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Your PM at work for you

Written By: - Date published: 10:30 am, October 1st, 2011 - 19 comments
Categories: john key, national, uncategorized - Tags: ,

Another in what looks like becoming a regular series.  Remember this?:

Govt rejects ‘fairer’ pension scheme suggestions

The Prime Minister said he has “too much on his plate” to act on recommendations to make the pension scheme fairer.

Then just yesterday:

John Key pledges to fight Coro switch

Prime Minister John Key says he will try to stop Coronation St being moved to 5.30pm. …

He said he would talk to “someone important” at TVNZ about the change of timeslot.

You can’t make this stuff up.

19 comments on “Your PM at work for you ”

  1. Ianupnorth 1

    Yep; he is too busy, he’s out of the country supporting a privately owned sports team – at the tax payers expense, hanging out with a supporter of his political views.

  2. Carol 2

    Repeat of the question I just posted in open mike:

    Isn’t TVNZ still NZ’s state-supported broadcaster? What is the current position on the government attempting to interfere with or influence the daily operations of TVNZ channels?

    • hoom 2.1

      Indeed.
      If it was Helen Clark who said that it’d be front page news for at least a week & you’d still hear righties bitching about it 5 years in the future.
       
      This is yet another example of how this National government has 0 respect for the standards & institutions of our parliament.

    • Draco T Bastard 2.2

      What is the current position on the government attempting to interfere with or influence the daily operations of TVNZ channels?

      Generally speaking, I consider the PM trying to influence TVNZ in any manner pure corruption. The government should have no say in what TVNZ does on a day to day basis. They should, of course, set out some basis of what the broadcaster is to achieve overall.

      • Puddleglum 2.2.1

        He particularly should not be engaging in promises to influence the state broadcaster in the run up to an election.

        It seems that when you’re a PM branded as an ‘ordinary bloke’ you can get away with anything. Muldoon acted similarly in an ad hoc manner to tickle the chins of ‘Rob’s Mob’.

  3. randal 3

    You wont get an answer. According to kneejerkey he cant say anything because the electoral commission says he is politicing! And the white knight is talking backwards and the red queen’s still off her head.

  4. Rijab 4

    Shame on Key! That comment is going to haunt him for the next three years.

  5. ghostwhowalksnz 5

    TVNZ will tell him to go mind his own business.

    They are doing it for the money while Key is doing it for the votes.

    Even worse he knows they wont budge but hes in full ‘say anything’ mode from now on.

  6. tc 6

    TVNZ will do as they’re told and sideshow will claim another victory for the common kiwi thanks to his intervention…….TVNZ have been the nats soapbox since pre election 08 and will continue to do so.

  7. Zetetic 7

    The kicker is that he won’t deliver on the Coro St promise, either.

  8. logie97 8

    So the new title for his position is
    John’ll-fix-it-I’ll-have-a-quiet-word-in-someone’s-ear-nudge-nudge-leave-it-to-me-Key. Good god, if Helen Clark had tried this The Penguin and Cetacean would have been suffering major apoplexy.

    With signs like – ratings downgrades, the Morgan Poll, ACT imploding, Afghanistan, Pike River truths, the gloss could well be fading, and perhaps they will start to cannibalise. Orcas feed on penguins. Perhaps it will only be a matter of time …

    • Ianupnorth 8.1

      Are you saying Gerry will be feasting on Shonkey?

    • Luxated 8.2

      Good god, if Helen Clark had tried this The Penguin and Cetacean would have been suffering major apoplexy.

      Quite, the TVNZ/Pravda comparisons would have been flowing thick and fast by now if anyone in Labour had suggested it. Oh, with a good helping of ‘Nanny State’ thrown into the mix.

  9. Akldnut 9

    This fucking asshole has no mana at all

  10. tc 10

    In his world money= mana

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