February 25th, 2008

When I saw the headline, I was wondering about the article, but then I saw the NZ Herald’s (all too typically) short and seriously superficial excuse for an article, and all that is going through my mind is:


Sure, censorship exists in New Zealand’s publishing industry. It’s a part of publishing, curtailing the excesses of authors, keeping them on the straight and narrow. And sure, the article in question is attributed to Newstalk ZB, a radio station, and New Zealand’s radio stations are little more than vehicles for advertising, with the occasional outbreak of “news”, weather or music. But censorship is a pretty damn big accusation to be levelling in a Western democracy. Could nobody have thought to, like, actually, investigate these claims?

And people wonder why I have no respect for my country’s excuse for journalism….

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