The Nation and Q+A review
Q+A (Sunday 9am) - 90 000
The Nation (Saturday midday)- 12 000 (this would have been the lowest rating they ever got, except the weeks before was actually 8000!!! How did this get a million from NZ on Air? Shouldn't whoever agreed to that funding decision be shot in the face? Is that too far for a Sunday morning? No. No it is not. The problem is that these blood baby boomers make current affairs as interesting and as relevant as Rectal exams.)
Citizen A this month will have Bernard Hickey, Matthew Hooten, Mai Chen, Phoebe Fletcher, Selwyn Manning, Deputy Mayor of the Super City Penny Hulse, David Slack and guests. Now that's a line up.
Am I the only person who even watches this right wing nonsense? Let me get this straight, our base in Afghanistan is a CIA camp, and The Nation follow Don Brash for the day? Palmer justifies Israeli aggression and legitimizes the blockade and we have Hekia selling the energy strategy lies?
Why do I bother waking up this early on a Sunday dammit?
Why doesn't Duncan ask about the massive oil reserves that have been quietly found and scooped up by Shell? Why doesn't Duncan ask if the marine frolicking bill that replaced the foreshore and seabed land confiscation was rammed through to legitimize the whoring off of our oil and minerals? Why doesn't Duncan call Hekia on the greenwash? Why doesn't Duncan attack the pathetic returns? (oh he did ask her that question) we get bugger all in returns, this is for 42 cents for every dollar of oil, this is for overseas oil company benefits not for NZ!
This Government is focused on coal and are hiding it. Duncan made her squirm once, he seems to lift his game when no one is watching. Why didn't The Nation get Greenpeace on the show to debate Hekia? Duncan corners her and she can not rule out open cast mines.
Good work Duncan!
Then on to Owen Glenn. Great, rich people wanting to lecture the rest of us on how to live. I am now falling asleep.
Our media were puppets to promoting propaganda that we have been building bridges and schools in Afghanistan while all along it was a CIA camp and The Nation are giving Owen Glenn a public hand job??? How did this get a million from taxpayers? How is this holding the powerful to account?
The bias of the mainstream media is pretty astounding these days. This week Labour launched their youth policy, the Dom Post gave it a brief mention while giving John Key a half page because a poll trusts him to babysit our kids more than any other politician.
The mainstream media deserves all the contempt we can muster.
Oh and now it's a pr charm campaign fluff piece for ACT. It's at least nice to see how racist ACT party supporters are and how they all think climate change is a hoax.
ACT are in meltdown, it's a joke with candidates who are as electable as cancer. Banks will bring in Brash and no one else, if Banks gets in, the entire coup has been a mistake. I love watching ACT thrash around in it's death throws.
Let's not forget, ACT is failing in polls that favor the rich, come election day that amount could fall much further.
ACT go die now.
NZers like their fascism casual, that's why they flock to the smile and wave of optimist prime, after the lies Don spun in the Hollow men, his strain of right wing hate is too strong for dinner parties.
Brian Fallow and Fran O'Sullivan are the panel. Does that make the panel a Herald circle jerk?
Yes it does.
TVNZ news have released a statement - they will ONLY be covering our kiwi camp really being a CIA base in Afghanistan and critically examine their own role in being a puppet to Government propaganda IF Happy Feet agrees to do a fashion week show there and announces that he's replacing SBW in the All Blacks squad.
Seeing as Q+A breached embargo and handed Jon Stephenson's article straight to Wayne Map, I won't hold my breath of any investigative journalist in NZ ever giving Q+A an exclusive ever again.
Update on Christchurch, will there be questions about the cost blow outs and why Shipley is getting $1000 per day? Auckland gets a look, and some weird 'news break' - what the hell was that?
Seeing as q+a are missing the main stories of the day, gaza and CIA bases, there's as much reason to watch The Nation.
What is on Comedy Central?