 7pm the way we miss cancer

By   /  December 15, 2017  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  31 Comments

I think Mike appeals to those who already have and his quaint musings on working hard and not helping beneficiaries because that only enables them when you feed them slips effortlessly into the cultural norms rich people convince themselves of when they have to step over beggars to get into Louis Vuitton stores.

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