The AM Show has become a wiggly tooth that I can’t stop rubbing and touching.
I think I’m a news masochist.
I’m trying to watch Breakfast on TVNZ more because the times I’ve checked it out recently Jack and Hillary have actually been doing some good work, but I keep getting sucked back into watching the stupidity on display every morning by Duncs and the Sports boofhead.
If you look closely on HD TV you can see poor Amanda Gillies die a little bit inside every time the Sports Boofhead has something to say on any opinion that requires more than ‘Kick, chase, catch’.
She is going to become greyer than Obama by the time of the election in September. I want to start a pledgeme campaign and crowd fund her to another news show where she’ll get to live long enough to see her children graduate.
I watch morning TV news because like it or not that is where a large chunk of NZers get their daily information. Those of us with broad news and media tastes may enjoy feeling superior with our ultra liberal cherry picked best of online news sources but it doesn’t do much to understand why the masses vote and think the way they do.
Breakfast TV News gives you a sense of where the cultural myths and ill thought out ideas on current affairs are and those misperceptions and petty ignorances form the 6pm nightly news.
It’s the called the circle of bullshit.
Anyway, this morning dear old Duncs was spluttering in surprise that Andrew Little intends to cut immigration by the tens of thousands.
He asked several times and Andrew Little’s slightly bemused repetition of the position is hilarious, but then you remember this is supposed to be a news show staffed by hosts who have some inkling of what the position of each Political Party is and yet here is Dunc’s acting as if Andrew Little had announced he was marrying Jacinda.
If Breakfast News TV didn’t know Labour’s position on immigration, which has been to cut it by tens of thousands for some time now, how can Labour have any confidence that the low information choice voters who watch Breakfast TV know it?