Latest

If the NZ Media have finished misidentifying annoying British tourists…

By   /  January 16, 2019  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  4 Comments

If we are finished misidentifying annoying British tourists as Irish and chasing them out of town for littering – the planet is melting…

Read More →
Latest

The ludicrous NZ Herald advert

By   /  January 16, 2019  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  4 Comments

…after being busted as a self censoring propaganda outlet for China, the advert should look like this…

Read More →
Latest

NZ Herald is exposed unwittingly peddling Chinese propaganda

By   /  January 15, 2019  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  15 Comments

How many times does the NZ Herald have to be caught promoting manipulative and secret interests before you write it off as a legitimate source?

Read More →
Latest

5 – Under the News Radar 2018 – The brutal occupation of Palestine, brutal Saudi fuelled civil war in Yemen & the magnitude of climate catastrophe

By   /  January 11, 2019  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  15 Comments

And finally the remaining news that went under the radar were your usual suspects, the brutal continuing occupation of Palestine (that no one can say anything about unless they want to be labelled anti-semitic) and the true magnitude of what climate change catastrophe will really do.

Read More →
Latest

4 – Under the News Radar 2018 – China tried to buy 2 MPs on National’s Party List

By   /  January 11, 2019  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  22 Comments

The fourth big news story that was missed in 2018 was finding out that a Chinese businessman attempted to buy two MPs on the National Party list.

Read More →
Latest

GUEST BLOG: Ross Meurant – Empires Die

By   /  January 10, 2019  /  Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts, Most Recent Blogs  /  7 Comments

IN MY LAST POST I wrote about letting yesterday’s news languish, in the headlong pursuit of new news (however inane).  To avoid that abyss, I shall now reflect on this Year’s news.

Read More →
Latest

MEDIA WATCH: Right now, the NZ Herald are giving more prominence to a ‘news’ story about Clarke Gayford’s fish than the State creating fake social media accounts to illegally spy on NZers

By   /  January 9, 2019  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  5 Comments

…right now the State has been busted using deception and lies to spy on NZers and our media are burying THEIR OWN STORY exposing this in favour of Clarke catching a fucking fish!

Read More →
Latest

GUEST BLOG: Ross Meurant – What’s new on the News?

By   /  January 9, 2019  /  Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts, Most Recent Blogs  /  4 Comments

Seems to me that unless a news media site produces New News, at least every 12 hours, many are dismayed and move onto another site.  Anything for, New News!

Read More →
Latest

I’ve come to the conclusion after reading this story about a bikini model sitting on a curved pool tile and the ‘confusion’ that has created that our MMP threshold needs to be desperately lowered

By   /  January 8, 2019  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  9 Comments

‘Confusion’ over Bikini models may seem to be an odd catalyst for wanting a more representative political spectrum, but the only reason the largest daily newspaper in NZ can run this fucking pap is because there are so few alternatives for NZ news.

Read More →
Latest

Dow Jones plunges 660 points, NZ Herald focuses on brawls, fetish photos and naked hack scandals

By   /  January 4, 2019  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  5 Comments

Maybe explain to the Millennial staff the impact this will have on the price of avocados and it might get some coverage? How about suggesting the Stock Exchange liked a Louis CK joke on Twitter or did a micro aggression against trans inclusion?

Could the economic armageddon get some coverage then?

Read More →
Latest

So, when will the mainstream media start, you know, doing their job?

By   /  December 24, 2018  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  9 Comments

Any day now the mainstream media will start holding the state to account for all that illegal spying with the same gusto they’ve chased Clare Curran’s coffee dates, extra pacific island travel for Baby Neve & a Czech MDMA smuggler.

Read More →
Latest

The anger of David Moffett shouldn’t be written off or ignored – it needs to be challenged

By   /  December 24, 2018  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  14 Comments

…the violence of Moffett’s language should send a tingle of fear down everyones collective spine. NZ Politics shies away from such language in case they unlock the dark beast of the NZ psyche. That Moffett is willing to publicly make such angry comments suggests a New Conservative Party that could be a far more dangerous beast than the goofy Colin Craig.

Read More →
Latest

MEDIA WATCH: I swear to the little baby Jesus, this was on the NZ Herald Facebook Page

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

…How the fuck can ‘this can’t be good sad face sad face’ be journalism?

Read More →
Latest

How come this case of state spying hasn’t received the same level of attention and focus as the bullshit Sroubek case?

By   /  December 22, 2018  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  7 Comments

How come a micro aggression of a prisoner shouting at his wife after she reneges on an agreement be a BIGGER news story than entire swathes of the Government illegally spying on citizens?

Read More →
Latest

TDB Political & Media Awards 2018 Part 2

By   /  December 20, 2018  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  9 Comments

As we spin on this tiny rock completing another circle around a medium sized sun at the arse end of the Milky Way Galaxy, these are insignificant ramblings trying to fish up some meaning for a 12 month period where nothing seemed to matter in the face of climate change while simultaneously everything managed to offend huge swathes of people you’ll never meet.

Read More →
Latest

TDB Political & Media Awards 2018 Part 1

By   /  December 19, 2018  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  20 Comments

2018 has been the year of the Woke Left & Alt Right, fringes of identity politics fuckwittery that have managed to infect the political debate and turn it in on itself in a never ending cycle of social media outrage olympics and the narcism of tiny difference.

Read More →