Thursday, April 14, 2011

Let Them Pay

Notice how it's university lecturers and academics who are loudly protesting at the closure of TVNZ7?



They are all rich pricks by Cullens standards, so let them pay for the damn channel.

Hell, they've got Nat Radio, Concert Radio, The NZSO and now they want another TV channel funded by way of 'other people's money.'

30 comments:

Anonymous said...

Ya! The only informed analysis and political commentary we need in order to hold the powerful to account is on blogs like this one. Hilarious.

Sponge said...

Quite right Anonymous - the taxpayer should fund pc nonsense like tvnz7. It is clearly garnering a huge audience.

http://red-neck-rampage.blogspot.com/2011/04/well-you-pay-for-it-then.html

Sponge said...

sorry - i dint mean to post that link.

thedeityformerlyknownasnigel6888 said...

yeah anonymous, like labour don't have enough pet avenues to market. Taxpayers MUST fund a tiny boutique channel that only 1/2a dozen pinkos watch - dont the rest of you CARE about democracy???

Anonymous said...

PC nonsense=any viewpoint Sponge doesn't understand.

Anonymous said...

Yes, I heard some long-winded academic on the radio this morning, bleating on about taking people's choices away. With the number of viewers being able to be counted on one hand, seems to me that 'the people' have already chosen.

Mrs Danvers

Anonymous said...

Heck, the comments on here are just so well informed, I'm surprised the academics feel the need to comment.
Of course, someof them might point out the fact that if you spread the cost of all Sky's channels across every household in NZ we could all enjoy the rugby, the movies and the documentary channels for less than a dollar a day.
Or that we all pay for free to air channels at the supermarket when we buy advertised products, whether or not we watch the programmes or the adverts- effectively a stealth GST tax of $900m per year on the consumer.
But spending one cent per person a day on a channel that includes intelligent debate and commercial-free children's content is unthinkable...???

Adolf Fiinkensein said...

Anonymous 2.18 pm.

You are a veritable genius. The system you advocate worked so well for so long.

In the Soviet Union.

Izzy said...
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Anonymous said...

When pinko academics squeal, it's a sure sign the scalpel's hit a low-value, nice-to-have tumor sucking dollars from the taxpayer's wallet.

As their whines increase in pitch and volume......Cut! Cut! And Cut some more!

Anonymous said...

"As their whines increase in pitch and volume......Cut! Cut! And Cut some more!"

Just as long as nothing gets cut that you like though eh chief?

Psycho Milt said...

Nice to see National's traditional anti-intellectualism remains well represented. A party should stay in touch with its roots.

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Anonymous said...

P. Milt, that is the funniest thing I've read in a long time. Adolf and his at risk of prostate cancer followers must be spitting.

Anonymous said...

Dear Anonymous 5:58

I'm not a pinko like you are poppet. So your point is totally irrelevant.

Anonymous said...

"I'm not a pinko like you are poppet. So your point is totally irrelevant."

Whatever dickhead. Let's cut the police and defence spending then shall we? Moron.

KiwiGirl said...

Easy solution. Let's just give Channel 7 one day a week on TV1 and at least cut out one day of American repeats.
We don't get Ch.7, and have practically given up on watching any TV, so a change would be nice.

Barnsley Bill said...

This is great for the country, Russell Brown will have more time to publish his mums recipes on the net.
The handful of political junkies that watch the political shows could always fund it themselves, or ask for some space on parliament tv which only broadcasts a few hours a year. And the rest of the content which seems to be documentary style shows from the early seventies could be made available on the net.
Problem solved.

Anonymous said...

Telstra Clear called at my door last night and asked about the TV channels among other things. I laughed and said if it wasn't for the wife and step kids liking crap I'd have dumped it long ago. Sometimes nothing at all is better than shit choices for morons. It should all be pay to view but that doesn't assume quality would result - just that even shit should not be free.

Anonymous said...

