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The mainstream media are manufacturing a crisis narrative to crucify Jacinda

By   /  April 2, 2018  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  12 Comments

The NZ Herald ran 28 stories on Curran in a week and only ran 2 on the NZDF caught out lying about war crimes in the week they themselves broke the story! 

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When it comes to covering the left, the NZ msm has all the balance of Israeli media covering the occupation of Palestine

By   /  March 31, 2018  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  14 Comments

war crimes, budget lies, spending public funds on hush money & underfunded mouldy sewage hospitals are less important than Clare Curran’s coffee dates???

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RNZ is ‘Red Radio’ the same way I’m a ‘Blue Blogger’

By   /  March 28, 2018  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  30 Comments

RNZ isn’t left wing, it’s elitist with a class snobbery and a misplaced sense of self-importance that imbues everything based in Wellington.  

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Hosking’s attack on Unions text book right wing narrative construction

By   /  March 27, 2018  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  13 Comments

It’s a reminder that the Union movement will continue to be National’s go to target for their own political agenda.

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If only the NZ media could focus on War Crimes the way they focus on golf games and cheating cricket

By   /  March 26, 2018  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  2 Comments

…I am so embarrassed by our media sometimes.
This is one of those times. 

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Worse than “fake news” – sloppy news!

By   /  March 26, 2018  /  Frank Macskasy, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  16 Comments

Sloppy as in: where a supposedly reputable mainstream media outlet presents a news story, but with a glaring error.  Case in point, TVNZ’s story on 25 March, reporting that “$1.7 million of taxpater’s money had been spent last year on airfares and escorts to deport overstayers – more than in any of the last five years”;

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Dear NZ media – your collective sycophancy towards Obama is sickening

By   /  March 22, 2018  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  26 Comments

Look, far be it for me, the only broadcaster in New Zealand to be banned for life from Radio NZ and who has been blacklisted from every political panel show in the country to lecture you all on your craft, but honestly, your coverage of Obama is possibly the most pathetic sycophancy I’ve ever had the displeasure of viewing.

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Herald catch NZDF out in war crime lie

By   /  March 20, 2018  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  23 Comments

Our media have a sorry history of being played like propaganda sock puppets by the NZDF. Here they are with full and undisputed evidence that the NZDF lied again and where is the wall to wall media focus demanding accountability?

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Flashback to the 1968 My Lai massacre: ‘Something dark and bloody’

By   /  March 18, 2018  /  Bloggers, Dr David Robie, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  6 Comments

“After the shooting was over, the soldiers went and were eating their lunch, really literally next to the ditch, next to the bodies. And that’s how disconnected you get,” Seymour Hersh, the investigative reporter who uncovered the story, said on Democracy Now.

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TV REVIEW: What the Marae show missed in their stripping Bob of his Knighthood story

By   /  March 18, 2018  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  3 Comments

Debate about this petition calling on Bob Jones to lose his knighthood was good, but it missed the 4 reasons why the petition is misplaced Twitter outrage…

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TV REVIEW: Q+A – Jacinda under omnishambles pressure + the madness of the Greens

By   /  March 18, 2018  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  7 Comments

I’ve seen the Greens do some spectacularly stupid things in the past, but handing over one question to the fucking National Party every Parliamentary Question Time is fuckwitedness at a level I’ve never witnessed.

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We live in a country where the news will cover cyclists protesting about not wearing helmets but won’t cover NZDF lying about war crimes – consider that for a moment

By   /  March 18, 2018  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  9 Comments

I feel the only way the NZ media would bother focusing on the 21 Afghan civilians we killed and wounded would be if the SAS had instead of launching an attack on the village gone in with lots of booze, gotten everyone drunk, inappropriately harassed 15 civilians and groped 5 others.

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Let me get this straight – media can ask nonsense questions about Ron Mark using military aircraft but can’t ask NZDF about war crimes?

By   /  March 16, 2018  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  10 Comments

The mainstream media should be embarrassed of themselves. 

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Dear NZ media, thanks for ambushing Jacinda, now how about that other ambush?

By   /  March 15, 2018  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  8 Comments

It would be great if we could get the same energy and focus on that now, cause you know, war crimes.  

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I’d have thought our role in a war crime that killed and wounded 21 civilians was a bigger story than not wearing bike helmets

By   /  March 14, 2018  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  19 Comments

Can we move onto that now, because as much fun as cyclists who want brain damage is as a news story, I just care a little more about war crimes we commit.

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GUEST BLOG: Jo Bond – RNZ and Spinoff: A Commercial Deal Too Far?

By   /  March 14, 2018  /  Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  12 Comments

RNZ has a new content sharing deal with The Spinoff where RNZ’s content is shared by The Spinoff and The Spinoff’s content is shared by RNZ. This is the first time that RNZ has hosted content from a commercial news organisation on its website. The content on The Spinoff is funded through commercial sponsorship. While it doesn’t affect RNZ’s own content, it does indicate that a further move towards the commercialisation of RNZ.

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