No, it don’t matter a damn what Che Ardern says. She’s true to her political principles though, even if those principles are misguided and destructive. Can’t say the same of Nikki Kaye of course. I doubt she even knows the National Party principles residing in the side bar of this blog even exist. Really she should be in Labour, so she and Ardern can argue among themselves over the finer points of looting the public. Any true National Party politician would be on the opposite side of the house to both of these clueless Marxist loons and confronting them on their idiot ideas.
Kaye’s comments in italics, with my responses after.
Our focus is on funding content and allowing the public to choose how they want to watch it.
If public choice is your main concern, why not allow the public to choose whether they wish to fund public broadcasting (or NZ On Air) by making it by subscription? I’ll tell you. You don’t really give a damn for providing the people with choice.
National is committed to good quality public broadcasting – the provision of information and entertainment for the various audiences within New Zealand. Public broadcasting provides an opportunity to reflect and explore aspects of New Zealand life, and provoke or challenge our thinking. Public money should fund the best possible content for the benefit and enjoyment of the public.
This is a paragraph of unbridled piffle. Just socialist double speak for “I want your money and I want to spend it on things I like”. There’s not a fact or an argument in that excerpt, its just wet liberal feelgood cant.
As a New Zealander, I’m proud to see the quality of television content that has been produced with this funding.
More worthless emotive socialist rubbish. So empty. What the hell has being a NZer got to do with it, and what the hell is there really to be proud of in forcing the public to fund your business ventures?
We are presiding over one of the most difficult economic times in New Zealand’s history – the collapse of the finance companies, the global financial crisis, and the Canterbury earthquakes. This year the Government has been borrowing heavily to take the rough edges off the recession for the vulnerable. Against this challenging backdrop the Government had to make a decision about whether or not to continue to fund the commercial-free digital Television New Zealand (TVNZ) channels TVNZ6 and TVNZ7.
Right. Same argument applies to all expenditures on public broadcasting /NZ On Air funding. It is a foolish extravagance and it has to stop. Not only because of the earthquake but because it is wrong in principle. Read the sidebar Nikki.
..we are committed to New Zealanders having their voices heard and stories told.
Blah blah blah.. more empty socialist crap. What a disgrace to the founding principles of National this wittering socialist bimbo really is.