don’t like well informed electorates, it makes it very difficult to
sneak things past voters who are aware of the issues than those who
we have a Government who have gleefully underfunded public
broadcasting and allowed the free market to dilute the rest.
failure of a free market will see a monopoly of newspapers in this
country. People who buy monopolies fight to keep that monopoly and
what ever political party that guarantees no regulation will get the
support of this new media empire.
one less voice to ask questions.
one less voice to pay attention.
one less voice to demand accountability.
one powerful owner.
this new monopoly with a strangled public broadcaster and a Prime
Minister who has attacked critical media anytime it’s reared its
Key’s crimes against Journalism
off Public Broadcasting TV by shutting down TVNZ7 and having
Minister’s lie about how many people watched the station.
newspapers and broadcasters to stop them publishing the tea pot
journalist Jon Stephenson who questioned if NZs SAS had committed
war crimes in Afghanistan by handing civilians over to known torture
investigative Journalist Nicky Hager by calling him a communist
conspiracy theorist when Hager opened up the Dirty Politics black
ops team working within Key’s office.
award winning Journalist Glenn Greenwald and whistle blowers Julian
Assange and Edward Snowden ‘Henchmen’ when they revealed the
truth of Key’s mass surveillance plans.
all of Andrea Vance’s emails and phone records taken.
far right hate speech merchant and Fascist Cameron Slater to smear
public servants the Government didn’t like.
SIS information and working with the state spy service to smear Phil
Goff in the media months before the 2011 election.
funded Public Broadcasting is a watch dog on democracy, an
underfunded one becomes a lap dog to authority. There’s a reason
those in power want to keep voters distracted and stupid.
is a failure of the free market the same way the free market has
failed housing in Auckland.