Ugh. Doesn’t it make your skin crawl? One of the secrets of Key’s success is that he is the non-politician uncritically scrutinised by a neoliberal media that expands all the way down to commercial youth stations.
The domestic violence that Cunliffe was criticising when he lamented his gender is such a good reason to mock isn’t it? Why doesn’t the Edge just start making rape jokes on air?
Once upon a time youth would rebel against the unjust policies of a National Government, now the commercial voices of youth cuddle up to Key and and give him a platform to appeal to other politically vacant youth.
If the Edge were half as edgy as they pretend to be, this would have been the caption they sent out…
…but what can one expect from a Radio Station that actually glorified rape culture earlier this year?
The need for public broadcasting for youth that actually engages with their issues rather than promote their oppressors is more necessary than ever before.