"PS Simon Bridges was a Crown Prosecutor"
off topic and all - but i still become gobsmacked each time read/hear that
true - but trying to be the love child of tony blair and a blue suit (with a red tie) wont do it either
its telling that in all interviews to date i havent heard one govt MP mention the outcomes for the actual people involved - all comments from govt have been focused solely on the $
When the issue of mental health is only discussed in financial risk to the govt you know somethings not right
therres a second aspect to the "ill give you a quote" aspects of both key and clarke
its not just the quote in and of itself - its the media news cycle that then runs from that quote
Just how often have we seen day one of a story as" JK says x" - then for that to be repeated and requoted over the following days to finally end up as "x is true!"
Its the habit of turning a quote or opinion into a fact, over several days that is the dangerous bit to me - by the time were reading the quote presented as a fact - all memory of it being just a quote in the first place has gone
Did this happen with the media and clarke? Or is it a recent thing?
aaand - thats what you get for not reading to the bottom - doh
was at leigh sawmill several new years back - at midnight a parade of loved up punters, (mostly young women), kept hugging (and kissing) the two police men present, you could tell they were quite happy with their evenings assignment :-)
apologies if linked already (quick skimming this from work
played on maori tv a couple of days back - highly recommended
just for the record - despite my criticism, it would be a bit unfair to not recognise that allocating limited funding across a wide pool of applicants - and taking into account some of the more opaque factors - must be a bugger of a job
Nz on Air do make some good decisions - and some not so good. Humans and all that
i would argue that broadcast doesnt win – it, and the local industry, suffers over the long term.
Its an issue bigger than just the x-factor. A decision to not fund more x-factor isnt a signal of any fundamental change at NZ on air. You only get a limited run at funding anyway so its not uncommon for that well to dry up
Being involved in this field – its bloody hard to get original content funded. Of course thats not accounting for the good funding that NZ on air does – it does exist – but has many applicants and often falls off the radar
true enough russel - im more talking the wider skill set and roles of TV/film production right from IP through to post. Funding shows that have a wider industry involvement will bear more fruit for eveyone IMO
this continual funding of imported formats (and then trying to claim they are docos - do they still do that?) and reality shows seems to serve the interests of a very small set of people at the expense of the wider industry and the viewing public
of course thats just a gut feeling so happy to be proven wrong