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How superficial can the media get?

Oh, about this much…



At a time when our country faces enormous problems and challenges; with an election less than three months away; with youth unemployment and other economic problems confronting our society – this is what the media feeds us?!

However, hardly surprising really, and Chris Trotter makes this observation as to why our modern media treats us like juveniles…



I would also venture a suggestion that the same also applies to our apathy at the upcoming Rugby World Cup. Rugby seems no longer about playing the game nor about the spectators. It’s now about multi-million dollar sponsorships and the heavy-handed controls that accompany it.  (See my piece, “What Killed Rugby?“)

The Big Boys have taken over, and they’ve got the ball now. We can either like it or lump it.

Politics and rugby – both victims of elitism.



  1. Deborah Kean
    2 September 2011 at 6:50 pm

    Trust Key to babysit? Ha! He’d probably sell them if there were any offers…

    • 2 September 2011 at 9:21 pm

      Oh, I could imagine, Debbie…

      Parents come home, and find their little boy gone, and Key smiling vacantly at them,

      Parents: “John, where’s little Timmy?”

      John Key: “Look, the good news is that I got a really good price for him!”

      Parents: “You SOLD our child?!?!”

      John Key: “Sure. But don’t worry. It was to a Mum & Dad investor.”

  2. Deborah Kean
    2 September 2011 at 10:03 pm

    Oh brilliant! 😀

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