John’s leaving RNZ!
It feels like it was only yesterday when RNZ Wellington were throwing a tantrum and threatening industrial action for a cis-white heteronormative male replacing Scary Mary.
Isn’t that funny? Those sanctimonious clowns had the audacity to throw a wobbly because Campbell would bring his brand of “advocacy journalism”.
With Campbell leaving there’s no real reason to listen to RNZ, other than maybe Wallace and Kim Hill, I’ll make that concession, but Guyon is there for the self-assured smugness of Guyon (I’m sure he cries out his own name at the point of orgasm) and 9-to-noon’s interview this week with Tim Keating, (the head of the NZDF leaving under serious war crime allegations), was such a gentle cuddle it sounded less like a piercing interrogation of all his war crime manipulations and more like a humanitarian award ceremony.
Strategically this is a vicious knifing of RNZ by TVNZ. With Clare Curran on the sidelines begging to give away public money, Checkpoint with Campbell was the most obvious target, but TVNZ have taken that target and left RNZ with a mammoth hole to fill.
The biggest loser here however is Mediaworks and the Project.
Campbell Live was killed off for political reasons by John Key’s mate, Mark Jennings, oh the hilarity now that John will be back up against MediaWorks at 7pm.
Oh the deliciousness of it all.
Vengeance is a dish best served 3 years later.