Martin Bradbury is a communist who is so far left he thinks the news media is a right wing plot. Actually, its not just because he is left wing that he thinks that, the real reason is that he is crazy. As one has to be to be a left winger. Left wingers cannot deal with reason. Their ideology is imprinted in their brains during their formative years and they are thereafter completely impervious to logic. They believe in superstitions.
When every objective study that has ever been carried out identifies the people who work in the mainstream media as far further to the left than the man in the street, Bradbury and other loons still imagine that Rupert Murdoch (for example) controls every editor and every journalist and every sub editor and every cadet journalist and over sees every word they write to ensure that it reinforces the global power bloc of big capitalism, big oil and big war mongering arms manufacturers and anything else you like to identify as a bogey man.
Its the Taniwha updated. Here’s an excerpt from a recent letter to the Herald written by Bradbury-
I’ve teased you about your conservative bias, bullshit Journalism and the impression that Steven Joyce sub edits the entire newspaper for a very long time now, but being the largest daily newspaper in this country, you are all we have.
The bunch of Progressives at the Herald would all take poison pills before they would allow a true right winger to write in their paper. Where’s Ann Coulter? Where’s Mark Steyn? Where’s James Dellingpole? Surely if the NZ Herald was Conservative we would be reading the edifying commentary of these erudite writers rather then the stifling extreme left rubbish of Matt McCarten or Kerre Woodham or the politically incoherent rubbish of Deborah Coddington. Bradbury’s claim that the Herald is Conservative is just delusional nonsense.
Bradbury goes on-
I’d like to question the appointment of the far right masquerading as right lite blogger David Farrar as your weekly columnist on politics. David Farrar is the unofficial mouth-piece of the National Party on-line and is a pollster for the bloody Government. Farrar has nothing more to add than massaged message points he’s focus group tested on the National Party Research Unit!
More utter lunacy. If Farrar is far right, was does that make TrueblueNZ or Crusader Rabbit? Bradbury is right that Kiwiblog is a lame arsed National Party propaganda device, but given that is true, how the hell can it ever be “far right”? In fact Kiwiblog is today controlled by David Farrah and (I suspect) a collection of secretive cowards who moderate the site and ensure that nothing that is too critical of National or John Key (from a right wing perspective) is ever written there.
Given that Key’s National is so far from that party’s ideological roots, and probably about the most left wing National Party that has ever existed, (as demonstrated by their complete failure to attack any of Labour’s socialist measures) how can they be far right? And how can David Farrar be far right in supporting them? Just utterly irrational balderdash. More from Bradbury-
That you want people with opinions is fantastic, and I applaud the widening of the political debate to include bloggers who are increasingly making their influence felt, but to hand a column over to the Government’s number one propagandist without any balance whatsoever is just not acceptable from the largest daily Newspaper in the country.
Even given Farrar’s slightly less leftward tilt, there is nothing like balance in the NZ Herald. The day I see Mark Steyn writing there, or Ann Coulter, or any of the hundreds of other real Conservative writers that exist in the blogosphere, it might be a start. Given all I ever see is far left garbage from the New York Times or the Washington Post, then the reality is that Farrar’s mincing pedagoguery on the very slight differences between Labour and National is just pissing into the wind, and it will do SFA to upset the outrageous far left slant of the NZ Herald.
Bradbury is a communist moron. That such a Bolshevik loon as he has so much cred with NZ’s mainstream media is another sign of how surprisingly far to the left the country has drifted, largely because of left wing media influence and the National Party’s abject failure to fight for what it purports to believe in.