Mike Hosking has lectured the country on Public Broadcasting?
Is there anything more inane?
Clare wants a publicly funded TV channel, even though she already has one.
The one she has she can’t really do a lot with, given past political issues and the cold hard realisation that TVNZ is on a path these days you’d be an idiot to mess with.
So she decided she’d hand the money to Radio New Zealand.
Radio NZ aren’t that keen on TV either given they’ve never done it.
And that’s before you get to the fact the money Clare is handing out is peanuts.
Oh, and no one would watch it.
I think I summed up our need for public broadcasting pretty well…
…we have entrenched power hegemonies in NZ that smother debate and focus on the trivial and the divisive rather than challenge the neoliberal structure. With global economic recessions looming and the existential threat of climate change – we need a town square on public broadcasting platforms that includes rather than splinter and divides in social media echo chambers.
Mike Hosking lecturing on public broadcasting is like Donald Trump lecturing on feminism, diplomacy and racial tolerance.