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Monday, August 22, 2011

Guyon takes TVNZ back 60 years with Mana communism insult

John Minto's performance on Q+A on Sunday was almost as brilliant as Cunliffe's performance, his measured critique of the inequality in NZ would have disappointed those on the right (Don Brash, Mathew Hooten, Whaleoil and Farrar) desperate to paint Mana out as extremists but one question at the end made Guyon sound as defunct as the stale air in the corridors of a brain dead TV, the almost farcical, 'are you a member of the communist party' sytled question was an insult to our collective intelligence, 'isn't this communism' by Guyon is something I'd expect from an ACT party undergrad, not TVNZ's political editor.

I don't remember Guyon asking Don Brash if ACT was a racist fascist party last time he interviewed him.

How on earth can a damning critique of free market capitalism at a time when the global economy is in crash mode because of that very same free market capitalism suddenly get belittled by being called 'communist'?

Seeing as this is the very same TVNZ political reporter who called the Te Tai Tokerau byelction for Kelvin Davis and was out by over 9% when Hone won, I think Guyon is sounding as out of touch with the electorate of poverty that Mana represent as every other elite in the country.

What the mainstream media miss is that the sense of class has evolved in NZ into the concept of whanau, that is why Guyon can not comprehend the possibilities Mana presents for a progressive NZ.



At 22/8/11 2:34 pm, Blogger AAMC said...

The baby boomers that he represents have still got reds under their beds Bomber, little surprise, the amount of effort that went into socialyl engineering it.

As Adam Curtis has said, in this minds, any form
of Altruism is framed as Communism.

And so the ideologically faithful stifle debate as successfully as Stalin ever did.

At 22/8/11 2:35 pm, Blogger pete3000 said...

privatize there precious tvnz and see how they like that

At 22/8/11 2:53 pm, Blogger Unemployed Reporter said...

he has only the same brain that many ignorant kiwis that hides their racism while smiling, and I am sure he will go down the waste drain soon!!

At 23/8/11 6:51 am, Blogger Tiger Mountain said...

Wasn’t the end of history reached in the 90s -Communism dead? Guyon-Key brown noser-Espiner is a little late to be employing McCarthyist slurs to Mana.

In this era the authoritarians we should worry about most are the elites that are trying to cling on in surveillance states like the UK and USA.

At 23/8/11 1:24 pm, Blogger Frank said...

I must admit, that wasn't one of his better interviews. It's almost as if he was lost for words or questions to level at Minto. And that's 'cos Minto is an open book; no secret agendas; no political ego; he's a man with political beliefs (whether or not you agree with his beliefs).

At 24/8/11 1:51 pm, Blogger JonL said...

As a baby boomer, he doesn't represent me AAMC.


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