One of the only reasons to ever bother reading the NZ Herald has been axed…
…the crushing off of progressive voices continues as the right wing echo chamber gets larger.
Dita De Boni is a brilliant columnist and simply one of the best we have in NZ. Compare her excellently researched writing to the inane IQ rotting nothing of Shelley Bridgeman or this pathetic piece of crap from Heather du Plessis-Allan.
I wrote last month on how wonderful De Boni is...
There have only been two times in my life that I’ve ever been star struck. The first was almost two decades ago when I was DJing at Channel Z and while the Foo Fighters were visiting the studio, I walked in on Dave Grohl at the urinal.
I played it cool, stood quietly, told him I worked at the station and thought he was a God, tried not to look at his penis and decided that was perhaps the greatest rock star moment I’d ever have.
I was wrong.
I was fortunate enough to meet Dita De Boni last week. I gushed how wonderful her columns were and that they are the only reason (other than David Fisher and anything Matt Nippert writes) I read the Herald.
She was very gracious and put up with me for 20 minutes.
…when this is considered news…
…you know the news has become defunct. It is a shallow foaming right wing echo chamber focused on keeping consumers distracted rather than citizens informed.
Losing another progressive voice that challenges the powerful leaves us as a poorer nation.
I hope the RNZ lifeboat has room for one more.