Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Why are the PM's dangly bits more interesting than education?

If you want to know what is wrong with our news reporting in NZ, I have found the epitome this morning.  Derek Cheng allows a Prime Ministerial quip about getting a vasectomy to trump the real news which was the goverment's change to early childhood education funding.  Is anyone remotely surprised or even interested in whether or not the PM has had the snip?  The rather sensible reforms to encourage trained ECE teachers to spread themselves around a bit more are far more worthy as news, but no!, the silly, the trivial, the genital, that is what excites our news hacks, and so that is the news we get!

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