I’ve never liked Mike Hosking as a broadcaster. To me, he has always been a stark example of what is wrong with today’s mainstream media, with his shallow approach and thin veneer of pretend knowledge that only allows the most primitive level of discussion on matters that are actually far more complex than the pea-brained Hosking or his likewise dimwited colleague Rachel Smalley could ever guess.
I don’t watch him and I don’t listen to him. Ever.
However a friend brought to my attention a video Hosking’s made attacking the NZ Returned and Services’ Association for their opposition to John Key’s flag change project. Its one of the most appaling and disgraceful slurs on the RSA that I have ever seen.
The RSA is a group of men and women who have actually done something to preserve freedom and democracy while Hosking and his self absorbed shallow mainstream media contingent have only ever sat on their well manicured hands.
In this case, the RSA are doing what Hosking and the rest of the mainstream media should be doing. Trying to shine some light on the appalling cynicism and fakery of the referenda processes.
The above video is my counter to Hosking’s disgustingly pro-Key pro-flag change attack on the venerable and respected RSA.