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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  /  No 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  /  No 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  /  No 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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For every muppet who wants to arm the cops – 5 reasons not to

By   /  July 19, 2018  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  2 Comments

We are not a people who will tolerate big swinging dick cops coming into our personal spaces armed. The guns will become an immediate source of tension, and that tension will get played out time and time and time again.

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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  /  4 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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Malcolm Evans – The American Military Industrial Complex hates Trump

By   /  July 19, 2018  /  Malcolm Evans, Most Recent Blogs, The Daily Gallery  /  1 Comment

Malcolm Evans – The American Military Industrial Complex hates Trump

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Political Caption Competition

By   /  July 19, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, The Daily Gallery  /  No Comments

Comrade Trump

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TDB Top 5 International Stories: Thursday 19th July 2018

By   /  July 19, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, The Daily Gallery  /  No Comments

5: Here’s the harshest thing Trump has said about Putin all week
4: Israeli forces ‘deliberately killed’ Palestinian paramedic Razan
3: WHAT MUELLER’S LATEST INDICTMENT REVEALS ABOUT RUSSIAN AND U.S. SPYCRAFT
2: Debate on Political Crisis & Violent Deaths in Nicaragua: Camilo Mejía vs. Julio Martinez Ellsberg
1: Summit critics have Trump derangement syndrome – says Trump

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What’s Really Behind American Threats Against India

By   /  July 19, 2018  /  Curwen Rolinson, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  No Comments

You know, it is a curious thing. When Pakistan made moves about potentially acquiring Russian-made S-400 anti-missile/anti-air system … there was, largely, silence. Yet when India goes to actualize acquisition of S-400 systems as part of a deal with Russia that was negotiated in 2016 – United States moves to impose sanctions on India.

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Zionist-Inspired Definition Of Antisemitism Deployed Against Jeremy Corbyn.

By   /  July 19, 2018  /  Chris Trotter, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  5 Comments

THE NEW ZEALAND LEFT is not alone in being torn apart by what should and should not be tolerated. Only yesterday, the British Labour Leader, Jeremy Corbyn, was publicly upbraided for being “an antisemitic racist” by Margaret Hodge, a senior British Labour MP. Hodge was furious that Labour’s National Executive Committee (NEC) has refused to accept, in full, the definition of antisemitism issued by the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA).

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Dr Liz Gordon – Crossing lines

By   /  July 19, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  3 Comments

The media is alive this week with the fall-out from Donald Trump’s visit to Europe. The snubs, the diplomatic faux-pas, the treatment of Theresa May, and NATO, and everyone (except Vlad-the-Lad). So much news to report, so many issues.  Oh yes, and then the Great Reversal, where Trump said he said ‘would’ but meant ‘wouldn’t’. His performance at that press conference was odd; while he lies all the time, this time you could hear the lie in his voice.

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The Daily Blog Open Mic – Thursday 19th July 2018

By   /  July 19, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, The Daily Gallery  /  2 Comments

Announce protest actions, general chit chat or give your opinion on issues we haven’t covered for the day.

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Contrasting accounts of Indonesian genocide and betrayal in West Papua

By   /  July 18, 2018  /  Bloggers, Dr David Robie, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  2 Comments

Two damning and contrasting books about Indonesian colonialism in the Pacific, both by activist participants in Europe and New Zealand, have recently been published. Overall, they are excellent exposes of the harsh repression of the Melanesian people of West Papua and a world that has largely closed a blind eye to to human rights violations.

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Political Caption Competition

By   /  July 18, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, The Daily Gallery  /  7 Comments

Here’s how much compassion I have for anyone earning less money than me. 

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Saving Spinoff TV

By   /  July 18, 2018  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  4 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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Hahahaha – Waikeria prison far worse than first thought – like TDB pointed out last month

By   /  July 18, 2018  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  13 Comments

Another home goal by a Government who seem to think their problem is a lack of ‘gender intelligence’ in selling their ideas, and not basic strategic competence.  Isn’t it time someone called back in Matt McCarten? Hasn’t he been punished enough and isn’t this incompetence starting to hurt?

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