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Mike Hosking lecturing on public broadcasting is like Donald Trump lecturing on feminism, diplomacy and racial tolerance

By   /  July 19, 2018  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  6 Comments

With global economic recessions looming and the existential threat of climate change – we need  a town square on public broadcasting platforms that includes rather than splinter and divides in social media echo chambers.

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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  /  7 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  /  14 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  /  23 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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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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Marae TV Review: Awanui Black

By   /  July 15, 2018  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  3 Comments

If people don’t believe in the justice system, they will turn to alternatives to find that justice, which in turn can easily become vigilantism. In an increasingly social media dominated environment, how can we differentiate between subjective belief and objective truth without due process?

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Cough cough – umm Te Reo Putake about your attack on Chris Trotter

By   /  July 12, 2018  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  18 Comments

I appreciate this issue is vexatious, there are real concerns colliding with vital principles at stake, but this attack on Chris is beneath you.

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Huge loss for NZ Twitter

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

NZ Twitter will sadly miss Finlay’s wisdom.

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Radio NZ blacklist Chris Trotter so they can set up Don Brash – why no actual freedom of speech debate?

By   /  July 12, 2018  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  10 Comments

Are Radio NZ so frightened of an actual debate it has to be framed by Don Brash?

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What Farrar misses with his claim the NZ Herald is a socialist rag

By   /  July 8, 2018  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  3 Comments

Farrar needs to claim the media are left wing all of a sudden to delegitimise wider debate and new voices joining that debate. 

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Questions the media need to ask the Police about the death of Alo Ngata in custody

By   /  July 5, 2018  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  9 Comments

Let me be clear.

I am not criticising the Police response to the tasering of Alo Ngata in Beresford street.

There are enough independent witnesses from neighbours who all universally agree Police used the required force to stop him.

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Duncan Garner’s latest attack on Phil Twyford is actually crazy

By   /  July 5, 2018  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  16 Comments

I shake my head so many times these days over what passes as informed political debate. 

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With John Campbell leaving Radio NZ, can we now stop pretending RNZ are left wing?

By   /  July 4, 2018  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  6 Comments

With John gone, we can stop pretending RNZ are some sort of bastion of Left wing thought, they are an elite bubble that promotes the interests of the elites while claiming to be a public service – like so much that pretends to be a public service in this country. 

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Sweet Jesus! Parents hide your children – it’s that one time of the year Mike Hosking is kinda right

By   /  July 3, 2018  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  11 Comments

Labour have to find a solution here or their Deputy Police Commissioner will become a target around their necks.

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After banning Winston, The AM Show then criticise him for not coming back??? WTF Duncan?

By   /  July 3, 2018  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  13 Comments

After getting heavily criticised by the entire news media establishment for deciding to ban Winston for being 3 minutes late to his live cross, The AM Show this morning said they had decided after being so petulant, to magnanimously offer him the slot back. 

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Al Nisbet and the cruel art of punching down

By   /  July 2, 2018  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  28 Comments

…the greatest NZ cartoonist of all time, David Low, will be turning in his grave today.

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