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TWITTER WATCH: Best burn of the day

By   /  August 30, 2018  /  Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  2 Comments

He’s a National Party MP, she’s a journalist, and he has no clue the question he asked has already been answered many times.

Burn.

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MEDIA WATCH: Hosking’s anti-free speech attack as hypocritical as Green Party sudden free speech support

By   /  August 29, 2018  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  12 Comments

The hypocrisy of the Woke Left is as disgusting as the Feral Right.

“It’s only free speech when we agree with what you are saying”, isn’t of any value to anyone.

A plague on both their fucking houses!

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#FakeNews: Trump & Corporate Media are both Enemies of the People

By   /  August 17, 2018  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  11 Comments

It’s almost as if Noam Chomsky never existed.

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TWITTER WATCH: Best burn of a Stuff Journalist in NZ

By   /  August 17, 2018  /  Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  Comments Off on TWITTER WATCH: Best burn of a Stuff Journalist in NZ

When a kid from a mainstream media NZ news site goes fishing for free content on social media and gets a BURN in response…

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New Drink Driving advert the perfect cultural child of 9 years under National

By   /  August 3, 2018  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  5 Comments

I’m not sure public safety adverts should center on personal advantage as a moral compass, but‬ I suppose after a decade of  National, self interest is the only thing young men understand.

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The IDFs weird little anti-gay slur against Mike Treen

By   /  August 3, 2018  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  23 Comments

Just when you didn’t think you could detest the IDF anymore than you currently do.

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Mungo no understand – Winston was PM and Western Civilisation didn’t end?

By   /  July 31, 2018  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  16 Comments

Winston was a great Acting Prime Minister, there was nothing to ever worry about and watching those same right wing pundits trying to back peddle from their previous criticisms, even though they were made only 6 weeks ago, is a reminder of the echo chamber of the elite media pundits and just how limited the actual range of opinions the mainstream media provide.  

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Q+A Review: 9.30pm Prime Time Politics

By   /  July 30, 2018  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  2 Comments

It is so important that Q+A is now on at prime time.

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Spinoff TV ratings meltdown – is it now the new Red Peak of Twitter?

By   /  July 25, 2018  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  8 Comments

As someone who has produced independent TV in this country, I look at the $700 000 that was pissed against the wall here and shake my head in disgust. I consider how we at Waatea Māori Radio managed to make a 5 night a week, 7pm Current Affairs show that led the agenda for 7 months for a mere $20k per month and then stare at this SpinOff TV abortion in horror. 

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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  /  7 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  /  15 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  /  24 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  /  5 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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