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Werewolf leaves Scoop – beginning of end?

By   /  June 6, 2016  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  8 Comments

NZ desperately needs to find a new way to fund media that can be a real counter weight to corporate media and a neutered fourth estate. I don’t think Scoop will be around long enough to be part of that solution.

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How desperate is The Nation on TV3 for attention?

By   /  September 20, 2015  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  27 Comments

the bias of TV3 is now as apparent as Fox News

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Hosking on Corbyn – a point by point rebuttal

By   /  September 15, 2015  /  Dr Wayne Hope, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  51 Comments

Sometimes insulting or abusive judgments about others reveal more about the judger than the accused. Individuals may psychologically project their own negative qualities onto other people without realising that they are doing so.

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Patrick Gower tries to call Andrew Little a liar and then sulks when Little puts him in his place

By   /  July 21, 2015  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  49 Comments

So far all the ugliest elements put on display since Labour raised the issue of China’s speculation in our residential housing market have been displayed by those screaming racist

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Political Power of twitter

By   /  July 10, 2015  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  Comments Off on Political Power of twitter

Chris McDowall wrote a very interesting article for the Herald last week looking at MPs and their twitter interaction.

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The boycott is working – TV3 7pm ratings continue to meltdown – bring Back Campbell Live

By   /  July 7, 2015  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  31 Comments

The self mutilation of TV3 for political reasons by TV3 management will demand a response from TV3’s new owners.

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UPDATE: Dear TV3, now Heather du Plessis-Allan has turned down your new 7pm show, PLEASE appoint Rachel Glucina to work with Duncan Garner

By   /  June 23, 2015  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  14 Comments

If TV3 are trying to imitate the hate crime against public broadcasting that is ‘Seven Sharp’, then they may as well be totally open to being as sycophantic as ‘Seven Sharp’ and put Rachel in there.

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The incredible changes to Mike Hosking show since Paul Henry Show started

By   /  June 23, 2015  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  6 Comments

This is hilarious…

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Dirty Politics: Coming To A TV Station Near You

By   /  June 18, 2015  /  Curwen Rolinson, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  40 Comments

Oh dear. Not content with caving in to Prime Ministerial pressure in getting rid of John Campbell, MediaWorks has now managed to go from really bad to almost inconceivably worse by headhunting former Herald gossip columnist Rachel Glucina.

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Why on earth is Spark celebrating 10 years of hate speech?

By   /  June 10, 2015  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  6 Comments

I’ve been invited to Slater’s hate fest. It reminds me of the time Jordan Williams of the Taxpayers ‘Union’ invited me to go hunting with him and Simon Lusk.

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Q+A vs The Nation

By   /  March 22, 2015  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  22 Comments

The Nation desperately needs some actual direction from the directors to reign in their grievous bodily harm approach to current affairs, and someone needs to wake up Q+A.

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No Mr Hide – we tolerate you

By   /  March 15, 2015  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  15 Comments

The arrogant selfishness of Hide’s column reeks with privilege minus any values other than a child screaming for its toy.

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So when will the NZ Herald apologise to NZ for the Dirty Politics Donghua Liu smear?

By   /  February 24, 2015  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  36 Comments

The NZ Herald used the manufactured Donghua Liu smear to generate a character assignation of David Cunliffe that culminated in Political Reporter John Armstrong questioning if Cunliffe should actually stand down as leader.

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Plea to publish Charlie Hebdo cartoons in defiance of ‘barbarity’

By   /  January 8, 2015  /  Bloggers, Deconstructing Headlines, Dr David Robie, Most Recent Blogs  /  20 Comments

Renowned internationally for its scathing and hilarious cartoons, Charlie Hebdo has always put its fight for freedom of information first, says RSF. And now its staff has been decimated by an unspeakable act of violence.

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Publishing Journalists’ Home Addresses Is A Tactic Of The Right, Not The Left

By   /  October 30, 2014  /  Curwen Rolinson, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  26 Comments

I think I’m starting to get rather annoyed with the conduct of some pro-MANA people over this ongoing Parliamentary Services crew complement issue.

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MEDIA BLOG – Myles Thomas – A World Without Advertising

By   /  October 17, 2014  /  Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  10 Comments

Non-commercial broadcasting and media. It’s a solution for all manner of problems ailing our tender nation… voter engagement, unaccountable governance, apathy, stupefaction, public education, science in schools, arts appreciation, cultural cringe… But no-one could’ve guessed that non-commercial media might solve the problem of crappy products and services that we all put up with each day.

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