When they came for Close Up and replaced it with Seven Sharp, I didn’t care because I thought Close Up was pretty awful (oh how was I shocked by how much worse Seven Sharp was).
When they came for The Vote and replaced with with 10 more tedious episodes of 3rd Degree, I didn’t say anything because I only watched 3rd Degree for Paula Penfold’s stories.
But then they came for Nightline to replace it with Paul bloody Henry 5 nights a week???
When a failed Australian TV flop who got sacked from the State Broadcaster for jaw dropping racism after a long history of vilifying every minority in the country is the new news mouthpiece 5 nights a week for the National Party on TV3, you appreciate how lost we’ve become.
When food porn, corporate music talent quests & capital gains tax free property renovations rule prime time, consumers trump citizens. It’s not ‘The Block’, it’s ‘The Blocked’.
We desperately need Public Broadcasting. With this sort of pap being force fed to the masses, no wonder citizens are braindead consumers and Key rides high in the polls.