So John Key is going to get to fly over and see the All Whites at the World Cup. Maybe he could do a match report for Radio New Zealand whilst he’s there.
There are 2 major sporting events that our nation is involved in this year. The World’s biggest sporting event by far, the Football World Cup, features New Zealand for the first time in 28 years. Can Radio New Zealand afford to send someone to cover this major story for our country? No. The Commonwealth Games will feature a host of New Zealand sportsmen and women in a wide variety of sports, and it’s being hosted on the sub-continent for the first time? Can Radio New Zealand afford to send someone to cover this major story for our country? No.
It’s not like it’s because Radio New Zealand don’t like sport. They’d like to have a reporter cover the East Coast, but Jonathan Coleman has told them a Gisborne-based reporter is too much of an extravagance, as he insists on cutting into their already woefully under-funded budget. Are you listening over there in Anne Tolley’s electorate? Not only do you have an incompetent minister to represent you, cutting your education budgets; but she represents a party that doesn’t think your views should be covered by the media at all.
So maybe the PM could go on Radio New Zealand to cover the All Whites – as he seems to be too scared to defend his own record in a public intellectual debate on Morning Report. No he’d rather be soft-soaped by ex-National candidate Paul Henry on the Breakfast couch, or have a chat with the towering intellects on right wing talkback.