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PC appointment at TV too much

PC appointment at TV too much

The National Party is describing the appointment of a new 'Kaihautu' at TVNZ a case of 'nonsense that takes Labour's PC agenda on to the TV'.

"It's yet another case of political correctness gone mad. If it wasn't true it would be funny," says National Party Broadcasting spokeswoman Katherine Rich.

"The viewing audience is already being subjected to Labour's new 'charter', which was supposed to protect our national identity - yet the ratings are in a slump.

"Jobs are being axed and staff are being told to cut costs.

"But as the turmoil at TVNZ's frontline continues, Helen Clark's politically correct mates have been reorganising the deck-chairs at the top.

"New Zealanders should also be looking hard at this appointment in light of Mr Edwards' previous role as Head Commissioner of Programming for the Maori Television Service," says Mrs Rich.

"We still haven't seen the first glimpse of MTS, which has been an embarrassment for the Government from the very start.

"As Head Commissioner of Programming for MTS, that would make Mr Edwards at least partially responsible for commissioning shows like 'Marae DIY' 'Maori-Oke', 'Kai Time', 'Aotearoa SK8' and 'Bro TV - Just Feel it'.

"We're told Hone Edwards 'will ensure that TVNZ becomes more open and responsive to Maori and Maori interests and concerns.'

"It's hard to believe that TVNZ could make such a bizarre decision, but then again it's being run by a Government currently championing the flatulence tax, female fathers and breastfeeding men," Mrs Rich says.

"Why should our state broadcaster be employing a 'person in the waka who calls the paddlers to order, steering the vessel in the right direction'. "If anyone is to be a waka caller, it should be Ian Fraser - surely that's what leadership is all about," Mrs Rich says.

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