National bail out Mediaworks to the tune of millions of tax dollars at below market interest rates when they did not even need the money. I thought you right-wingers liked good business savvy? Then the Natz can't afford to fund an independent channel that costs far far less. Better to prop up programs that espouse right wing fundamentalism and racism than have any voice of decent against the regime. Presumably this is the reason TVNZ7 has not been funded.

Clearly this hypocrisy is to implement a more effective propaganda campaign that I predict will inhibit any real journalistic integrity from escaping the bounds of an elitist National party idiom. I mean who needs any thought provoking programs when there are clearly not enough thinking people to enjoy them... National being in power a clear sign of the effectiveness of that anti-intellectual movement that many fascist dictators also consider affordable.

You might recall some of our forebears paid a high price for the freedoms we enjoy today. It would be a shame if we let those freedoms be lost so easily through public manipulation by people who have a vested interest in our capitulation.

Falafulu Fisi said...

From the article it said...
Labour MP Clare Curran said although the programmes might not have received high ratings they provided a service to New Zealand and their loss would be felt.

This moron wants the Govt to spend on everything & anything to do with socialist policies as if the Govt has an infinite supply of cash. She needs to learn economics 101.

Anonymous said...

Miss Fisi, your statement can in no way be inferred from Curran's statement. Why do you think it can?

Jol Thang

Psycho Milt said...

She needs to learn economics 101.

Yes, if she had bothered to do that she'd know that the Minister's job is to see to it that taxpayers' money goes towards propping up the media company he used to own, not directing it towards public broadcasting. How little some fules kno.

Falafulu Fisi said...

Jol Thang/Judge Holden,

First Govt is not a producer. How hard for you to understand that fact which kindergarten kids understand? Second, I stated clearly that the Govt doesn't have an infinite supply of cash, their revenue is to tax the population upto the neck if they want to fund everything that's non-core to what's their legitimate primary function is. Again, accumulation of govt debt is dangerous. It leads to collapse.

How about you learn some real economics, huh?

"The Nonlinear Dynamics of Debt Deflation"
http://www.complexity.org.au/ci/vol06/keen/keen.html

Psycho Milt said...

Govt is not a producer.

Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to explain the rise of the Soviet Union and China in light of the above assertion.

..accumulation of govt debt is dangerous.

No doubt, but is hardly applicable in NZ's case since the last Labour govt paid down our govt debt substantially. We have a far greater problem with the accumulation of private debt.

How about you learn some real economics, huh?

Pure gold.

Anonymous said...

Shredding academic pinkos' boutique media comfort blankie.

Love it!

Now let's take the chainsaw to university Arts faculties and hear the howls of pain from the soft-handed Guardianistas.

Anonymous said...

Why would you like to hear people with whom you disagree howling in pain? That's pretty weird, even for a crypto-fascist nutbar.

Miss Fisi, you're a squawker with a shaky grip on reality. Put down the copy of Atlas Shrugged and take a look around guy. It'll help you no end.

Jol Thang

Spam said...

Better to prop up programs that espouse right wing fundamentalism and racism than have any voice of decent against the regime. Presumably this is the reason TVNZ7 has not been funded.
If the argument is that National are cutting funding so as to ensure people watch programs from "their" slant, then how do you reconcile Labour funding that channel in the first place?

Anonymous said...

"You might recall some of our forebears paid a high price for the freedoms we enjoy today."

Ahh yes, the plucky boys dying on the beaches of Gallipoli, or kicking Rommel out of Africa, or bashing the Boers... all to ensure we have the freedom to watch Russell Brown mangle the English language with that hideous high-pitched nasal drone once a week. Someone send him back to bfm where at least the students didn't know grandad was full of shite.

WAKE UP said...

There are no winners in this debate, because there is always a case that can be made for a public broadcasting radio and/or tv channel . Most civilised (and some uncivilised) countries have one.

Our debate here seems to be more about the government's choices than about the validity/neccessity of public broadcasting - and some of those choices do seem inconsistent, to say the least.