Waatea 5th Estate – how will huge media merger impact democracy in NZ?


Joining us tonight to discuss the impact on our democracy of the looming media merger between NZME and Fairfax …

In studio Media commentator and Professor at AUT Media Studies – Dr Wayne Hope

On skype Labour Party broadcasting spokesperson Clare Curran

And on phone Professor Geoff Lealand from the Coalition for Better Broadcasting

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  1. Most people don’t care, they just want to have fun and get for their money the products and services they so desire.

    Stuff all else, stuff the sweat shop workers in Bangla Desh, as long as they get their cheap clothes and gadgets, that is the reality.

    This society, like in most of the world, is sinking in morals and human values, it simply is all about Me, MY Wants, MY this and that, and stuff others, nothing else.

    The day of reckoning will come, and they will all be at each other’s throats and rip each other apart, just to get the food and so to survive.

    Media is a topic that only the ones in comfy upper class middle class, educated circles still bother with, the rest live on commercial consumerism and selfish self promotion, none else.

    The ones at the bottom are passed by, left to fight for the morsels.

    Welcome to the last years of human existence.

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