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Rich, white, male broadcasters hating on Metiria again

By   /  August 8, 2017  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  56 Comments

…I’m not sure what angers Patrick, Garner, Espiner, Hosking, Soper or Armstrong most, that Metiria has highlighted the cruelty of our welfare system and empowered beneficiaries or that the Greens went up despite all orgy of sexist hate they spat at Metiria.

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Social Media results are in – Jacinda wins her first week, NZ First beat Greens and TOP out rates National

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

Lots to chew over.

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By calling on Metiria to resign over petty things 2 decades ago, Mike Hosking has ruled himself out from hosting TVNZ debates

By   /  August 4, 2017  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  15 Comments

His bitterness that despite all his stomping and screaming over Metiria amounted to the Greens going higher than they ever have before in the polls has created a Hosking even more bitter and venomous than usual.

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It looks like we don’t need to just change the Government in September, we need to change the media as well

By   /  August 3, 2017  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  13 Comments

I don’t care if Jacinda has a child while being Prime Minister.

I care what she will do for the 41 000 homeless, the 305 000 kids in poverty, the 550 000 NZers enduring extreme hardship, the 1600 NZers who die from the cold each year, the 1500 unofficial deaths from suicide, the 10 000 in prison and the generations locked out of home ownership.

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Journalist blocks TDB Blogger

By   /  August 3, 2017  /  Frank Macskasy, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  12 Comments

his action to block a person from even reading what he has written strikes me as totally contrary to what a journalist should be. Journalists should never decide who can  and can’t read their material.

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Twitter Watch: Witness Gerry Brownlee’s petty & dangerously paranoid attack on Patrick Gower

By   /  August 2, 2017  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  13 Comments

Brownlee must have sat down and worked out how he could look dangerously paranoid and petty with all the grace of Donald Trump in just one gesture. 

He succeeded. 

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Twitter Watch – Helen Clark smashes Matthew Hooton

By   /  August 2, 2017  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  9 Comments

The lies and fear mongering that the right wing are trying to spin right now as the enormity of public support rushing towards Jacinda builds with astonishing speed is becoming ridiculous now.

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The only time I’ve ever enjoyed watching The AM Show & Mike Hosking’s ‘credibility’ concerns

By   /  August 2, 2017  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  18 Comments

The Media’s current ‘what if Jacinda is PM & gets pregnant’ is only a step away from ‘What happens if she has a period while PM’. Is this the fucking 21st Century or not? How can those questions lead the debate? Seeing as Bill English is an anti-abortion radical right catholic who has 6 kids, shouldn’t media be asking if he’s breeding next?

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People, people, people – it’s the bloody Project, of course they’ll ask stupid ignorant questions

By   /  August 2, 2017  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  3 Comments

Seeing as Bill English is an anti-abortion radical right catholic who has 6 kids, shouldn’t media be asking if he’s breeding next?

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Only in NZ could a Poll showing National losing be sold as bad for Labour

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

The media bias against Labour is truly extraordinary isn’t it?

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The jump in Green vote is a slap in the face to every white angry rich male broadcaster who spat venom at Metiria

By   /  July 31, 2017  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  4 Comments

The Green surge has blunted NZ First, if Metiria can rally that missing million vote, the Greens are in for the greatest result in their history.

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Is the BNZ comfortable sponsoring a hard right broadcaster pushing a hate campaign against beneficiaries?

By   /  July 31, 2017  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  8 Comments

Are all those animated piggy banks in BNZs TV advert secretly all neofascist thugs who bash the poor and disenfranchised at night when no ones looking?

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Barry Soper, Guyon Espiner, Duncan Garner & Patrick Gower maul Metiria for being a mother who stole for her child

By   /  July 26, 2017  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  20 Comments

None of these male broadcasters have had to deal with the horror and cruelty of WINZ. None of them have had to crawl on their belly in a demeaning manner to just pay the bills. They have no idea of the life Metiria had to live, yet in they go with all the judgmental beneficiary bashing neoliberal cultural hate that has become the corner stone of most mainstream media.

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Why Mike Hosking’s claim that his pay is none of our business is false

By   /  July 25, 2017  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  33 Comments

Being on the State Broadcaster carries obligations to the taxpayers who have built that asset up, which means his salary should be transparent.

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Waatea News Column – The madness of deciding the fate of Maori electorates with a binding referendum

By   /  July 25, 2017  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  Comments Off on Waatea News Column – The madness of deciding the fate of Maori electorates with a binding referendum

NZ First’s extraordinary claim that deciding the fate of the Maori electorates with a binding referendum is not only dog whistle politics at its worst, it’s also incredibly unfair and utterly unjust.

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MEDIAWATCH: Shane Jones on The AM Show threatens to nuke Northland – I’m not joking

By   /  July 24, 2017  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  7 Comments

This mornings offering managed to scrape a barrel lower than their normal standards by having Shane Jones as a guest.  The Jonesy, the great waa waa of the North, the orator of Whangarei was on blowing hard on gangs boxing.

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