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Mainstream media don’t ask Mark Mitchell about dead civilians, they do ask him about saving puppies

By   /  February 22, 2018  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  3 Comments

FFS – will one of you journalists do your actual job and directly ask…
‘Did you or any of your mercenary mates kill any civilians while on tour in Iraq’ 
…not ‘did you kill anyone’, that isn’t the question! GET HIM ON RECORD!

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Fairfax threatened NZ they would gut journalism if we didn’t give them their monopoly and they’ve lived up to that threat

By   /  February 21, 2018  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  1 Comment

Relying on corporate media to be our fourth estate was always going to be problematic when their focus is on profit over democratic obligation, it’s time for the new Government to seek a new public broadcasting relationship if we are to have watch dogs rather than corporate lap dogs. 

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Has anyone worked out what the hell Meghan Markle ever did to Kate Hawkesby yet? WTF was that weird column about?

By   /  February 1, 2018  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  21 Comments

I know Kate Hawkesby as well as I know Meghan Markle so I don’t want to attribute bigotry unjustly but this is ugly at best and purposely cruel at worst.

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Jeremy Wells to join Seven Sharp – finally a reason to watch Seven Sharp

By   /  January 31, 2018  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  13 Comments

Jeremy Wells is one of the funniest and sharpest broadcasters we have and if he is allowed to do what he does best, Seven Sharp will become unmissable.

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I don’t remember the CEO of Mediaworks complaining when National bailed them out with mates rate loans (but criticism aimed at RNZ is legit)

By   /  January 25, 2018  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  20 Comments

The irony that Mediaworks are bitching about Labour’s broadcasting policy when it was John Key’s mate, Mark Weldon, who killed off Campbell Live for political reasons is eye rolling, but let’s put aside all the self interest and consider the argument against RNZ being the de facto public broadcaster because there are good reasons why Labour’s plan to drown RNZ in cash is a bad idea.

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UPDATE: Alvina Edwards – Fairfax manipulated my story for racist clickbait

By   /  January 24, 2018  /  Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts, Most Recent Blogs  /  12 Comments

I had agreed to be interviewed earlier for a piece on education, but it wasn’t conducted by either of the above mentioned journalists. Nor was it ever mentioned that my interview would be included in the article by Wall and Parahi.

What has unfolded, including the use of photographs of myself and my elderly mother without permission in the article, is something I’ve laid a complaint over. Below is my formal letter:

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Is media coverage of Treaty payout race baiting or just ignorant?

By   /  January 22, 2018  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  18 Comments

Thankfully Māori are incredibly generous and patient with their selfish and hateful Pakeha neighbours, it’s not like this is the first time white people have signed a deal with Māori and then thrown a tantrum right?

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The continued media lynching of Metiria

By   /  January 21, 2018  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  23 Comments

Metiria Turei in the news AGAIN for an act of political courage while Key’s mass surveillance lies, a Chinese spy inside National & how bad NZ was left after 9yrs of National rule go unchallenged – this is why fake news as a term works.

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Instagram hit by fake advertiser scam

By   /  January 17, 2018  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  3 Comments

This is enormously damaging to Instagram who allowed a fake company to create a scam and advertise on their platform. 

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Duncan Grieve’s analysis of TVNZ vs Mediaworks seems a tad optimistic

By   /  January 16, 2018  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  3 Comments

The Spinoff’s Editor, Duncan Grieve, claims Mediaworks (the company giving him a TV show) have outfoxed TVNZ by coming back to air early with The Project and The AM Show and that this is somehow a brilliant game of Chess being played y Mediaworks.

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Calm down David Farrar – Hayley Holt was barely a candidate (and why John Campbell might leave RNZ)

By   /  January 16, 2018  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  26 Comments

Right wing spin dr and pollster to the failed National Party, David Farrar, is incredulous that former Green Party candidate Hayley Holt has been given the new presenting job on Breakfast…

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2017 – The year of Trumpism, resentment kulture & climate change

By   /  January 7, 2018  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  21 Comments

There were many things that happened in 2017, but the most dangerous amongst them was the culture of festering resentment that eclipsed the better angels of our nature.

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Appalling journalism by the NZ Herald

By   /  January 7, 2018  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  7 Comments

When the mainstream media scream against allegations that they are ‘fake news’, it’s this type of ‘journalism’ that gives proof that they are. 

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Response to Bryce Edwards

By   /  December 31, 2017  /  Leslie Bravery, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  10 Comments

Edwards spent 575 words and provided seven on-line links in presenting the case for boycotting Israel. He devoted 1758 words with 18 links to the Zionist, pro-Israel argument. The case for boycotting Israel is simple but the Zionists desperately need to obscure the truth.

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Twitter Watch: Rachel Stewart takes to NZ Twitter in best 2017 thread

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

Here’s to a year where Twitter becomes a vehicle for communication that side steps the mainstream media corporate gatekeepers and becomes less of a public shaming avenue for frustrated angry liberals keen to virtue signal their way to identity politics heaven. 

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Why Mike Hosking is wrong and why I still don’t think he understands MMP

By   /  December 20, 2017  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  19 Comments

This kind of incorrect information matters and Mike’s contempt that he has to be held to account when he gets basic information wrong during an election highlights why he should never have been there in the first place and is reminder how far TVNZ have drifted in their obligations as the Fourth Estate.

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