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Saturday, September 10, 2005

Radio Left Wing Moves on Disloyal Journos

Just plain bloody rood!

An innocent headline hides the real story. Radio NZ management want to introduce political disclaimers for their commentators. This is a policy I have long advocated but there's just one problem. They want to restrict the disclaimers to those journos and commentators who have affiliations with centre right politics.
The Dominion Post understands Linda Clark has been censured for objecting to management plans to preface contributions from political commentator Jane Clifton with a disclaimer informing listeners of her links to National Party strategist Murray McCully.

Clifton, who has lived with the MP for almost 20 years, had been asked to comment on the second of Radio NZ's election debates.

Plunket also objected to the disclaimer but has not been reprimanded, sources have said.
I have been critical of Plunkett's and Clarks interviewing style but I take my hat off to them both for having the courage to stand up to the fawning bullshit of the politically correct so called management of this tax payer funded Labour propoganda tool.
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Posted by Adolf Fiinkensein | 9/10/2005 08:00:00 am


Anonymous Lindsay said...

What about Chris Laidlaw and Brent Edwards et al?

Cannot see Linda Clark lasting much longer at Labour Radio.

9/10/2005 08:25:00 am  
Blogger Craig Ranapia said...

And don't forget Tom Frewin was providing media commentary for Mediawatch, and producing/presenting Today/This Week in Parliament, without on-air disclaimer when his partner, Sharon Crosbie, was CEO of Radio New Zealand.

Now let me make this clear: I AM NOT suggesting that Frewin got either job through his relationship with Crosbie. That would not only be grossly unethical but illegal. But where's the consistency?

And anyone who has read Jane Clifton's work in The Listener & The Dominion/Dominion Post is either functionally illiterate or plain malicious to say she goes soft on National.

9/10/2005 09:01:00 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

One more week - and they will all be gone

As well anyone else belonging to a union...

And don't talk about management changes rubbish: the sooner the whole lot is just sold to Fox, the better.

9/10/2005 09:13:00 am  
Blogger coge said...

I've been a listener of national radio for many years. Lately, during this election campaign, the constant left wing slant has had me switching off. It's unprofessional, & reminds me of student radio. So institutionalised it has become I don't even think the participants are aware they are doing it.
Probably been drummed into them every day of their working & educational life. Changes, particularly to RNZ's political reporting are certainly required.

The one good thing about it is it has sharpened up the centre right.

9/10/2005 09:46:00 am  
Blogger Murray said...

There's our only option, turn off.

Interestinly my father whose life revolves around the six o'clock news in the evening has been doing just that.

I wonder how many others are doing the same.

Lets see some TV ratings rather than polls for a change. See how good a job THEY have been doing.

9/10/2005 12:18:00 pm  

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