Ar first glance the pairing up of Garner and du Plessis-Allan had potential and suggested the backlash to the political killing off of Campbell Live had forced a rethink.
That was at first glance.
Now we get a second glance, my optimism has faded quickly.
When the press release says ‘fun’ twice, I read ‘dumb’. If this was going to be the real current affairs they are pretending it is, then why replace Campbell Live in the first place?
Because killing off Campbell Live was politically motivated, the second Garner or du Plessis-Allan start hurting the Government, the word from head office will be to be more ‘fun’.
No crusades allowed.
So it’s ‘fun’ at 7pm, and while I like as much fun as the next person, I’m wanting a Fourth Estate that for the sake of our democracy actually holds the powerful to account. If I want ‘Fun’ I’ll do it in my spare time thanks Duncs, I’d prefer you rip the Key Government to pieces for failing children in poverty
‘Fun’ is childish pap. We don’t need “Fun”, we need to make the powerful feel uncomfortable. That’s what a vigilant Fourth Estate does, that’s what Campbell Live did and that’s why they killed Campbell Live off.