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Is SBW the Flight of the Conchords and NZ sport media TVNZ?

By   /  September 24, 2018  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  Comments Off on Is SBW the Flight of the Conchords and NZ sport media TVNZ?

..it feels like SBW is the Flight of the Conchords and NZ Sport media are TVNZ.

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Media response to Jacinda’s empty crisis management speech as underwhelmed as you would expect

By   /  September 17, 2018  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  5 Comments

How about they stop panicking, start a far better internal communication plan, utilise the personal relationships they already have existing with Winston within the Labour caucus and get some bloody runs on the board.

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The single one thing that would forever change 7pm current affairs

By   /  July 29, 2018  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  10 Comments

If we made 7pm a time slot of current affairs, we could get a broad spectrum of that across the channels. 

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This hateful piece aimed at the homeless is from Stuffs ‘diversity editor’ – I kid you not

By   /  July 12, 2018  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  13 Comments

…it could have been written by Cameron Slater.

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Q+A review: Agriculture, Farming and Northcote

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

This entire m.bovis scam truly gives insight into who has political, cultural and economic power in this country. Farmers wanting to escape the taxman by not recording herd numbers when moving cows around the country combined with an MPI who were more concerned with not annoying the Government’s voting base than keeping bio-security secure have exacerbated this problem immensely and all of a sudden we have to bail them out because a couple of farmers appeared on our current affairs shows with tears in their eyes.

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What the 2017 Journalism, Media and Democracy (JMAD) report means for NZs media landscape

By   /  December 6, 2017  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  11 Comments

It paints a bleak picture of the current NZ media landscape and highlights the real threat that the majority of news media is now in private hands meaning we are ripe for political manipulation and exploitation by those commercial interests that own those media.

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Why we need a change of Media as well as a change of Government

By   /  October 26, 2017  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  44 Comments

Look at the utter bullshit most mainstream media outlets have spread creating the insinuation that National won the election, unless a new Government is prepared to invest in a far more critical media, these rich white wing male broadcasters and the cultural and economic hegemony that they endorse will continue to manipulate the voters of NZ.

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National’s response to mental health is a sick sad joke that should rule them out of Government

By   /  August 14, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  1 Comment

All National have announced is 17 new right wing social experiments to try and fix the dysfunction  they are exacerbating by using solutions that are the problem!

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TV REVIEW: Survivor NZ

By   /  May 7, 2017  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  1 Comment

While I won’t review a show as sexist and backwards as The Bachelor, (no matter how much I want to rip to pieces the contestants and the shallow world of narcissism they inhabit), Survivor NZ has no such protection and it’s open season.

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About that highly manipulative new Youi insurance advert

By   /  April 18, 2017  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  3 Comments

…the fact that none of this has been highlighted by the same media who are being paid by Youi for advertising is a gross dereliction of duty by a hard up mainstream media who are now too frightened to bite the hand that feeds it.

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