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TV REVIEW: Ummmm, about Married At First Sight NZ complaints

By   /  February 25, 2018  /  Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs, The Liberal Agenda  /  17 Comments

Contestants blaming ‘Married At First Sight’ for a lack of scientific rigour makes a drowning man  clutching at straws look responsible and rational.  

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TV REVIEW: The AM Show – only ‘people’ talking up Jacinda’s ‘leadership aspirations’ are the bloody media

By   /  February 27, 2017  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  6 Comments

Watching that awful ‘AM Show’ on TV3 this morning.

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TV Review: Doubt – The Scott Watson Case

By   /  October 2, 2016  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  54 Comments

The only reason the NZ police get away with what they do is because the sleepy hobbits of muddle Nu Zilind let them. Kiwis don’t hate crime as much as they love punishing criminals so the idea that an innocent person has been locked up won’t annoy NZers as much as having to let a person out of jail in the first place. This is the tiny minded bitter nation that we really are.

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The obscenity of The Block’s speculative renovation porn

By   /  August 15, 2016  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  5 Comments

How obscene is it that The Block winners make a $480k profit at time of homelessness & kiwis living in cars?

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A review of The Bachelor Season 2 from someone who hasn’t watched one episode

By   /  May 12, 2016  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  20 Comments

Does everyone want their money back now the whole thing has been shown up for the manufactured sham that it is?

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The madness of MediaWorks

By   /  November 25, 2015  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  32 Comments

News then that MediaWorks have decided to reward Weldon’s broadcasting vandalism with a new 1 year contract defies credibility!

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To Katrina, with love from the Dubious Background & Wonderful Anyway Club

By   /  November 11, 2015  /  Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs, Rachael Goldsmith  /  6 Comments

The last few days must have been some of the worst in your life.

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Midweek meltdown for ‘Story’, 7 Sharp still in decline and TVNZ Breakfast murders Paul Henry in ratings

By   /  September 25, 2015  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  21 Comments

TV ratings all round seem to be getting a beating with 7 Sharp continuing with their decline this week…

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Thrown out onto the street for a renovation porn TV show

By   /  April 2, 2015  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  49 Comments

Nothing sums up the neoliberal pus that is Auckland’s housing market better than this story of a tenant thrown out onto the street because a production company has bought his house for another reality TV renovation porn show.

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Media Watch – Is TV finally dead?

By   /  March 4, 2015  /  Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs, Tim Selwyn  /  6 Comments

I haven’t watched much television recently. By much I mean none, and by recently I mean a year… at least. A short enough time to appreciate the joys of being without, but not long enough to break the psychological dependency.

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BRING ON THE BACHELOR #DoucheDate

By   /  February 4, 2015  /  Kate Davis, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  10 Comments

2014 was the year that the public finally started to discuss, define and question what the term ‘rape culture’ means here in Aotearoa. Somewhere amidst this discussion TV3 announced they were going ahead with the New Zealand production of The Bachelor.

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