State TV shock jock

The Dominion Post - - Opinion -

Your June 28 edi­to­rial com­pares the Mike Hosk­ing pe­ti­tion to a hy­po­thet­i­cal one in which Rightwing view­ers might have tar­geted John Camp­bell when he was on TV3.

But the dif­fer­ence be­tween TV3 and TVNZ is that all New Zealan­ders own TVNZ.

Many of us re­mem­ber when it used to act in the pub­lic in­ter­est and tried in its own small way to make New Zealand a bet­ter place.

Clearly now its main pri­or­ity is prof­it­ing from a di­vi­sive, preen­ing shock jock.

Yes, we can vote with our re­motes, but our ex­pec­ta­tions have sunk as far as they can go if all we can hope for from our na­tional broad­caster is this un­in­formed, self-par­o­dic nar­cis­sist.

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