TDB Current Affairs

Martyn Bradbury has been hinting at a new media venture for a while and today he revealed what it would be – a current affairs thing going up against TV One’s Seven Sharp and Three’s Story.

TDB will announce next week a new 7.01pm Current Affairs show to go head to head with Story and 7 Sharp. It starts at 7.01pm so you as the viewer can look at the right wing shit served up on Seven Sharp and the right wing crap served up on Story and quickly realise there is NOTHING intellectual going on there and you can swap over to watch us at 7.01pm.

The 4th estate have abdicated their obligations to democracy, it’s time for the 5th estate to step up and do what they can’t.

We can either blame the media or be the media.

Details next week.

I’m not sure what the thinking is behind trying to compete with two existing sort of current affairs shows. There’s more affairs in another 7 o’clock show, Shortland Street, and more viewers.

Bradbury’s Twitter profile sounds a bit manic and a bit optimistuic,

Martyn Bradbury

Martyn Bradbury

@CitizenBomber

Editor- TheDailyBlog.nz The 5th estate has an obligation & responsibility to overthrow the 4th estate for dereliction of duty. If you can’t join them, beat them.

Improving the 4th estate by overthrowing it seems like a novel idea. Just imagine getting all our news of Bradbury because all the alternatives have been overthrown.

Having a media that understands how great they are is one way the fanatics think that suddenly everyone will vote for their politics so we will get a proper government.

I thought The Daily Blog was supposed to be the next big thing but that was going to win the 2014 election for Internet-Mana wasn’t it? Perhaps Bradbury has learnt from what went wrong there.

Martyn Media, Whale Oil Media, I guess they could be marvellous but I’ll save judgement until I have tuned in at 7.01 pm next week. I wonder what day it will be, there’s cricket on Monday.

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13 Comments

  1. Pantsdownbrown

     /  6th February 2016

    This sounds like Slater’s ‘doomed-to-fail’ Freed media venture…..

    I mean having a heavily slanted extreme left-wing current affairs show is only going to preach to the converted, regurgitating messages that those people already agree with. I don’t see how that will advance their cause?

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  2. jamie

     /  6th February 2016

    Bradbury may be many things to many people, but regardless of whether you agree or disagree with what he says, a watchable presenter he is not.

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    • He doesn’t say if he will be presenting it but content is most important. It’s hard to see anything he’s involved with appealing to a million non-voters.

      I was on a panel discussion in Dunedin a few years ago and Bradbury ran, after he arrived late (travel problems). He totally ignored me, even though it was an issue we were mainly on the same side of, TV7. So I don’t hold much hope of a a good cross section of views.

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      • kittycatkin

         /  6th February 2016

        That is always a turn-off-how long would it have taken him to say a few courteous words ?

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  3. Timoti.

     /  6th February 2016

    Seven Sharp- Rightwing crap.
    Story- Rightwing crap.
    TDB Current Affairs- Leftwingcrap.

    So: Rightwing+Rightwing+Leftwing crap = Intellectually honest and stimulating in-depth news?

    Yeah,right, Bomber Cadbury.

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  4. Pantsdownbrown

     /  6th February 2016

    “I thought The Daily Blog was supposed to be the next big thing but that was going to win the 2014 election for Internet-Mana wasn’t it?”

    Social media was originally touted as a way to sway political public opinion. Strangely enough if you track the creation of ‘The Standard’ and the decline in the popularity of the Labour party they run hand-in-hand. The Daily Blog goes all out in support of Mana/Dotcom and it again ends in total failure.

    Bradbury “The 5th estate has an obligation & responsibility to overthrow the 4th estate for dereliction of duty”. This is interesting when it was well established from a 2014 survey of New Zealand journalists that they are predominantly left-wing in their views;

    “We asked respondents to rate their political stance on an 11-point scale, with 1 being strongly left-wing, 6 being the centre and 11 being strongly right-wing”

    “Sixty-two per cent of respondents rated themselves as somewhere on the left of the political spectrum, 22 per cent placed themselves in the centre and 16 per cent rated themselves somewhere on the right. The mean rating was 5.0, with a standard deviation of 2.0”

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    • Those numbers look a bit strange – as though they all rate themselves as close as possible to the centre.

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      • Pantsdownbrown

         /  6th February 2016

        Well journalists are supposed to be ‘neutral’ – obviously 22% think they are fair and impartial (even if in reality they aren’t).

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  5. Fantasyland gets another pulpit.

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  6. Nelly Smickers

     /  6th February 2016

    Flea’d ?

    🙂

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  7. kittycatkin

     /  6th February 2016

    No. 🙂

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  8. Oliver

     /  6th February 2016

    Current affairs shows are just an extension of the “news”. We don’t need anymore of that rubbish. We need more investigative journalism. Perhaps the “Nick Hager” show. P.S seven sharp is in no shape or form journalism, it’s a show about nonsense presented by narcissist.

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    • Pantsdownbrown

       /  6th February 2016

      Daily Blog show = Nicky Hager show – same thing by different names………

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