Where the hell was the NZ media for the last 9 years?

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The greatest fraud in the BIMS reports that highlight the horror of National’s 9 years in power is that the NZ mainstream media unquestioningly allowed these scumbags to get away with it for a decade!

Where the hell was the NZ media for the last 9 years when the conclusions of the BIM reports were so obvious to everyone else?

Let’s call the last 9 years of National’s rule what it really was – class-austerity. A draconian policy that destroyed the most vulnerable but because media are middle class they never saw it and allowed them to get away with it.

How can we have such an apocalyptic conclusion of 9 years worth of policy failure and the vast majority of NZ media not pick up on the enormity of damage being perpetrated?

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How did this all go unnoticed for so long?

We don’t just need a new Government, we need a new media!

 

 

28 COMMENTS

  1. The media is controlled by the right wingers…..shut up ,keep qunethical, ,tell lies or we will put the skids under you..the last 9 years of political governance should be put on public trial

  2. ” Where was the NZ media for nine years ” ?

    In the National parties money tent of course and bending over backwards and forwards and licking their masters boots.
    And selling the line that if you are rich and you wanna exploit it is the land of opportunity.

    The media and others sold out our great country finally in 2008 and they have never looked back once.

    Key and his media support team really did F**K us over and a lot of kiwis don’t even realise they have been shafted literally.

    Such is the level of control and deceit it will be Jacinda’s government’s real nuclear moment just to be heard above the shrill screams of the right wing media monster and survive the next three years.

  3. “The greatest fraud in the BIMS reports that highlight the horror of National’s 9 years in power is that the NZ mainstream media unquestioningly allowed these scumbags to get away with it for a decade!”

    Good question Martyn,

    The media is now owed by Corporates and banks, who wants National to rule again here.

    So to balance the loss of our/Labour coalition voice in our media; – our Labour Coalition now need to take Radio NZ back this week under urgency, as Radio NZ is still spouting National bullshit!@!!!

    Radio NZ has no right to be used by the opposition Party in our county.

    • “Radio NZ has no right to be used by the opposition Party in our country.”

      Yeah, that’s a bit of a slippery slope. If you let the red team have the loud-hailer, fair-play (something largely anathema to National I’ll grant you) dictates you have to let the blue team have a turn with it too. And yes, National are pathological liars, evasive, perfidious and utterly untrustworthy, but gagging them is simply going to give their shady backers, lobbyists and donors all the ammunition they need to cry “Communism!”, and wheel out that hoary old ‘Nanny State’ cliche every time someone shoves a microphone in front of them. The last thing Labour need right now is to shoot themselves in the foot (and possibly the head), by pulling a stunt like that.

      Fund RNZ properly, reiterate to them in no uncertain terms what their mandate as a public service state broadcaster is (and what is likely to happen to anyone who tries to make an end run around those terms — because some underhanded weasel is virtually guaranteed to try and pull a fast one), and let John Campbell off his leash. (And Kim Hill when you really want the journalistic equivalent of thermo-nuclear devastation.) Healthy, robust debate, equal time for both sides, quality journalism and anyone caught telling porkies to the nation gets promptly hauled over the coals in the searing glare of the public eye.

      Oh, and “investigative journalism”. God knows we could all do with a few more helpings of that particular dessert.

  4. Martyn it hasn’t gone anywhere. Nothing has changed. This evening Sunday I have watched Q & A and The Nation that I had taped. Same old same old right wing hacks talking up the opposition and Josie Pagani needs to be booted into touch. God what a horrible lot they are on both programmes. If one didn’t know any different for what it was worth, the opposition may have been the Government of the day given the praise and time they were given.

    Shit, this new Government hasn’t a leg to stand on with a hostile media baying for their blood on a weekly basis. If this new Government doesn’t pull a massive rabbit out of the hat they will be out on their ear nest time around. And, watch out for National, for they need a friend badly and will be wooing the Greens like their life depended on it. Christ on a bike what a a three years we have to look forward to. Off to bed.

    • Couldn’t agree with you more but maybe its not a massive rabbit out of hat thats needed as the media would still oppose the new government anyway no matter what they do or say. What is needed a change within the media itself.

  5. Why hasn’t the coalition govt come down on the media like a ton of bricks? We have witnessed this shambles for the last 9 years and it is time to call them out on the total bullshit they peddle. Even RNZ has gone down the gurgler under National.
    Why the hell give broadcasting to Clare Curren? She’s about as competent as an empty milk bottle.

  6. With respect, you forgot, in your can of worms, the appalling state of education the Nats left the country and Labour.
    Especially the massive lack of qualified teachers. Utter dereliction of duty by the Nats to the great detriment of the young of our nation..
    They ought to hide away in shame. But, oh no, they continue their arrogant and blame-shifting …
    And still the Nats hobbit-like followers poll-vote for them and make excuses for them…. Pathetic, pitiable, self-centred people!

  7. We need a new country, No Zealand does not exist. It’s going to get VERY interesting, indeed. Large numbers of the underclass have reached the Valley of Transition, all that is required now is an inciting incident, a spark, if you will…

  8. For the most part I agree – but for CYF and child abuse – this was more than National alone – this has been going on for decades through several National and Labour … token efforts have been made to atone but much more needs to be done. We especially need to know exactly how much abuse has occurred, where and when. We know about some of it – but what we know may be the tip of the iceberg – or not?

  9. WENSLEYDALE

    We need the Government to run public radio/NZTV as they are owned by us the taxpayer.

