Look at the Herald or Stuff website. Isn’t it incredible how terrible the new generation of clickbait infotainment journalists have denigrated and degraded the news in a mere year?
Look at the mainstream media – the same right wing commentators saying the same right wing things.
Look at the political current affairs in NZ – panelists who have no idea and less insight.
Look at Seven Sharp and Story – how truly awful are these current affairs show that provide nothing but junk?
From Paul Henry to Mike Hosking – the depth of dialogue has never been so shallow.
Now some could argue that a glorified press release aggregate site like Scoop is the future, others might suggest the twitter bubble is the new arena and a few could declare tired old blogs which have been around for almost a decade is the new frontier.
We here at the Daily Blog have been working on new ideas to generate a new kind of current affairs with voices and opinion shapers mainstream producers won’t allow on. To debate the ideas and news of the day in a new way that reaches out to the audiences that a progressive Government needs to reach if they have any hope of beating National in 2017.
There needs to be an alternative to the awful ‘Story’ and ‘Seven Sharp’.
2016 is the year to try that.
We can either blame the media or we can be the media. If the Fourth Estate won’t live up to their obligations to democracy, the 5th estate will.
Stay tuned. More to come soon.