Reprinted from No Right Turn:
Back in April, Jonathan Coleman appointed Richard Griffin to chair the board of Radio New Zealand. It was a nakedly political appointment; Griffin used to be Jim Bolger’s press secretary back in the 90’s, and therefore someone who shouldn’t be allowed near our state broadcasters at any costs.
Now Coleman has done it again, appointing former NBR editor (and National party-aligned lobbyist) Saunders to the board of TVNZ. So, they’ve just appointed two nakedly partisan hacks to run our major state broadcasters in an election year. And that is dodgy as hell.