    Your attitude seems to be Nationallight, like go slow and dont rock the boat but what did you think when yopu bswaw Q+A and Nation all right wing tripe again as others here said.

    No you need to get a life, “grow some balls”

    We need our voice back now as National still controls rthe publically owned media and the Governmet must now move to close Natioal down forthwith.

    Go that?

    Oh by the way Radio NZ still after two years has no regioal reports yet for HB/Gisborne are you happy with leaving us with no regional reporters here?

  10. WENSLEYDALE

    We need the Government to run public radio/NZTV as they are owned by us the taxpayer.

    Your attitude seems to be ‘National-light’, – like go slow and dont rock the boat!!!!!!

    But what did you think when you saw Q+A and Nation all spouting yet more right wing tripe again as others here said also?

    No! you are dead wrong, you need to get a life, “grow some balls”

    We need our voice back now as National still controls rthe publically owned media and the Governmet must now move to close National down forthwith.

    Go that?

    Oh by the way Radio NZ still after two years has no regional reports yet for HB/Gisborne are you happy with leaving us with no regional reporters here?

  11. How did this all go unnoticed for so long?

    When you’re off to the beach house at Pauanui or Omaha you’re too involved in that world to notice the beggars along the way. You get pissed off with the ever slowing ride and so bigger, flasher more expensive roads get on the plans. You get pissed off when someone calls them ‘holiday highways’ though.

  12. Our media is almost 100% foreign owned or controlled by entities that serve the U.S. Empire.So of course our Foreign news reflects that. Lost Sovereignty! Our national news reflects the political objectives of the one percent , which of course is personified by national.At some stage we have to have a Govt. that has the intestinal fortitude to take back our sovereignty.Meanwhile I suggest as an interim step a body that will enforce a balanced coverage of both national and International events. Please don’t suggest the Press council as they are a joke!

  13. There is no rational explanation for Key’s popularity or his adulation by fawning media, except that Key turned the premiership into celebrity-ship – like the Kadarshians- and the media lapped it up because that is the level at which they function; he had a big need to be ‘liked’ and they enabled it right left and centre; frankly, I don’t think most cared that in the middle of all this were/are large numbers of real people, decent people, leading very hard lives, through absolutely no fault of their own.

    National’s apparent determination to obstruct the new govt is childish and bitchy and loses sight of the fact they are meant to be acting in the interests of the people they represent, not just their own; with the largely complicit dumbed-down msm, Labour have a hard road ahead.

  14. Well well well some people have finally woken up and realized how damaging the gnats have been in the past 9 years. And why do people go on about the Nanny state because I have said this before far better the Nanny that cares than the police (state) that locks dem all up. And who have they mostly locked up, our people of course (Maori). If we continue on down the same road under the gnats it would have been only a matter of time before we saw the gnat created peasants revolt. And even the very rich in their gated homes and Islands would not have be safe. Have we not learnt from the past. The more poor people we have the more dangerous our country becomes.

  15. The vast majority of media in NZ is a joke. Nothing more than an echo chamber for AP and Reuters. Investigative journalism?? Hilarious. Even RNZ just spouts whatever crap is given to them, particularly re world affairs. Never a doubt about an anti Assad story, not a single question about why he would gas his own people when he was winning the war. Not one person asking the obvious, why the f$%k would he do that knowing the response? Never mind the fact there is not a shred of evidence.
    Don’t get me started on the Russophobe Kim Hill. Sarcastic and bitter in her humiliation of a listener who dared suggest it might be worth looking at RT for a different approach to all the anti Russia rhetoric that is the flavour de jour right now. Obviously RT is pure propaganda, but never the BBC or CNN, or Washington Post. FFS – Moronic.

    Then last but not least this little gem in the Whoerald yesterday:

    http://www.nzherald.co.nz/world/news/article.cfm?c_id=2&objectid=11957535

    From the RAND Corporation. You know, that reputable group whose sole mission on the planet is the maintenance of perpetual war.

    http://archives.cjr.org/review/americas_think_tank.php

    Any fact checking about the nonsensical claims that would make an alien believe that America is surrounded on all sides by hostile hordes waiting for the moment to climb over the barricades? Not a chance! Any questioning of the idiotic assertion of “Russia’s covert invasion of Ukraine” – are these idiots for real??? Even the most inept journalist could unravel that bullshit with a couple of questions.

    No, the media is almost totally owed and controlled by money. We need public media that is government funded but not government run. Then we need people working there who know how to present a story that makes it obvious when the mainstream media is talking garbage.

    A couple I find that keep me sane are:

    http://www.medialens.org/

    https://off-guardian.org/

    We NEED strong public media that isn’t dependent on advertiser dollars.

    • I heard Kim Hill’s remarks that you refer to, but it seemed to me that she was directing her disdain primarily at the suggestion that she get information from Alex Jones (of Infowars), which was mentioned in the same breath as RT.

  16. Christine they represent the 44.4 % that voted for them and really they don’t give a stuff about the rest of us. Hence why they are trying to impede everything positive being done by our new government . The briefings to our new Ministers show the 44.4% have allowed the mess we are in to happen. These are the greedy selfish ones that only care about themselves not what is better for our country and all our people and how many of them are new (immigrants) courtesy of the gnats opening our borders.

  17. They (MSM) saw it alright! And they supported it.
    They have lost my trust forever. Alternative news sources all the way now.
    I wish waatea 5th estate would return .

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