Who would have thought that a Facebook group advocating to keep Radio NZ funded and commercial-free would overtake Prime Minister John Key’s fan group for number of members?
Well, yesterday at 9.30, just over three weeks since it was founded, the Save Radio New Zealand group reached 18,973 members, passing Key’s 18,972.
That gives a taste of the incredible depth of feeling that New Zealanders have on this issue. We do not want our only decent broadcaster underfunded and ruined by commercialisation.
The funny thing is that the righties are trying to get Key back on top. There’s been a sudden flurry of new members taking the total to 19,013 as at time of writing (midnight last night). They’re not going to catch the Save Radio New Zealand group though. It’s up to 19,130.
There’s competition coming up from the Anti-Wellywood sign group though. 11,000 members in less than three days. If that doesn’t convince that idiot Kerry Prendergast that Wellingtonians don’t want this abomination then nothing will (until it gets torn down, of course).
Speaking of the Wellywood sign, I know Downfall parodies are so 2009 but the Wellywood one is great: