After savagely critiquing Seven Sharp for trying to whitewash the repulsive history of a far right hate speech merchant like Cameron Slater yesterday, Seven Sharp have contacted me and offered to do a profile on me.
Here is their email…
…now my first response is that I have little interest in allowing Seven Sharp to pretend to not be the biased mouthpiece for the Key Government that they are by having me appear on their program as some faint attempt at manufacturing balance, but I also appreciate that I have some responsibility in the media to take opportunities to appear and push our side of the debate.
The lesson I learned from getting banned for life from Radio NZ was that those of us with opportunities to speak up must be more responsible with that time than merely picking fights with the Right, which is why I’ve taken the guest columns in the Herald on Sunday so seriously.
As the largest left wing blog in NZ, The Daily Blog has a responsibility to challenge the mainstream media narrative, if readers want me to appear on Seven Sharp, leave your vote on this post, or email me or Facebook me or Twitter me and I will decide at the end of the day.