With John Campbell leaving Radio NZ, can we now stop pretending RNZ are left wing?
National MPs have always called Radio NZ ‘Red Radio’ (although to be fair they also call the NZ Herald the communist manifesto), RNZ is ‘Red Radio’ the same way I’m a ‘Blue Blogger’.
Radio NZ banned me for life because I defamed John Key. They then defamed me by claiming I had an early copy if Hager’s Dirty Politics book, a claim the Police manipulated to include me in their illegal search of me.
This is the Radio station that consistently has right wing commentators who are themselves always embroiled in Dirty Politics and who consistently breach standards on air far more damning than mine and they never get banned.
This is a station that had Lizzie Marvelly’s top 5 hated men on Twitter, Sean Plunket, as a host for 14 years for Christ’s sake!
Radio NZ had to be shamed by Willie Jackson into acknowledging they had sidelined Māori content and countered that by just pronouncing Te Reo correctly. More shallow window dressing than Tino rangatiratanga.
Remember the shameful way RNZ lynched Metiria?
The only difference between RNZ and the rest of the media is that RNZ is educated and as such have a depth to their reporting as opposed to a left wing ideology. It’s just when you hear RNZ it sounds different to everything else out there, they sure as Christ aren’t ‘left wing’ anymore than The Spinoff is ‘Left wing’.
The recently announced RNZ and Spinoff content share deal are a great fit because they are both perfect examples of middle class pretension masquerading as an intellectual aesthetic.
RNZ isn’t left wing, it’s elitist with a class snobbery and a misplaced sense of self-importance that imbues everything based in Wellington.
National Party MPs think RNZ is Left wing the way they think libraries are left wing, because you know, reading and stuff.
With John gone, we can stop pretending RNZ are some sort of bastion of Left wing thought, they are an elite bubble that promotes the interests of the elites while claiming to be a public service – like so much that pretends to be a public service in this country.