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Duncan Garner attacks Taika Waititi – in the immortal words of Kendrick Lamar, “sit down (lil bitch) be humble”

By   /  October 19, 2017  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  5 Comments

I think this can be easily resolved by sending Duncan Garner a dictionary.

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Controversial I know, but Sean Plunket should NOT have resigned from the BSA (sit down lil bitch be humble – a guide for white guys)

By   /  October 16, 2017  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  22 Comments

I’m going to try and use this excuse if I ever get caught smuggling a tonne of cocaine across the border, ‘but your honour, it’s a social experiment bro’. 

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WaateaNews: Metiria Turei vs Jian Yang – Compare the media values at work

By   /  October 14, 2017  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  23 Comments

How come a Maori solo mum who stole to feed her child a quarter of a century ago is a bigger story than a possible Chinese spy deeply embedded inside our own Government?

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Why Lizzie Marvelly’s compulsory voting idea isn’t a solution

By   /  October 8, 2017  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  17 Comments

If you chose to not engage with the political process, it’s your right to have the agency to do that. I don’t think forcing people to have their say is a positive response to voter apathy.

‘Vote or else’ isn’t particularly inspirational is it?

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WaateaNews Column: Maori voter suppression allegations demands investigation!

By   /  September 19, 2017  /  Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  1 Comment

Allegations of widespread Maori voter suppression made by Massey University Political Lecturer, Veronica Tawhai require an immediate response from the Electoral Commission.

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WaateaNews – The importance of the Maori electorates this election

By   /  September 12, 2017  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  4 Comments

There’s a chance Labour could lose Te Tai Tokerau and Te Tai Hauāuru and possibly gain Waiariki, but only focusing on the electorates misses the bigger picture, and that’s in Party vote. The Party vote determines the final shape of the Parliament and in this case, the Party vote that Maori voters are looking to send Labour is enormous and could well see Labour in the mid 40s.

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Compare how many NZers watched Leaders debate in 2014 to 2017

By   /  September 3, 2017  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  6 Comments

The mostly white male privileged broadcasters cried out that we have been tricked into a no policy debate. Tim Watkins, Barry Soper, Mark Jennings and Toby Manhire, names no one should know, have all clambered aboard tsk tsking with the lack of real debate.

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Metiria speaking about fighting poverty live streamed TDB 7pm tonight

By   /  August 31, 2017  /  Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  8 Comments

Tonight TDB will pick up the Metiria livestream and stream it here live.

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Waatea News Column: Why every Maori should be outraged by how racist National’s Bootcamps really are

By   /  August 28, 2017  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  2 Comments

You know it’s election time when National starts promising harsher and more punitive law and order policy, but I believe that Maori should be up in arms over National’s latest get tough on crime brainfart because the truth beneath the bootcamp headlines is that this is a remarkably racist programme.

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Rubbish reporting by rubbish journalists

By   /  August 28, 2017  /  John Minto, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  21 Comments

It seems media corporates think politics is too boring for mass media broadcasting – just look at the Herald’s website – and so the job of political journalists is to sex it up to increase ratings. Baiting politicians provides the entertainment to squeeze into the small gaps between the advertisements.

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Today’s political double standards in NZ politics

By   /  August 27, 2017  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  8 Comments

…can you imagine how the media would have reacted if Jacinda missed a crucial detail like this at a policy launch?

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Q&A Review: The Housing Debate

By   /  August 27, 2017  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  11 Comments

It’s a Housing Debate between Amy Adams and Phil Twyford.

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The Nation Minor Party Leaders Debate

By   /  August 26, 2017  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  24 Comments

The minor leaders debate is on, Lisa is talking over all of them, lots of wasted stupid questions but the Party Leaders managed to lift the show above the mediocrity of the show.

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Should we accept Mike Hosking’s attempt at voter suppression on Seven Sharp?

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

Last night, Mike Hosking told the country that New Zealanders who had not enrolled by yesterday couldn’t vote.

This is 1000% bullshit.

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We have a media more interested in Aaron Smith’s sex toilet texts than Bill English’s abuse of power texts

By   /  August 20, 2017  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  10 Comments

Aaron Smith’s sex toilet romp is actually more important to the corporate media than Bill English secretly paying a former staff member a small fortune to protect one of his MPs that National were dependent upon to get legislation through.

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Hosking & Gower are hosting debates – so choice is between National Party Casino pimping cheerleader or homicidal sadistic chipmunk

By   /  August 18, 2017  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  27 Comments

Hosking is a sexist piece of trash who has spun deluded neoliberal fantasy after neoliberal fantasy to justify his love affair with National while Gower is a homicidal political sadist who crowed about being responsible for taking out Metria in the pack lynching that saw her destroyed.

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